Taste – We’re still adding demos for 2017!

August 17, 2016

Todd’s Dogs

Food Vendor – Jumbo hot dogs, hamburgers and sausages, poutine and fries.
August 12, 2016

Eating Local

Gourmet Village, Saturday 2:30 – 3:30, Eating local has never been easier! Join Stephanie May from the SCOR FoodHub as she talks about the importance of […]
August 11, 2016

Q & A with Stephan

Gourmet Village, Sunday 11:30. Bright Cheese cheese maker Stephan will be here to answer all of your questions about cheese.
August 11, 2016

Cake Decorating

Saturday and Sunday, Gourmet Village, Decorate your own cupcake courtesy of Tremblette’s Independent Grocer.  
August 11, 2016


Saturday and Sunday Food Vendor Oxford Creative Connections will be selling Pizza by the slice as a fund raiser for the festival. A large slice including […]
August 11, 2016

Plant Inspired Kitchen

Gourmet Village, Saturday 11:30. Lisa Friesen, professional cooking teacher will show you how to cook with local plants. She will be making Smoky Corn Chowder w/King Oyster Mushroom […]
August 11, 2016

Eric Boyer – Chef Demo

Gourmet Village, Sunday 1:30 pm, Join Executive Chef Eric Boyer of SixThirtyNine in Woodstock, ON as he creates a fine dish using locally inspired ingredients before […]
July 20, 2016

Cooking with Tea???

Gourmet Village, Sunday 2:30 pm. A new trend of cooking with tea has emerged over the past few years. We are taking tea that traditionally goes […]
July 11, 2016

Mountainoak Cheese

Gourmet Village, Saturday. Homestead Gouda Cheese At Mountainoak Cheese, we strive to stay true to our roots making high quality products using only the best ingredients. […]
March 15, 2016

Biscuits and Butter

Saturday 12-4, Heritage Village – Brick Oven, Biscuits & Butter Join staff at the Ingersoll Cheese Museum and learn about how the pioneers used to bake […]
March 15, 2016

Chocolate Tasting

Gourmet Village 12:30 Sunday, Free. Join chocolatier Phillip, from Habitual Chocolate and discover the process of making chocolate from bean to bar.  Philip will lead you […]
March 15, 2016

Teas of the World

Instructor: Steve and Cindy Walker Sunday 11:30 Gourmet Village About Chocolatea Born and raised in Ingersoll, ON Cindy Walker loves her Oxford County roots and still resides here […]

Halls Creek Festival Gourmet Village

Centrally located on the festival grounds is our Gourmet Village.  There will be local growers, artisanal producers and restaurants selling, showing and teaching. We wish to include programming that builds awareness about Ontario food and drink including demos, competitions, tastings, etc.

The Halls Creek Festival of Creativity is applying for full FEAST ON certification. This means that a minimum of 50% of all food and drink procured for the event is produced in Ontario, or made from ingredients produced here. We also support Oxford Fresh.

For locals and travellers alike, FEAST ON is a criteria-based program that recognises businesses committed to showcasing Ontario’s unique tastes of place.

Supporting our local economy and Ontario’s hard-working farmers is important. Especially for food service.
It builds our local identity, it puts dollars back into our communities and it limits our environmental impact.
A FEAST ON designation proves you’re fighting the good fight.  It lets people know that by choosing your restaurant, hey’re supporting our food system too.
Last year, FEAST ON restaurants bought more than $10,000,000 worth of Ontario food and beverage.

The Manifesto
To procure Ontario Food and Drink whenever possible.
To identify the provenance of Ontario food and drink on the menu.
To track and trace Ontario food and drink purchases as close to the origin as possible.
To develop Ontario’s culinary identity by celebrating regional tastes and championing local, seasonal ingredients.
To educate the public about Ontario food and drink and to bring further awareness to its strong agricultural sectors.