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Got Ribs?

Posted on Friday, August 07, 2020 12:00 AM

For the past 10 years, Brantford has come alive with the smell of BBQ ribs, fantastic food vendors and family entertainment. The Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest has brought fun for all ages and the thrill of BBQ competition together for three days of entertainment and amazing food. North America’s greatest rib teams have come to Brantford to compete for top awards including Best Ribs, Best Chicken, Best Sauce, Best Pig Rig and People's Choice.

Even though this tasty food festival has been postponed...

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WTFest – We WILL Rock Again!

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:00 AM

Where can you go to see multiple talented artists performing live under the stars? Brantford, of course, at the WTFest outdoor music festival! On the day when everyone would have been lathering on the sunscreen and carpooling down to Lions Park to sing and dance, we wanted to share some of the history of Brantford’s exceptional outdoor music festival and what to expect in the future.

The WTFest team, including Brantford boosters and huge music fans, started working together in 2012 on a vision of...

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Grand River Champion of Champions Virtual Powwow

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The Grand River Champion of Champions Powwow  will look a little different this year. Although the annual gathering at Chiefswood Park has been cancelled, the event is moving online and will be showcased virtually on Saturday, July 25.   

Since 1980, the Six Nations of the Grand River has invited dancers to compete in a variety of categories including Women’s Traditional, Men’s Grass, Women’s Jingle, Men’s Fancy Feather, and Women’s Fancy Shawl.

This year, contestants are invited...

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Volunteers Get the Job Done

Posted on Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 AM

Now that we have tempted your taste buds with all the culinary delights that the Brantford International Village has to offer, let’s take a moment to recognize the true heroes of this festival...the Villages Volunteers. The backbone of any community event has always been the people that give selflessly of their time to help the event run smoothly. It will be a while before there can be large-scale events that will require many, many volunteers, but today we want to recognize, salute and thank the...

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Brantford International Villages Festival – All. The. Food. Part 1

Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2020 12:00 AM

Hands up - who goes to the Brantford International Villages Festival with the goal of eating something from every Village? … and then rolls themselves home? We absolutely love trying food from a variety of cultures over 4 days, all made lovingly with the hands and hearts of our very own Brantfordians. If we’re pulling at your heartstrings, and your tummy is grumbling, then why not recreate your own version of the Villages at home? Handmade pierogi, butter chicken made from scratch, jerk chicken...