EXCITING NEWS REGARDING OUR FOOD BOOTHS FOR 2017
We are very excited to announce that our 2016 vendors have agreed to return this year. Both vendors are local, originating in Mitton Village. Together, they are going to satisfy your appetites and your taste buds will be very happy.
ReRUN’S AND HARI’S FAMOUS SPRING ROLLS
Many of us are familiar with Hari Srinivasan’s delicious spring rolls and we know that there are none better. Hari honours the memory of his mother Larraine by continuing to make and serve her spring rolls. We are thrilled to know they will be available to our festival patrons this year.
They will be available in a variety of fillings, including vegetarian. Hari will also be serving burgers, hot dogs and Philly cheese steak sandwiches.
We encourage you to check out Hari’s full menu which features burgers, hot dogs, poutines, sandwiches and specialty fries, at his restaurant located at 308 Wellington Street. You won’t be disappointed! Tell them the Jazz & Blues in the Village committee sent you!
MAYA’S VILLAGE BAKERY
Arik Evers can be described as an old fashioned kind of guy. Someone who believes in down home, healthy, good for you, “not so fast food”. Arik’s Mom was an award winning, home baker and Arik incorporates many of her recipes in his baking. Those of us who have crossed the threshold of his bakery know that what we smell is what we get. It is a small bakery with big offerings: bread, buns, pizza pockets, Jamaican meat patties and oh, so much more!
For the Festival, Arik will be offering, his popular Coney dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked beef brisket and veggie sandwiches.
Don’t wait until September to taste the goodies from Maya’s Village Bakery located at 109 Mitton St. S., go there today. Can’t get to the bakery? Arik is now at the Sarnia Farmer’s Market on Wednesday and Saturday, year round and at the Point Edward Moonlight Farmer’s Market, under the Twin Bridges, seasonally. Be sure to tell them the Jazz & Blues in the Village committee sent you.
McDonald’s COFFEE BAR
Once again we will be serving McDonald’s delicious premium roast coffee served to you by our dedicated team of volunteers.
As well, they will have tea available for those who would like a nice, hot cuppa’.
As always, coffee and tea are complimentary. However, a suggested donation of $1.00 per cup will be gratefully accepted! All profits go to SODA and as you know, all monies raised stay in our community.
In this world there is popcorn and then there is “Jazz & Blues in the Village” popcorn. The two are not the same. “J&B” popcorn is served up hot and fresh by our dedicated, long serving group of volunteers who approach their job with total gusto!
It is not unusual to find the ladies kicking up their heels in a can-can or dancing to the fabulous music. Feather boas, hats and their active imaginations lead to delightful and entertaining costumes which our regular patrons look forward to seeing.
They are a very enthusiastic group and we guarantee they will put a smile on your face when you stop by The Popcorn Booth. Popcorn is $2.00 per bag.
THE HURRICANE HUT
You don’t need to travel to New Orleans to sample one of that city’s most iconic beverages, “The Hurricane”. It can be found right here, exclusively at our Festival.
Callie and her dedicated team make each drink to order using a unique and secret recipe…. We will say that this is a rum based concoction and those who try The Hurricane are never disappointed. In fact, our regular patrons look forward to enjoying this unique drink that can only be had once a year at our Festival. Unless, of course, you travel to New Orleans and visit Pat O’Brien’s Bar.
You can also purchase a shot of Bailey’s here to add to your cup of fresh and hot McDonald’s Coffee.
Also on offer: Rum & Coke.
PRICES: A $5.00 alcohol ticket is required for Hurricane, Rum & Coke, The Hurricane and Rum Shot.
THE WINE BAR
For those patrons who enjoy a glass of wine. We are proud to offer a selection of Ontario wines from Pelee Island, each featuring our specially designed Jazz & Blues in the Village label. Sharon and her team of dedicated volunteers serve each glass of white wine chilled to perfection and with a smile! They are proud to serve red wine for you to choose from. On offer will be two choices for each, red and white.
PRICES: A $4.00 alcohol ticket is required for each 5 ounce glass of wine.
THE BEER TENT
No festival experience is complete without the offer of a cold, frosty beer to quench a patron’s thirst. And we have exactly that! Joe and his team work hard to keep the beer cold and the bins full, so when you approach this team of enthusiastic volunteers you will have beer in hand before you know it. As well, we have streamlined The Beer Tent to eliminate congestion and make serving our patrons more efficient.
Beer on offer: Coor’s Light, Canadian, 67, Rickard’s Red and Creemore Lager.
PRICES: A $5.00 alcohol ticket is required for each beer.
Also on offer at The Beer Tent, are coolers: Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Smirnoff Ice, Mott’s
Clamato and Palm Bay Key Lime Cherry.
PRICE: A $6.00 alcohol ticket is required for each cooler.
SODA RAFFLE BOOTH
We guarantee that there will be something for everyone at this booth, so be sure to stop by to see what is on offer and to purchase your raffle tickets
50/50 Draw: As our regular patrons know this raffle is one-of-a-kind fun! You never know what will happen! Remember the year Shakura S’Aida sold the Friday night raffle tickets by the “length” of her gorgeous legs? What fun we had that night and ticket sales were through the roof of our tent.
All proceeds from the 50/50 Draw go to SODA and of course, stay in our community!
The Jazz & Blues in the Village committee members try to keep things fresh by introducing new ideas and this year we are excited to announce that a different kind of raffle experience is returning due to popular demand.
When you purchase a raffle ticket(s) you will be able to choose what you would like to win by placing your ticket(s) in the appropriate container.
Prizes on offer:
A Pelee Island Gift Basket!
A Jazz & Blues in the Village Gift Basket filled with items associated with our festival and thoughtfully chosen with our patrons in mind!
Be sure to check out the SODA Raffle Booth to see all the other great prizes available thanks to the generosity of our local community members and businesses.