The Grace International Jerk Food & Music Festival â€” known as JerkFest â€” is returning for another year of delicious Caribbean cuisine, vendors, family-oriented activities and high-end entertainment by a variety of musicians.
Organizers are introducing new features this year â€” including the annual Love & Râ€™n B edition featuring former American Idol, Grammy Award-winning and platinum-selling artistÂ Fantasia, with an opening performance the Juno-wining Durrant. They will take the stage on Aug. 10.
â€śWe are so happy to be back for another year,â€ť says Anthony Plummer, executive director of the festival. â€śThe Toronto community has always welcomed us so warmly and we are promising to give the people what they want â€“ great food and entertainment.â€ť One of the highlights of the event is the Grace Hot & Spicy jerk chicken eating competition, where participants get to test their heat tolerance by tasting some of the spiciest jerk chicken. For ticket prices and more, check out the website.
â€“ Grace International Jerk Food & Music Festival, Aug. 9-12, Etobicokeâ€™s Centennial Park; For more info, check out Jerkfestival.ca, @JerkFestival;#jerkfest2018, #jerkfestTO;d #GraceJerkFest, Facebook.com/jerkfestCanada.