5TH Annual Corn Fest: Green Corn Agricultural Fair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Kahnawà:ke (translation/ August 1, 2023)
It’s corn season! Kahnawà:ke Tourism has partnered with Kahnawà:ke Food Sovereignty Action Team for the upcoming Green Corn Agricultural Fair. We are proud to present the 5th edition of the Corn Fest at the Kahnawà:ke Sports Complex, on Saturday, August 19th, 2023, from 9am to 4pm showcasing the art, culture, and food of our local people.
The food festivals initiative was created in 2016, to showcase our traditional foods that coincide with our cycle of ceremonies to visitors and community members alike. The Food Fests are a fun, respectful and economically beneficial way in which to share our culture, without disrupting the local environment. We are encouraging all local artisans and food vendors to get involved by having corn themed items or menu as we celebrate green corn.
“We are excited to be hosting this event again in partnership with KCI Food Sovereignty Action Team. After a successful event last year, we can’t wait to see how we celebrate Green Corn this year. We hope that many visitors, near and far come out for an afternoon full of festivities” says Jordan Diabo, Tours Coordinator.
“In an effort to showcase Kahnawake’s long standing Agriculture Heritage, the Food Sovereignty Action Team’s intent is to provide a venue to support the revival of Kahnawake’s Agricultural Fair. For Kahnawakeronnon involved in the movement towards food sovereignty, and the back yard gardener, this is your time to showcase all your efforts and hard work. Hope to see you there!” says Kahnawà:ke Food Sovereignty Action Team member.
For more information about the Corn Fest or to become a vendor, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Welcome Center at 450-635-2929.
|Tours and Events Coordinator
Kahnawà:ke Welcome Center
PO Box 1110, 2 River Road, Kahnawà:ke QC, J0L1B0
Phone: 450-635-2929 Fax: 450-635-6684