Raise your forks! Downtown Langley’s favourite foodie event is back

Whether you’re a die-hard foodie or simply love discovering the delicious possibilities in your own backyard, Downtown Langley’s Fork and Finger Festival is a must.

After all, “who doesn’t love food?” asks Teri James, executive director of the Downtown Langley Business Association.

Fork and Finger returns on Saturday, Aug. 26, serving up delicious tastes and treats from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around Downtown Langley.

“This event is the perfect opportunity for people to try a new restaurant they haven’t tried before,” James says. “This year we have 21 restaurants participating and each will offer $5 features or $10 features – or both!”

And while downtown Langley has some amazing restaurants, many of the community’s other food purveyors will also be on hand at the family-friendly, free-to-attend festival.

“In addition to delicious restaurants, you can try samples in the plaza from some of our local bakeries as well. It’s the perfect way to eat delicious food, listen to amazing music and all without breaking the bank!” James says.

What’s James’ go-to advice for taking in the Fork and Finger?

  1. First things first. “With more restaurants participating than ever before, be sure to come hungry,” she says.
  2. Pick up your coupons! The Downtown Langley team will hand out $5 coupons, while supplies last, that can be used for the $5 features, or half of the $10 features. They’ll also be giving away $2,500 Downtown Dollars following the event– a great way to visit some of your favourite restaurants after the festival.
  3. Don’t forget your passport. Pick up your free Fork & Finger Passport in McBurney Plaza, at the Downtown Langley Business Association information tent. Visit participating restaurants, collect three or more stamps and when you return your passport to the plaza, you’ll be entered in the Downtown Dollar draws.
  4. Catch the chef in action. Returning favourite Chef Spencer Watts, seen on CTV’s Fun’Q and CTV’s Comfort Food with Spencer Watts, is not only a talented chef but highly entertaining as well, James notes. Watts will host an action station in McBurney Plaza from noon to 2 p.m., serving up delicious samples from his cookbook Fish For You. He’ll also be available for book signings, photographs and to talk all things food!
  5. Bring the kids! “In addition to the grown-up food, we have delicious sweet treats being served up by four of our amazing bakeries, and there’s ice cream flights and sundaes on the menu as well,” James says.

Plan your visit here, including making sure to catch appearances by Watts and talented musician Jada McKenzie-Moore, who will be playing several sets throughout the day. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates!

Please note that parking will be free all day, but with so much happening throughout the day, it may be hard to come by. If possible, try to carpool, bike or walk for those close to downtown.

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