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1. Featuring exotic and tradtitional poutines from around the world

2. 30 fabulous poutiners and feature foodies with over 100 choices of poutine along with desserts, treats and tasty goodness  

3. Craft Beer Gardens featuring Ottawa's own, Broadhead Brewery Come pair your poutine with your favourite craft beer

4. Poutine Eating Challenge

5. Exotic Poutine Competition (new)

6. Best in Poutine Contest featuring celebrity judges and Ottawa food personalies

7. Live Music 

8. Kids Fun Zone

9. Artist Market (new)

10. Free Admission

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World of Poutine Ottawa PoutineFest presented by St. Albert Cheese



PoutineFest Hours 


May 4th, Thursday: 11am to 10pm

May 5th, Friday: 11am to 10pm

May 6th, Saturday: 11am to 10pm

May 7th, Sunday: 11am to 7pm



Meet OurJudges



Coming soon! 




Poutine Judging Contest - Thursday, May 4th @ 6pm - 7:30


Poutine Eating Contest - Sunday, May 7th @ 3pm - 4pm















Thursday, May 4th – 11:00a – 10p

11:00a – 12:00p – BOOM Live!

12:00p – 2:00p – Coming Soon!

2:00p – 4:00p – JUMP Live!

4:00p – 6:00p – Coming Soon!

6:00p – 7:00p – BOOM Live!

7:00p – 10:00p – World Record Attempt for the Biggest Poutine – VIP Tickets Required (Get Tickets)


6:00p – 10:00p – Sampling Social – VIP Ticket Holders will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to sample every poutine available at St. Albert Ottawa PoutineFest. (cash) 

6:00p – 10:00p – Poutine Dance Party Featuring Salsa in the City!


Friday, May 6th – 11:00a – 10:00p

11:00a – 12:00p – JUMP Live!

12:00p – 2:00p – Coming Soon!

2:00p – 4:00p – Jesse O’Connor

4:00p – 6:00p –  Lucky Ron  


6:00p – 9:00p – The Devillaires Band


Saturday, May 6th – 11:00a – 9:00p

 11:00a – 12:00p – Boom Live!

12:00p – 2:00p – Liam O’Connor


2:00p – 4:00p – Coming Soon!

3:00p – 4:00p – King of Poutine Competition

3:00p – 4:00p – Claudia Accoustic

4:00p – 6:00p – RadioGenic – All Girl’s Trio 


6:00p – 9:00p – Ghost Town Cryers Band


Sunday, May 7th – 11:00 – 7:00p 

11:00a – 12:00p – Boom Live

12:00p – 2:00p – Ric Ocasek 2 

2:00p – 2:30p – Girls Gone Wild

2:30p – 3:00p – Poutine Eating Contest 

3:00p – 6:00p – Azucar Jam Bank – Hot Latin Rock


Hey PoutineFest Fans, we are planning to provide you with a great weekend of live entertainment. Watch for our complete schedule and list of artists coming soon!

Are you an aspiring artist? Or a member of a band or duo? Want to play on the Cheese Curd Stage at Ottawa PoutineFest? Email Us your bio, website and complete contact info.
























































Volunteering with the Ottawa PoutineFest is one Cheesy Time and a whole lot of Fun.

The curd is out that Ottawa PoutineFest and the World of Poutine is oozing with foodie goodness over its volunteer community. PoutineFest is all about Friendships, Fun, Food and social. We love bringing our community together with a goal produce a world class festival while celebrating the World of Poutine outdoors, in beautiful downtown Ottawa, Canada.


We’d love to have you join us as a member of our Poutine Pack as we “kick off” the Festival Season in Ottawa with the NEW PoutineFest and World of Poutine.



Fill out the Volunteer Registration form here

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Do you need more information? Contact the office by phone (613) 851-5752 or email 






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Q: Will you be serving Gluten Free and Vegetarian Poutine?  A: Yes.

Q: What’s kinds of Poutine can we find at Ottawa PoutineFest?  A: Everything from Traditional Poutine to your faviourite Exotics such as Italian, Shawarma, Tourtiere, Blackened Chicken, Lobster, Greek, Filet Mignot, Nachos, and more.

Q: What is the best way to eat Poutine?  A: With Friends at Ottawa PoutineFest.

Q: Where is the Fest?  A: Downtown Ottawa, outdoors at beautiful Marion Dewars Plaza (near City Hall) – 110 Laurier Street, Ottawa Ontario.

Q: What does it cost?  A: Admission is FREE! but if you “Toss us a Toonie” in support of the Ottawa Food Bank and the World of Poutine is yours. And… you get a chance to win poutine for a year.  PoutineFest is all about Food, Fun and Social. We’ve expanded our music lineup with a full weekend of live entertainment, craft beer gardens, rock climbing wall, kids’ fun zone, contesting, activations, Start Trek?, 31 Poutiners and Foodie Vendors, King of Poutine, our very popular Poutine Eating Contest and more. #spreadthecurd

Q: How do we pay?  A: Cash is King.

 Sunday 9pm – 11am  Saturday 9pm11am Friday 10pm – 7pmQ: What are the Festivals Hours?  A: FThursday (World Record Attempt for Biggest Poutine and Poutine Sample Social – 11am – 6pm11am – 6pm

Q: Will there be live entertainment?  A: Yes. A full schedule of live music is planned for Ottawa PoutineFest.

Q: Is there a Beer Gardens?  A: Yes. We are pleased to Broadhead Brewery serving you delicious craft beer with your choice of poutine.

Q: Who can attend?  A: Ottawa PoutineFest is a Family Friendly Event.

Q: How do I get there?  A: You can drive or take a bus. A cab is an excellent plan, too! If you live nearby, you can even walk. There is plenty of parking nearby with free parking weekends at World Exchange Plaza, Street Parking and on site in the City Hall Garage.

Q: What else can we expect from the Ottawa PoutineFest Experience?  A: In addition to some of the best poutine on the planet, you can take part in the Poutine Judging Contest, Poutine Eating Contest, Potato Themed Games, and more.

Q: What is the price range of Poutine?  A: Poutine prices range from $6.50 up to $15.00 for the best exotics.

Q: How can we vote for the Best Poutine?  A: Guests will be given the opportunity to vote online at (Watch for the Vote Button)

Q: Which Poutiners will be serving Gluten Free Poutine? A: Double Decker Diner, Smoke’s Poutinerie, Texas Tornado, & Fat Les’ Chip Truck. Please note, there are others who will also be serving Gluten Free and Veggie Poutine.

Q: Can we bring our own lawn Chairs and a blanket? A: Yes, we have a nice grass area for you to use. Please keep in mind that there will be others joining you, so be friendly, share the space, and have Fun.



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