Free Corn Roast!

Corn Roast
Have you ever heard of “Fare on the Square”? Me neither, but to be honest any event that promises free roasted corn instantly has my attention. This Saturday, from 11am to 3pm, a dozen local restaurants will set up shop behind Kingston City Hall on Springer Market Square to tempt you with a variety of delicious dishes. Each plate will feature locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats from our famous Farmers Market. Tickets for the latter are $2, and can be purchased in advance from Tara Natural Foods or the Tourist Information Office. And in case you’ve forgot, the roasted corn is free!

In addition to all the gastronomical treats, Fare in the Square will also include: an Austin Healey Car show, free tomato tasting, free wagon rides, free face painting as well as the standard wares we’ve come to expect from the Farmers Market. In case you missed First Capital Days earlier on in the summer, this event shares a lot of similarities. The involvement of local restaurants reminds me of A Taste of Kingston, which we somehow missed this summer. It’s disappointing, because A Taste of Kingston is a great way to try out some of the best local restaurants on the cheap. So come for the corn, stay for the food, and the concert too…

What’s this concert I speak of? For those of us who aren’t Frosh, and therefore won’t be permitted to attend the Sam Roberts Concert at Fort Henry tomorrow night, Fare in the Square has organized something that’s nearly as exciting. Hometown hero’s The Arrogant Worms will wrap up the event and jump start your evening around 7pm with a free concert in Confederation Basin. This group of Queen’s grads have achieved great success with ten albums, all of which are jam packed with high energy, comedic songs that are sure to leave you laughing. This concert is the first destination of their new Canadian tour, and also serves as their CD release party. Don’t miss it, or the free roasted corn.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

2 thoughts on “Free Corn Roast!

  • I just happened to be in town for both a Taste of Kingston and Fare on the Square this year and I found Fare on the Square far better. I enjoyed Taste of Kingston but Fare on the Square was fantastic. I especially enjoyed the heirloom tomato tasting.

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