Try homemade local treats, sweets and eats at NOSH Food Fest
By Katrina Turchin | September 16, 2021
Calling all foodies! NOSH Food Fest is back for its third event with over 75 vendors.
What makes NOSH unique is it’s designed for people to take their food home, as opposed to food festivals where you eat on the spot. NOSH has both ready-to-eat snacks and take-home meals and products.
“There’s a lot of variety,” says Vanessa Antoniuk, owner of Kingsley Events and producer of Wholly Handmade. “There’s sweet and savory, there’s Mexican, there’s vegan and gluten free products, a couple craft beer vendors. There really is something for everyone. We cater to all types of palates and all types of dietary needs.”
At NOSH, you can find hot sauce (Fat Man Little Kitchen), award-winning handcrafted spirits and liqueurs (Black Diamond Distillery), local coffee (BeanZilla Coffee) and freeze-dried candy (Moon Munchies) along with other mouth-watering goodies.
Antoniuk created the multi-day event after noticing the popularity of food vendors at Wholly Handmade, Sherwood Park’s handmade craft fair. Antoniuk felt there was enough demand for a food festival, and she was correct. Even with COVID-19 capacity restrictions, the second NOSH Food Fest had a turnout of 750 people.
“I think people are really focusing now on supporting local because they know that small businesses have taken a hit with the pandemic and with some of them having to be closed,” says Antoniuk.
NOSH Food Fest is on September 18 and 19 at 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park. Admission is free and open to the public.