Despite the draw of a world of food, our visit to the Heritage Festival this year was much like those in years past – a nice mix of visual and aural performances, scanning for cheap trinkets, and seeing where our next sample plate would come from.
In Hawrelak Park
Mack is a nesting doll!
The skies did threaten rain, but with the exception of a few rain drops, the clouds held up. This may have been one of the reasons the crowds were unusually small on Saturday; there was virtually no line at the ticket booths or at the food vendors themselves.
Getting my Hungarian Langos (fried bread) iced – the best deal of the day for only 3 tickets!
Mack with his plate of (very oily) perogies
Injera with mild chicken sauce from the Ethiopia booth – I’ve tried injera a few times now, and I can’t get used to the sour taste of the bread
Empanada (we should have brought our own plates/cutlery like we did for Taste of Edmonton, but it totally slipped our minds)
We made sure to get to the grounds on time to watch Dickson’s Mum’s dance troop perform in front of the Chinese pavilion. The group of 3-4 year olds were especially cute! Of course, the most notable outcome of watching the performance was a priceless photo op.
"Playing in the Rain" dance
Andrew, Mabel and Mack
We met up with Jane, Yi-Li, Megan and Greg to wander around further.
All smiles with Jane
Yi-Li doing his best to win Jane her plastic bubbles in the Taiwan tent
Me & Mack
Thanks for a fun afternoon, guys! Pictures here.