INDIAN RIVER – September at the Indian River Festival will celebrate harvest time and a basket full to overflowing with great flavours and music at historic St. Mary’s Church, Indian River.
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In addition to the fine music that has become synonymous with the festival name, a unique autumnal fundraising event will return on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. on the grounds of St. Mary’s Church.
Harvest Soupfest will bring together delicious fall flavours and great music all wrapped up in an array of comforting, homemade soups. A variety of chefs from local restaurants will each prepare a flavourful fall soup with fresh seasonal ingredients and attendees to this event will be able to sample four different soups along with homemade artisan bread.
Some of the restaurants and chefs participating are: Boulangerie Pendergast Bakery, Chestnut Catering, Mary’s Bake Shoppe, The Island Stone Pub, Shipwright’s, Samuel’s Coffee House, The Home Place, 511 West, O’Shea’s Pub & Eatery and more.
There will be live music all afternoon in St. Mary’s Church and the soup will be served in the festival tent adjacent to the church.
Some of the musicians who will be performing inside the church during Soupfest include father and daughter duo, Peter and Alexandra Gallant (jazz saxophone and guitar duo), well known local musician, Iain McCarville, the old-time American folk group, Milk and Honey, and more.
The atmosphere will be that of an old-fashioned gathering where attendees can enjoy fresh, local fall flavours, and time with family and friends.
For tickets and more information, call the festival box office at 836-3733 (toll-free 1-866-856-3733) or visit www.indianriverfestival.com.