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Last weekend of Bluesfest (and the gluten-free findings)

16 Jul

Bluesfest ended up feeling like a marathon to complete! The weather was so hot but I was so determined to get to Bluesfest early for the local acts…

Saturday was what many had dubbed “Bjork day”. Friends of the jamboree Roberta Bondar kicked off the day!


The sun made the band so back-lit! Sorry Roberta Bondar for the poor photo quality.


I intercepted some friends with some glutenous food options.


Burgers were the biggest seller at the festival.



I heard the Jalapeno grilled cheese was the best at the Grilled Cheese booth.



Fish and Chips!


Most of the food options at Bluesfest are fried, battered or accompanied by potatoes. If you follow the Paleo diet you may not find many options for you but fortunately I found some gluten free options.


My giant ‘meal’ of poutine! Too many carbs were consumed this past week..


Not only was the gravy gluten free (and vegetarian) but the french fries were fried in their own separate oil.

Due to her request, I took no photos of Bjork. Her show was incredible though!!!

Sunday was even hotter!

I treated myself to a staycation at a local bed and breakfast.


Pretty close to Bluesfest, The Gilmour Inn is highly recommended by me and was a nice place too take a nap between bands we wanted to see that day.


Bacon-Wrapped Baked Eggs with Gluten Free Toast and Tomato Chutney. Thanks Gilmore Inn!


Despite the heat I tried the last gluten free option I could find. It was a Carribean goat curry. I found it expensive ($13) compared to the Indian curry I had had but it was pretty tasty. I was so hungry and hot I didn’t take a photo.


Monkey Junk playing to a great receptive crowd on the last day of Bluesfest 2013.


The last day of Bluesfest was full of awesome blues music including locals Monkey Junk and Miss Polygamy. I will post those photos next blog post..

All in all I found very little gluten free options during Bluesfest. Mind you, I didn’t have any popsicles but really I’m happy I brought my own snacks. What would be nice is a gluten free option that is small and snackable (that also isn’t the kettle corn – although that smelled delicious)

Till next year!