Fraser Valley Food Show 2012 (win a prize package!)

The Fraser Valley Food Show is coming up Friday-Sunday September 14-16, 2012 at the Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell St. in Abbotsford, BC. You may remember that last year, my interns Anabelle and Jessica covered FVFS for This year, unfortunately, they can’t do that for me, but I am glad that I can offer a lucky reader a prize package to celebrate this wonderful event.

The Fraser Valley counterpart to the EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival, the Fraser Valley Food Show offers local and international cuisine from vendors in the Valley and beyond, offerings from over 100 exhibitors, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, the 9th annual CityTV Master Chef Competition, and seminars by Dairy Farmers of Canada, Kathleen Rake of Between the Vines, and Just Here for the Beer.

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New for 2012 is the Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition, where amateur, professional, and corporate team sausage makers will compete to win a cash prize of $500.

I have an exclusive contest that I will be run on from August 27-September 3 in which the winner will win the following:
- Family pack of tickets (4) to the Fraser Valley Food Show
- One copy of Bob Blumer’s Glutton for Pleasure book
- One copy of Graham Kerr’s Growing at the Speed of Life: A Year in the Life of My First Kitchen Garden
- VIP seating to a wine seminar of the winner’s choice

The prize pack will be mailed to the winner no later than September 5.

Ways to enter:

1) Comment on this blog post and tell me what your favorite type of food is. I think it’s no surprise to everyone that my favorite food is Ethiopian (nomnomnom).

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2) Post the following on Twitter:

Shared my favorite type of food with @hummingbird604 to enter to win a @FVFoodShow prize pack. You can enter too!

3) Re-pin my pin of this blog post on Pinterest.

4) Comment on my pin of this blog post on Pinterest, telling me your favorite type of food

5) Post an Instagram photo of your favorite type of food tagging me @hummingbird604 and the Fraser Valley Food Show (@FVFoodShow) on it.

I will draw a random winner on September 3rd, from all the entrants into the contest (if you accumulate all 5 types of modes of entry, you’ll gain, obviously gain 5 entries into the contest!)

Spice Goddess Bal Arneson is the headliner on the Food Network Celebrity Stage at the upcoming Fraser Valley Food Show. Arneson is a mother, author of two bestselling books, and host of the award-nominated show Spice Goddess, focusing on healthy Indian cuisine. Also on the stage, local food and cooking enthusiast Reiko Mackenzie of Real Housewives of Vancouver fame will team up with organizations to celebrate local and sustainable food as we head into the harvest and Thanksgiving season.

You may cook up a storm, but is your entertaining space up to par? Cynthia Lucas of View Design will present ideas on how to create your dream kitchen, from quick-fix tips to major renovations, finding your personal style, and design trends. View Design will also create an entertaining lounge and help guests with their questions and ideas at the show.

Read more about the Fraser Valley Food Show on their website!

The 5th annual Fraser Valley Food Show showcases over 100 exhibitors and is host to the 9th annual CityTV Master Chef Competition and the first Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition. The show takes place Friday-Sunday September 14-16, 2012, at the Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell St. in Abbotsford. For more info and tickets, visit

Related posts:

  1. EAT! Fraser Valley
  2. EAT! Fraser Valley
  3. 14th Annual Fraser Valley Acoustic Guitar Festival
  4. WordCamp Fraser Valley 2010
  5. WordCamp Fraser Valley and coffee/snack sponsorship

Comments (20)

ShirleyAugust 28th, 2012 at 9:11 am

I like Japanese food.

JenniferAugust 28th, 2012 at 9:38 am

my favorite food is from Mexico

mackenzieAugust 28th, 2012 at 9:39 am

my favorite is African

EileenAugust 28th, 2012 at 10:56 am

Japanese food!

JenAugust 28th, 2012 at 11:45 am

Oh my, so hard to choose! I love Thai food :)

TinaAugust 28th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Chinese food

MrscarolbAugust 29th, 2012 at 9:07 am

Tough decision but I really like Greek food and German food.

@milesrhAugust 29th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

My favourite food is a nice local BBQ’d BC Salmon with a rye marinade, new potatoes with dill and butter and a blueberry pie for dessert.

DeniseAugust 29th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

My fav food is sushi

Lenore NewmanAugust 29th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I love all sorts of different foods (as you know!) but I think my favourite would be Indian-style Chinese food, like the diaspora Hakka cuisine at the Green Lettuce in Vancouver.
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Stephanie SorensenAugust 29th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

my favorite food is cheese.. but if I have to pick an ethnicity I would say Thai.. nothing like some good old thai soup :)

Donna LAugust 29th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Vietnamese food. Pho is so comforting

HarjitAugust 30th, 2012 at 12:02 am

Fave food is Indian- samosay, naan, raita, pakoray, paneer, butter/tandoori/lemon chicken …getting too hungry so stopping now ;)

WallyAugust 31st, 2012 at 9:39 am

I like Japanese tapas because I like variety in my meals.

FarhanAugust 31st, 2012 at 11:33 am

Indian food!

ShelleyAugust 31st, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Italian, or Mexican I can’t decide.

Gregg GordonSeptember 2nd, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I would probably have to go with Mexican

Donna ESeptember 2nd, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Asian is a type isn’t it? I like different things from sub-categories – Viet pho or pressed noodles; Japanese izakaya, ooh but there’s the ramen; Korean tofu hotpot or chap chae… hmmm is noodles a type? lol

GigiSeptember 2nd, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I love Japanese but lately I’ve been hearing many people raving about ethiopian food and I would love to try soon!

RaulSeptember 5th, 2012 at 9:48 am

UPDATE: And the winner is, by Instagram, Pinterest AND comment (I drew 3 times, as Eileen had won a contest of mine last year, to enable other winners, and her entry won every time, so it MUST be good karma!). Congratulations, Eileen!

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