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Picnic at the Brick Works 2008

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fluke17 Jun 18, 2008 05:53 PM

Just came across the info for this year's Brick Works Picnic on Sunday, September 14, 2008 from Noon – 4pm. Noticed that the price has been increased to $90 from $75, but from all accounts from the 2007 event was well worth the money:
You can find thread on 2007 event at

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/441829

Was very unhappy that I managed to miss last year's event. Advance tickets on sale at

http://www.evergreen.ca/en/events/pic...

Hope to see some of you there.
Steve

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    millygirl Jun 19, 2008 06:45 AM

    Are you kidding.....I wouldn't miss it. Last year was incredible. Loved it!!!

    1. Non Doctor Jun 19, 2008 08:42 AM

      Just bought my tix...

      Missed out last year... heard it was superb!

      1. grandgourmand Jun 19, 2008 09:24 AM

        Is the event really crowded, with long lineups for small sample sizes?

        From the reviews, I would imagine it's a well organized affair.

        Ok, wait, I just read the thread fluke posted. Sounds like it was a great event, lineups weren't too bad. I guess my question is, have they made this a bigger event so as to lose the charm from last year?

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          jdog3000 Sep 15, 2008 09:52 AM

          Just noticed that a thread has been removed (five hours ago) regarding feedback of this event. Anybody know why?

          1. re: jdog3000
            atomeyes Sep 15, 2008 11:20 AM

            we walked to the Brickworks yesterday. forgot the picnic was there.
            our observations...

            it was PACKED solid. huge crowds. we saw a few people wandering around the Brickworks, and they were saying something about not feeling well.
            my guess is the heat plus the crowd was not a good combo.

            1. re: atomeyes
              Jacquilynne Sep 15, 2008 11:39 AM

              The heat (combined with a heavy dose of food and alcohol, and smoke from the grills) was definitely an issue, but I didn't find the crowds a huge problem. It was crowded, yes, but they were very polite crowds, and there were virtually no line-ups to speak of for individual booths. I think the longest I waited in any one spot was about 2 minutes, and most booths were a matter of walking right up and grabbing what you wanted.

            2. re: jdog3000
              TorontoJo Sep 15, 2008 11:24 AM

              Do you mean this one? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/557344

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