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Anyone from Toronto heading to the Portland Jerk Festival 13

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Toronto, Canada
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Anyone from Toronto heading to the Portland Jerk Festival 13

I want to know if this yearly festival is a major tourist attraction because I'm headed down there this year. Any one with any past experiences want to share some feedback about the event?...Is it worth it?

roxbury, ma
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1. Re: Anyone from Toronto heading to the Portland Jerk Festival 13

I haven;t been in many years but Portland is a nice vibe and the jerk festival brings crowds from all over-Jamaica as well!

Any festival is Jamacia is worth the experience!

Are you staying in Portland or traveling for the day from elsewhere? It's far from Mobay/Negril and an expensive drive other than a local bus.

PEACE!

Toronto, Canada
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2. Re: Anyone from Toronto heading to the Portland Jerk Festival 13

I'm staying in Kingston and driving up. thanks for the info. I hope I have lots of fun at the festival even tho imma be going to the beach and blue lagoon ect.

Brooklyn, New York
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3. Re: Anyone from Toronto heading to the Portland Jerk Festival 13

OMG!!! to miss this event is to diss. First of all, you should bring one of those folding chair to sit and enjoy every single one of those delicious items. Go early (around 10am) to catch the gospel concert. The jerk chicken taste like it was seasoned up from the year before. the jerk pork is to die for, the lobster, jerk breadfuit, busu soup (escargo), festival, corn, ice cones, potato pudding with the hell a top, hell a bottom and hallelujah inna mi middle. It is such a cool vibe. youre enjoying a festive meal with family, friends and some really interesting strangers. the concert at night madddddddddddddddd. I will definitely be there this year. My ticket has been booked since February. Enjoy the moment!!!!!

p.s. dont forget your water boots. last year it was muddyyyyyyyyy

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Texas
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4. Re: Anyone from Toronto heading to the Portland Jerk Festival 13

When is the festival?

All I'm seeing is end of June first of July but no exact dates.......

Pomona, California
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5. Re: Anyone from Toronto heading to the Portland Jerk Festival 13

Hi. According to their website, the date for the 2013 Portland Jerk Festival is July 7th. http://portlandjerkfestival.com/

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7. Re: Anyone from Toronto heading to the Portland Jerk Festival 13

I'm going with my husband! So exciting :)

SexxybadyT, you mentioned you booked a ticket? I don't see anywhere on the website where you can purchase them...

Also, does anyone know the line up?

-CL

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