Brock’s Big Bite
A history of the community festival that celebrates all things local – food, artisans, entertainers, artists, heritage and main street businesses. Please browse through our gallery to see the fun we have had during our nine festivals.
Brock’s Big Bite is a ‘long lunch’ festival. The downtown area is closed. Long rows of tables covered with bright red and white checkered cloths stretch past the bank and the shops, replacing the cars and creating the ‘long lunch’ setting. The wonderful aromas of barbequed local beef and pork grab fill the air and grab your appetite. The food tent is well-stocked with harvest-fresh vegetables and you can hear the laughter as a group of volunteers husk the bounty of corn in preparation for this celebration. And the pies… what better way to end a scrumptious meal than with a fresh slice of homemade apple or cherry pie! We will be ready for the hungry crowds of family and friends to arrive and take their seats.
But Brock’s Big Bite is not only a wonderful meal in a unique setting on the main street of our heritage Victorian-era rural town. We are celebrating the talents and creativity so abundant in Brock Township residents. On stage at the end of the street, musicians of all ages add their voices to the festival atmosphere. Stroll along the sidewalks as you enjoy the music, visit the unique shops and take in the creative art show in the historic town hall.
Where did the idea for Brock’s Big Bite come from? A simple invitation – “Come to dinner to discuss a lunch!” That is how it all started. In fact, that is often how great community events begin – someone with an idea and a vision creates the excitement to start the ball rolling. And so, a small gathering of enthusiastic Brock citizens were invited to consider the possibility of a new food and arts festival. “Why not?” we agreed and the creation of ‘Brock’s Big Bite’ began.
Our posters over the years document the variety of venues, program ideas and events featured at Brock’s Big Bite.