If you've never been to Roots, Rants and Roars Festival its hard to put into words.
During Cod Wars you will taste the most amazing cod dishes, how couldn't they be, Newfoundland's best chefs are fighting it out to be awarded the coveted crown and be named King or Queen of cod. You will dance the night away and sing along to some of Newfoundland's best entertainers, all while enjoying local craft beer and cocktails.
While on the Food Hike, you'll hike along the most beautiful rugged coastline, walk past saltbox house, and under an authentic, unrestored fish flake. Dance across a sandy beach, sit and sip wine on a rocky shore, and stroll along the edge of a cliff. All this while sampling the wild food of Newfoundland and Labrador prepared by some of North America's best chefs, you may just get to meet a celebrity chef as well. Lay in an open field listening to acoustic music by talented Newfoundland musicians while gorging yourself on decadent desserts and locally roasted coffee.
Imagine being seated for The Feast next to complete strangers but by the end of the night, you've become the best of friends. Together you will share course after course of platters of food, each course surpassing the last. Newfoundland foraged fungi, wild greens, seafood, lamb, moose, and goat, the possibilities are endless with the collection of chefs that come together each year. You dance and sing along to the sounds of Newfoundland's culture you will wish the night would go on forever. As you board the bus to leave Elliston, remember you can always return next year!