Mission and History

Taste of Hearst is an annual event that replaced the community dinner at the AGRIVA Markets’ closure in 2013 and is organized by the Hearst Economic Development . Its mission is to increase Hearst’s visibility, attract new visitors/tourists and boost the local economy. This project will generate many benefits for the tourism and commercial stakeholders and also for the entire population.

Taste of Hearst features local and regional food products. We also want to promote the culinary expertise of local and regional talent by presenting Ontario products like microbrewery beers, wines, fruit-based products in Northern Ontario, cheese, chocolate, local vegetables, meat, etc.

Since 2015, two days of activities are planned. Starting on Friday guests can challenge their taste buds with the beer tasting and famous Food Truck. The tastings continue on Saturday as the local restaurateur present their unique version of the featured dish.

Every night, the central tent holds the performances of all kinds of musical artists.

Taste of Hearst is considered as one of the major events in our region and is a big hit since it started.