By Jean Tolbert
The Annual Grace Jerk Festival in Roy Wilkins Park returns on Sunday, July 23, 2017 with gates opening at 11:30 AM for another year of excellent food, entertainment and great fun! The Festival holds the distinction of being “New York’s Biggest Caribbean Food Festival.”
Featured on the lineup are top artists Morgan Heritage, Barrington Levy, Konshens, Alison Hinds, Blakka Ellis, BRAATA Folk Singers with Ragashanti and the Platinum Kids!
Not to be left out, a wide variety of Jerk Festival vendors will be on site, thirty in all, offering incredible food and non-alcoholic specialty drinks all totally pleasing to the palate!
*Please Visit this official link for additional information and tickets-->> JERK FESTIVAL NY
BE SURE TO VISIT THE FOLLOWING ATTRACTIONS AT THE GRACE JERK FESTIVAL!
*Special activities are scheduled throughout the entire afternoon.
THE JERK COOK-OFF PAVILION
Competing Chefs put their culinary skills to the test and win cash, bragging rights and the coveted Dutch Pot Trophy in the Jerk Cook-off. The Champion Chef will be selected by a panel of distinguished judges and announced on the main stage, This is a serious contest where anyone can win and be declared the festival’s Jerk Champion.Local Celebrities duke it out against each other in a livelyQuick Fire Contest, while being cheered on by their fans and a very excited audience.
In 2017 the Celebrity Chef is Wenford Patrick Simpson
KIDS ZONE (Children 10 years of age and under are admitted to the Festival free of charge!)
Bounce house, rides, slides, cotton candy, popcorn, ice-cream, hot dog, rock climbing, face painting and games – Lots of fun for the kids.