We will have an updated FAQ for for 2019 soon!
Q: What is poutine?
A: Phenomenal. No really, poutine is french fries, cheese curds and gravy.
Q: When does this event take place?
A: The event takes place June, 23, 2018. Premiere ticket entry time is 2 PM and General Admission is at 3:30 PM.
Q: Where is the event located?
A: Northeast Delta Dental Stadium – 1 Line Drive Manchester, New Hampshire 03101
Q: Is this event family friendly?
Q: Is there children’s pricing?
A: This was a tough one for us. Most of our volunteers are parents and also poutine lovers. However, this event is really geared towards adults. That said, children are of course welcomed, but we don’t have any special kids pricing. Children under 3 are admitted for free.
Q: Do I have to buy poutine at the event?
A: No :). All tickets include samples from our vendors. They are what we call a healthy scoop.
Q: What are the ticket prices?
A: Premiere tickets are $40. They include early entry to the event, the official 2018 NH PoutineFest T-shirt ($20 value), an NH Poutinefest tote bag, and are eligible for special opportunities. General Admission tickets are $30. All tickets include samples 🙂
Following NH PoutineFest, all ticket holders are invited to join us for Franco-American Heritage Night at the ballpark, as our guests. The Fisher Cats will be taking on the Reading Fightin Phils followed by an Atlas Fireworks show!
Q: Je suis francophone. Est-ce qu’il y aura des informations en français?/I’m a French speaker. Will there be any information in French?
A: Oui! Cherchez des bénévoles qui portent des autocollants “Je parle français” ou venez nous rendre visite au point d’info du Centre Franco-américain. On parle français!/ Yes! Look for attendees wearing “Je Parle Français” stickers or visit the Franco-American Centre info table, we speak French!
Q: Are seats for the ball game assigned?
A: Your game ticket will be an unassigned general admission ticket. There’s really not a bad seat in the ballpark, although we prefer the left field bar ourselves 😉
Q: I’m interested in Premiere tickets. Do I get to pick my t-shirt size?
A: Yes! You pick your shirt size when you buy your tickets.
Q: Are you going to make me buy $4 water in the event?
A: No! You can bring in one completely sealed or empty water bottle into the event. The bottle should be small enough to be carried in your hands. We will have FREE water refill stations at the event. It’s late June in the ‘Shire…guaranteed to be a hot day!
Q: Will beer be available for purchase.
Q: When do tickets go on sale?
A: 3/24/18 at 10 AM
Q: Is there a group pricing option?
A: Not at this time.
Q: I had to provide my name for ticket purchase. Is identification required to enter?
A: ID is not required. You must only present a printed NH PoutineFest ticket or display your ticket on the Event Brite app.
Q: What are the samples like?
A: We tinkered with this a lot. We describe it as a “healthy” scoop. All ingredients are provided by the restaurants. Each restaurant is able to choose the style of french fries and other toppings they use.
Q: The is an awfully long day. Can I go to the Fest, leave for a few, and then come back for the game?
A: You sure can. We allow our attendees to leave and comeback. You will be given a wristband identifying you as an NHPF attendee upon entry.
Q: I’m a restaurant owner and/or sponsor and want to participate. Who do I contact?
Q: Is the event rain or shine?
A: NH PoutineFest 2018 will take place rain or shine. Much of the event will be covered on the chance it rains. There will be no refunds or exchanges of tickets. If the baseball game following NH PoutineFest 2018 is rained out, you may exchange your complimentary ticket at the stadium box office.
Q: Directions and Parking?
Q: What brings this event to New Hampshire?
A: We feel silly saying this, but YOU did! Recent analysis conducted on Google Trends revealed that the Boston, MA-Manchester, NH metro area has the second most searches for poutine in the United States right behind (wait for it….) Seattle-Tacoma. They lost to the Patriots, but won in poutine searches, huzzah!
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: We love animals, but no pets please.
Q: Is there a vegetarian option?
A: Most of the restaurants do use meat in their gravy. However, we will have regular French fries available. Please make us aware as you are entering the event.
Q: Why June 23rd?
A: We selected June 23rd as its the same weekend as La fête nationale in Québec, the birth place of poutine.