About

This festival is New England’s original celebration of the French-Canadian classic, poutine!   Restaurants from all over New England will entice you with their spin on this Québécois treasure.

Premiere and General Admission ticket holders have the opportunity to sample poutine (a healthy portion) from our participating restaurants! Our restaurants will also be competing against each other for the “Best Poutine Of The Fest,” and only one will get to raise the Ceinture de Championnat/Championship Belt.

Our 5th anniversary event takes place on the grounds at the Budweiser Brewery in Merrimack, NH! Merrimack is located less than an hour from Boston and is fifteen minutes from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

We will have bands, great beer, games, children’s activities and some phenomenal poutine.

We have also invited several food trucks to supplement your poutine intake and for the first time are offering a “food truck ticket.” This reduced amdmission ticket is for folks who want to come and hang out, but may not have been blessed with an affinity for poutine.

Are you a vendor or food truck interested in participating in the largest poutine bash in the United States? Give us a shout poutinefest@facnh.com!

This event is hosted by the the Franco-American Centre of New Hampshire, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Manchester, NH.  All proceeds help support the Centre’s mission of preserving French language, culture, and heritage in New Hampshire and beyond.