Incredible Picnic postponed

Hurricane Bill's expected arrival pushes picnic to August 30

Canadian Hurricane Centre
Hurricane Bill's track as of Thursday afternoon.

The Incredible Picnic scheduled for this Sunday has been postponed a week, because of the stormy weather forecast. While this is disappointing news for all who were looking forward to the big local food celebration, if delaying the gastronomical gratification for a week means not sharing a picnic basket with Hurricane Bill, it's hard to argue. And for the vehicularly inclined locavore keeners, the silver lining in this swirling cloud is that two Incredible Picnic venues outside of town—in Windsor and Antigonish—are indoor, and will be going ahead this Sunday anyway. So you could have picnics two weekends in a row.

Hurricane Bills track as of Thursday afternoon.
  • Canadian Hurricane Centre
  • Hurricane Bill's track as of Thursday afternoon.

Of course, bunkering down to ride out the storm in Halifax is still a great excuse to enjoy local food. Instructions for putting together your picnic hurricane survival basket are here.

Press release from the picnic organizers here.

Canadian Hurricane Centre's tracker here.

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Kyle Shaw

Kyle is the editor of The Coast. He was a founding member of the newspaper in 1993 and was the paper’s first publisher. Kyle occasionally teaches creative nonfiction writing (think magazine-style #longreads) and copy editing at the University of King’s College School of Journalism.

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