Tomato sauce may be sugary and mayonnaise milky, but mustard sends a quiver down the culinary spine. Canada produces an astonishing 90% of the world’s mustard seed, and almost 80% of that is grown on the prairies of Saskatchewan. Regina’s annual Great Saskatchewan Mustard Festival celebrates the mighty seeds that have given so much to your favourite dishes around the world. Relish the condiments, and devour mustard-infused creations from the city’s top chefs. Only one will go home wearing the Yellow jersey.
Length of Trip : Festival runs 11:30am to 3pm
Cost : Admission for adults is $25. Kids 14 and under pay their age at the gate. Each attendee gets a free bottle of French’s Mustard. Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.mustardfest.org
Best time to go : The event takes place every August. In 2015, August 30.
Wheelchair friendly : Yes
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat : Almost two dozen different food providers, including some of the city’s best restaurants, are on-site offering mustard-inspired dishes.
Official Site : Visit: The Great Saskatchewan Mustard Festival
Where to Stay : We recommend staying with our trusted partner Holiday Inn and Suites when visiting Regina.
Getting There : The Event takes place at different restaurants or venues every year. Consult the website to see this year’s location.
Note from Robin : Yes, that bottle of fine Dijon you bought in France contains seeds grown under the prairie sun! To appreciate the finer art of mustard, I visited former Yellow Jersey winners Chef Jssel Blackmore at Spouts Catering (her homemade relishes are mouthwatering) and Chef Malcolm Craig at Beer Bros (mustard coffee rub trout with deep fried avocado!). Saskatoon also has the world’s largest mustard research facility.
Mustard Infused Marvellousness!
Jars of the Good Stuff
Chef Jssel Blackmore at Sprouts
Gravelbourg's Saskatchewan-made mustards
The Seed that Starts it All
Mustard Seeder at Ackerman Acres
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