B.C. Spot Prawn Festival returns to Fisherman's Wharf on May 10

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      The B.C. Spot Prawn Festival will take place May 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf (1505 West 1st Avenue). The eighth annual festival hosted by the Chefs’ Table Society of B.C., celebrates the start of the spot prawn season, which opens on May 8 and lasts about six weeks.

      The festival’s main attraction is the spot prawn boil. For $15, ticketholders receive a plate of three spot prawns served with sauces, salad, and bread, as well as samples of coffee, beer, and wine. (Alternatively, $40 gets you two tickets to the spot prawn boil, plus an insulated tote bag for purchasing fresh prawns at the wharf to cook at home.)

      In addition to the prawn boil, the Spot Prawn Festival will feature cooking demonstrations by six Vancouver chefs, live music, a kids’ play area, and live spot prawns available for purchase from the Organic Ocean boat docked at the wharf.

      Tickets can be purchased online in advance and regularly sell out ahead of the festival.

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