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Poutine Palooza
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Restaurant                              Address                                                  Phone       # of Seats   Take-out

2017 Best Restaurant Poutine Contest

Restauraunts that are members in good-standing with the St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce, will be asked to join this contest. Each restaurant may enter up to three poutines into the contest per year. Three awards will be given out for the best poutine and the best poutine will have their business name added to a plaque that they can hang in their restaurant for that year showing everyone that they are the best!

2017 Poutine Eating Contest: 7:30 pm - Big Rick's Burgers & Wings

(must be 18 or older to enter - see rules on registration form)

Participants will begin with a measured portion of traditional poutine (fries, cheese and brown gravy). The person(s) who eats the most poutine (in weight) will win. Top three winners will be presented a cash award (tbd). All participants will receive a t-shirt.

Your Sponsorship is what makes this event possible. We hold this event on the first day of the Acadian Festival, but we are not affiliated with the Festival. It is our way of helping bring people to the area that we serve. If you have sponsored the Acadian Festival, Beach Bash or Music in the Park, those are "Acadian Festival Events" and they are not associated with the your support is very much appreciated. 

To sponsor this event, click the blue button above, or call the Chamber at (207) 728-7000

Thank You!

Poutine Palooza Sponsored in part by:


Chez Helen                            109 - 12th Ave., Madawaska, ME          728-3397         77             Yes

​Jeff's Pizza & Subs                306 Main Street, Madawaska, ME         728-6283                          Yes

​Tastee Freeze                        153 Main Street, Madawaska, ME         728-4345                          Yes

Lakeview Restaurant             9 Lakeview Drive, St. Agatha, ME          543-6331                         Yes

Big Rick's Burgers & Wings   284 Main Street, Madawaska, ME         728-9098                          Yes

Dolly's Restaurant                 17 US Route #1, Frenchville, ME            728-7050                         Yes

Inn of Acadia                         384 St. Thomas St., Madawaska, ME     728-3402                         Yes

Morin's Variety                       756 Main Street, Madawaska, ME          728-4658                         Yes

Tang Palace                          Main Street, Madawaska, ME                  728-4181                         Yes

​Long Lake Sporting Club      Route 162, Sinclair, ME                           543-7584                          Yes                           




AUGUST 6-15, 2017



Poutine Palooza is a new one day event that takes the whole weekend...what? That's right, Poutine Palooza will take place on August 11, 2017 during Party du Maine Street event, hosted by the Acadian Festival. We have also teamed up with restaurants in the area to offer poutine specials from August 4 to 15, 2017

A list of participating restaurants will be posted soon.

What is a poutine you ask?​   For those people who have never had a Poutine, the dish is thought to have originated in rural Quebec, Canada, made with French fries and cheese curds topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce. This fast-food dish is typically found across Canada and in some places in the northern United States, less often elsewhere and is still considered 'exotic' in such places.

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