National French Fry Day Celebrations Held in New Brunswick

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FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL, N.B. — A crowd of 1,500 French fry enthusiasts gathered yesterday at Potato World in Florenceville-Bristol — the french fry capital of the world — to celebrate National French Fry Day.

“French fries are just one of those foods we simply can’t help but love,” says Charles Walker, Tourism coordinator for the town of Florenceville-Bristol. “The turnout today to celebrate National French Fry Day certainly demonstrates that.”

McCain Foods provided free fries throughout the event, while a number of restaurants from the St. John River Valley offered guests deals on their menus. Local vendors, artists and artisans were also present, showcasing their craft and selling their products.

“It’s exciting to see how the event continues to grow each year, which is evident with the sponsorship of companies like French’s Ketchup and Kernels Seasonings,” says Walker. “Overall, we couldn’t be happier with how things went, and from the hundreds of smiling, happy faces of young and old alike, this is proof that there is really no better place to be on National French Fry Day than in the french fry capital of the world.”