Premier announces plans for 'Ford Fest' in Markham

Premier Doug Ford and his Progressive-Conservatives are planning to hold the Ford family's annual 'Ford Fest' barbeque in Markham.

An email fanned out by the party on Friday says the event is scheduled for June 22nd, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Markham Fairgrounds.

The event is free for anyone to attend, but this year guests are asked to register in advance and present a scannable ticket to enter.

Before last year, the Fords held this event at the family's home in Etobicoke.

The Premier promises guests will enjoy 'live music, dancing ... and entertainment.'