Cloverdale Blueberry Festival 2013


Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 — 8:17am PST
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The 10th annual Cloverdale Blueberry Festival is coming up on Saturday, August 10th and is the largest event of the year for this business district in Surrey.

Blueberries
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Cloverdale Blueberry Festival

The Cloverdale Business Improvement Association and Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce are hosting this festival which will include everything from a tractor pull and farmers market to pie-eating contests and amusement rides. Here are just some of the highlights:

Vendor Market

What: Food and retail items, especially blueberry sales.
Location: 176 St and 56A Ave & Hawthorne Square
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Kids Zone

What: The Kids Zone and stage will feature BMX and skateboarding demos, a blueberry pie-eating contest, antique truck displays, Cinemazoo, bouncy castle, and more. There will also be face painting and the Cloverdale Lions Club Blueberry Pancake Breakfast from 8:00am to 10:30am.
Location: Cloverdale Entertainment Stage
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

Race Car Zone

What: 1/4 Mile Dragsters/Race Cars display with special appearance by Wayne King aka “The Peregrine” with the original 1963 Doss, Clayton and King Top Fuel Dragster. The dragster will start several times throughout the day. Large displays from the Automotive Model Builders (BC’s original model car club, since 1982), a BBQ, and other activities.
Location: Brick Yard Station 175 St (Cloverdale By-pass) and Hwy #10
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

5th Annual Surrey Show n Shine

What: Antiques, vintage, muscle, restored, custom, motorcycles, trucks and street rods on display.
Location: Downtown Cloverdale, 176 St and 176A St
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Surrey Museum

What: Pic-Knit at the Surrey Museum
Shop for your stash with local vendors, sign up for a workshop, and enjoy snacks from Indian restaurant “Smile”. From hand-dyed and hand-spun yarns, to luscious silks and fibres for spinning your own custom yarn, there will be a variety of products to inspire and entice visitors. Find out about Children’s Hospital’s “Click for Babies” knitting program and how you can participate. Admission is by donation.
Location: Surrey Museum
Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm

What: 9th Annual Blueberry Art Festival
Artisans will present their all handmade crafts around the plaza which include functional pottery to doggy collar crocheting, from cushy sports logo cushions to upholstery fabric purses, and from shining silver ware jewellery to pantaloons and pudgy creatures. The artisans also have a henna art section and a fun stuff for kids’ kiosk. Visual artists doing watercolour, acrylics and photography compete for a “Best in the Show” award.
Location: Surrey Museum Plaza
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Out on a limb
Photo credit: gmerzzw on Flickr

The Cloverdale Legion will be hosting a breakfast and BBQ along with a military truck display from 9:00am to 4:00pm at 17567 57th Ave and there will also be a BBQ with the Cloverdale Rotary at 5748 176 St. A free trolley bus service will be running between all event zones throughout the day from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Connect with the Cloverdale Blueberry Festival on Facebook for more information.

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