Farm Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss


Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 — 9:16am PST
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From Coquitlam and Abbotsford, to Vancouver and Richmond. Celebrate the bounty of the season – like blueberries, tomatoes, and picturesque sunflowers – at these farm festivals filled with family fun.

Fresh Farm Festivals You Won't Want to Miss

Farm Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

Coquitlam Blueberry Festival

When: Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Poirier Street Market ( 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam)
Admission: Free
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Things to do: Sample the best blueberry products Poirier Street Farmers Market vendors have to offer and learn how to incorporate blueberries into your meals at the blueberry recipe demonstration tent with Karen Curtis.

Farm Fest at Garden City Lands

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Garden City Rd & Lansdowne Rd (entrance is at 5040 Garden City Rd)
Admission: Free
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Things to do: Richmond celebrates local food, sustainability and its agricultural past, present and future. Visit the Farmers Market, see local performers on the Community Stage, and enjoy children’s activities, local food trucks, agricultural demonstrations and displays by local farmers, community partner displays, and more.

Apple Harvest Festival

When: Saturday, September 16, 2018 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Krause Berry Farms (6179 248 St, Langley)
Things to do: Games and crafts, apple themed products on display. Apple fudge, apple fritters, apple waffles, apple wine and more!

Bees and Blueberries Festival

When: Saturday August 18 & Sunday, 19, 2018, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: 17617 Ford Detour Road, Pitt Meadows
Admission: By donation to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation
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Details: Free guided tours with a live beehive opening, visit the planting corner to take home your very own free bee-friendly flower. There will also be free pony rides and a petting zoo. The main stage lineup will feature performers like Dilly the clown and Juno-nominated children’s singer-songwriter Ginalina. Register in advance for the blueberry pie eating contest and Sylvan Learning Centre spelling bee. Each day will end with a live bee beard demo.

Tomato Fest

When: Trout Lake – Saturday, August 25, 9:00am to 2:00pm
Kitsilano – Sunday, August 26, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Trout Lake Lakewood Dr & E 13th Ave; Kitsilano 10th Ave & Larch St
Admission: Free
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Things to do: Celebrate tomato season this year at Tomato Festival! Discover heirloom tomato varieties at our tomato display with over 100+ varieties of tomatoes, try tomato samples at our tasting station and pick up a new tomato recipe.

Garlic Festival

When: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Terra Nova Rural Park (The Sharing Farm) 2771 Westminster Hwy
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Things to do: Over 1,000 pounds of locally grown garlic for sale! The festival will also feature live music, garlic ice cream, a large selection of The Sharing Farm’s own produce, giveaways and a children’s area with family friendly activities. To celebrate the 10-year milestone for this event, The Sharing Farm is partnering with the City of Richmond to create an enhanced festival. Along with the usual foods and local farmers market, expert bird handlers will educate and entertain event attendees with flying demonstrations of native birds of prey.

Applebarn’s Opening Day

When: Friday, August 17, 2018, 10:30am to 5:30pm
Where: Taves Family Farm, 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford
Admission: Free admission to the Country Store, U-pick apple orchards, pumpkin patch. Applebarn Pass applies for activities.
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Things to do: Take a hay ride, run or pedal kart through the corn maze. See the animals, jump on jumping pillows, enjoy an apple cider slushy and more. Visit the new sunflower patch!

London Heritage Farm Family Farm Day

When: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
Admission: Seniors and teens – 3$, Adults – 4$, Families – 6$, Kids under 12 – Free
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Things to do: Petting zoo, pony rides, nylon zoo, birds of prey, kids’ crafts, woodworking, vintage photo booth and more.

Stay on top of these events and more by checking in on Miss604’s August event list, which is updated daily.

A Miss604.com guest post by Alexis Miles

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