Harvest fair coming soon
Oct 14, 2013 / 5:00 am
There’s a new fall fair in town, and the Kelowna Museums want you to be a part of it! On October 19, the Grow Local Fall Fair is taking place at the Laurel Packinghouse in celebration of the many tree fruit harvests that we enjoy in this agriculturally gifted city. The museum combined the Cherry Fair and the Apple Fair from previous years into this new special one-day event, the Grow Local Fall Fair, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on October 19.
One of fall’s great pleasures is biting into a perfectly crisp, perfectly ripened apple. The lip smacking sweetness balanced with that classic apple tartness is one of nature’s great tricks for masking how good-for-you this food actually is. The humble fruit has also been very good for Kelowna, and became a pivotal element that shaped Kelowna’s history and character as a city. A tall order for such a simple snack! And that’s why the Fall Fair is a big deal for people of all ages in Kelowna.
On October 19 the Grow Local Fall Fair will combine local consumers, farmers, artisans, and local entertainment into a family fun event that aims to promote local products and produce through a variety of exhibitions, performances and vendors. Awareness of local agriculture is central to the fair. Kelowna Museums wants to bring together producers and vendors who embody this healthy, sustainable lifestyle, one that was lived here in the Valley, not so long ago. All this in Kelowna’s first designated heritage building and one of the longest standing packinghouses in the province, the Laurel Packinghouse.
The fair has a great line-up of artisans, entertainers and food producers. This line-up includes:
Quality Farms (with their educational hatch-a-chick program kits), The Central Okanagan Food Policy Council, Master Gardeners, Bees Inc., BC Tree Fruits Co-Op, Basket Case Picnic, Lady Bug Creations, Valcraft, Love it Again, Quill Skywritings, Westbank Harvest, Okanagan Regional Library: Kelowna Branch, Kelowna free Graze Lamb, Honest Goodness, and Sheela’s Mehndi Henna Tattoos/ Shabby Boushique.
Grow Local will open its doors on Saturday, October 19th and is open to people of all ages. Admission is $2/person or $5/family (2 adults and 2 children). Come out and meet the makers and don’t forget to check out our children’s corner where there will be a variety of activities, storytelling and songs. There will be apple tastings and delicious apple pies for sale.
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