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Posted October 10, 2008 by Adam Toren in Blogs
 
 

13th Annual Cranberry Festival

Fort Langley (starts at the intersection of Mavis and Church street in Fort Langley)
October 11 8:30am to 5pm

The Village of Fort Langley is celebrating the harvest of the cranberry season with a day of festivities that all starts with a warm pancake breakfast. This free event usually attracts up to 20,000 people a year who can buy foods and special goods with cranberries at a large marketplace. There are 80 vendors selling merchandise, crafts and gourmet foods with one thing in common – all items are related to the fall harvest with cranberries being the key ingredient of course. Approximately 10,000 pounds of cranberries will be sold throughout the day.
There are also special presentations on the history of the cranberry industry and how the popular berries are harvested locally.
The main sponsor, Ocean Spray, has a large presence at this event showing how cranberry juice is made and all of its health benefits.
On the mainstage – entertainment all day from local singers including the headlining band, OS5 along with Nikki Werner, Natasha Zimbaro and the Old Time Fiddle Kids.
At noon time, there will be a special ceremony to crown the Cranberry King and Queen.
One of the big contests at this family event is the Cranberry pie-eating contest with the top prize being tickets to the Vancouver Canucks.
There is tones of food being served up all day. Lunch is all prepared on the barbeque and snacks such as cotton candy, kettle corn and ice cream are available all day.
The celebration continues with diverse performances including salsa style dancing, traditional Korean style drummers and even musical performances for the youngest guests by children’s author Lorrie Kohlman.
The 13th annual Cranberry Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in Canada and growing each year. Why? Organizers say they work hard to make sure the event provides something for everyone to do from shopping at the large marketplace to checking out events such as the canoe regatta, entertainment, activities, contests with prizes, and cranberry sales.
Another highlight at this event is the Cranberry count contest. An old fashioned wooden barrel full of berries and the best guess wins. It only costs a twoonie to enter and the winner gets tickets to a hockey game.


Adam Toren

 
Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.