Richmond HarvestFest

Dates

Sep 30

Times

TBC

Agriculture an important part of Richmond’s cultural and economic past, present and future. Home to over 200 active farmers and a unique blend of urban and rural, active farming and vibrant restaurants, Richmond’s reputation as a hub for urban agriculture and unique culinary experiences is well established and ready to grow.

Throughout 2017 the City of Richmond will be marking Canada’s 150th birthday with a year-long series of programs and events that celebrate one nation, hundreds of cultures, thousands of communities, millions of people, and limitless stores – inspiring Richmond to welcome our future. Given Richmond’s reputation for great food and farming, one of the key events to celebrate the nation’s birthday will be the first annual Richmond HarvestFest.

This free festival is will be held Saturday September 30, 2017 at the Garden City Lands, an amazing 136.5 acre park in the heart of Richmond. This remarkable open space is currently being developed as one of Richmond’s signature parks and will be home to active farming and agricultural programs, a dedicated natural area and extensive opportunities for public recreation.

This new festival is expected to draw over 10,000 people from throughout the Metro Vancouver region including families and people with an interest in food, farming and gardening.

The Festival’s programming and attractions will appeal to all ages and cultures. Highlights include:

Farmers and Artisans Marketplace – Come meet the people who grow our food and keep traditional arts and crafts alive. Richmond farmers will be on site with locally grown fresh veggies and fruit for sale. Local artisans and community groups will also be on hand to talk about their work and with a unique selection of handmade products for sale.

Exceptional food – In addition to cooking demonstrations and sampling, visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of creative food from a wide-variety of food trucks and other local vendors.

Children’s area for little farmers – Children of all ages will enjoy agriculture related activities and educational opportunities including take home crafts, traditional harvest festival children’s games, and more. Visitors to this area will learn more about how things grow, what types of activities happen on a typical farm, and where our food comes from.

Agricultural and gardening displays and hands-on learning opportunities – Want to improve your gardening skills and learn more about how food grows? There will be ample opportunities to do so throughout the festival site.

Exhibits and displays that celebrate Richmond’s agricultural past, present and future – While Richmond has a long history of agriculture, the nature of production has evolved over time, and will continue to evolve in the future. Visitors to the festival will learn more about the fascinating history of agriculture, as well as the emerging technologies that will shape our future farms.

Mainstage featuring home grown talent – Take a break from the festivities, sit back and relax while listening to local musicians and entertainers on the Main stage. Stage performances will include a headline artist and opening and closing ceremonies. Buskers and pop up demonstration areas will also be placed throughout the festival site.

Art installations that celebrate food and farms – Visitors will see Garden City Lands transformed with creative installations and site décor that celebrates Richmond’s Growing Community.

 

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Jun 21

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Jun 24

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Jun 24

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Sep 29

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Richmond HarvestFest

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