Returning for its 20th year, The Cranberry Festival takes place on Saturday during this Thanksgiving long weekend in the heart of the Village of Fort Langley, and celebrates B.C.’s longstanding history with the ruby berry.
The annual cranberry extravaganza, which dedicates itself to the commercially-grown fruit that is native to North America and the Metro Vancouver area, will attract people from all over the Lower Mainland. Generating attendance of approximately 60,000 people in recent years, The Cranberry Festival is one of the largest events Fort Langley hosts.
The one-day-only event kicks off this Saturday, with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and continues throughout the day, with a bunch of family-oriented activities.
Highlights of the festival include a wide selection of products from over 70 vendors, specialty foods, organic coffee, handmade crafts, musical acts, cooking demos, contests, and of course copious amounts of fresh cranberries.
Spanning hundreds of feet down Glover Road, the Cranberry Festival provides attendees with the perfect opportunity to pick up some fresh cranberries by the bag-full — an essential ingredient for any Thanksgiving feast.
Transport options to the seasonal celebration include a shuttle bus from Trinity Western University at 7600 Glover Road, which will take festival-goers right into the festival.
For more information, visit fortlangley.com.
Fort Langley Cranberry Festival 2015
When: Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The village of Fort Langley along Glover Road, and Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Avenue
Price: Admission is free