Celebrate the Harvest at the Historic Stewart Farm

From apple cider to potato sack races, join in traditional fall celebrations at the Olde Harvest Fair this Saturday.

The Re-enactors return to Surrey's Historic Stewart Farm Sept. 20 to celebrate the harvest.

Join in traditional harvest celebrations at the Historic Stewart Farm’s “Olde Harvest Fair” on Saturday, Sept. 20 from noon to 3 p.m.

People all over the world have celebrated the harvest season for many generations. The “Olde Harvest Fair” continues this tradition by celebrating Surrey’s agricultural past and present with family-friendly games and activities. In the spirit of the community harvest, be sure to bring non-perishable food to donate to the Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank.

·         Be entertained by Surrey’s own re-enactment troupe “The Re-enactors” as they bring to life Surrey’s true stories during the period 1872 to 1945.

·         Explore the vendors market featuring local craft and food artisans and face painters.

·         Kick up your heels to the melodies of the Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers.

·         Tour the heritage orchard with Master Gardener Roger Phillips, and learn about mason bees and heirloom vegetables and herbs.

·         Take part in traditional harvest festival games and activities, including potato sack races, “Scarecrow Relay,” and “Needle in a Haystack” for bragging rights and prizes.

·         Create a “growing” caterpillar craft to take home

·         Tour the new exhibit ‘Dig This!’ with the curator to learn about the past, present, and future of gardening.

·         Sample apple cider and coffee, check out cider press and butter making demonstrations, and take a guided tour of the 1894 farmhouse with a costumed guide.

·         Enjoy a bite to eat from Cup a Corn food truck.

The Historic Stewart Farm is located at 13723 Crescent Road in South Surrey. Fall site hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Entrance is by donation. For more information call 604-592-6956 or visit  www.surrey.ca/heritage.

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