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.