Finally – the first annual Richmond Harvest Fest is happening on Saturday, September 30.
Taking place on the spectacular Garden City Lands, visitors can enjoy food booths, a marketplace showcasing locally grown and produced foods, wine and beer sampling, and much more.
Five local chefs will be cooking up mouth-watering dishes featuring local delicacies on the Culinary Stage, including Daryle Nagata from Steveston’s popular Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, Michael Manlulu from Britannia Brewing Company, and Wheelhouse Seafoods’ Catherine Yamamoto.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, all three will be preparing dishes featuring cranberries, Richmond’s top crop. Meanwhile, educator and herbalist Lori Snyder of Earth and Company will focus on edible plants and educator, writer and “diversivore”, Sean Bromilow, will be cooking up a Harvest Brunch.
In the festival marketplace, festival goers will find local produce at a number of booths, home-grown baked goods, local honey, artisanal ice cream and more. Those who want to skip the prep can visit one of a half dozen food booths for an internationally-flavoured variety of foods.
Richmond craft breweries Britannia Brewing Company and Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks will be on site, along with local winemakers Country Vines Winery and Canada Berries Enterprises. Local beer and wine will be available to those 19 years and over with two pieces of ID, including at least one government-issued identification.
Other highlights include children’s activities including a straw bale slide and wagon ride, interactive agricultural displays and roving performers. The festival main stage will feature homegrown performers including a headline performance by popular Canadian folk/rock/reggae trio Jon and Roy.
There will be no onsite parking at Garden City Lands. Parking will be available at Lansdowne Centre and a shuttle bus service will be available. Visit the Location section of the website to find sustainable ways to commute to the event. A bike valet will be available in a securely guarded area near the festival entrance.
When: Saturday, September 30 – 11 am to 7 pm
Where: The Garden City Lands
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Richmond Harvest Fest.