Everything to do at Vancouver's largest Oktoberfest party Harvestland

Sep 24 2019, 2:20 pm

Harvestland, Canada’s largest harvest festival and Vancouver’s most lively Oktoberfest celebration is almost here.

When the 10-day festival returns to the Lower Mainland on Thursday, October 10, guests can look forward to an enchanting festival full of activities and harvest magic.

This year, they’ve partnered up with the PNE and will be taking over Hastings Park, to bring a larger, more spectacular celebration.

“We wanted to do something truly spectacular for the fifth anniversary of Harvest Haus,” says event organizer Tyson Villeneuve. “By continuing our collaboration with Collective X and partnering with the PNE for Harvestland, we’ll be launching the largest harvest event in the country.”

To get you excited, here are some of the must-visit attractions at this year’s Harvestland.

The Bavarian Village

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The Bavarian Village is the mix of a medieval renaissance and harvest gaming area. Visitors will be able to duel your friends in swordplay, fire off a pumpkin slingshot, and participate in lettuce cutting.

Woodland Den

The Woodland Den is a whimsical maze with secret areas that are waiting to be discovered. The puzzling activation and its twisting turns are inspired by a fall forest, harvest fields, and mystical fairytales. Participants can also visit Harvestland’s logger sports area and try their hand at axe throwing!

Kinder Farm

Kinder Farm is an interactive, educational learning installation, complete with hay bales, farm discovery stations, pony rides, and tractor rides.

Harvest Rides and Marktplatz

Harvest Haus 2016 (Jonathan Evans/jonnypicture.com)

What celebration would be complete without exciting rides? The Harvest Rides include a selection of classic amusement rides and games. For anyone looking to satisfy their cravings, they can explore a grand selection of European cuisine, as well as classic amusement park fare.

Harvest Haus

Harvest Haus revellers (Harvest Haus)

Harvest Haus revellers (Harvest Haus)

Harvest Haus

Harvest Haus

The 19+ Oktoberfest celebration is back and bigger than ever. This year’s Harvest Haus will include a keg tapping opening ceremony, authentic German fare, wondrous dancing, and plenty of live music.

Harvest Haus, the adults-only celebration, will run on evenings from October 10 to 12 and October 18 and 19.

Tickets to both Harvestland and Harvest Haus are on sale now and be purchased online via Ticket Leader.

Tickets to Harvestland start at $16 for general admission and $47 for a family pass (two adults and three children). Tickets to Harvest Haus start at $27 for general admission and $42 for VIP.

The 10-day festival will take place from Thursday, October 10 to Sunday, October 20. Hours of operation will vary by day and can be found online.

Harvestland 2019

Where: Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Time: Hours of operation vary by date and can be found online
When: Thursday, October 10 to Sunday, October 20, 2019
Tickets: Available online

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Harvestland