Taste over 60 kinds of apples at this seasonal apple festival next weekend

Oct 2 2018, 10:35 pm

Whether it’s Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, or Red Delicious, apple fans of any variety will want to visit the 2018 UBC Apple Festival.

Entering its 27th year, the event celebrates one of BC’s favourite fruits and gives attendants a chance to learn about the diversity of apples, as well as taste a number of rare and peculiar varieties.

One of the festival’s most popular events will be the “Friends of the Garden” apple tasting tent. There, visitors will be able to sample up to 60 kinds of new and heritage apples, all grown within British Columbia.

Patrons will also be able to purchase an extensive variety of apples and apple trees to take home.

Last year, event organizers brought in 63 varieties of apples and 70 varieties of apple trees, selling more than 34,000 pounds of the delightful fruit in the process. This year’s sales are expected to be no different.

The event will also feature a children’s area, a chance to learn from master gardeners, and some time well spent in UBC’s beautiful botanical garden.

For those who get hungry, the festival’s food fair will offer apple pie, apple cider, chocolate, pizza, cookies, popcorn, and a variety of other warm beverages.

Visitors should be advised that there is no parking at the UBC Botanical Garden during the festival. UBC will be running a free shuttle bus from the West Campus Parkade and the Fraser River Parkade starting at 9:30 am and running every 15 minutes.

Admission to the event is $5, cash only, for adults; children under the age of 12 can enter for free.

The 2018 UBC Apple Festival

Where: UBC Botanical Garden – 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

When: Saturday, October 13 to Sunday, October 14, 2018

Time: 11 am to 4 pm both days

Admission: $5 (cash only) for adults; children ages 12 and under enter for free

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