UBC Apple Festival

UBC Apple FestivalThe Fall season just wouldn’t be the same without the annual UBC Apple Festival. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the popular family event and will take place October 16 and 17, 2010 from 11am-4pm at the UBC Botanical Garden.

More than 30,000 lbs of apples and hundreds of apple trees are sold to a hungry public during Apple Fest each year. For the price of a $2 admission fee (kids under 12 are free), event goers can check out grafting and cider-pressing demonstrations, take in a musical performance by the buskers roaming the grounds, and try their hand in Choices longest peel contest. Not to mention taste-testing more than 60 varieties of delicious BC-grown apples, grown both conventionally and organically.

The Johnny Appleseed Children’s Area will feature activity stations for kids, while the Food Fair will showcase tasty apple treats including apple cider and apple pies. Apple-related merchandise will be available at the Shop in the Garden and other vendors, such as UBC Herbarium and UBC Farm, will also be on-hand.

The admission fee also covers entrance to the Garden itself. All funds generated from the Festival will support research and educational activities at UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.

For more information, visit http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org

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