Grow Local Fall Fair, Saturday

Celebrate the Okanagan’s orchard industry this Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Laurel Packinghouse.

Grow Local Fall Fair

October 18, 2014

Laurel Packinghouse

10 am to 3pm

Admission: $2 for Singles, $5 for Families

 

Local never tasted this good.  “Come and get it” at Kelowna Museums’ Grow Local Fall Fair!

The Grow Local Fall Fair is a celebration of the Okanagan’s orchard industry; in a most enticing way: fruit tasting, learning, live music, even some nutty games!

Sustainable food has long been a signature of the Okanagan, and increased awareness of both the importance and fun of our orchard industry is one of the key points of Grow Local.

Where else, for instance, can you get to both learn about grapes, and stomp on them?

“There’s really something for every palate, and we don’t mean just apples,” says Christina Neale, Programming Coordinator for Kelowna Museums.  “We’ve got presentations and a diverse selection of music from the orchard cultures and others…”

 

Entertainers

10:30 –  11:30 The Laurel Sisters – Kids Entertainment

11:45 –  12:15 spaʔxʷawlm Krystal Lezard

12:30 –  1:00 Grape Stomp, sponsored by the Kelowna Italian Canadian Club

1:15  –  1:45 Ryan Donn

2:00  –  2:30 Mosaic Cross Road

 

Speakers

10:30 – 11:00 Gerald Geen, Geen Family History: 111 years of orcharding throughout 4 generations

11:15 – 11:45 Bees Inc, Vic McDonald:  Secrets of the bee colony: What is fact and what is fiction

12:00 – 12:30 Summerhill Winery, Gabe Cipes: Biodynamic farming

 

“…It’s all to give people the complete – and completely enjoyable – orchard experience.”

With a line-up like that?  Our mouths are watering.  Are yours?

 

For more information about Grow  Local, contact Christina Neale, programming coordinator, at 250-763-2417.