Dunbar Village Harvest Festival
The family fun continues this weekend with the Dunbar Village Harvest Festival. The Fall Fest starts at 9am on Saturday, September 28th and finishes at 3pm. To experience the whole fair, you’ll need to be up early and off your mattress Vancouver neighbourhoods are not known for their Fall Fairs, it’s more of a rural activity, but the Dunbar Village has planned a host of family themed events.
Because of the natural spread of businesses and public spaces along the Dunbar corridor, the festival has been split into three zones:
Dunbar Village North (between 17th and 19th Avenue)
The North End of Dunbar will be the home of the sustainability section of the festival. Bringing the farm to the people, this section will have garden workshops, lessons on how to raise urban chicken (now allowed in Vancouver) and a mobile dairy classroom, where young ones can see the process by which their cereal milk is extracted from cows. Weather permitting, there might also be a ‘hay play.’ Not a 100 percent sure, but we assume that’s like king of the castle, just on a giant mountain of hay.
Dunbar Village Centre (between 26th and 30th)
This is the fun zone! For the kids, they have a bouncy castle, sumo suits, carnival games and community art. For the adults there is a car show, a barbecue and a used booksale. This will also be the site of the live music stage. This year’s musical guests: Music with Marnie (for the kids), the blues pairing, Gary Comeau Duo and cover artists, Rogue Messengers.
Dunbar Village South
Pancakes severed to the first 500 at 9am. The breakfast feast will take place in the IGA parking lot. Other activities in this area include a charity dog wash, circus workshops and the Gratitude Graffiti Project; your guess is as good as ours on that last one.
There will be a free shuttle on hand to facilitate travel between the different zones.