TOP 8 FRUIT FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsTempting families with strawberries, wild blueberries, cherries, peaches, cranberries and more, the top fruit festivals celebrate the best in fruit festivals across Canada.

From early summer events like the Abbotsford Berry Festival in BC, to the fall Peach Celebration in Ontario, Canada offers a wealth of fruit festivals every year.









Beamsville Strawberry Festival
late June
Beamsville, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsTempting hundreds of families for over 33 years with big, red, ripe, juicy strawberries on a hot summer’s day, the Beamsville Strawberry Festival also features a wide range of different entertainment all day long on three stages, arts and crafts for every taste and interest, favorite food for all the family, all ending with a popular fireworks display. The fun filled day even includes a Strawberry Idol competition for competitors aged 19 years of age and under. Making the event even more attractive is the fact that there is no charge for admission or for any of the entertainment.

For more information about the Beamsville Strawberry Festival visit:
http://www.otf.ca/beamsville-strawberry-festival-association?redirected=1





Abbotsford Berry Festival
mid July
Abbotsford, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsA popular event for more than a third of a century, the Abbotsford Berry Festival attracts the whole family to Historic Downtown Abbotsford to enjoy the festivities celebrating all manner of berries. Celebrations include everything from a pancake breakfast and yet more fabulous food, to non-stop entertainment on the Aldergrove Credit Union Community stage including a busking magician as well as a huge selection of street vendors. For the really adventurous there is even a rock climbing wall.

For more information about the Abbotsford Berry Festival visit:
http://www.downtownabbotsford.com/event/berry-festival/





Deer Lake Strawberry Festival
late July
Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsBilled as a community party to which everyone is invited, even tourists from all over the world, the Deer Lake Strawberry Festival uses the excuse of the strawberries to not only celebrate a favorite summer fruit, but also to showcase a weekend of musical entertainment including Strawberry Festival square dancers, an increasingly popular summer sprint, fun for the children in the form of the Kiddies Parade, games for all ages, and a wealth of food concentrating on strawberries, all ending with fireworks on the third day.

For more information about the Deer Lake Strawberry Festival visit:
http://www.town.deerlake.nf.ca/documents/StrawberryFestivalSchedule.pdf





St Peter’s Bay Wild Blueberry Festival
late July – early August
St. Peter’s, Prince Edward Island (PE)

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsCelebrating its 31st year, the St. Peter's Bay Wild Blueberry Festival is filled with variety of attractions for all ages including a Surf & Turf BBQ featuring everything including Blueberry buckle, an old-fashioned single layered cake, peppered with blueberries, and topped with a streusel topping, dances for teens and their boring adults, bingo, a golf tournament, various concerts, a parade and even fireworks.

For more information about St Peter’s Bay Wild Blueberry Festival visit:
http://www.stpetersbaypei.com/festivals.html





Peach Celebration
mid August
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsIt's a “Peach of a Celebration” as Niagara-on-the-Lake pays tribute to a wealth of the growing and promotion of fresh peaches. As street closures prepare for the celebrations two full days of activities include a day of live music from various bands, historic displays, entertainment and fun including beer from local breweries. Admission is free.

For more information about the Peach Celebration at Niagara-on-the-Lake visit:
http://www.niagaraonthelake.com/page/event/3286/7






Bruno Cherry Festival
mid August
Bruno, Saskatchewan (SK)


Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsBruno, the "Cherry Town of the Prairies" has the largest dwarf sour cherry orchard in western Canada and is the only community in the prairies to hold an annual cherry festival. A popular attraction for nearly a decade, the annual Bruno Cherry Festival celebrates the cherry in all its forms.

Visit the Bruno Cherry Festival web site at:
http://www.cherryfestival.ca/





Fruit Grower’s Festival
mid September
Edmonton, Albert (AB)

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsHighly respected experts from the Fruit Growers Association take the chance at this event at the Fruit Grower’s Festival to showcase everything about fruit-growing in Alberta and to presenting a wide range of information about fruit-growing in Alberta. All parts of the event are free with regular admission.

For more about the Fruit Grower’s Festival visit:
http://www.devonian.ualberta.ca/Events/FruitGrowersFestival.aspx





Bala Cranberry Festival
Bala, Ontario (ON)
mid October

Top Events Canada – Fruit eventsFollowing Thanksgiving weekend, the not-for-profit Bala Cranberry Festival, one of Ontario's most popular and unique festivals, attracts enthusiasts from all over Ontario to celebrate the Cranberry Harvest. Fun events include the ever popular farmer's market, craft show, games, and even shopping. There are also free buses to visit the local Cranberry Marshes and to see the harvest.

For more information about the Bala Cranberry Festival visit:
http://www.balacranberryfestival.on.ca








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