Despite the overcast weather, this years Kids Festival at Kilby Historic Site was great fun for both the young and young at heart. With nine craft stations, croquette, stilt walking, face painting and children’s entertainer Rosie Ribbon Star there was ample of activities to take part in. Of course, the always friendly farm animals welcomed the crowds and the local Agassiz Fire Department and RCMP brought out their emergence vehicles for clamouring and exploring on. The smash ‘hit’ (pun totally intended) of the day was the two pinata parties for the little kids and the not so little kids.
Archive for August, 2010
This past Monday, Aug 09 the waters opened for Sockeye Salmon. Fishing enthusiasts of all ages and ability are flocking to the Fraser River in hopes of reiling in their very own prize catch.
Saturdays Garlic Festival at Limbert Mountain Farms was a delectable success with more than 700 people in attendance and all the garlic in sight sold out by days end. Those foodie folk looking for more farm country fun can get their fill at this weekends Slow Food Vancouver’s Summer Cycle Tours in Agassiz on the 21st and Chilliwack the 22nd. Registration can be done on-line at Slow Food Vancouver‘s website or on-site in both communities.
The smell of garlic is already on the air while the various foodie folk and garlic producers set up for the free annual Garlic Festival at Limbert Mountain Farms. This year Limbert has partnered with Edible Vancouver to bring you a bigger and better festival including introductions to the wide variety of garlic grown on site, must have recipes, delicious samples and info on how to grow your very own garlic. The festivities kick off at 11am and run till 5pm with the Limbert country kitchen serving ‘everything garlic’ from noon to 4pm.
The 9th annual Harrison Lake Poker Run will hit the water running Friday Aug 6th to the 8th. This years theme is SEVEN. With the run falling on Aug 7th and seven being a lucky number it seemed the appropriately ’winning’ choice. The largest poker run in Western Canada, this event is as much fun for on-lookers as it is for participants. Those interested in gawking at some of the high perfomance boats taking part in the run can do so Friday from noon to 7pm along the village waterfront.