Pie in the Plaza
Back in the 1800’s you would be lucky to clear only one acre of land during the span of an entire year to sow seeds and harvest a bounty of produce. Luckily those days long since passed due to some hard work, and a boat load of technological advancements, we’re now sitting comfortably with over one third of Surrey’s land being dedicated to agriculture.
In honour of food and farming in Surrey, the city is coming together to make the largest blueberry pie in British Columbia! Pie in the Plaza is a public festival that infuses fun and educational activities in honour of Surrey’s 89,018 beautiful acres of farmland.
Opening ceremonies kick the event off, during which you can watch the blueberry pie slowly begin to be assembled. After all the heavy lifting and careful crocheting of the crust, the ceremonial pie cutting will take place and the crowd will be awarded slices of pie for their patience in enduring the delicious aromas.
You can’t have a party without music, so all afternoon there will be live musical performances accompanied by farm-favourite bee, cow, pig and chicken mascots swinging and dancing along to the music, encouraging little ones to join in on the fun. Enjoy musical performances by All The King’s Men and fiddling duo The Whisky Minstrels. Kiddos can also enjoy a transformation with the help of face painting artists, or watch in awe as a balloon artist contorts balloons into all kinds of furry friends.
Families can also visit the photo booth to capture memories of your little ones with mouths stained bright blue from the blueberries. If your family thrives on an adrenaline, race through the inflatable corn maze for tummy aching laughter.
End your day with a quick lesson on growing your own food and the community gardens in Surrey by visiting the seed planting station. Here you can take home a seed that you can plant on your own to remind you of all the fun you had at Pie in the Plaza!
Pie in the Plaza
September 9th 11 AM – 4 PM
Central City Shopping Centre Plaza
10153 King George Blvd