Blue in Surrey

Something about the phrase ‘Blueberry Festival’ conjures up quaint images of mild-mannered village-folk, fresh baked pies and acoustic guitar music – something you’d expect on an episode of Gilmore Girls.

The Cloverdale Blueberry Festival is NOTHING like this. It’s MUCH better.

And much bigger; and much more exciting; and much more diverse. It is, in fact, a whirlwind of amazing happenings and activies and there’s something for absolutely everyone. Let’s take a peak…

For all you motorheads, the Blueberry Show & Shine is a chance to gawk at a gorgeous assortment of antique, vintage, muscle, restored and custom motorcycles, trucks and street rods. On a similar note, the Race Car Zone is a ¼ mile dragster and racecar display featuring some pretty iconic folks and some pretty awesome vehicles. Speaking of awesome, there’s also a 1912 La France heritage fire truck over at Hall 8 and a collection of Canadian military vehicles on display in the Legion parking lot.

Get your rural on! The Blueberry Antique Tractor Pull at the Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino features pre-1960 machines doing what they do best. And there’s a BBQ too.

Speaking of food, the Vendor Market, has an amazing array of food and retail items… and of course, blueberries. The little ones will go crazy for Kids Zone, a world of fun that includes attractions like the Cinemazoo Animal Agency exhibit, skateboarding demos, mini-golf, Creative Cube Art Mobile, a bouncy castle, a water gunfight at the OK Corral, the Treasure of the Caribbean obstacle course, face painting and even a blueberry pancake breakfast!

If your palate is more of the cultural variety, the Blueberry Art Festival is for you. Here, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a huge variety of artisans whose handmade crafts range from pottery and jewelry to sports merch and doggie collars. Pic-Knit at the Surrey Museum also features copious amounts of crafty goodies like hand-dyed and hand-spun yarns, luscious silks and knitting and spinning activities for the public. Visitors can also experience the Hooser Textile Library’s extensive collection of books and patterns as well as witness demonstrations on a rare Jacquard Loom.

Worried about the hassle of getting around? A Free Trolley Bus Service is available from 9am to 4pm to shuttle you from one event to the next.

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