Photo courtesy City of Richmond
The Garden City Lands property, which is in the midst of a
transformation, will host a free, new festival in two weeks: Richmond Harvest
Fest on Saturday, Sept. 30.
It’s the first major event at the property, which the city describes as the “evolving green heart of Richmond.”
Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said the festival will be a great opportunity for locals to celebrate Richmond’s commitment to being a sustainable, diverse and vibrant community during Canada’s 150th anniversary.
“Agriculture is an important part of Richmond’s cultural and economic past, present and future,” Brodie said. “We are home to over 200 active farmers and a wide variety of vibrant restaurants. Richmond’s reputation as a hub for urban agriculture and unique culinary experiences is well established and ready to grow.”
The festival promises to be a family-friendly, all-ages affair, with programming and attractions that will include a farmers market, exceptional local food, beer and wine, cooking demonstrations on a culinary stage, children’s activities including a straw bale slide and wagon ride, and agricultural displays as well as roving performers.
Headline the main stage will be popular Canadian folk/rock/reggae trio Jon and Roy.
The Saturday festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., however there will be no onsite parking.
Instead, parking will be available at Lansdowne Centre, with shuttle bus service available to the public. For those who love cycling, a bike valet will be available in a securely-guarded area near the festival’s entrance.
For more information about the festival, visit richmondharvestfest.com