Apple Festival 2017

A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of BC’s favourite fruits. From learning about the diversity of apples to tasting rare and unusual varieties, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to discover more about this delicious fruit.

Thousands of pounds of apples will be sold to thousands of hungry attendees. Over 60 varieties of heritage, new and “tried and true” varieties are available, grown both conventionally and organically. Varieties of apple trees grafted onto dwarfing root stock are also for sale, perfect for the home garden or patio.

One of the most popular activities at the Apple Festival is the Apple Tasting tent. For $5, curious event goers can taste up to 60 varieties of new and heritage BC-grown apples. For those who want to enrich their knowledge of local apples, The Apples of the Apple Festival booklet is also available for purchase.

Kids can engage in a number of activities in the Children’s Area, ranging from face painting and games to storytelling. A variety of talented entertainers keep the family amused, including family-friendly shows on the Main Stage.

Be sure to spend some time exploring the beautiful Botanical Garden or take a “walk on the wild side” on the treetop Greenheart TreeWalk. Don’t forget to take a break to enjoy some of the festival’s selection of tasty edibles such as apple pie and hot apple cider, available for purchase at The Food Fair on the main lawn near the Apple Tasting Tent.

Admission is $5 for adults including free entry to the garden (cash only for admission fee); children 12 and under free. A Bike Valet will be available at the main entrance, and there is a free shuttle bus from the UBC Campus West Parkade and Fraser River Parkade beginning at 9:30 am.

This fundraising event, organized by the Friends of the Garden, supports UBC Botanical Garden.

Pets are not allowed in the Garden; please leave them at home.

4 responses to “Apple Festival 2017”

  1. Garden Marketing

    Hi Victor,
    While we don’t yet have the exact details of who will be coming to this year’s Apple Festival, we do expect to have similar apple displays including the Best Apple Display in Canada. It includes a demonstration on apple cider making. Hope you can make it!

  2. Victor Chui

    Any idea who is/are coming to showcase apple cider making this year? I’d be very interested in learning more about these cider making pioneers and masters. Thx.

    Victor Chui
    Fantasizing about living on a farm, making apple ciders
    (604) 512-1873
    PS: Please feel free to contact me if you need extra hands on your farm. I am willing to travel across BC for short-term farming jobs. I am multilingual (English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish), loving (talking to ^-^) plants and flowers. Being industrial and physically fit with an appreciative, learning attitude, I am able to help out in many positions as requested. Thx.

  3. Garden Marketing

    Hi Marlys – I have passed your information along to the Friends of the Garden, who run Apple Fest. Thanks!

  4. Marlys Wolfe

    I am interested in entering the Apple Fest as a vendor. Is there any space that comes available? I have an organic farm in Kelowna, B.C. and I make different teas, jams, jellies, garlic products and natural health products. Would these be suitable for that event? You can check my website out if you wish…

    I would appreciate any information on being a vendor at this event.

    Marlys Wolfe
    Falcon Ridge Farms
    250 2120755

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