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Educational Events, Sales Events, Harvest Festivals in Western Canada  in the Fall of 2020.  All were cancelled because of Covid-19

January 01, 2020

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September 13, 2020

DBG Fruit Growers Fall Festival

Note: Cancelled due to COVID-19

The Fruit Growers Association will be holding a public event at the following location:
(Indoors) L. Y. Cairns School
10510 45 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 0A1.  One block away from Whitemud Dr and Gateway Blvd.
Free parking onsite at front, Experts from the Fruit Growers Association be available to answer all your questions about fruit-growing in Alberta.

Drop-in event; advance registration is not required.
Regular admission applies. Nominal charge for some activities and food.

For more information see <>

Sooke Fall Fair

Note: Cancelled due to COVID-19


Saturday, September   tba. 1.30 to 3.30 pm.  Sooke Fall Fair at Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Road, Sooke. The BCFTA Apple Identification team will be identifying 'heritage' apples.

September 20, 2020

Ioco Heritage Day

Note: Cancelled due to COVID-19:


Ioco Ghost Days. 12 noon to 4pm. Free parking. On the old Lawn Bowling Green, First Avenue

apple varieties on display, some for tasting.
Coming from Highway 1, exit Hwy 1 just west of the Port Mann Bridge. Exit 44. The signs will say something like: Hwy 7 Lougheed Hwy Eastbound to Port Coquitlam.
Drive east on the Lougheed Hwy (Hwy 7) past Riverview to a major intersection with traffic lights at Coquitlam Centre Shopping Mall.


Turn left onto the Barnet Hwy (7A). Drive westbound on this six-lane hwy passing Lansdowne Drive, and Falcon Drive to Ioco Road (a major intersection with traffic lights). You’ll see a gas station on the right at Ioco Road.
Turn right onto Ioco Road. Continue on Ioco Road past three lights close together, and turn left at the fourth light. This is where Ioco Road veers left. Do not go straight ahead up the hill
Follow Ioco Road (two-lane and winding) for about 4 km to its end at First Avenue. You will see a field (old bowling green) with tents with

a quaint little church on the left. A school on the right has parking spots.

October 04, 2020

Saltspring Island Apple Festival

Cancelled due to COVID-19:


Theme: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Saltspring Island Woman's Institute

Fulford Hall - 2591 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC

The Apple Festival map is not released until 10:00am on Sunday September 29.

Tickets are available at either of our two Ticket booths at :

  • Fulford Hall or at

  • The Ganges Tourist Information Centre
    Your best strategy, is to go directly to the closest ticket booth, buy your ticket and you will get a map. There will be about 20 farms on the tour this year so pick your favourite places to go AND THEN


Growing over 500 apple varieties ORGANICALLY.

A chance to visit Apple Heaven while still on earth!
We displayed 420 varieties at Apple Fest 2019.


Photos of each variety are shown on the website

Apple Festival Website:

Apple Festival PAST HIGHLIGHTS  (NEW):

Getting to Salt Spring Island


October 03, 2020

Derby Reach Apple Day

Cancelled due to COVID-19:

Saturday, October 3, 2020. Apple Day at Derby Reach Regional Park. 11 am to 2 pm. (Metro Vancouver parks) Free parking. Allard Crescent, Fort Langley. Across from the main Historic Area Parking Lot and also in a field with entry just east of the Tents.

BC Fruit Testers will have an apple display of apples grown in south coastal B.C, and a cider-making demo.

Master Gardeners will be present to answer fruit-growing questions. There will be a Master Gardener answering Bee questions.

There will be apples to taste and to buy. Fruit trees for sale. Berry bushes for sale. Entertainment for children and adults.

October 10, 2020

The Bowen Island Applefest will be held at the Davies Heritage Orchard in Crippen Park on Bowen Island, B.C.   11 am to 2 pm.

Dress warmly and come to the Cove by 11 am for the start of the 23nd annual Applefest in Davies Orchard.

Why? Because it is fun, free, family-oriented, delicious, educational and supporting a charity working to save the cottages in the Orchard for future community uses.

The Davies Orchard on Bowen Island was established in 1887 with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees. Some of the original trees remain and are still productive. Bowen Heritage Preservation Association manages the Orchard today and has re-planted all of the varieties of apple that the Davies grew.

Each year, we celebrate with an AppleFest, usually held on the first Sunday in October. Admission is free and events always include games for the children, apple pie sales and a pie-baking contest, local food and tours of the Heritage Museum.

Visitors can also take our award-winning heritage walking tour and hike the trails in surrounding parklands.

Located in Snug Cove, Davies Orchard is an easy walk from the ferry terminal.

For more information:

October 17, 2020

UBC Apple Festival, 29th Anniversary.

Cancelled due to COVID-19:

Aug 24, 2020. look for UBC Botanical Garden website for sales of apples, apple trees and apple juice.


Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2020, 11 am to 4 pm. run by the Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden (FOGs), 6804 South West Marine Drive, Vancouver. B.C.  Apples for sale, Apple trees for sale, apple tasting, all sorts of things associated with apples!

The Friends of the Garden have sold an average of 36,000 pounds of apples each year and 250 apple trees.

The B.C. Fruit Testers will have a display of apples grown in south coastal B.C., grafting workshops, cider-making demos, pollination and bee displays, apple identification (bring six good apples picked from the sunny side of the tree). Apple identification is very difficult with about 6000 apple varieties grown world-wide. We know the varieties which were grown locally here prior to World War II. We may have to keep your apples and take them to a workshop we will run to identify the ones we could not identify at UBCAF and we may not be able to identify them.

BCFTA Summer-Pruning and Grafting Workshop

July date to be confirmed. The B. C. Fruit Testers Association will be hosting a summer-pruning and grafting workshop from 10-1.30 pm at the Royal Roads University orchard, Victoria. Members will guide you through the fundamentals of summer pruning and its positive effects on overall fruit production. Bring your pruners and learn hands on techniques.

10 am to noon: Demonstrations as well as opportunities for “Hands-on” pruning” of fruit trees will be done on dwarf, standard and espaliered (branches trained on a wall, lattice or single wire) fruit trees, as may be needed. Bring your hand pruners and practice under the supervision of experts, or watch whichever you prefer. Disinfectants will be provided.

12.30 to 1.30 pm Workshop on 'budding' and 'Maintaining your Fruit Trees'.

Parking is available within the orchard for those with walking disabilities only. All other participants should park in the public parking area, Lot #3, the lower one near the water (pay parking, one loony required).

To get to the Pruning Workshop, drive to Royal Roads University along Sooke Road. The orchard is located behind the university’s buildings. Follow the signs from the main gate to the Mews pay parking.

Bring a lunch

Any questions phone Barrie Agar: barrie.agar and the symbol for 'at' or Ann Aylard 250-656-0815

or check out the website:

BCFTA Fall Fruit Show

Cancelled due to Covid-19:


to be announced. West Shore Town Centre, 2945 Jacklin Road, Victoria. Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Many varieties of apples, pears and nuts on display. Bring your apples and we will try to identify them (bring six good apples picked from the sunny side of the tree), heritage fruit information. Get information about pests and diseases. Please contact Ann Aylard to volunteer: <anaylard and the symbol for 'at' plus>

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