Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Harvest Festival Downtown Nanaimo

  Harvest Festival
September 15, 2012

Old City Quarter

Nanaimo’s second annual Harvest Festival celebrates all things culinary in a very colourful way! The heart of the Festival is a street full of educational displays and interactive presentations around local food issues such as sustainability, food security, urban agriculture, natural and organic local food sources, edible wild foods and the culinary arts.

Highights of the one day event include a Fresh Food Fair, a 'play and learn' area for the kids featuring a petting farm and non-stop live entertainment. Admission to the street festival is free and samples of the OCQ’s Top Chef’s creations will be affordably priced with ticket proceeds donated to Nanaimo Foodshare. Ballots to vote on the top chef and the Canned Food Sculptures Peoples’ Choice Award will be exchanged for a donation to the Loaves & Fishes Food Bank.

The Harvest Festival ‘Top Chef’ competition pits the area’s top chefs in a friendly ‘cook-off’ of signature dishes using only local, natural ingredients.

If your business or organization has a booth or interactive display you think could add to this event, we want to hear from you. Non-profit and educational groups are invited to participate at no cost and commercial vendors can rent display space at a very nominal fee. Volunteers are needed in all areas of the event. For information contact eventguy@shaw.ca

Learning, listening, playing, laughing, sampling and sipping -- our six themes all day long at Harvest Festival 2012.


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