An annual South Surrey tradition that helps kick off the fall season is set for Sept. 23 at Historic Stewart Farm, and organizers say this year’s Harvest Fair includes a whole new crop of events.
Set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 13723 Crescent Rd. farm, the fair this year will celebrate harvest season from multiple perspectives, through additions offered by event co-host Totest Aleng: Indigenous Learning House.
Opened in June 2023 in Elgin Heritage Park, the learning house supports Indigenous cultural practices, artists-in-residence, workshops, events and public and school programs.
At the fair, artist collective Cedar Sage and Sweetgrass will be on site with Indigenous vendors, a corn husk doll workshop and a singing and drumming performance by Madelaine McCallum.
“We are so excited and honoured to expand our existing event,” farm curator Jerrilin Spence said in a news release.
“We welcome visitors to experience our site, yet encourage visitors to enjoy the event while reflecting on how their own backgrounds or traditions celebrate the harvest season, a time that holds significance in various ways across the world.”
The fair’s customary charms will also be showcased, including heritage demonstrations, harvest-themed crafts, a vendor market featuring nearly two dozen local makers and organizations, and, monologues by the Re-enactors; Surrey’s heritage re-enactment performance troupe.
Admission to the fair is free. Additional parking is located in the park’s west parking lot. Entrance is free. For more information, call 604-591-4627 or visit www.surrey.ca/stewartfarm