Halfmoon Bay Apple Festival
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Halfmoon Bay, B.C. – Located just up the road from Sechelt on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, Halfmoon Bay celebrates the “forbidden fruit” all through October, with everything coming together on Oct. 28 – Apple Festival Day.
From candy apples to apple pies and apple butter, it’s all here, including apple cider made by local growers and brewers, The Bricker Cider Company, a family-owned and run business that produces a variety of ciders in small batches.
“The seed was planted five years ago,” said Nick Farrer, who asks forgiveness for his pun and credits his grandmother, whose maiden name was Bricker, for inspiring the company name. “She lived just up the road, a kilometre away and with her apple trees, she got her kids and grandkids into making cider.”
Come out and celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary and the harvest. The event takes place at Cooper’s Green Regional Park and everything kicks off with a traditional “drum & song” welcome from the Shíshálh Nation at 11 a.m. The festival continues until 4 p.m. with musicians, food, produce and craft vendors, games, pony rides and plenty of freshly picked apples for sale. And – don’t forget to give the cauldron a stir and make a wish.
BC Ferries leaves from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast with around 10 sailings daily, plus sailings from Vancouver Island to the northern Sunshine Coast (Powell River), or you can take advantage of the many other transportation services including float planes, passenger ferry service, and more.
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