Fall Fair Saturday in Cumberland

Cumberland is the place to be this weekend for a day long celebration of food, forests, harvest, heritage and trails.

The small but mighty Village of Cumberland is the place to be this weekend when friends and neighbours come together for a day long celebration of food, forests, harvest, heritage and trails.

The Foggy Mountain Fall Fair takes place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring out your apples and pears and try your hand at the Old Fashioned Apple Press. Bring along some jars or bags and you can take some home too!

Any fruit that doesn’t get juiced will find a home through LUSH Valley so clean up those trees, gather the blow down and bring your bounty to share.

Want to take guided tour through the streets or forests of Cumberland? There are going to be lots to choose form. All tours leave from the museum and are by donation.

9:30 – 10:30: The Forgotten Town of Union with Gywn Sproule.
11 – noon: Herb Walk in the Park. Join clinical herbalist Yarrow Willard of Harmonic Arts.

12:30 — 1:30: Guided Tour of the Cumberland Museum with Brian Charlton.

2 – 3:30: Cumberland Community Forest Society Walk.

2:30 – 3:30: Wild Forest Fun: Kids, join Bruce Carron of Wild Spirit for a short walk and nature games in the community forest.

Kids’ activities are also a big part of the day! Print making, scavenger hunts, old-fashioned butter making, relay races and harvest-inspired arts and crafts are offered free of charge all day.

The Foggy Mountain Fall Fair also features vendors and demos from local community organizations.

Learn more about being “bear aware”, LUSH Valley, the Cumberland Community Forest Society, Cumberland Community Schools Society, Cumberland Museum, Restless Raven Art Lab and many others.

Stop by the Foggy Mountain canteen for some tasty homemade chili, muffins, fair trade coffee and hot chocolate. Or head out into the streets of Cumberland and have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant or café, pick up some handmade chocolates, fresh doughnuts and other tasty treats.

It wouldn’t be a Cumberland event without some live music. The Foggy Mountain stage runs all day with performers including Cumberland’s own Gordie Carter, Josie Patterson, Blaine Dunaway and Annie Becker.

Saturday is also the much-anticipated Cumberland Pie of the Year Contest. There is still time to dust off your apron and pull out your rolling pin. All contest details are available on the museum website. People’s Choice judging runs from noon till 3 and judging and tasting happens at 4 sharp. All proceeds from the Pie of the Year auction are split between the Cumberland Museum and the Cumberland Community Forest Society.

Be sure to check out the Cumberland United Church Garage Sale, the Rotary Orchard Clean Up and the Waverley Hotel’s Saturday night event with Vancouver reggae band Giraffe Aftermath. All monthly donors to the Cumberland Forest Society (you can sign up that night) get in for free.

The Foggy Mountain Fall Fair is a community-building celebration presented by the Cumberland Museum with their friends and community partners. For all the details go to the Cumberland Museum website at www.cumberlandmuseum.ca

— Cumberland Museum and Archives

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