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The Countdown to the 5th Annual Cider Harvest Festival Begins Now!

Autumn is around the corner, which means we’re honing in on peak apple season, folks! Furthermore, the 5th Annual Cider Harvest Festival is happening on September 24th, at Merridale Cidery & Distillery on Vancouver Island. Consider this your reminder!

The timing couldn’t be better, since this year’s Autumn Equinox falls on September 23rd – and what goes better with crisp autumn air than fresh, local craft cider? More specifically, cider from over fifteen BC cideries who are involved in every aspect of the cider-making process from growing and harvesting their own apples, to creating the final, scrumptious fermented product. The volume of adoration for apples and their boozy labour-of-love at this special event will be unmatched! We’re talking some hardcore, hard-working folks who care as much about the land as the label that goes on the finished can or bottle. Case in point:

Raven’s Moon Estate Winery & Cidery
Creek and Gully
Junction Cider
Naramata Cider Company
Salt Spring Wild Cider House
Salt Spring Apple Company Ltd
Sea Cider
Upside Cider
Valley Cider
Victoria Cider Co.

That sort of dedication definitely calls for your support – and a big ol’ celebration on an idyllic orchard setting outside of the city is a pretty dang near-perfect way to do that. Plus this gathering of cider fanatics only happens once per year! So now that the calendar has switched to September, and the temperatures are beginning to feel a bit more in tune with the season, make snagging your spots (only $45 each) at the Cider Harvest Festival a priority! Get your tickets here.

1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill

Burdock & Co to Host One-Night-Only ‘See Ha La’ Pop-Up, July 23rd

Feeling a bit adventurous? The name of the event literally translates to "Just try it" in English - the sort of laid-back summer attitude we can totally get behind.

Transport Yourself to the Streets of Georgia at the ‘Georgian Night Dinner’, July 28th

From the food and wine, to the singing and toasting, this is shaping up to be a pretty special night!

Hit the ‘Burg and Burg’ Pop-Up Event Going Down This Weekend in Vancouver

“Burg and Burg” pop-up burger and wine bar will be serving up what they consider to be the “best Smashburger in the world.” this Saturday. With a claim that bold, you’ll definitely want to pay them a visit and judge it for yourself!

Nine Shows & Art Exhibitions to See This Summer

From new public art installations to gallery and museum exhibitions, in-stores and more - there is a plethora of offerings on view this summer. Here's a selection that I recommend checking out while you can.