Don’t Miss the Dunbar Harvest Festival: Saturday, Sept. 19

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Image: Dunbar Village Business Association

Image: Dunbar Village Business Association

The Dunbar Village Business Association wants you at  its annual Harvest Festival, Saturday, September 19 from 11 am to 3 pm, on Dunbar Street between W. 26th Avenue and W. 30th Avenue.

The annual, family-friendly festival offers entertainment, games, and activities for people of all ages. It’s free. Visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to the installation and they’ll go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

There will be fitness classes, live music, bouncy castles, bubble sumo wrestling, and carnival games. There will also be giveaways and sidewalk sales from the businesses that make up the thriving Dunbar community. Cotton candy, helium balloons and an old-fashioned fire truck will add to the spirit of the day.

Children’s entertainer Jenny Wright will be there, as will the Toy Story characters Woody and company. A must-see is the Vancouver Rabbit Agility Club for those wanting to make their rabbits agile!

Adults can take in the award-winning Whisky Minstrels or Tatiana Speed & Her Band.  Acoustic guitar favourites Rogue Messengers are coming, too.

The festival offers a chance to support your favourite charity. Stong’s Market is providing a dunk tank and barbecue with proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society, while proceeds from Shoppers Drug Mart’s sidewalk sale benefit Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of B.C. Foundation.

Visitors can also watch a “pop-up” art installation in progress. Called the Working Holiday Still Life Harvest Project, it will feature artists Elisa Yon, Leah Weinstein, and Jaspal Marwah from the Artists in Communities Residency, sponsored by the Dunbar Community Centre/Vancouver Park Board.

Last modified: September 15, 2015

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