Apple Festival 2021
On Salt Spring Island, BC
Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 

We will be holding the Salt Spring Apple Festival 2021 on Sunday Oct 3, 2021, by making some minor changes to how and what we do. As it stands at this point in time, here is our plan:

    All Host Farms will be open for Apple Lovers.
  • Some changes at Fulford Hall will include
    a) No indoor vending. All Vendors will be outside using tents.
    b) We will NOT be doing the apple display this year as it requires an indoor venue. Even though the display is the Heart Beat of the Festival, we will do the display in 2022. In 2019, we displayed 420 apple varieties all grown on Salt Spring Island.
    c) The Pie Ladies will NOT be selling pies this year. They did not have a big enough team this year.
    d) Ticket sales will be outside Fulford Hall and the Ganges Info Centre, just as they have been in the past.
  • We are strongly discouraging Apple Tasting this year. Neither Apple Luscious nor Salt Spring Apple Company will be providing Tasting as we have in the past. We do recognize how important Tasting is to participants, but we felt it was not wise this year.
  • We will be trying to various lunches options this year, as a way of feeding HUNGRY apple lovers.

Cheers and Happy Apple Grazing.

If you are interested in being a Farm Host, contact Peri Lavender at

If you are interested in vending at Fulford Hall, contact Harry Burton at

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Over 200 apple varieties, specializing in heritage, connoisseur and red-fleshed varieties. Click here to read an article on Albert Etter, a pioneer in the development of red-fleshed apples.

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A wild orchard encourages the growth of weeds, grass and blackberries around but not touching the apple trees.

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