I arrived at about 9:30 am to take pictures for the farm and the Fair set-up was still in motion. Drizzle was falling but a few brave individuals came down early to see what we had to offer this year. As the morning went on, more and more families with kids ventured down to the farm to join the many activities offered by the Fair. By the time I left shortly after noon the place was packed with families and a good time was being had by all.
This year we had a model train set up by the “Greater Vancouver Garden Railwatch” and the children loved it. Not only that, it brought back memories of years ago for some elderly like myself. Children had great fun in the bubble and the sidewalk chalk areas. Year after year, the petting zoo was a hit again. As you looked around you could see many children with their happy faces painted by our volunteers.
Find the needle in the haystack was a lot of fun for the young ones and I know the parents enjoyed watching their children play in the hay. Pony ride was absolutely a favourite as many children had never been on a horse in their lives. It’s interesting just to watch the rock painting by the kids as you could only see what they were trying to paint, in the end.
There was a Antiques and Collectables area but this was mostly visited by the adults, everything else was to have families enjoy this special day at London Heritage Farm in Steveston. London Heritage Farm set-up an eating area where you could buy hot dogs, pops, and chips. They were also selling home made baking, local grown vegetables along with plants they started from seeds or clippings.
The tea room was fully packed and waiting time was about forty five minutes long. By this, you can tell how popular the high tea at London Heritage Farm really is.
Maybe next year we can have this event a week earlier or later as this week has always seen the rain. Oh well, it helped watering the gardens and putting off forest fires. If the rain did spoil your plan to come down with your family to have fun in the Family Farm Fair, see below the snaphots of fun you shouldn’t have missed.
Reported and photography by Dave Kemp