Mark your calendars for the FREE, award winning North Saanich Flavour Trails Festival on August 16-18, 2019! Experience a fantastic weekend of local food, music, farm-life, community history and, of course, bounty from land and sea. Part rural ramble, part celebration, the North Saanich Flavour Trails Festival is a weekend festival that lets you explore what is being grown, harvested, made and served on the peninsula!!
This year’s venues and activities offer an array of tastes, learning opportunities, fun for all ages and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the rich working life of our growers and makers.
From watching ancient grain mills at work, to sipping local wines in the vineyard, or sampling roasted local meats hot off the spit, there is so much to savour. You’ll marvelling at what working sheep dogs can do and be overtaken by the mischievous cuteness of baby goats, ducks or miniature donkeys. There is so much to explore and experience! It is no surprise the festival continues to be a favourite in the Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Farm Event.
This year’s planning is still in the works. Download last year’s brochure and map below,
Beyond two full days of free activities, the festival hosts two special events that you will not want to miss:
- GALA Festival Launch Farm to Table Feast: Deep Cove Winery Friday, Aug 16, 2019 6-10 pm. Tickets $65, Seasonal 4-course farm-to-table dinner from the farmers and chefs of the Flavour Trail and accompanied by some of the best music of the region!
- Community Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 9:30-11:30am, the field at Epicure, 10555 W.Saanich Rd. $8 adult, $5 kids. Tickets at door.