Strawberry Buzz Festival – June 24-25, 2017

There is nothing that says summer quite like a local strawberry!  Pair it with culinary delights and the sparkle of the peninsula’s fantastic wines, ciders and spirits, and you have magic! Join us for the Strawberry Buzz Festival, June 24-25, 2017, and experience the true taste of summer!

Part festival, part rural ramble, and fully an event for all ages, the Saanich Peninsula Strawberry Buzz Festival, June 24-25, 2017 consists of a FREE self-guided flavour trail tour and TWO fantastic special events.

Follow the flavour trail over the weekend by bike or by car, exploring the peninsula at the peak of strawberry season!  Meet the growers and makers, enjoy free food and drink samples, take in a farm or winery tour, catch some great free music, and enjoy fun kids activity and farm animals. Most of all, pick, buy and bring home strawberries and other delights to fill your pantry.  Download the Strawberry Buzz Festival guide and map here (inside of brochure) and front page here, and start planning your flavour trail route to the participating farms, wineries, cideries, distilleries, markets and cafes.  Hard copies of the guide and map can be found at local markets, cafes, businesses, and community centres, and will be available at all stops on the festival route.

SPECIAL EVENTS, both fundraisers for the Capital Regional Food and Agriculture Initiative Roundtable (CRFAIR):

Simply deVine Pig Roast. Saturday, June 24, 1-4pm at deVine Vineyard – $30 – Culinary and musical magic!  Succulent roast pig on a spit, drizzled with chef Mitchell Morse’s (The Fickle Fig) signature blueberry bbq sauce, served with home-made brioche bun and two stunning side salads, and topped with a local strawberry dessert. All of this while sipping drinks and overlooking the Saanich Peninsula and Haro Stait, and listening to the fresh-from-the-Montreal-Jazz-Festival sounds of “Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Boppers”.  Price includes full meal and music.  Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including the Muddled deVine Kiss, available at additional cost.   Purchase online tickets here.

Family Strawberry Pancake Breakfast.  Sunday, June 25 at Dan’s Farm Market, 2030 Bear Hill Rd. (at Oldfield Rd.).  $8 adults, $5 kids.  Real pancakes piled high with real strawberries picked from Guite Farm down the road, and topped with real whip cream . . . it doesn’t get better!!  This and music, kids activities and farm animals! No advance tickets required – – just come on down and we will serve up the goodness!

See you on the Flavour Trail!!