The Cloverdale Blueberry Festival 2009

August 4th, 2009 @ 9:59am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

A few weeks ago at the Surrey Fusion Festival I cam across this advertisement for the Cloverdale Blueberry Festival and was immediately captivated by the sight of a giant blueberry riding a hot rod.

Cloverdale Blueberry Festival

Turns out the image serves a dual purpose as the event next weekend will also include the Pacific Highway Show & Shine. On top of that, there will be a Blueberry Arts Festival at the Surrey Museum in Cloverdale, pancake breakfast, BMX stunt showcase, mini golf, talent search, and the obligatory bouncy castle.

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Of course there will also be blueberries — in jams, in scones, by the handful, and in pie eating contests. Things kick off on Friday August 7th with the Party in the Parking lot at Lucas’ Place (in the Starbucks Mall) with a BBQ and performance by the Trailer Park Playboys.

Saturday morning at 9am the Pacific Highway Show & Shine begins as well as the rest of the festival at Cloverdale Village Square. The Blueberry Arts Festival at the Surrey Museum is from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

On Sunday August 9th it’s the Party on the Hill at Hillcrest Mall and throughout the entire weekend there will be a trolley service available between events and locations.

Current contests on

  • Enter here to win a $250 Salt Tasting Room and Urbani Foods prize pack (until February 12)
  • Enter here to win a romantic Harrison Hot Springs Resort getaway (until February 14)
  • Enter here to win registration for 2 in the Spartan Race this summer in Vancouver (until February 15)
  • Enter here to win tickets to the BC Home + Garden Show and a painting from a local artist (until February 16)
  • View a complete list of contests »

One comment

  1. Kimm says:

    I love blueberries but I can’t wait for the season to be over.. The over use blueberry canons are just being coming background noise to me and the birds.

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