Isabelle Krieg, a three-and-a-half-year-old apple lover from Walnut Grove joined her parents at the 14th annual Apple Day in Derby Reach on Saturday. (Black Press photo)

Apple Day brings young families to historically rich Langley park

A 14th annual fall tradition celebrates the heritage apples of Fort Langley

A bit of drizzle didn’t stop a few hundred people, from all over the Lower Mainland, from visiting the 14th annual Heritage Apple Day celebration near Fort Langley on Saturday.

A section of the Derby Reach Regional Park comes alive each fall with this event that celebrates the apple and the historic orchard that was first developed in the 1800s.

Joakim Nilsson, the board chair for the Derby Reach/Brae Island Parks Association, was pleased with the turnout and tickled the weather didn’t deteriorate. It allowed children and young families to enjoy the festivities held along the banks of the Fraser River.

The free day included numerous displays, guided walks through the orchard, music by the Langley Fiddlers, interactive agricultural displays, and “lots and lots of apples for you to come and try,” he said.

 

Isabelle Krieg, a three-and-a-half-year-old apple lover from Walnut Grove joined her parents at the 14th annual Apple Day in Derby Reach on Saturday. (Black Press photo)

Elliott Peterson, five, of Calgary was in town for her cousin Harrison’s third birthday. But while family set up for the party, she and Harrison frolicked at the Apple Day festivities held Saturday at Derby Reach Regional Park. She helped collect eggs from one of the agricultural displays. (Black Press photo)

Ethan McComb, two and a half of Willoughby, played in a huge hay pile in the middle of the Apple Day festivities held Saturday at Derby Reach Regional Park. (Black Press photo)

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