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.