Katya Davenport, two, was the picture of concentration as she coloured at a kids’ station during Saturday’s Cranberry Festival in Fort Langley.

VIDEO: Thousands fill downtown Fort Langley for 22nd annual Cranberry Festival

Festival has become a Thanksgiving tradition in Village

Parking was at a premium in and around downtown Fort Langley, as the Village paused for a day to celebrate a popular seasonal berry.

Vehicles parked as far back as Belmont Golf Course, as the downtown section Fort Langley was closed for the 22nd annual Cranberry Festival, which attracted thousands of people.

With downtown traffic closed off, and parking very difficult to be had, free shuttle service was offered from Trinity Western University and Walnut Grove Secondary.

The festival, marking its 22nd year, has become a Thanksgiving tradition where vendors and food trucks fill Glover Road.

The grounds of the Fort Langley Community Hall is where locally produced Ocean Spray cranberries were scooped up, bagged, and sold, and a stage was set up directly in front of the hall, where music and dancing entertained visitors.

The Fort Langley National Historic Site also celebrated the festival. Inside the fort walls, people experienced the popular cranberry stomp or played cranberry and farm related games. There was complimentary admission for Canada’s 150th.

 

The pumpkin flower creations by Jen and Linda were a hit at the Cranberry Festival in downtown Fort Langley. They sold out seven flats of the pumpkin flowers by noon. Troy Landreville Langley Times

The Seabillies performed in front of Fort Langley Community Hall during Saturday’s Cranberry Festival. Troy Landreville Langley Times

Picnic benches and people filled Glover Road in downtown Fort Langley during the 22nd annual Cranberry Festival. Troy Landreville Langley Times

There were plenty of photo opportunities in Fort Langley during the Cranberry Festival. Troy Landreville Langley Times