Berries are measured out for sale at the annual Cranberry Festival in Fort Langley in 2015. This year’s event runs Saturday

Annual Cranberry Festival rolls around on Oct.8

Fort Langley's celebration of the tart red berry once again kicks off Thanksgiving weekend in the village

Kick off the Thanksgiving weekend with the 21st annual Cranberry Festival in the heart of Fort Langley on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Around 70 vendors, free entertainment, pancake breakfast, and family fun are planned in the heart of the historic village. Last year, an estimated 60,000 people from all over Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley came to fête the berry, which has a rich history in B.C.

The festival starts at 10 a.m. and activities include the annual cranberry races on the Bedford Channel going all day.

Cranberry-related events are also taking place at the Fort Langley National Historic Site. There will be a cranberry stomp and games.

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