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Harrison Beer and Oktoberfest

Harrison Beer and Oktoberfest

 

 

 

We have officially started counting down to one of the most loved events in Harrison the  4th Annual Harrison Beerfest and Oktoberfest.  The Harrison Beer Festival was created to showase BC Craft Breweries and celebrate craft beer month in BC.

The Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz region has a rich history in the beer industry. For 60  years hops, a basic ingredient in beer, where the main industry in the Agassiz Area of British Columbia. At the height of the business, 300 acres were planted with hops. The first hop yards, planted in 1892, belonged to the B.C. Hop Company. Hops were harvested from August to early October every year and during that time Agassiz prospered. With the arrival of a thousand pickers, the town's normal population swelled to 15 hundred and business flourished until the flood of 48.

The Harrison Beer Fest offers three great events over 2 days.  The Festival kicks off on Friday night with a  traditional cask night.  Set in a British Pub atmosphere 8 local brewers bring their best unique brew in a  cask that must be finished in one night.  A cask is unfiltered, unpasteurized beer served wtih out CO2.  It a unique beer and this friendly competition is a great opportunity to try out some of this special beverage. Its a great night with British style decor and British themed buffet.

The Saturday afternoon, Beer Festival brings 25 of the finest micro breweries in BC (and two from Ontario) to the shores of Harrison Lake for a unique opportunity of sampling or tasting a wide range of craft-brewed beers in a variety of different styles by various brewers. Each brewery brings with them 3-4 different selections of their beer. Drink tokens are required for each sample.
While the Harrison Beer Festival is smaller and newer our focus on quality brewers and friendly fun atmosphere has gained us a loyal following. For more info or to buy tickets go to More info: www.harrisonbeerfest.com

Bands on the Beach

Bands on the Beach

 

 

 

Labour Day Weekend

Saturday Sept. 5th on the beach: 1pm - 6pm

Sunday Sept. 6th on the beach: 1pm - 4:30pm

Sunday night "After Party" Memorial Hall: 7:30pm - midnight

Bring your lawn chairs and get ready to rock the end of summer with two days of awesome FREE entertainment.  You will hear everything from Bluegrass to Indie to New Country.

Then join Todd Sunday night for a special after party as he releases his new album Longneck Breakdown at the Memorial Hall!

A concession offering beer, wine and snacks will be open. Tickets for this event are $15 and can be purchased online here at Tourism Harrison.


This year's lineup:

Todd Richard & The TR Band

Todd Richard is one of the most distinct, refreshing artists on the country music scene today.  Born in Hamilton but raised in BC, Todd’s rich vocals and unique style have fans sitting up and taking notice – and they’re loving what they hear. With multiple  BC Country Music Award nominations in the past seven years,  Todd has been busy building his growing fan base of TR Rebels and "Frands" and shared the stage with many of country music’s top acts, including Dwight Yoakum, Dierks Bentley, Gord Bamford and rock legend Randy Bachman. www.facebook.com/todd.richard1

Greg Drummond Band

“If you haven’t heard him already, it’s about time you prepared for the rhythms of this particular west coast artist. Already his distinguishable voice has begun carving a path, bringing him and those who follow ever closer to national recognition.” More info: http://www.gregdrummond.com/

Rocket Science

“Smart song writing, punishing dual guitars, and a hammer down rhythm section make up the formula for Rocket Science.  Musical expression without any limits set by style or genre. With music characterized by infectious grooves, strong melodic motifs, extended improvisations and musical interplay”…you don’t want to miss this group. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocket-Science/319353251496126

John Pippus Band

”…acoustic soul-folk, rough and ready blues. Finger picking, open tunings, harmonica and vocals that are real.” More info: http://www.johnpippus.com/

Trevor Murray

“Trevor Murrayʼs baritone vocals and catchy songs set him apart from the competition. His British Columbia raising and positive outlook on life, make him an instant favourite in the Canadian country community. Trevor’s the kind of artist who makes you want to dance, sing and forget about your troubles for a while.” More info: http://trevor-murray.com/

DaniElle

“Born and raised in small town Pitt Meadows on her family dairy farm makes singing country music an obvious choice for DaniElle. This singer, songwriter and John Deere tractor driver is a natural talent”
More info: https://www.facebook.com/00DaniElle

Jackson Hollow

“The heartfelt vocals, impeccable instrumentation and inimitable sound of Jackson Hollow has to be experienced to be described—and even then, words fall short. This is what happens when four of the industry's finest get together to create something special. Simple, powerful and instantly magnetic, the blend of heart-wrenching lead vocals and dead-on harmonies backed by prodigious instrumental talent strikes a chord with people of all ages, backgrounds and musical tastes.”
More info: http://jacksonhollowmusic.com/

 

Harrison Hot Springs Lakefront Car Show August 15

Harrison Hot Springs Lakefront Car Show August 15

Some of us have a love that we unashamedly lavish attention on both in private and in public.  We take the time, without being reminded, to nourish the relationship.  To keep our love in perfect repair so that it doesn’t crumble away in tiny increments that would soon become small holes and then gather speed and become even larger holes, that soon become costly and difficult to repair.
We are careful and respectful and considerate.

Our hands are gentle and our thoughts are forward thinking to how we can best maintain the beauty and integrity of our love.

  • Cars
  • the feel of umblemished steel & aluminum
  • the admiration of a perfect back end
  • the jewel-like tones of her color
  • the perfect symmetry of her grill
  • the soft, lush feel of perfectly worn leather
  • the strength hidden beneath her hood
  • the ability she allows us to harness that strength
  • the sweet sound of her voice
  • and the knowledge that she is mine

Come out August 15th and enjoy a day strolling through cars from all eras, with the backdrop of the beautiful village and lake of Harrison Hot Springs.

No entrance fee, No registration fee.
Registration starts at
8am.
Opens to the public at 10:00 am to 4pm.
Numerous door prizes

See great cars, win Prizes, dance to the live music of Rockwell Band.
Trophies for Mayors choice, class winners and fan favorite.

Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour

Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour

 

 

 

Family Friendly Event

Saturday July 25th

www.fraservalleycycletours.com

The leisurely self-guided Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour provides an educational and culinary experience exploring many farms; some that are open to the public for this day only!

The tour gives you a rare chance to meet the farmers,  learn about agriculture, and pick up fresh produce in the spectacular Fraser Valley.  The cycle tour is approximately 25km along flat public roadways.  Start and finish your slow cycle any time between 9am-4pm.

Please bring cash as most farmers are unable to accept credit cards.

Agassiz - Harrison Museum | The museum is housed in the original Canadian Pacific Railway Station built in 1893, making it one of the oldest existing wooden stations in British Columbia www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org

Agassiz - Community Gardens | Crops are grown following basic principles of organic gardening in an environmental responsible and sustainable way.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Research Centre | Highlights will include a cake cutting, ice cream, samples of fresh berries, and opportunities to learn about plants, soils, bugs, and more!

Cabin Fever Country | We welcome Kim Duncan, of Cabin Fever Collectibles, (or better known as the amazing fudge maker) to this year's Cycle Tour.

Farmhouse Natural Cheeses | After sampling, be sure to buy some cheeses to take home or, gelato and cold drinks to refresh you for the rest of the tour. www.farmhousecheeses.com

Golden Eagle Farm | This sustainable Coho farm is supplying a wholesome fresh salmon year round for its customers to enjoy. Come learn all about raising fish on land.

Hammersly Farms | Our family specializes in bringing you spray-free raspberries and blueberries in season, as well as jams, berry sauces and viniagrettes. www.hammerslyfarms.com

Honeyview Farms | It is a great honor to have Honeyview farm participate in the Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour.  Honeyview farm is the largest apiary in BC, with hives located in the Fraser Valley and Northern Alberta.  www.honeyviewfarm.ca

Prospera Credit Union | As lead sponsor of the Fraser Valley Farms Cycle Tours, Prospera will be giving away free seeded paper so everyone can grow and enjoy their own fresh herbs at home.  More info: www.prospera.ca

Sparkes Corn | Sparkes corn is picked fresh and delivered directly from our fields to our convenient drive-thru stands daily, ensuring it comes to you ripe, fresh, and full of flavour! We guarantee it!  www.chilliwackcorn.com

Tasty Chicken | Cycle by and feel free to wander and enjoy our reclaimed wetlands. On the menu this year: BBQ chicken, roasted vegetables and lavendar mint ice tea. Also with ice cream, smoothies and lemon loaf slices.  www.tastychicken.ca

The Back Porch | Lynda has been a full time potter for the last 30 years and a willow basket maker for over 20 years, so be sure to check out the studio and showroom.  Dan is a full time artisan coffee roaster, offering certified organic and origin coffees. He works with an antique Royal #5 roaster dating from 1919 and there’s always coffee on.

Yangbing Family Farm | Yangbing Family Farm has returned again this year with their pea shoot farm. Enjoy different ways to prepare pea shoots or just relax in the shade of their trees.

UBC Dairy & Research Centre | Did you know that calves are smart animals that can be potty trained? Or that cows are more active when they are ready for breeding?  Are you curious about how technology can be used to detect ill animals and those close to calving or breeding?  Research at the Dairy Centre is providing information for dairy cattle farmers worldwide.”  www.landfood.ubc.ca/dairy_centre

Miellie Meadows Organics | Miel, Claus, Sage and Jade welcome you to our first year on the Agassiz Cycle Tour.  We are excited to share our certified organic products and produce and chat about organic and sustainable agriculture.  Enjoy the natural beauty of the farm while munching on a rosepetal shorbread by the pond, or sipping one of our homemade refreshments including Kombucha tea.

Hoogendorn’s | This family farm milks over 200 Holstein cows.  This stop allows visitors a rare glimpse into how milk is produced, and shows the large, modern clean facilities in which the cows live, decked out with all kinds of features to enhance cow comfort.

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