The annual cherry and apple fairs are being combined this year into one big fall event.
The Grow Local Fall Fair will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis St.
"Grow Local will be taking the cherry and apple fairs and combining them to create a larger fall harvest fair," said Lindsay Canning, marketing co-ordinator the Kelowna Museums.
"Over the last couple of years, the community has been asking us for something different, something that takes into account the changes taking place in environmental awareness, food production awareness and the push towards supporting all things local.
"While the cherry and apple fairs did bring attention to those issues, they weren't providing the level of discussion that is currently taking place regarding these issues, and we feel that Grow Local will provide the information to keep the spark, in this already hot topic, alive," said Canning.
The event will include a large lineup of artisans, entertainers, displays and food producers. There will be a children's corner with a variety of activities, storytelling and songs, apple tastings and apple pies sold by First Lutheran Christian School.
Some of the groups involved include Quality Farms (with educational hatch-a-chick program kits), Central Okanagan Food Policy Council, Master Gardeners, Bees Inc., BC Tree Fruits Co-Op, Basket Case Picnic, Ladybug Creations, Valcraft, Love it Again, Quill Skywritings, Westbank Harvest, Kelowna Free Graze Lamb, Honest Goodness and SheelaÃs Mehndi Henna Tattoos/ Shabby Boushique.
Admission is $2 per person or $5 for a family of four.