A range of products, services and non-profit groups will be part of the festivities on the streets of Fort Langley on Saturday.
The Cranberry Festival will include almost 90 booths on Glover Road.
"Many [will be] on Glover Road, between 96th and Mavis and in front of the community hall," said event organizer Shirley Stewart of the Fort Langley Business Improvement Association.
Prospective vendors are juried, to whittle down the number of booths to fit in the area.
One very popular vendor is a bit of a space hog - but the organizers don't mind: "The cranberry sale tent takes up quite a bit of room," Stewart noted. "We have as many [vendor booths] as we can fit."
Service groups will also have booths. The Langley Lions, for instance, will again be hosting their 50/50 draw.
"Last year we made just under $1,000," said club secretary Wendy Canessa.
"Funds this year are going to go towards the Langley Christmas Bureau and the Langley Food Bank," she added. "We get six families every Christmas. We try to get them in the Walnut Grove or Fort Langley area because that's our area. We do the whole deal for them... not just a dinner."
The Lions' tickets are two dollars each and there are four different draws. Look for the Lions' booth in front of the community hall, near the cranberry sales.
Other booths will offer a range of fun and unusual information and items. Candy, candles, cookware, skin care, and things to wear: there is no shortage of diversity.
Educational booths will provide information about the environment, farming, and the home.
One vendor doesn't have her actual retail shop open yet, but Alice de Crom of Floralista Flower Studio is eager to get to know Fort Langley.
"I just really want to get to be a part of the Fort Langley community," she said. "It's such a neat little community."
At de Crom's booth, visitors will find fresh flowers, arrangements, seasonal fall flowers, and other floral delights. She is hoping to have her shop open at the entrance of Bedford Landing by Christmas.
Simply Delish Soup and Salad will also have a booth at the festival. Owner Paulette Hawkings started her business of easy and nutritious meal solutions because she recognized how hard it can be for a family to sit down at the table, eat a meal, and communicate.
"I really enjoy having friends and family around the table," Hawkings said. "That's when the sharing happens."
She likes participating at the Cranberry Festival because it's in her community, and several items in her product list include cranberries.
"I enjoy being there," she noted. "I like supplying easy, tasty, nutritious meals to families who are really busy."
While there are 90 vendors this year, getting a booth is not automatic. It's not enough to just be a locally owned or operated business.
"They are juried not only on proximity," Stewart said, "but also quality and variety of vendor and products. We want to keep that variety."
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