It was such a good time last year, that this year Oliver Parks and Recreation decided to double the fun.
The popular Roots and Fruits Expo will span two days this weekend, offering a full weekend of celebrating the South Okanagan’s Agricultural Heritage.
Saturday, the excitement gets rolling at 10:30 a.m. with the annual Sunshine Parade.
After the Parade, the fun moves to Oliver Community Park for music, entertainment, and vendors.
Over the weekend, the expo offers art demonstrations, an Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre exhibit, beverage garden featuring local beer, cider and wine; pop-up farmers’ market, zucchini car racing, mechanical bull rides, pony rides ($5/ride) and a petting zoo.
You’ll also find a waterslide and bouncy castles, a giant sandbox, wine barrel train rides, the Poultry in Motion mobile chicken barn, henna tattoos, gold panning and a kids’ art stations.
And, of course, there are the Food Trucks.
This year, offering yummy delights from the back of the vehicle are Vagabond, The Wienery, Extreme Foods, The Hungry Mexican, Hawaiian Shave Ice, Mr. Spud and Medici’s Coffee & Gelato);
Saturday, the fun runs through 10 p.m. — and even later if you’d like to take in the after-party at the Firehall Brewery.
Sunday, the expo continues until 6 p.m. with more entertainment on stage.
For more information, check out oliverrootsandfruits.com.