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The Great Canadian Fruit Festival kicks-off today in Vernon

Rawvana is one of the guest speakers appearing at The Great Canadian Fruit Festival in Vernon this weekend.
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August 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

VERNON - If fruit is your thing, but you haven't yet found a way to celebrate it, Vernon's newest festival may be just what you're looking for.

The Great Canadian Fruit Festival kicks off today, Aug. 19, offering fruit lovers, and everybody else, four days of fruit and veg themed fun. The festival runs from Aug. 10 to 13 and takes place at the Komasket Lake Campground.

The festival's mission is to "accelerate the world's adoption of a healthful, sustainable fruit-based diet," and they'll be lots of opportunities to learn about what that means, according to the festival website.

The festival will host an array of classes and workshops all based around a plant and raw food diet. Guest speakers include the aptly named Rawvana and Jonny Juicer, as well as a dozen or so more presenters. There will also be yoga and meditation classes and live music from Fraze, Bombargo, Felix Zenger, IMUR and more.

If your unsure of what to do, the festival has plenty of volunteers to guide you through your first day.

And if you want to go just to eat fruit you're in luck. Included in the price of a ticket is an unlimited organic fruit and vegetables served from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Tickets start at $350 for a day up to $800 for the four days.

For more information about the Great Canadian Fruit Festival check out the website here.


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