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Berrybeat Festival heats up downtown Abbotsford

Katelyn Preston is having fun at the boat race booth at the 33rd annual Berrybeat Festival in Downtown Abbotsford. The free event features games, rides, lots to eat, fresh berries for sale and bands on three separate stages and runs until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. - Jean Konda-Witte/Abbotsford News
Katelyn Preston is having fun at the boat race booth at the 33rd annual Berrybeat Festival in Downtown Abbotsford. The free event features games, rides, lots to eat, fresh berries for sale and bands on three separate stages and runs until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
— image credit: Jean Konda-Witte/Abbotsford News

The 33rd annual Berrybeat Festival in Historic Downtown Abbotsford started today and continues through the weekend.

The festival is open until 8 p.m. today (Saturday) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The streets are closed to traffic in the downtown core, including Essendene and Montrose avenues.

Free stage entertainment throughout the festival includes an acoustic stage at Mac & Mango's patio on Montrose Avenue, a stage near the RDM building at the corner of Pauline and Essendene, and the main stage at the corner of Essendene and West Railway.

Street entertainers include the Vancouver International Buskers and magician Gary Savard and Coco.

Other features include food vendors, a bouncy house, a rock climbing wall by donation to Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, mini golf, Radical Raptors Falconry displaying birds of prey, The Reptile Guy, and the Brickville Lego Adventure.

Admission to the festival is free. For more information, visit downtownabbotsford.com.

For more photos from the festival, visit the Abbotsford News Flickr account at flickr.com/photos/myabbynewsblackpress/

 

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