The annual BerryFest takes place in downtown Abbotsford on Saturday, July 6. (Abbotsford News file photo)

The annual BerryFest takes place in downtown Abbotsford on Saturday, July 6. (Abbotsford News file photo)

BerryFest includes pie bake-off, scavenger hunt and more

38th annual event takes place July 6 in downtown Abbotsford

The 38th annual BerryFest takes place Saturday, July 6 in downtown Abbotsford.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 10 pm. in the streets of Essendene and Montrose avenues in downtown Abbotsford.

This year’s festivities include a zip line down Montrose, as well as the Great BerryFest Pie Bake Off Competition.

Ten contestants will vie for the first-place ribbon and a $250 gift card to Yes Chef.

Judging begins at 11 a.m. and, following the contest, the pies will be cut into individual slices and sold for $2 each. All proceeds go the Abbotsford Food Bank.

Also featured as part of this year’s BerryFest is the Berry Blitz Scavenger Hunt, which runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Teams of up to eight people will compete as many missions as possible in 90 minutes, with the winning team announced in the award ceremony at 5:30 p.m. and receiving a gift basket.

Teams can sign up by going to the “Downtown Abbotsford BerryFest 2019” Facebook page. The registration deadline is June 27.

BerryFest also features main stage and roving entertainment, carnival games and rides, food trucks, a vendor marketplace, berry sales and a craft beer and wine garden.

Admission is free.