This fruit label is from the collection of Touchstones Nelson

Touchstones host Family Fair and Fruit Festival

Looking for pies and preserves? This year's Family Fair will revel in all things fruit.

Come celebrate art, history and the harvest season at Touchstones Nelson on Sunday from noon until 3 p.m.

Inspired by the exhibition Lost Orchards: A History of Fruit Farming in the West Kootenay, this year’s Family Fair will revel in all things fruit.

Pies and preserves will be for sale. The Nelson Food Cupboard will be stationed in the lane way between Touchstones Nelson and the post office, making juice from local apples picked by volunteers from the Harvest Rescue program.

The Kootenay Local Agriculture Society will also be on site and live music will add to the festive atmosphere.

As always, children’s art activities will be offered throughout the gallery and museum spaces. Children will make mixed media collages inspired by the new exhibition Pendulum/Pendula by John Hall and Alexandra Haeseker.

The event is by donation, and is sponsored by the Kootenay Co-op. Half of the donations will go to support the food cupboard. Feel free to bring your own jar if you would like to buy fresh juice.

For more information call Touchstones Nelson at 250-352-9813.

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