Celebrate cranberry harvest

Cranberry Harvest Days will be held this Friday to Sunday at Yellow Point Cranberries

Celebrate the bounty of fall during Cranberry Harvest Days this Friday to Sunday at Yellow Point Cranberries. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the farm at 4532 Yellow Point Rd. will offer complimentary tours at 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. and a chance to sample cranberry delicacies in the tasting room.

Of the more than 200 varieties of cranberries, about 10 are grown commercially, according to a press release from Yellow Point Cranberries, which grows Stevens, Bergman and Ben Lear cranberries, each with different characteristics such as size, colour and keeping quality.

New this year, the Keefer family is offering cranberry contests for kids.

For children aged seven and younger, the contests are:

• Cranberry muffins

• Cranberry cookies — 6

• Cranberry photo — submit by e-mail

For children aged 12 and younger, the contests are:

• Cranberry muffins — 4

• Cranberry cookies — 6

• Cranberry garnish — one small bowl

• Edible cranberry creation — anything else you love to make with cranberries

• Cranberry photo — submit by e-mail

Adults may wish to assist younger children with their entries, but projects should be done primarily by the child.

All food entries can be submitted to Yellow Point Cranberries at the farm on Oct. 3, 4 and 5 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Entry tags are available at the farm.

Photo entries should be e-mailed to yellowpointcranberries@shaw.ca by 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.

Photos will be printed and exhibited in the farm’s Tasting Room.

The Keefers will acknowledge receipt of photos via e-mail and will notify photo contest winners by e-mail.

Winners of each category will be notified by Oct. 6, and small prizes will be awarded.