Fringe 2010 poster wall

As September approaches, our city starts to gear up for new theatre seasons and festivals. The Vancouver Fringe Festival is nearly here, with over 600 performances by 89 artists over an 11-day period. Featuring site-specific theatre as well as traditional venue shows, this year the Fringe will take place from September 5 to 15. Pick up or download a Program Guide, mark your shows, and for the 29th year running, get set to Fringe!

Edible Canada exterior

I’ve partnered with both the Vancouver Fringe Festival and Edible Canada to offer a lucky reader and their guest a chance at a great prize pack valued at nearly $200! Our winner will get the following:

Granville Island Market Tour for Two
Edible Canada’s signature tour provides the opportunity for both locals and visitors to learn about and experience BC’s most visited and best-known public market. Put yourself in the experienced and knowledgeable hands of Edible Canada’s culinary professionals and learn the secrets and the best places to shop.

Granville Public Market produce

The centerpiece of the island experience is the Granville Island Public Market, with a diverse array of vendors, irresistible green grocers, butchers, bakers, fishmongers, cheese specialists, sweets stands, and casual eateries. Just outside the market are many local artisans as well as a wine shop, a micro roaster of organic coffee, the Netloft and Canada’s only artisan sake distillery. The tour for two people is valued at $89.00, is valid seven days a week, and winner will need to book 24 hours in advance (tour will go on with two or more registered guests).

Edible Canada cocktails
[Edible Canada cocktails]

Experience Edible Canada’s Fringe Appy Hour for Two
Winners will receive two complimentary canapés and two specialty cocktails! As part of Vancouver Fringe Festival, Edible Canada will again feature the Edible Fringe Appy Hour from 3 pm to closing during the Festival. Specially priced canapés and cocktails will be on offer from September 5 to 15. The prize is valid after 3 pm, Monday through Friday during the Fringe Festival and winner must call to reserve in advance at 604.682.6681.

2010 Little Miss Hiccup, 7x1 Samurai
[Little Miss Hiccup, 7×1 Samurai after interviewing them at the 2010 Vancouver Fringe Festival]

4-pack of Fringe Exchange Vouchers
Exchange vouchers may be redeemed for any Fringe performance (excluding special events) and will cover your Festival Membership (a one-time $5 cost) for those shows. Trade them in at the Fringe Box Office for tickets ahead of time, or use them at the venue starting 45 minutes before show time. Vouchers must be picked up at the Fringe Box Office, located in the parking lot next to 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island between noon and 8 pm from August 29 to September 15.

Want a chance to win? There’s many ways to enter:

1) Follow @VancouverFringe @EdibleCanada and @Vancouverscape on Twitter
2) Leave a comment below on your favourite Granville Island Market or Fringe Festival experience
3) Share this post on Facebook
4) Become a fan of Vancouverscape on Facebook
5) Retweet the following: I’ve entered to win a Vancouver Fringe Fest prize pack from @VancouverFringe @EdibleCanada & @Vancouverscape

I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday, August 28 at 5 pm. Good luck to all entrants!
Congrats to @toothfairycyber, whose name we drew at random this afternoon. Enjoy your Fringe Fest and Edible Canada experience!


  • Comment by Kathleen — August 12, 2013 @ 2:16 pm

    My favourite Granville Island market experience is tastings!

  • Comment by Kate — August 12, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    My favourite Granville Island Market experience is street performances!

  • Comment by Jen — August 12, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    My favourite Granville Island Market experience is walking around in the main market, looking at the amazing foods, grabbing things for lunch at Edible Canada and a mocha from JJ Bean 🙂

  • Comment by Natalie — August 12, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    I love going in and out of the little shops, hanging out and eating at the Market, buying chai at the Granville Island Tea Co and then hitting up Semperviva for some yoga overlooking the water!

  • Comment by Donna L — August 12, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

    I love poking around the stores (especially the toy stores!) and then grabbing some food and sitting on the docks. It’s a perfect day 🙂

  • Comment by Bonnie — August 13, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

    My favourite Fringe Festival experience was watching Riverview High: The Musical in 2012.

  • Comment by Eileen — August 14, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

    I like eating freshly baked goods in the Granville Island Market…there’s this cheese bagel that’s so delicious!

  • Comment by Dilara — August 15, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    I just love hanging out at Granville Island for the day. Fish and chips for lunch, wander around and explore all the little artisan shops, then pick up groceries from Granville Island Market and cook it for dinner. That’s a perfect Vancouver Sunday for me.

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  • Comment by Tracy — August 18, 2013 @ 1:00 am

    my favourite is grabbing a hot apple cider in the fall and walking around the market

  • Comment by Sunshine G — August 19, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    I love getting a piece of pie from the pie place and sitting and watching the world go by at a window seat.

  • Comment by Samantha — August 20, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    During the Fringe Festival in 2011, I sang Destiny’s Child Survivor at the Fringe bar during karaoke night. I’ve never felt so alive.

  • Comment by Bennett — August 21, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    @VancouverFringe is my favourite festival in Vancouver. Love the sketch comedies especially!

  • Comment by Lindsay Carmichael — August 21, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

    I love Edible Canada! It is definitely my favourite part of Granville Island. I also love wandering through the public market and picking up fresh, local food for dinner.

  • Comment by Tooth Fairy — August 24, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    My fave Granville Island Market experience is simply the sights and smells of all the colorful healthy local foods!

  • Comment by David Grange — August 24, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    Love Edible Canada’s take out window creations and searching for culinary magic from the market

  • Comment by David Grange — August 24, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    Love Granville market, music, entertainment as well as the Edible Canada take out window!

  • Comment by nicole — August 24, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Such an amazing contest!!

  • Comment by nicole — August 24, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    I love the sights and smells of the market. I have fond memories of the kids only market….toys..puppets…candy and more.

  • Comment by Teresa — August 24, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    I love looking through the artisans’ shops and spaces at Granville Island. The yearly ECIAD student show is also always a treat.

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