Harvest Feastival

Kick off the new school year with an epic night of food, arts and UBC community! Tickets are now all sold-out. We are still looking for some volunteers. To sign up as a volunteer, please email crystal.lau@ubc.ca

September 26 will mark the 6th annual Harvest Feastival: a long table dinner featuring fresh, local food from the UBC Farm, followed by an evening of arts and culture programming.

Spend a cozy fall evening surrounded by students, faculty, staff, friends, and soon-to-be-friends. Don't forget to keep your after-dinner schedule clear so you can take in the amazing shows and exhibits planned just for you at UBC's world-class Arts & Culture District.

Be sure to get your ticket (or table) today!

When: Thursday, September 26 from 4:00 to 9:00 PM
4:00 - 5:00: Pre-Dinner Drinks & Entertainment from Dueling Pianos
5:00 - 7:30: Outdoor Feast
7:30 - 9:00: Arts & Culture District Shows and Exhibits

Where: University Commons (outside the AMS Nest) and Arts & Culture District

Tickets: $10 - $50; buy online

  • Children under 2 are free
  • Children (under 12): $10
  • Students: $25
  • Faculty, Staff, Emeriti, UNA residents, or Alumni: $35
  • General Public: $50

Harvest Feastival is brought to you by:

UBC Campus and Community Planning

UBC Food Services

UBC Arts & Culture District

UBC Building Operations

Contact crystal.lau@ubc.ca with any questions, or to ask about volunteer opportunities! 

Here's this year's menu: 

Thai Coconut Harvest Salad

roasted sweet potatoes, edamame, toasted shaved coconut, red & green cabbage, baby kale, cilantro, mint, herbed quinoa, and UBC Farm baby greens topped with red Thai coconut curry dressing
vegan, gluten-free; contains: sulphites, soy, mustard

Blackberry Pecan Baked Brie

blackberry compote, spicy candied pecans, French baguette
vegetarian; contains: milk, sulphites, gluten, wheat, tree nuts (pecans)

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Browned Butter garlic & Honey Roasted Lois Lake Steelhead

maple and thyme roasted root vegetables, butter seared fingerling potatoes
gluten-free, ocean wise; contains: milk, fish (steelhead)

Creamy Plant-Based Pumpkin Penne

cremini mushrooms, rocket, sage, spiced pumpkin seeds
vegetarian; contains: gluten, wheat, milk

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Mochi Donuts

espresso glaze, white chocolate drizzle
vegetarian, gluten-free; contains: soy, egg, milk

Black Cherry & Chocolate Torte

pistachio, coconut whip
vegetarian; contains: gluten, wheat, tree nuts (pistachio), soy, egg, milk


Arts and Culture District Shows and Exhibits: 

Museum of Anthropology: Puppet Slam

Haida House, from 7:30-9:00 PM

It’s a night for the grownups to play at MOA’s first-ever puppet slam. There’s nothing kid-friendly about this gut-splitting night of raunchy and raucous puppets. Feastival guests can also enjoy free entry to the museum!

SPILL at the Belkin Gallery

Belkin Gallery, from 7:30-9:00 PM | Tours at 8:00 and 8:30 PM

Experience SPILL at the Belkin Gallery. Explore works on your own or join tours of this powerful new exhibition involving drawing, photographs, installations, video, research, performance and radio programming. SPILL presents work by a variety of artists expressing environmental concerns in diverse media. 

Opera & Arias: Verdi and More!

Old Auditorium, from 8:00-9:00 PM

Fresh from performances at Bard on the Beach, the talented young stars of the UBC Opera Ensemble, directed by Nancy Hermiston, bring gorgeous opera favourites to life. Join us in UBC's historic and lovingly restored Old Auditorium from 8-9 PM. 

Harvest Improv 

RBC Theatre at the Chan Centre, from 8:00-9:00 PM

Join us for a hilarious hour from some of the Vancouver's best improvisors. Led by Allen Morrison, this team of UBC alumni now ply their trade throughout the city and across North America, working with renowned companies such as Vancouver Theatre Sports, The Sunday Service, Hip Bang, Little Mountain Improv and the Critical Hit Show, just to name a few.


Frequently Asked Questions

I am on a strict vegan/gluten-free diet, will I still be able to eat at the event? 
We have vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options on the menu so it's entirely up to you if you'd like to attend considering what is available. Allergens are also listed in the menu above. Because food will be served family style, we unfortunately will not be able to make any further accommodations with the menu. 

My friends and I bought tickets to the event and we'd like to sit together. How do we do that?
Unless you belong to a table of 24, guests can sit wherever they'd like. Arrive early to make sure you get a good seat! 

Are pets allowed?
Sorry, no pets allowed except for service animals.

Will photos be taken? 
There will be a photographer as well as a videographer present at the event, and your photo may appear in UBC Community Development promotional materials. If you do not wish for your photo to be taken, please let the staff at the registration table know on the day of the event. 

Will alcohol be served at the event?
Drinks will be available at the bar, and we will also be selling wine by the bottle.  Please be sure to bring 2 pieces of government ID if you'd like to purchase and drink alcohol. We will be checking at the door prior to entry!

What happens if it rains?
Don't worry, we've planned for that. The event is tented and will take place rain or shine! 

I'd like to volunteer! Who do I ask?
Awesome, we'd love to have you! Please contact crystal.lau@ubc.ca for more info. 


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