Harvest Feastival

On September 20, fall in love with #feastival

Please note tickets are sold out! Consider volunteering if you'd like to attend the event. Email mustafa.akhtar@ubc.ca to sign up!

Nothing says “cozy” like a night of food, art and culture to bring in the fall season. This year marks the fifth year of Harvest Feastival, an epic feast featuring fresh local food from the UBC Farm, followed by an evening of arts and culture programming. We’ve also got some special surprises in store that will help you get in the perfect UBC school spirit.

Make a plan with your friends, family or colleagues (or all if you’re feeling really festive) and buy your tickets or table before the event sells out. Don’t forget to keep your after-dinner schedule clear for one or two of the many special shows and exhibits planned just for you at UBC’s world-class Arts and Culture District. We guarantee that you’ll fall in love with #feastival – the perfect way to kick off the fall season and new school year.

When: Thursday, September 20 from 5pm to 10pm

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

Cost: $10-$50; buy online

To mark the 5th year of the Harvest Feastival, you voted to co-create the menu with UBC's executive chef, David Speight.

Here's what you picked for dinner:

Autumn Harvest Salad

roasted lentils, quinoa, balsamic roasted beets, caramelized shallots, baby carrots, roasted sweet potatoes, toasted pumpkin seeds, red cabbage, baby kale, cilantro, mint, hemp seeds, UBC Farm baby greens, turmeric scented lemon tahini dressing (contains: mustard, sulphites, sesame)

Roasted Brussels Sprout & Pomegranate Salad

butternut squash, baby kale, goats’ cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, apple cider vinaigrette (contains: milk, sulphites, mustard)

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Pan Seared Wild British Columbia Salmon

soy ginger butter, toasted hemp seeds, roasted root vegetables, red & white cascade potatoes (contains: fish (salmon), milk, soy)

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

fresh thyme, parmesan cheese, cinnamon roasted apple chips, toasted pumpkin seeds (contains: milk, sulphites)

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Apple Fritter Bites

maple bourbon spiked apple cider syrup, spiced apples & cinnamon sugar (contains: milk, gluten, wheat, egg)

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

cinnamon spiced pumpkin cream, chocolate ganache, roasted butternut squash crème anglaise (contains: milk, gluten, wheat, egg, soy)

Arts and Culture District Shows and Exhibits: 

Beginning with the Seventies: Collective Acts  

A resurgence of art connected to social activism inspired the Belkin to bring rich histories out of archives, commission new works of art and writing and to provide space for discussion and debate.

Cocktails at the Chan Centre

After dinner drinks in the Chan Centre’s spectacular Glass Lobby overlooking the Dorothy Somerset Grove.

UBC Opera Ensemble: Big, Bold & Beautiful

A set of best-loved operas are mined to create this sparkling gem of a program that will seduce, delight and inspire you. Thrill to favourite selections from La Traviata, La Bohème, Die Fledermaus and more – set in UBC’s historic and beautifully restored Old Auditorium.

Harvest Improv

Laugh away the dinner calories with a handful of the best improvisors in Canada! These UBC Alumni are best known for performances at Vancouver Theatre Sports.

UBC Symphony Orchestra – Up-close & Personal  

Want the music insider’s view? Our Juno-nominated, 90-member orchestra is led by conductor Dr. Jonathan Girard and is considered one of the finest university orchestras in Canada. First 30 patrons sit right onstage and others invited into the intimate choral loft. Come hear how music is made!

MOA After Dark

Explore UBC’s internationally acclaimed Museum of Anthropology after dark and discover the breathtaking Great Hall and many galleries - including temporary exhibitions: Arts of Resistance, Culture at the Centre and In a Different Light.

Our Bodies are Bodies at the Hatch Art Gallery 

Curated by UBC Visuals Arts student Julia Wong, this group exhibition takes a look at the representation of bodies, reflecting on issues of race, representation, sexuality, queerness, mental health, and the digital body. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar available.

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