Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 Powell River Fall Fair

Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23, the place to be is the Fall Fair in Powell River. It highlights and celebrates the end of the local harvest season. Admission for adults is $3 and children 12 and under are free. The Fall Fair runs from noon to 5 pm both days.

There will be agricultural exhibits, competitions, demonstrations, activities for the kids, music and other entertainment on the market stage. Community groups will have tables with a wealth of information about our wonderful town. Purchase farm fresh items for your kitchen or have a cup of tea and a "nummie" (that's what my friend Helen calls all of the great homemade baked goods) while you browse the vendor's booths. Come to the fair - hope to see you there.

Follow the signs up Duncan Street. Turn right on Padgett Road and then left on McLeod. There will be no parking inside the fairgrounds. Handicapped parking will be on McLeod Road and Myrtle Avenue. You might find a spot on Padgett Road, but better yet, take the shuttle bus service from the Town Centre Mall if you want to avoid the parking congestion. Park your car in the Town Centre north lot and get a ride right to the front gate.

The Powell River and District Agricultural Association is recruiting entertainers, service organizations, vendors and volunteers for the Fall Fair. Booth and tent space must be booked before Saturday, September 15, at 604.414.0701, which is also the number to call for more information.

Fall Fairs are held in towns large and small across Canada and America. Do you have a fair in your community to celebrate the harvest and the end of a great summer? What is your favourite thing at the fair? Tell us all about it. -- Margy


  1. Would love to come to your fair.
    Cool pic of the pumpkin people also in the third pic is that your mama I see sitting on the bench.

  2. Hi Betty - Yes, it sounds like fun, but unfortunately I won't be there this year. Yes, that's Mom sitting on the bench in the third picture. And John's mom is in the first picture standing next to the pumpkin people. Mom's sure are special people aren't they. - Margy

  3. Now that looks fun!

  4. I love going to the fair!

  5. Great tour!! Fall fairs always involve a lot of eating!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  6. Gotta love those fairs and festivals! Sorry I missed rock flipping day, though!