Saturday, September 15, 2018

2018 Powell River Fall Fair

Welcome to the Powell River Fall Fair.
Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16, 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 $5 and children 12 and under are free. The Fall Fair runs from noon to 5 pm both days.

Garden Club information table.
There are agricultural exhibits, competitions, demonstrations, activities for the kids, music and other entertainment on the market stage. Community groups have tables with a wealth of information about our wonderful town. I helped out at the Garden Club table on Saturday.

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 home baked goods) while you browse the vendor's booths.

A busy day at the vendor booths.

And lots of good things to eat.

Check out the Zucchini Races and take the kids for a ride on the Forestry Museum's miniature train.

Engineer Danny takes the train out on the tracks.

See all the fair entries and check out the big winners.

Sewing, crafts and quilt entries.

What's a fall fair without home grown produce.

And canning entries.

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. Street parking will be available. Better yet, take the shuttle bus 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 Fair's front gate.

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 to do at the fair? Tell us about it. -- Margy

12 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:29 AM

    Now that looks fun!

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    1. It was a lot of fun. And the rain held off on Saturday to make it easy on the fair goers. - Margy

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  2. They are a wonderful, traditional celebration, aren't they?!

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    1. I worked at the Garden Club table in the Home Arts building. It was lots of fun for me to be part of the fair this time rather than just a visitor. - Margy

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  3. Autumn markets are always so fun & colourful!

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    1. I agree. I should come more often. - Margy

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  4. What a wonderful fall fair! We attended an annual "Festival Italiano" That is held in a town near where we live in Colorado. It offers great Italian food made by local businesses and entertainment, and our granddaughter was able to stomp on grapes that were grown in Colorado that will be made into wine.

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    1. When we lived in California we loved to go to San Diego and visit Little Italy. We went to several street fairs where you could eat from one end to the other. - Margy

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  5. I so enjoy fall fairs and this looks like an especially nice one. All those ribbons means there's lots of participation and many winners in Powell River. :)

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    1. It looked like almost ever entry won something. Good way to get more. I may try next year. - Margy

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    1. The engineer Danny is a good friend of ours from the ATV Club. - Margy

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We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy