Salt Spring Island Events – Annual Fall Fair 2014, September 13-14

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Saturday, September 13 to Sunday, September 14, 2014 – Annual Fall Fair 2014 – 9am to 6pm at the Farmers’ Institute Grounds on Salt Spring Island, BC 

The annual fall fair is Salt Spring Island’s oldest community event, and the one with the most heart, much loved by young and old, locals and tourists alike! Celebrations and competitions have changed somewhat through the years, but much is still as it was when agriculture was the backbone of the economy, back when the fair originated in 1896.

There are thousands of entries this year sure to delight our crowds of all ages. Classification of entries fall under livestock, horticulture, homemade wines and foods, hobbies, crafts, and many more.

Several competitive classes specifically designed for the island’s younger entrants are often the most entertaining. The Pet Parade and the Zucchini Races are not to be missed! Expect to see trophies and prize-ribbons for interesting collections, Lego models, decorated cakes, photography, and best-dressed pets, to name a few.

A variety of on-site food vendors include salmon burgers, tofu on the barbecue, corn-on-the-cob, pies, fresh-pressed apple juice, and other tasty treats. “Family Farms” are featured in the livestock area this year.

A garden tractor pulling contest will be featured, while live entertainment, horse shows, and a midway all serve to round out a fun-filled week-end.

For those who have difficulty walking the grounds, two modified golf carts called the Fall Fair Express will take visitors from the bus stops to the venues. There will also be a senior’s rest area, providing a refreshing cup of tea.
A frequent and free shuttle bus runs between Ganges and the fair grounds.

For more details, please visit the official website.

Salt Spring Island Event Details: 

Event: Annual Fall Fair 2014

Date: Saturday, September 13 to Sunday, September 14, 2014. 9am to 6pm.

Location: Farmers’ Institute Grounds (351 Rainbow Road), Salt Spring Island, BC

Prices:  $10 for adults or $12 for two-day pass; $5 for youth age 7-17 or $6 for two-day pass; children age 6 and under are free.

Contact: phone: 250-537-4755

Official website: http://ssifi.org/fall-fair

 

Publisher of Amazing Vancouver Island. Doug grew up in Kamloops and Vancouver. He is also the President of KIAI Angency, an Internet Marketing and Branding agency in Vancouver. He is an avid photographer and you can see his many pix of Vancouver Island on Flickr.

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