LETâ€™S GO TO THE FAIR! Fall is a beautiful time to get out and explore our West Kootenay towns and valleys. The air is cool and fresh and the colours are stunning. And itâ€™s harvest time, so there is a fall fair to visit every weekend. Enjoy the bounty â€“ we have so much to be thankful for!
Creston Valley Fall Fair
Rossland Fall Fair
Friday, Sept 6 2 â€“ 9pm Saturday, Sept 7 9am â€“ 5pm Creston District Community Complex
Saturday, Sept 7, 11am â€“ 5pm Rossland Arena, 3rd Ave & Spokane St
www.crestonvalleyfair.com $5 adults, $3 seniors/children, 5 and under free. An old fashioned agricultural fair with a tradition spanning over a century! Live local entertainment 2-9pm Friday & 10am-5pm on Saturday. The Welcoming & O Canada is at 6:30pm Friday evening, the awards ceremony at 4:30pm on Saturday. Friday & Saturday: milking demonstrations, 4-H showmanship classes, auction, antique tractor display â€“ be sure to vote for the Peopleâ€™s Choice award. Saturday morning: Farmerâ€™s Market and Lions Club pancake breakfast. Creative Monkeys offer impromptu shows throughout the fair as well as a stage show on Saturday afternoon at 2pm. Childrenâ€™s pedal tractor pull happens Saturday afternoon as well.
www.rosslandfallfair.ca The Rossland Fall Fair on Saturday is an integral part of the weekend-long Golden City Days celebrations. The Fair features craft and market vendors, a petting zoo, fish pond, and live music and entertainment. Come and enjoy Rosslandâ€™s incomparable mountain culture and join in for this last hurrah of summer. For information on how to enter your garden produce and homemade crafts, baking and hobby items in a variety of categories, visit their website above or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Fair Local Food Feast: Doors open at 6:30pm Saturday, dinner 7:30pm, dance to follow with Steele Wheels band.
Rossland Arena Saturday, September 7, 11am â€“ 5pm in conjunction with Golden City Days weekend.
Agricultural and Craft Exhibitions Exhibits must be submitted Friday, Sept 6 between noon and 7 pm. All entries will be judged with ribbons and prize money awarded Saturday, Sept 7.
Special Baking & Canning Awards Sponsored by Bernardin, Crisco and Robin Hood. Brochures and entry forms are available now on the Rossland Fall Fair website and at other downtown locations.
Vendor and Information Booths Golden City Railway Modelers Club Train Display A Petting Zoo, Fish Pond and Face Painting Live Entertainment Rossland Lions Club Food Booth
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Grand Forks Fall Fair Saturday Sept 7 & Sunday, Sept 8 Dick Bartlett Park and the curling rink, 7230 21st St.
grandforksfallfair.com The Grand Forks & District Fall Fair Society are pleased to present this year’s fair in this, the 109th year since the Fair began in Grand Forks! This traditional event features, agriculture exhibits, historical displays and informational booths set up throughout the grounds. Lots of free children’s entertainment and great local music are just some of the exciting activities scheduled for the weekend. Farm animals to meet. Our third year presenting the Grand Forks Fall Fair Demolition Derby.
Hills Garlic Fest Sunday, Sept 8 10am – 5pm Centennial Park, New Denver Admission is $5, free under 12!
www.hillsgarlicfest.ca Live entertainment by Mountain Station, The Vanir, Eldorado Hoedown & Flydini the Magician. Food, produce, crafts, and of course … GARLIC!!!! Come with friends and travel together. The car-pooling incentive is free festival passes. The first 3 adults in the vehicle will pay and the rest get in free. So if you’ve got an 8 passenger van, fill it up! The more people who travel together, the smaller our festival “footprint” will be. The sheer size of this fair is almost overwhelming. No dogs please.
Harrop Harvest Festival Sunday, Sept 15, 10am – 4pm Harrop Hall, 6066 McConnell Road Free admission This annual event offers vendors, great food, music, and children’s events. The relaxed, pleasant atmosphere encourages you to browse at leisure. Stay for lunch and listen to local musicians performing throughout the afternoon. There are also prizes to be won through various draws, so plan to come for the day and enjoy the great ambiance and lots of local produce and crafts.
Slocan Park Press Fest & Sunday Fun-Day Sunday, Sept 15, 10am – 4pm Slocan Park Hall, Hwy 6 $2 Admission - Hall Fundraising Children Under 10 FREE!
kootenayfood.com/pressfest Enjoy Buddah Grass Band and Diamond Willow Band, food, drinks, activities for kids, vendors/artisans, local food marketplace & borstch of course. This year Kootenay Food is bringing a BIGGER and FASTER mobile juice press for the community! Juicing times are 9am to 12pm noon. Folks can bring their (NO bruised or windfall) apples and pears to be pressed and packaged into 5L shelf stable boxes. For more information see the website above or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendors are encouraged to apply via email: slocanparkhall@ gmail.com
Argenta Fall Fair
Pass Creek Fall Fair
Saturday, Sept 21, Noon till late Argenta Hall, Argenta
Sept 21 & 22, 8am – 5pm Pass Creek Exhibition Grounds $5/per person, free for kids under 6
The Argenta Fair is more than worth the beautiful drive up to the top of Kootenay Lake. You’ll find a heart-warming, down to earth and fun environment to celebrate the turning of the seasons at the equinox. Vendors with produce, food, crafts and unique treasures. Talented local musicians play all day. Face painting, sports activities, preserves/ produce contest. The festivities will carry into the night, with a SQUARE DANCE 7-9pm and DJ dance party after that (suggested donation $10/person). This is a day our special community comes out of the woods into vibrant festivity – come join us! Family friendly, no dogs or alcohol please. Vendors welcome. Contact Jennie by phone 250366-0009 or email email@example.com
passcreekfair.com Main events: Dirty Diggers, where kids get to take control of a mini-excavator or Bobcat. Exciting Global FMX Motorcross show 3 times daily. Lawnmower races, remote control car racing. Live entertainment on stage, antique car show. Exhibitors compete for a whopping $1700 in cash prizes sponsored by Tempo & Johnny’s Grocery & Gas. Please enter your exhibits! Vendors & artisans from all over BC: blacksmithing, bladesmithing, weaving & spinning demos. Bouncy houses, children’s games, mini golf, money in the hay stack, farmer-for-a-day. Pancake breakfast each morning and great concession fare all weekend. Sunday only: pony rides & motorcycle/ muscle car show & shine. Free shuttle bus supplied by Mountain Transport. Limited paid parking, ATM on site.
Pass Creek 26th Annual
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Bigger and Better Than Ever! Global FMX Motocross -3 times daily! $1700 in Cash Prizes for the Exhibits
Sponsored by Tempo and Johnny’s Grocery & Gas Dirty Digger Weekend Vendor Village & Great Food!
Lawnmower Races Bouncy House
BC Hydro 50th Anniversary Celebration Zone Sunday: Pony Rides and Motorcycle/Muscle Car Show’n Shine schedule ~
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at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Grounds near Castlegar
Salmo Valley Fall Festival Saturday, Sept 28, 10am – 3pm Salmo Youth & Community Centre Admission is by donation!
www.svycc.ca Come for the annual artisan’s market, great live music, art show and food concession. Activities throughout the day will include a large sized cardboard box fort building, a local history talk and the Maker Mobile will be onsite. Vendor applications are available at www.svycc.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lardeau Valley Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct 5, 11am – 4pm Lardeau Valley Community Centre The Lardeau Valley Community Centre is actually in Meadow Creek, about 35 minutes’ drive north of Kaslo. The valley harvest festival is a great family event. There will be a bouncy castle for the kids, face painting for the whole family, a cash-only BBQ lunch, and live music. Traditions celebrated at the fair include the art and skills of the farmer and small homesteader. There will be lots of vendors, some displaying wares you won’t see anywhere else. Bring your pocketbook and shop early for Christmas! Check out the produce, preserves, and home baking competitions. (Bring your entries in by 12:30pm on fair day.) Happy Harvest!
Taghum Hall’s 5th Annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct 19, 10am – 3pm Admission by donation
www.taghumhall.ca Come enjoy the bountiful fall harvest from local farms and beautiful hand crafted items by local artisans. For lunch, have a bowl of Nellie’s borscht and home-made bread! The Harvest Festival will include outdoor entertainment, pie eating contests, cake walks, face painting, kids’ activities, a weird vegetable contest, and our annual apple pie baking contest!
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Fall Fairs in the West Kootenay area