LangleyAdvance | Thursday, July 21, 2011 B3
Aldergrove Fair Family fun
Aldergrove Fair Days offers the most fun in 99 years The biggest party of the year is about to kick off in Aldergrove. by Heather Colpitts email@example.com
There’s also the antique tractor pull in the arena and a double decker British-style bus on display courtesy of a local movie supply company. The celebrity lawn mower races are at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Aldergrove Fair Days has its roots in the soil, so naturally there are the agricultural fair and 4-H displays. People will be interested
hat started in 1912 as an agricultural fair has grown to become the biggest event of the year in Aldergrove. And to mark the 99th anniversary of Aldergrove Fair Days, organizers have put on more attractions and activities. The goal is to have fun so there are things to do for all different ages. A highlight is always the parade, which is at 10 a.m. on Saturday. It brings everyone together to enjoy the floats, bands, youth groups, distinctive autos and more before everyone scatters to the many activities and attractions. New sponsors have come on board so that more is on offer. That includes the Mobile Farm. Despite Langley still being an agricultural community, there are plenty of people who don’t realize where their food comes from, without such displays. As well, horsepower of the nonfarm variety will be showcased at the first annual Aldy Show ‘n Shine Classic Car Event.
The Kidzone gives families a place to allow their kids one-stop shopping for all the things kids care about – face painting, balloons, games, Langley Township firefighters, magic, mini golf, and more. Kids of all ages can enjoy the West Coast Amusements midway. One of the most unusual events is expected to be GloWorks. Sponsored by the Aldergrove Kinsmen, there will be thousands of glowsticks used. It’s slated for 8 p.m. on the Saturday. As with any big community event, there will be lots of grub when it’s time to eat and one of the popular events is the Chili Cook-off on Saturday. Cooking gets started in the morning with Langley Advance files the judging at 3 p.m. A midway, contests, hands-on activities, displays and more will be at the 99th annual Back again is the Meal or Aldergrove Fair Days July 22-24. No Meal contest sponsored Hilda Reddick Community Service, to see what gardeners of every by Aldergrove restaurants youth and business dress-up skill level have been able to prodand the beer gardens. awards. uce in this less-than-ideal summer The fun takes place in a few Reddick owned a business in weather. different sites around Aldergrove, Aldergrove and was active in the The Mainstage entertainment including Aldergrove Athletic Park, community. This award is to recruns all three days and features the Kinsmen Community Centre, ognize a deserving person who such things as bands, juggling, the arena, and the Thunderbird lives or works in Aldergrove, for magic, and the presentation of Gun Club range on 26th Avenue. outstanding service to the comawards from various competiTake in the fun 5-9 p.m. on munity without regard for pertions that take place during the Friday, and all day Saturday and sonal gain. weekend. The awards include the Sunday.