The Rainbow Stew Cloggers perform at the Coombs Fair in 2016. This year will feature several bands and musical performers, as well as photo tours by a notable portrait photographer. — File

Coombs Fair entertainers to delight Aug.12-13

Two afternoons of music alongside rabbits, goats, zucchini races

When you think of the Coombs Fair, there’s farm animals and veggies galore, but don’t forget about the music.

Two afternoons of music will be had on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13 at the Centennial Stage.

Starting at noon on Saturday, the musical entertainment starts with the Coombs Old Time Fiddlers.

Next up from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. is Kerry Molliett and her band.

Finishing out Saturday and Sunday is Silk Mischief featuring Bev Finch, with the performance running from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Founded in 2014, Silk Mischief has seen many talented musicians take part.

This time will see Rick Macen on bass, Robert Henry on vocals and keys, Tom Neville on various instruments, David Kelsberg on percussion and background vocals, and then Bev Finch to top it all off providing vocals and playing acoustic guitar.

The following day starts off with Debbie Ryan at noon.

Next on Sunday is Susan Vigneault and Kerri Brown with the BC Folk Music Project from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Then Silk Mischief and Finch finish off the day from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In other arts action at the fair, renowned portrait photographer Onnig Cavoukian will be judging the photography sections at the fair, as well as leading 30-minute walking photo lessons on the fair grounds.

These lesson tours will be at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, and at noon and 2 p.m. on Sunday, with more sessions added as needed.

To register, contact photography section head Debbie Adkins at 250-954-7434 or debadkins@shaw.ca.

Preference for participation in the tours goes to registered exhibitors in the open or 4-H photography sessions at the fair.

Fair gates open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Indoor exhibits open at 9 a.m. each day.

Admission is $5 a day for adults, or $8 for a two-day pass.

Student and senior admission is $3 a day or $5 for a two-day pass. Children six-12 are $1 a day, while five-year-olds and under get in free. Parking at the fairgrounds is $2.

For more info, go to aaawix10.wixsite.com/coombs-fair/visit-the-fair.

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