The 16th annual Knox Fall Fair set for Aug. 29 has now been cancelled. (File photo)

The 16th annual Knox Fall Fair set for Aug. 29 has now been cancelled. (File photo)

COVID-19: Annual Knox United Church fall fair cancelled

Popular event draws thousands each year

The Knox United Church’s 16th annual fall fair, scheduled for Aug. 29, has been cancelled due to concerns regarding COVID-19.

The church’s publicity co-ordinator, Beth Brown, said the fall fair draws approximately 4,000 people and would make it difficult to follow the strict physical distancing protocols set by health authorities.

Brown said the cancellation of the event is disappointing as it will significantly impact the church’s coffers as the fall fair is its major annual fundraiser.

READ MORE: List of postponed/cancelled events in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Brown said it’s also a big loss to the community as it is popular event that everyone looks forward to going to every year. As well, the Fall Fair funds raised help Knox United Church respond to the needs of the local and global community.

The fair features a variety of items for sale, much like a huge garage sale. There’s entertainment as well as food and other events.

Brown said they hope to see the fair return in 2021.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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