The 41st annual Lighthouse Country Fall Fair happens this weekend, where visitors can see a variety of interesting exhibits from intricate needle design to curious fruits and vegetables, 56 vendors, numerous free events for kids, food, live entertainment and more.
Organizer Sheena McCorquodale with the Bow Horne Bay Community Club said this year kids will really enjoy racing remote control boats.
“This year they’ve got a really exciting thing with the coast guard, they are providing small boats the kids will race and also teach them water safety,” she said.
McCorquodale said another great thing about the fair is that kids get in free and all the kids activities are free. These include hamster ball races, bouncy castle, giant slide, merry-go-swing, face painting, pony rides, family games and more.
Back by popular demand a dog team will demonstrate agility and sports, the British Car Club will have cars on display, and there will be a pet parade and a petting zoo. Live entertainment will be going all day, featuring local musicians as well as dancers and yoga and Tai Chi demonstrations.
Inside the usual cake walk and raffle, door prizes and silent auction will take place as well as a display and demonstrations from the Qualicum Spinners and Weavers, who will show how fleece and fibre turn into fashion.
The heart of the fair is the exhibit entries, McCorquodale said, and she encourages people of all ages to bring in their artwork, crafts, homemade goods, vegetables and anything else for prizes and “big bragging rights.”
Fair entries are excepted Friday, Sept. 2 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Lighthouse Country Fall Fair happens Saturday, Sept.3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lighthouse Community Hall in Qualicum Bay.
Admission is $5 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.
For more infor
mation on the day’s events visit www.communityclub.ca or call 250-757-9991.
Pick up the Entries and Exhibit guide at local businesses or view it online at http://issuu.com/sheenamcc/docs/fallfair2011.