Fairs & Festivals   |   August 29, 2011 

Windermere Fall Fair 2011

Windermere Fall Fair

CVGuide photo

Sep 10, Windermere –

There is just a touch of fall in the air –- time to celebrate the end of another glorious summer and what could possibly be a better way to do it than with the Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival? The community of Windermere knows just how to host the best country fair and this one, which will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 11am to 4pm, promises to be the best one ever!

Come on down to the Windermere Community Centre and enjoy the fruits of the summer season with your friends and neighbors. Local musicians will keep your feet tapping and there will be so much to do and see that you won’t know where to begin. Outside, the school grounds next to the hall will be covered with booths displaying the wonderful creations of talented local artists and artisans. Watch demonstrations of blacksmithing, bent-willow furniture making, wood-carving, jewellery, knitting and so much more. It’s time to think ahead and perhaps purchase a unique and beautiful gift for someone you love, even yourself! Don’t forget -– Christmas is coming!

Windermere Fall Fair

No fall fair would be complete without a winning pumpkin, and last year's Windermere fair was no exception. (CVGuide photo)

Inside the community hall, the judging will already have taken place and you can view the winners in the many categories such as flowers, every kind of vegetable and fruit grown in the valley’s home gardens, baking, canning, herbs, photography, etc. One of the annual highlights of the fair is the quilting competition with some of the most beautiful entries you could imagine, painstakingly crafted by the talented quilters of the Columbia Valley.

The fair is a family event, of course, and the kids are not forgotten. The day will be filled with races, face painting, a fish tank, clowns, the Windermere Volunteer Fire Department, the egg catapult and dog shows will provide entertainment for the younger set.

Great food is always a highlight of any fair and there will be lots of it, freshly harvested from local farms and gardens. When you are hungry, just hop on over to the concession and get yourself something delicious to munch on.

Scarecrows seem to do much more these days than just keep the crows out of the garden. They are fun to make and just plain funny to see sitting on a doorstep or decorating a flower bed. The week before the fall festival each year, colourful scarecrows seem to pop up everywhere in the neighbourhood as creative folks are getting into the spirit of the Scarecrow Festival.

For more information, please contact Cheri Hann at 250-341-3383. To book a vendor table, please contact Wendy Behan at 250-342-6210 or email info@windermerecommunity.ca.

Hope to see ya there!

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