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Windermere Fall Fair & Scarecrow Festival
Sep 18, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
When a hint of autumn is in the air, what could possibly be a better way to celebrate this glorious season than with the old-fashioned Windermere Fall Fair? The community of Windermere BC knows just how to host the best one ever!
The Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival brings visitors of all ages from near and far. By the time the gates open promptly at 10 AM, the judges will have made their decisions and the community hall will be filled to the brim with displays of the winning entries in a multitude of categories, all proudly sporting their ribbons. Every kind of vegetable and fruit that can possibly be grown in local home gardens, jams and jellies, pickles, home baking, canning, herbs, flowers, photography and so much more, have been judged and found to be the very best. The displays of the winning quilts give testimony to the amazing talent of valley quilters.
Outdoors, there are demonstrations of bent-willow furniture making, wood-carving, black-smithing, etc. plus beautiful hand-made jewellery, knitted items, artwork and more to admire and purchase. Delightful scarecrows are displayed all around the grounds, unique and hand-made by creative individuals, families or businesses and all entered into the competition.
There are games and contests for the kids, with a dog show, face painting, fish tank, clowns, etc. And all the while, talented local musicians keep toes tapping and add that special fall-fair atmosphere.
This year, you will be happy to see some of the old favorites returning, such as the wife-carrying contest and the foam party where the Windermere Volunteer Fire Department shoots foam out of their firetruck and the kids have a blast playing in it.
There are a few new features this year too – and you’re going to love these:
- A chicken-judging event (like a 4-H show). Kids, if you are raising your own chicken, put a leash on it and bring it to the fair. You could win a prize! There are 2 classes – ages 9 years and under and ages 10 years and up. Be sure your pet is leashed! And NO ROOSTERS allowed!
- Come dressed as a scarecrow and you could win a prize!
- A Little Scarecrow Kids Parade will open the fair.
If you are going to be in the valley in September, plan to come and celebrate the harvest season with the friendly valley folks at the Windermere Fall Fair. We guarantee you’ll be glad you came!
For more information about the Windermere Fall Fair, contact Theresa Wood at moc.l1495626404iamg@149562640438doo1495626404waser1495626404eht1495626404
- Windermere Community Hall
- 4726 North Street