Casting a net for Fall Fair entertainment

Final preparations are in full swing for the annual Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair.

PORT HARDY—Final preparations are in full swing for the annual Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair and the call has gone out to entertainers, exhibitors and judges.

The Fall Fair, themed “Casting a Net — Capturing the Arts of the North Island”, will take place Sept. 6-7 in Port Hardy at the Civic Centre and at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena.

The fair is open Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., followed by trophies and prize presentations.

The fair provides a showcase for local growers, bakers, artisans and artists across a wide spectrum of display sections, including:

• Potted plants, cut flowers, floral art, fruit, vegetables and herbs;

• Home baking, preserving and beer and wine brewing;

• Needlework, sewing, knitting and crochet; and

• Arts, crafts and photography.

A separate section is open to kids only, and another is devoted to entries representing the theme of the fair. Within each section are multiple categories, and ribbons, cash prizes and trophies are up for grabs for judges’ favourites.

Food and entertainment is also a big part of the weekend. A concession will be open and entertainers will perform throughout. Entertainers wishing to sign up or inquire, call Brian Hicks at 250-902-2228.

Entries may be submitted Thurday, Sept. 4, from 6-9 p.m., or Friday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.. The arena and civic centre will be closed at 6 p.m. Friday to prepare for judging of entries.

Those interested in judging exhibits or volunteering in any other capacity may contact Brenda Fleeton at 250-949-7778 or fleeton@telus.net. Judging will take place Friday evening, prior to the opening of the fair.

More information, including an online brochure and exhibit entry forms, is available at www.mountwaddingtonfallfair.ca.

Brochures may also be picked up at area libraries and chambers of commerce.