PORT McNEILL—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 “North Island Roots and Rubber Boots — Sew it, Grow it, Show it”, will take place Sept. 7-8 at Chilton Regional Arena.
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.
Those interested in judging exhibits or volunteering in any other capacity may contact Kathy Howard at 250-551-4515 or Brenda Fleeton at 250-949-7778. 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.