Fall fair

The victor celebrates after winning a midway squirt gun race at the Luxton Fall Fair Friday (Sept. 23). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Luxton Fall Fair back with weekend of fun

The fair kicked off on Friday and runs until 6 p.m. Sunday

 

Steve Tyler and Jack wait for their cue at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

PHOTOS: Cowichan Exhibition a big hit

Cattle to cucumbers

 

Organizers of the Luxton Fall Fair are hoping to draw large crowds like those seen in May for the Luxton Spring Fair, pictured here. (Black Press Media file photo)

Luxton Fall Fair returns to Langford this month

Antique farm equipment, animal displays and midway rides on tap for Sept. 23 to 25

 

Dahlia Billings stands with her first prize-winning cake Saturday at the Sooke Fall Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Sooke Fall Fair brings community back together after 2-year break

The fair continues until 6 p.m. Saturday, and returns from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Dahlia Billings stands with her first prize-winning cake Saturday at the Sooke Fall Fair. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The popularity of photographic exhibits at the Sooke Fall Fair continues to grow. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fall Fair returning with full offering this year

Annual exhibition at Sooke Community Hall on Sept. 10-11

The popularity of photographic exhibits at the Sooke Fall Fair continues to grow. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
In two years since the pandemic began, Sooke is holding its first full fair. The fall fair is on Sept. 10-11 at the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Volunteers needed for Sooke Fall Fair

Community event set for Sept. 10-11

In two years since the pandemic began, Sooke is holding its first full fair. The fall fair is on Sept. 10-11 at the Sooke Community Hall. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Two wooden barns that are part of the Alberni District Fall Fairgrounds go up in flames in the early morning hours of May 17, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY PETER HESSE)

Suspicious fire destroys two empty horse barns at Port Alberni’s fall fairgrounds

It’s the third suspicious fire in the past six months at the site, officials say

Two wooden barns that are part of the Alberni District Fall Fairgrounds go up in flames in the early morning hours of May 17, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY PETER HESSE)
Fine Brew, a talented local band, performed at the Sooke Music and Art Festival, partnered with a day to ‘Celebrate Sooke.’ (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Celebrate Sooke brings the community together to enjoy food, activities, and local music

Art, farm-fresh food, music, magicians – all in one place this Sept. 18

Fine Brew, a talented local band, performed at the Sooke Music and Art Festival, partnered with a day to ‘Celebrate Sooke.’ (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Quadra Sound, who headlined Sunday’s musical component of the Saanich Fair, was among an all-locals musical line-up as the Saanich Fair returned after being virtual in 2020. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Fair)

2021 Saanich Fair makes history with return to Saanich Fairgrounds

Tsartlip First Nation open and close scaled-back fair; crowd enthusiastic despite smaller numbers

Quadra Sound, who headlined Sunday’s musical component of the Saanich Fair, was among an all-locals musical line-up as the Saanich Fair returned after being virtual in 2020. (Photo courtesy of Saanich Fair)
The Sooke Fall Fair hopes to go all out in 2022, but for this year the fair is spread out over a couple of weeks. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Fall Fair spread out over two weeks in September

Separated events will keep gatherings safe and small for 2021

The Sooke Fall Fair hopes to go all out in 2022, but for this year the fair is spread out over a couple of weeks. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The 152nd Saanich Fair will officially take place on Labour Day weekend while adhering to provincial health orders. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Fair getting set for return on Labour Day Weekend

Fair cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, organizers anticipating further loosening of health orders

The 152nd Saanich Fair will officially take place on Labour Day weekend while adhering to provincial health orders. (Black Press Media file photo)
Carol Brown from the Alberni District Fall Fair committee, works on the online feed for the 2020 virtual Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)

Alberni District Fall Fair wins national award for innovation

Long-running traditional Vancouver Island fair went virtual due to COVID-19

Carol Brown from the Alberni District Fall Fair committee, works on the online feed for the 2020 virtual Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (SONJA DRINKWATER/ Special to the AV News)
The Jubilee Community Garden’s first-place entry in the “Inspired by Dr. Bonnie Henry: Collage” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Exhibition to host second annual ‘Un’Fair

COVID conditions prevent traditional fall fair

The Jubilee Community Garden’s first-place entry in the “Inspired by Dr. Bonnie Henry: Collage” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Jubilee Community Garden’s second-place entry in the “Bounty from Your COVID-19 Garden” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

PHOTOS: Undaunted, Cowichan “UN”FAIR draws inspiration from pandemic

COVID-19, quarantine, Dr. Bonnie Henry behind new categories at Cowichan Exhibition

The Jubilee Community Garden’s second-place entry in the “Bounty from Your COVID-19 Garden” category at the Cowichan Exhibition’s “UN”FAIR 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Exhibition responds to COVID-19 with “UN”FAIR-20

Cowichan Exhibition responds to COVID-19 with “UN”FAIR-20

No drop-ins this year, only appointments

Cowichan Exhibition responds to COVID-19 with “UN”FAIR-20
The sights and sounds of the midway at the Saanich Fair will be absent this year. (Courtesy Saanich Fair)

Saanich Fair takes an online turn, keeps the kids in mind

A community staple since the 1860s, Labour Day weekend icon keeps low profile due to COVID

The sights and sounds of the midway at the Saanich Fair will be absent this year. (Courtesy Saanich Fair)
The show must go on at the Cowichan Exhibition this year, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, it could look more like the fall fairs of 150 years ago, organizers say. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Exhibition organizers have to be flexible with 2020 plans

Event will take place this year, but it might look different

The show must go on at the Cowichan Exhibition this year, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, it could look more like the fall fairs of 150 years ago, organizers say. (Citizen file)
The Sooke Fall Fair is a popular community event. This year’s fair theme is The Perfect Pumpkin Patch. (Sooke News Mirror)

Amidst virus concerns, Sooke Fall Fair going ahead as planned

This year’s event themed The Perfect Pumpkin Patch

  • Apr 20, 2020
The Sooke Fall Fair is a popular community event. This year’s fair theme is The Perfect Pumpkin Patch. (Sooke News Mirror)