For the friends, the food, the fun-filled music, the
festivities, and the fall fair farmers' market!
Adults about $5,
(2-day pass about $8)
Children about $3,
6 & under free
Spring Island's Annual Fall Fair
Sept. 14 - 15, 2013
This year's theme: Pirates
of the Carrots and Beans!
by young and old, locals and tourists alike, the
annual Fall Fair is Salt Spring Island's oldest community event, and
the one with the most heart!
Celebrations and competitions have changed somewhat through the years, but much is
still as it was when agriculture was the backbone of the economy, and the fair originated
of entries are expected to delight crowds of all
ages this year.
Classification of entries fall under livestock, horticulture, homemade wines and
foods, hobbies, crafts, and many more.
Tasting Apple at Fall Fair 2011
Several competitive classes specifically designed for the island's younger entrants
are often the most entertaining. The Pet Parade and the Zucchini Races are
not to be missed!
Expect to see trophies and prize-ribbons for interesting collections, Lego models,
decorated cakes, photography, and best-dressed pets, to name a few.
A variety of on-site food vendors include Salmon burgers,
Tofu on the BBQ, corn-on-the-cob, pies, fresh-pressed apple juice and other tasty treats.
For those who have difficulty walking the grounds, two modified golf carts called the
"Fall Fair Express" will take visitors from the bus stops to the venues. A Seniorís Rest Area provides a refreshing cup of tea. A garden tractor pulling contest
will be featured, while live entertainment, horse shows, and a midway all serve to round out a fun-filled week-end.
A frequent and free shuttle bus runs between Ganges and the fair grounds.