Fall Fairs on Vancouver Island

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Sadly summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun needs to stop! Fall brings new beginnings, crisper weather, and the ability to reap what we sowed in those warmer months. No matter where you live on Vancouver Island, you will find fantastic Fall Fairs geared to celebrate the bounty of the harvest.

And you can find all the details right here!

Fall Fairs on Vancouver Island

South Vancouver Island

 

The Saanich Fair

September 1 – 3

Celebrating 150 years!

The Saanich Fair is a must for the whole family on Labour Day weekend. The Saanich Fairgrounds is where fun, food and fantastic meet. There will be a variety of things for people of all ages to see and do.

What to Expect

  • 5,000 exhibits
  • Dog and Horse shows
  • Concessions with an ethnic flair
  • Carnival and games
  • Pumpkin and Duct tape contests
  • Continuous stage entertainment
  • Midway
  • Headliners: The Chris Buck Band and 54-40!
  • And more

For further information, please visit the Saanich Fair website.

 

Cowichan Exhibition

September 7 – 9

Get ready for a weekend full of entertainment and help celebrate their 150th anniversary! This year’s theme is ‘150 years of growing’. Go and see the past, the present and the future of agriculture in the Cowichan Valley.

What to Expect

  • Carnival Rides
  • Logger Sports
  • Archery
  • Gold Panning
  • Live Concerts and Entertainment
  • Pro-Wrestling
  • Kids Corral
  • Displays of Antique and Modern Farm Equipment
  • Tractor Parade and Pulls
  • 4-H Club
  • Farm Animal Displays
  • Vendors
  • Camping options
  • and much more

Location

Cowichan Exhibition Grounds – 7380 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan

For further information regarding admission prices and times of operation, please visit the Cowichan Exhibition website.

Sooke Fall Fair

September 8 & 9

  • Saturday, September 8 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 9th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Plan-et Clean” is this year’s Sooke Fall Fair theme. They will be supporting the reduction of production and use of single-use plastic products. There will be many fun-filled events centred around this theme. Admission is by donation.

What to Expect

  • Games & Entertainment
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Food Eating Contests
  • Animal viewing
  • Pet parades
  • And more

Location

Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Rd)

For further information, please visit the website for the Sooke Fall Fair

 

Metchosin Day

Sunday, September 9 (8:00 am – 6:30 pm)

This FREE admission event is fun for the whole family. Enjoy lunch in the Family Picnic Area with plenty of shade and lots of seats. Or stroll among the many vendors, and enjoy the provided entertainment.

What to Expect

  • 100+ Vendors
  • Entertainment
  • Hayrides ($0.25)
  • Backhoe Digger ($0.50)
  • Farmers Market
  • Horse Demonstrations
  • Motorcycle Demonstration
  • Children’s Games
  • Vintage Cars
  • Sheep Shearing
  • Beer Gardens
  • Dunk Tanks
  • Baking Contests
  • Photography Contest
  • Games
  • Pet Shows
  • Food Vendors
  • Lamb and Salmon BBQ (starting at 5:00 pm) ($$)
  • And more

Location

Metchosin Municipal Grounds, behind the Fire Hall, 4450 Happy Valley Road.

For more information visit the Metchosin Day website.

 

Luxton Fall Fair

September 14 – 16

Step back in time and celebrate 108 years of Fall Fairs in the Western Communities. This fair showcases local agriculture and helps support local history and events. Admission is by donation. Entry to the Midway and other special events are an additional cost.

What to Expect

  • Displays and Exhibits
  • Midway rides and Games
  • Antique Farm Equipment
  • Blacksmithing
  • Museum Displays
  • Crafts
  • Product Booths
  • Sand Drags
  • Art
  • Clay Baking Demonstrations
  • And more

Location

Luxton Fairgrounds, Langford

For more information, including the cost of admission to Midway, visit the Luxton Fair website

 

Salt Spring Island Fall Fair

September 15 & 16

Join the fun at this annual Fall Fair, and help celebrate Salt Spring Island’s oldest community event. Since 1896 the fair has grown in both exhibits and attendance. Go and party with the animals and celebrate ‘Home Grown, Handmade & Farm Fresh’!

What to Expect

  • Livestock viewing
  • Vendors and Exhibitors
  • Games and Entertainment
  • Sawmill Demonstrations
  • Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • Pet shows and parade
  • Food Contests
  • Zucchini Races
  • Tractor Pull
  • Chicken Races
  • Rooster Calling Contest
  • and much more

Location

Vesuvius Bay, on the Society’s Grounds.

To view their Fall Fair Catalogue, please visit the Salt Spring Island Farmer’s Institute website.

 


Central Vancouver Island

Lighthouse Country Fall Fair

September 1, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On Saturday, September 1st head to the 48th Annual Lighthouse Country Fall Fair in Qualicum Bay.  All children’s activities are free (bouncy rides, all that jazz). Enjoy vendors, food galore, live music, community booths, and 4-H type entries.

Location

Lighthouse Community Club (240 Lions Way)

Admission: $5.00 with kids under 12 free.

For more information please visit the Community Club website.

 

 

Alberni District Fall Fair

September 6 – 9

The #1 destination for family fun in the heart of Vancouver Island is the Alberni District Fall Fair. Join them for food, fun and plenty of entertainment.

What to Expect

  • Freestyle Skateboarding
  • Stump Artist
  • Alberni Aquarium Display
  • Lawn Mower Pulls
  • Magic Show
  • Stilt Walkers and Roving Acts
  • Parade
  • Midway
  • Exhibitors
  • Logger Sports
  • Live Entertainment
  • Zucchini Races
  • Heritage Vehicle Displays
  • Livestock shows
  • Old McDonald Farm Yard
  • and much, much more

Location

Port Alberni Fair Grounds – 4102 Hollywood Street, Port Alberni

For further information visit the Alberni District Fall Fair website.

 

Knox Fall Fair

September 15 (7:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Join the largest and most popular fundraiser of the year, and help support the Knox United Church in Parksville. This 12th annual Fall Fair is sure to be fun!

What to Expect

  • Breakfast (7:00 – 10:00 am)
  • Huge Garage Sale
  • Silent Auction
  • Lunch (10:30 am – 2:00 pm)
  • Pie & Ice cream (starting at 10:00 am)
  • Cookie Walk
  • Home Baking
  • Kids Zone
  • Children’s Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Free Shuttle Service from Ballenas SS

Location

345 Pym Street, Parksville

Please visit the website of Knox United Church for more information.

 


 

North Vancouver Island

Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair

September 8 & 9

This annual event has brought North Island communities together for the past 50+ years. It is the only time the entire North Island comes together to celebrate their creativity and ingenuity.

What to Expect

  • Agricultural Exhibits
  • Craft Exhibits
  • Food Exhibits
  • Information Booths
  • Forestry Displays
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Kid Zone
  • Pet Show
  • and more

Location

Don Cruikshank Memorial Arena – 7395 Columbia St, Port Hardy

For more information please visit the Mount Waddington Fall Fair website.


 

If you have further information about any other Fall Fairs on Vancouver Island, please contact me at Kim@vancouverislandview.com 

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on Aug 24, 2018

Comments (4)

  • D G

    good list!! – thanks

    • Kim

      Thank you!

  • Susan Cornborough

    That’s funny! Just THIS morning we were talking about how there must be some Fall Fairs on the horizon and were going to see if we could hunt them down…..GREAT timing!!! Thanks Kim!

    • Kim

      Yay! I love it when things work out like that.

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