2014 Mayne Island Fall Fair: Sat Aug 16

Come and join us at the Agricultural Society's 89th Annual Fall Fair.

Parade. First off is the Parade which starts at 11:30 am. Everyone loves a parade and ours is full of local and a few imported characters, music and marching. Be sure to be early to get a good spot.

Entertainment. The fair grounds and Agricultural Hall open at 12 noon after the parade. We have an action-packed day planned for you. Ben and Michelle will be back this year, but this time, with events, races and competitions for both adults and children including a bike decorating contest, an egg and spoon race, nail driving, double buck log sawing, and a tug-o-war.

There will also be a visit from Mr. Bubbles, the Balloon man, a scavenger hunt, face painting for the children, and demonstrations and hands-on participation of pottery-making, butter churning, knitting and weaving for all ages.

Community Groups. Our Community Groups will have displays, participating games or demonstrations during the Fair. The Lions will again have their famous Bingo Tent on Dixon Road.

Food. On the Fair Grounds there will be burgers and hot dogs from the Legion/Lions bun wagon, ice cream cones by the Parents Advisory Committee, water and soft drinks from the Silver Maynes, and popcorn from the Agricultural Society.

We will also have coffee, tea and cookies in our rest area behind the Hall. If you have bought some lunch at the Farmers Market and are looking for a quiet place to enjoy it you are welcome to join us at the rest area.

Fall Fair Entries. Be sure to visit our Hall to see the entries (and the Judges ribbons!) for produce, flowers, crafts, and baking, to name only a few of the more than 1,000 entry items open for competition.

Agricultural Displays and Museum. Across the road you can visit the jail and farm museum for a look at Mayne Island history; a mason bee information display; and for the kids, hands-on wheat grinding, old-fashioned manual water pumps, clothes washing and bubble blowing, Ricky Martin's  horses and Duncan Martin's Backyard Chicken display.

Music. Our musical entertainment this year will be the always enjoyable Bob Connolly and the Pender Piper and Drum Corp. Brian Haller who did such a great job last year will be returning as our Master of Ceremonies.

Door Prizes and Raffle. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon. The Raffle Prize draw takes place at 4 pm, so make sure you have a ticket.

And last but not least, the price - same as last year, only $2 per person, children 12 years and under are free. Best deal in town for a full days' entertainment!

For further information, please contact Velda (250) 539-5933.

posted August 2014

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