ONCE AGAIN this year

Fall fair offers events for all

THE SKEENA Valley Fall Fair returns again with all the fun from last year and a few new things that are hoped to be there too.

THE SKEENA Valley Fall Fair returns again with all the fun from last year and a few new things that are hoped to be there too.

New volunteer Ted Ramsey was quite impressed with the return of the fair last year and when asked if he would get involved, said absolutely he’d volunteer.

“There’s quite a collection of cool people who decided to keep the fall fair going,” he said.

Ramsey enjoyed the fair in the 30-plus years it ran before it took a five year break, adding it takes a community to organize and enjoy it.

This year’s theme is Celebrate Local to honour the resurgence in local, backyard and sustainable food growing going on here and increasing in recent years.

“I’ve always wanted to see the RC (remote control) hobby plane guys,” he said, adding that there’s quite a lot of permissions involved for remote control planes to have a demonstration or to just be on hand at the fair.

A hayride is planned, the Totem Saddle Club will hold its fall fair show, 4-H shows are set to go, the cow patty drop, which was a big hit last year may turn into a goat patty drop, the ping pong ball drop returns and all the exhibits of fruits, vegetables and others will take place.

Vintage cars will be on hand to see and hopefully vintage tractor owners will bring theirs there too, he added.

New this year, the Thornhill Jr. Secondary gym and Thornhill Community Hall will be used as indoor exhibit and vendor places.

Categories have been expanded for adults and children and more demonstrations, events and entertainment are planned.

Volunteers are still needed and if they could help out for four hours in a day that’d be great, said Ramsey, adding they get free breakfast and recognition of all their help.

The fall fair brochure with all the categories will be available at the library and the garden centres after Riverboat Days.

The Skeena Valley Fall Fair takes place Sept. 8 and 9 at the Thornhill Community Grounds.

In addition, the Fall Fair is a showcase for talents such as arts, crafts, woodworking, collage, quilting, pottery, needle arts, canning, drying, baking, and much more.

The 4-H group has also become more involved by offering open classes in poultry, waterfowl and rabbits.

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