The leaves may not have changed colour yet, but the fall season was in full swing for crowds at the 48th annual Skeena Valley Fall Fair this year.
Locals flocked to the Thornhill Community Grounds on Sept. 8 for a day full of events, including a petting zoo, car show, booths and several contests. This year’s theme was ‘sow it, grow it and show it’, highlighting the local produce showcased inside the Thornhill Community Centre during the exhibition.
The rain didn’t stop crowds from gathering for the Totem Saddle Club fall fair shows, 4-H barn and exhibits, or check out the zucchini race at the tennis courts and while throwing in their guesses for this year’s goat drop results, a farmer’s version of a 50-50 draw.
The decision to cut back on some events was because a lot of the volunteers were out of town, according to volunteer Diana Wood. While the fair’s core group of eight has the event planned “down to a science,” they need more people to help out with next year if they want to expand.
“We’re trying to make it for next year to have a two day fair and possibly a talent contest on the Friday night. It will be on the long weekend if we’re going to do a two or three day fair, so we’d be kind of competing with Smithers,” she said.
Currently, the organizing is done by “very few people” for the one day fair. And what they need is some new, fresh ideas, Wood said.
“The more people that we have involved on the committee level, the easier it’s going to be to make a decision on what to have for next year.”
The first monthly meeting is scheduled for this October. If you want more information, contact Diana Wood at 250-615-8582.