A sure sign of autumn approaching in 100 Mile House is the return of the ever-popular South Cariboo Community Fall Fair at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre (SCRC), Sept. 6-8.
Event organizer Josh Dickerson says some fresh new activities and entertainment will be featured this year.
Plenty of informative and interesting exhibits and demonstrations will showcase a variety of skills, crafts and talents, served up country-style in true fall-fair fashion.
Folks may enter their own home-grown or handmade products, from sewing and knitting to painting and potting. They are also looking for canning and baking, and just about every other “country skill” you can think of.
For the first time, the entertainment package features bull riding at the Outrider’s Grounds, just behind the arena building where the main events take place.
The bull riding admission is $15/adult; $10/student or senior; and $5/six years and under, and are available at the gate. The bull riding wristband includes admission to the fall fair.
Over at the SCRC, New Age Entertainment (NAE) has a great lineup of dance groups and local musicians booked.
“Friday night is going to be an open jam, weather permitting,” says NAE’s Rob Fry.
Dance groups include Cheralyn’s Polynesian Dance Studio and the StarStruck Dance Studio, he adds, while singers will include 2012 Cariboo Idol contestant Jillian Thomson and the Eclectica Choir. The Olde Tyme Coffin Dodgers will also perform and the Taoist Tai Chi club will demonstrate their martial art/exercise program.
Fry notes more acts are being accepted right up to the event, so e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a talent to share.
A pie-throwing fundraiser will see participants taking aim at the Hun City Hunnies by donation, and Dickerson says ribbons and token prizes will be awarded to the best Cariboo Fall Arrangements in the Outdoor Container Contest ($5 to enter).
The KidZone will sport some all-new “bouncy castle” activities, including the Rat Race and Princess Castle, as well as last year’s hit, the Bungee Slide. They’ll be set up inside the arena, he notes, to make it easier for parents to enjoy the vendor booths while watching their children and staying sheltered from the weather.
Outside, Two Sisters Burgers and Sugar Shack will provide various tasty meals and snacks, and the indoor arena concession, and food vendors with other tempting sweets (such as fudge and cotton candy), will also cater to hungry fair patrons.
Central GM and Central RV will have recreational vehicles on show in the parking lot, and the Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre and the Interlakes Cattlebelles will have their food booth and information on display.
Admission to the South Cariboo Community Fall Fair is $5/adults; $10/weekend pass; seniors and students/$2; children under age six are free; or otherwise entry for all ages is free by showing a valid Bull Riding wristband.
Registered fall fair entries are to be dropped off at the rec. centre on Sept. 5, Dickerson adds.
For more information, call 250-395-1353, visit www.100milefallfair.com or pick up a fall fair booklet at participating locations in 100 Mile.