Lots to see and do at the fair

No end of activities and events to take in at the Community Fall Fair

A number of guest speakers are slated to do presentations and demonstrations during the South Cariboo Community Fall Fair, Sept. 7-9.

Exhibit co-ordinator M-J Cousins notes that on Friday evening, Gina Myhill-Jones (2012 Garlic Fest cook-off winner) will do a demonstration on how to make hot and cold Garlic Canapés.

On Saturday (Sept. 8), the always popular Don Basserman will return to do a presentation on urban farming and preserves at 10:30 a.m., and at 2 p.m., South Cariboo Agri-Cultural Centre member Sherry Stewart will talk about the nutritional ways to prepare kale, its health benefits and the new super snack, kale chips, as well as other uses and ways to prepare kale.

On Saturday, outdoor stage performances will begin at 11 a.m. Performers will include the Cheeky Lil’ Monkeys, Christine Lewis and Courtney Peterson, Border Run and the 2012 Cariboo Idols will start at 3 p.m.

On Sunday (Sept. 9) at 1 p.m., Community Enhancement and Economic Development Society (CEEDS) members Rod Henneker will explain how to make cranberry juice and jellies.

There will be a number of performers, including Gary Seminoff, on the outdoor stage, and beginning at 1 p.m., the Cariboo Idols make their way on stage for a song before the 2012 winner is announced.

Parents can drop their children off for some playtime at the Kidzone. It’s open on Sept. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.; Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parents will then be able to check out the many vendors, booths and displays in the arena without having to worry about their children.

Canlan Ice Sports is bringing in four bouncy castle toys for children up to age 12 to play on in Lumberman’s Park ball field next to the arena.

Dog agility and archery demos will take place in the Stan Halcro Arena during the fair.

A display booth manned by South Cariboo Agri-Cultural Enterprise Centre CEEDS members will be answering questions and handing out information outside the curling rink exhibit entrance all weekend. They want to raise awareness of local sustainable living and organic produce in the South Cariboo.