Take a Spin at the Fall Fair! September’s moisture-laden skies are here, and the first hints of autumn are all around us. But for farmers, artists, gardeners, craftspeople, and other community members, this is an exciting time!
Behind closed barn doors and meadow gates, and beyond office doors and electric fences, creative minds have been concocting freshly squeezed plans for this year’s Fall Fair theme: “We’ve Got A Good Thing Growing.”
Let’s take a look at what Country Grocer has been germinating. Many of you know that Country Grocer’s Spin to Win is a Fall Fair highlight. Every spin wins! Each spinner gets two spins for $5 and will always win something of greater value. You literally can’t lose! Another big winner is the Salt Spring Community 4‑H, as all of the money raised goes directly to the club.
Last year, prizes included coupons or gifts such as iPads, laptops, and socks. Yes, sock pandemonium broke out when bare-footed spinners caught sight of the warm, woolly foot friends.
This year, for the 120th Salt Spring Island Fall Fair, Country Grocer is raising the bar with the “Growing or Going Major Prize Draw”! One happy winner will choose either the Growing prize or the Going prize.
How does it work? All through Saturday and Sunday, anybody can spin the wheel to win a variety of prizes: iPads, microwaves, Sony TVs, griddles, gift cards, special discount vouchers, and two mountain bikes from Outspokin’ Bike Shop. The grand prize will be added to the wheel periodically until seven people have landed on it on Saturday and three more on Sunday.
Those ten names will be put into a Major Prize Draw that will happen at 3pm on Sunday at the Country Grocer tents. One person will win the grand prize―either the Growing or the Going prize. The other nine draw winners will receive a $75 gift certificate for the Country Grocer store. All ten contestants must be in attendance at the draw in order to win.
The Growing prize is the services of a professional gardener or landscaper who will do up to $1000 of work to help prep the winner’s garden for the winter. This prize also includes a patio set and a barbeque to boot! The entire value is $2000!
The Going prize is for a winner who would rather take a trip with a special someone. This prize includes a flight to Vancouver, two overnight stays at the Sylvia Hotel, limousine service, two dinners, and a show for two people―total valuing of $2000!