Friends, neighbours and visitors, welcome to the 2019 edition of the Salt Spring Island Fall Fair, an island tradition since 1896, celebrating the Agricultural Community’s efforts and successes.
Our island has a rich and varied agricultural history and tradition that spans more than 150 years, since Confederation. The Salt Spring Island Farmers’ Institute, established in 1895, continues to support the growth of associated farming activities that are vital and valuable to the local economy. We are proud to be a strong and informed voice for farmers’ interests and we encourage islanders to get involved in the discussion on island farming matters. We all need to build up agriculture awareness and productivity on Salt Spring.
This year’s theme: Crops and Crafts of every Colour was chosen to create fun, a lot of fun and to bring to life in all manner of ingenuity. This rural tradition is brought to you by a dedicated core of volunteers. These individuals and community organizations provide the Fair with a range of services from local food to recycling, from ticket booth attendants to the pit crews at the zucchini races, from weaving demonstrations to sheepdog trials, from the entertainers on stage to the first aid providers. The list is endless, the teamwork priceless.
Thank you to all the organizers and everyone who came out to enjoy the fair even though the weather was a little touch and go!