Fair time comes to the West Kootenay

A listing of some of the upcoming fairs in our region.

Silver City Days is the start of the summer and fall fair season in the region. Here’s a list of what is to come in the next few months.

Castlegar Sunfest

• June 1 – 3

Over 40 food and craft vendors, live entertainment, kids’ activities, parades, pancake breakfasts, skateboarding and family day in the park. The day also includes an outdoor concert featuring ABBA cover band. Top it off with West Kootenay’s largest fireworks display.

Creston Valley Fall Fair

• Sept. 7 – 8, www.crestonvalleyfallfair.com

Now in its 94th year, Creston is a traditional fair featuring agricultural exhibits, agri-tourism displays, loads of local entertainment and interactive kid’s activities. Visit the home arts and crafts competition, as well as traditional homemade goods and grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Grand Forks and District Fall Fair

• Sept. 7 – 9, www.grandforksfallfair.ca

This year’s fair will feature home grown produce, country baking, arts and crafts, and floral arrangements from all ages. There will be live entertainment, horseshoe tournament, a show and shine, demonstrations and competitions, kids’ contests, and a wide variety of vendors. There will be miniature chuck wagon races and driving demonstrations and a Saturday parade.

Rossland Fall Fair

• Sept. 8

Since 1972 Rossland has hosted an annual fall fair held on the weekend following Labour Day. The Rossland Fall Fair is held in conjunction with another community event Golden City Days.

Kootenay Lake Agricultural Fall Fair

• Sept. 15, Crawford Bay

It’s Kootenay Lake’s 101st annual fall fair, with a focus on developing local food knowledge and security. Explore local produce, flowers and art at the exhibits. Have a tea and a nibble, and partake in games and other competitions.

Pass Creek Regional Exhibition (Robson)

• Sept. 22-23, www.passcreekfair.com

It is the 17th annual fair, complete with agricultural displays and demonstrations, an animal zoo, children’s games, an antique car show, horse shows, a dog show and local musicians.