SALT SPRING ISLAND FALL FAIR
September 18 - September 19
After much thought, the Board of the Salt Spring Farmers’ Institute has decided to cancel the 2020 Fall Fair. Our next fair will be September 18/19 2021. We are following the announcement of Dr Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, that there will not be any mass gatherings in order to ensure that everyone in our community is safe and stays well during this pandemic. Our Fair attracts over 8000 visitors to the grounds over the weekend and is a collective place to meet and socialize with friends and neighbours. This celebration of our community is something to look forward to but realistically the safety and well being of our guests is more important.
We would like to thank all those who were planning on exhibiting, the vendors and community groups that rely on this venue for fundraising and the volunteers who help make this event possible. The revenue generated from the Fair allows the Farmers’ Institute to maintain and improve our facility so it can be rented for use by the community. We are putting together some fun ideas for fundraising that may be practical to achieve. We will keep you informed.
On a happy note, 2021 is the 125th Anniversary of our first Fall Fair. We will prevail through the current challenges and be ready to celebrate with gusto so mark your calendars now… September 18/19.. Looking forward to your involvement in 2021! In the meantime, please stay safe, stay at home and we all will stay well.