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Entries almost double at 44th Annual Williams Lake Harvest Fair

Winners announced

With the theme Halloween in September, the 44th Annual Williams Lake Harvest Fair was a frightful success in 2023.

Harvest Fair president Tammy Tugnum said they saw a 40 per cent increase in entries this year.

“In 2022 we printed 1,223 tickets (a label for each entry) and this year we printed 1,714 tickets,” she said.

“The attendance was similar to last year 1,806 over the two days.”

Tugnum noted the Halloween theme was embraced by the entrants and was a lot of fun for the exhibitors. She thanked all who assisted in making the weekend possible.

“There was so much for the kids to see and do this year. But none of this would be possible without our fair board and their hard work, along with all the volunteers who help us out all week and weekend long.”

Big winners of the weekend included Janet Bedford who received high point awards in multiple categories, and the Dressler family who swept the children categories.

High Point Awards;

Cut Flowers - Cheryl Carruthers

Floral Art - Kathy Shetler

Potted Plants - Janet Bedford

Veg/Farm/Field - Ava Haw

Canning - Lynette LaMarche

Home Baking - Ashley Blois

Needlework - Janet Bedford

Quilting - Janet Bedford

Seniors - Janet Bedford

Arts & Crafts - Janet Bedford

Children - Pre Junior Jade Purdy

Children - Junior Leo Dressler

Children - Intermediate Freyja Dressler

Wine & Beer - Sid Breckenridge

Photography - Sarah Dressler

Angie Mindus

About the Author: Angie Mindus

I began my journalism career in daily and weekly newspapers in Alberta.
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