The 37th annual Williams Lake Harvest Fair opens its gates on Sept. 7 for events that include the Little Britches Rodeo, Cariboo Ranchers Challenge, gymkhana and kids wild pony races. There will be food vendors, 4-H animal displays, kids’ events, magic by Clinton Grey, live music, business and non-profit booths and more.
Harvest Fair secretary Mary Telfor said that the Harvest Fair, running both Saturday, Sept.7 and Sunday, Sept. 8 has something for everyone, adding that it benefits local businesses, vendors and residents alike.
“The fair brings home businesses to the public’s attention — a large number of people come through these gates,” she said. “This gives vendors the opportunity to hand out their cards and show their faces.”
Some of the vendor faces are returning from last year and some are new.
“We’ll have non-profit organizations like the Hough Memorial Society and we’ll have things like the Cookie Lady and Dollar Dollar demonstrating cake decorating,” Telfor said..
She added that the fair is a good opportunity for local businesses to show community support, and for people to get great ideas and inspiration from the wide range of exhibitions.
“It’s great to see so many families at the fair all enjoying themselves,” she said.
“This year the theme is the 50s and endless summer, and we’ve added a 1950s chrome table for guys to sit and have coffee while they’re wives are shopping.
“For the $6 entry fee, it’s a whole day of everything from rodeo events, displays of 4-H animals and great exhibitions, to kids’ events, prizes and live music,” she added. “Come out with your kids and have some fun.”