Harvest Fair affordable family fun

For just 50 cents in most categories anyone who enjoys a home craft hobby or raises small animals can have fun entering the Williams Lake Harvest Fair.

For just 50 cents in most categories anyone who enjoys a home craft hobby or raises small animals can have fun entering the Williams Lake Harvest Fair.

If you take pictures, sew, knit, bake, embroider, draw, raise flowers, vegetables or animals, make beer or wine, or perhaps have another interesting vocation or hobby, you can participate in the 35th annual Williams Lake Harvest Fair coming up Sept. 10 and 11 in the Stampede Grounds.

There are more than 25 general categories people can choose to enter from cut flowers to quilting, to photography, arts and crafts and small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits and chickens, and even special sections for seniors, children and 4-H clubs.

Sections with 50 cent entry fees include cut flowers, floral art, potted plants, vegetables, fruit, field crops and farm produce, canning and preserves, home baking, sewing, quilting, knitting and crochet, seniors, arts and crafts, children, home made wine and beer, photography.

People who enter 10 or more items in Sections A-T above will receive a free pass to the fair.

Entry fees are $1 for rabbits, guinea pigs, pigeons, and $1.50 for poultry and a little more for the commercial beef and sheep categories.

Ribbons and trophies are awarded to winners along with prizes of $2 for first; $1.50 for second and $1 for third in most categories.

For most sections the early entry deadlines are coming up this Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 8.

Registration booklets are available at the Tribune and various other locations around the city.

Entry forms must be dropped off at City Hall or the Tribune office or mailed well in advance to the Williams Lake Harvest Fair at Box 4447 Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 2V5.

Participating or not families will find lots to see at the fair next weekend including logger sports, dog agility matches, little britches rodeo, pancake breakfasts, live entertainment, wool spinning demonstrations, trade fair, gymkhana, and even professional bull riding, plus draft horse wagon rides around the site.

Mark your calendars for September 10 and 11 in the Stampede Ground.

The fair ground gate fee is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and children ages six to 12 and free for children under age 5.