Williams Lake Harvest Fair draws a crowd

Entries were down but attendance was up at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair in 2022. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Entries were down but attendance was up at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair in 2022. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Brianna and Cheryl Pope pick up their awards for their fair entries. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Brianna and Cheryl Pope pick up their awards for their fair entries. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Harvest Fair co-organizer Tammy Tugnum is all smiles Sunday afternoon as she awards participants their prizes at the end of the two-day event. Attendance was up at the fair, while the work was spread out over a small group of volunteers. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Williams Lake Harvest Fair co-organizer Tammy Tugnum is all smiles Sunday afternoon as she awards participants their prizes at the end of the two-day event. Attendance was up at the fair, while the work was spread out over a small group of volunteers. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Members of the Williams Lake Spinners, Weavers and Fabric Artists work their magic at the Harvest Fair Sunday. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Members of the Williams Lake Spinners, Weavers and Fabric Artists work their magic at the Harvest Fair Sunday. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Blue Fins helped at the gate. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Williams Lake Blue Fins helped at the gate. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Bouncy castles were part of the price of admission at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair, much to the delight of many children like two-year-old Liam Hawkes. (Angie Mindus photos)(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Bouncy castles were part of the price of admission at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair, much to the delight of many children like two-year-old Liam Hawkes. (Angie Mindus photos)(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cory Van Ieperen of Coryvatures draws a caricature of Debbie Sheer at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Cory Van Ieperen of Coryvatures draws a caricature of Debbie Sheer at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Monika, Connie and Heidi Rollin along with Elias and Nancy Rose check out the Lego creations at the fair. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Monika, Connie and Heidi Rollin along with Elias and Nancy Rose check out the Lego creations at the fair. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Gail Paterson and Pat Warren take in the fair. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Gail Paterson and Pat Warren take in the fair. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Friends Noemi Baumann and Emily Hutchinson have fun with face paint at the 2022 Harvest Fair. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Friends Noemi Baumann and Emily Hutchinson have fun with face paint at the 2022 Harvest Fair. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tammy Tugnum awards the Grand Aggregate trophy to this year’s winner, Mary Telfer at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair Sunday. (Photo submitted)Tammy Tugnum awards the Grand Aggregate trophy to this year’s winner, Mary Telfer at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair Sunday. (Photo submitted)
Volunteers Wendy and Cary Frederick set up the parking barricades for the Williams Lake Harvest Fair Friday evening. Wendy said she will also be working at one of the six concessions at the fair to help out due to there being fewer volunteers this year. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Volunteers Wendy and Cary Frederick set up the parking barricades for the Williams Lake Harvest Fair Friday evening. Wendy said she will also be working at one of the six concessions at the fair to help out due to there being fewer volunteers this year. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Elaine Watt is happy to help out at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair Friday evening. Watt, a member of the local quitting club and the Harvest Fair committee, started quitting after her children left home in 1996. This year there are 102 quilts on display. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Elaine Watt is happy to help out at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair Friday evening. Watt, a member of the local quitting club and the Harvest Fair committee, started quitting after her children left home in 1996. This year there are 102 quilts on display. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

There were smiles all around as residents and visitors alike took in the Williams Lake Harvest Fair Sept. 10 and 11.

The popular fall event was back after being sidelined for two years due to the pandemic.

Co-organizer Tammy Tugnum said although entries were down, possibly due to the storms over the summer that damaged some gardens this year, attendance was up.

“We want to thank everyone who took the time to enter,” said Tugnum. “We knew it would be a year of rebuilding, people remembering when the fair is, always the weekend after Labour Day. So many folks said that they would be back with their entries next year.”

Leslea Destree, also a co-organizer, said the Mini Makers Market and youth vendors was another huge success this year.

For both, the very best part of the weekend was seeing everyone again, they said.

“It felt good to be back with our event. Thank you Williams Lake and area for your continued support. See you in 2023.”

High Points Winners Williams Lake Harvest Fair Gold Rush 2022 are as follows;

Grand Aggregate – Mary Telfer

Cut Flowers – Margret Menzies, Best in Show – Cheryl Carruthers

Floral Art – Annette Ellis, Best in Show – Cheryl Carruthers

Potted Plants – Mary Telfer, Best in Show Indoor – Rosalyn Giles, Best in Show Outdoor – R Richburg

Vegetables – Mary Telfer

Canning – Mary Telfer

Baking – Mary Telfer

Needlework and Sewing – Mary Telfer

Quilting – Shirley Thiessen, Best in Show – Linda Isfeld

Seniors – Yvonne Tesky

Arts & Crafts – Bill Watt

Children Pre Junior – Gillian Wren, Junior – Kade Ryan, Intermediate – Aiden Ryan


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Wine – Sid Breckenridge, Best in Show – Sid Breckenridge

Photography – Sarah Dressler


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