From log birling, to dog agility, to a goat show the 39th annual Williams Lake Harvest Fair promises to be another fun family weekend in Williams Lake.
This Saturday and Sunday in the Stampede Grounds there will be spinning and weaving demonstrations, entertainment with local entertainers on the main stage both days and all kinds of entertainment for children including face painting, a big bouncy toy, petting zoo and so much more.
The Little Britches Rodeo wasn’t able to be here this year due to a scheduling conflict but there are lots of other special events for people to see in addition to the traditional entries of farm and garden produce, small animals, home crafts and other popular categories such as baking.
“We are ready to roll,” says fair president Tammy Tugnum.
“The curling club was very generous and let us in Monday evening to set up. It was extremely nice of them and helpful.”
She says one of the attractions this year will be West Coast Logging Show demonstrations which will feature a log birling tank and a climbing pole which she doesn’t believe has been featured in the logger events held here in the past. She says this is not a competition, but a demonstration show.
There will be three shows in the infield on Sunday.
She says the Harvest Ranh Rodeo taking place in the Trail Rider’s indoor and outdoor arenas is expanded this year to take place both Saturday and Sunday with the gymkhana taking place on Sunday.
The popular pet parade will take place at noon on Sunday on the main stage next to the curling rink along with the rooster crowing contest and bale toss contest.
Tugnum says there will also be a petting zoo Saturday in one of the small barns next to the curling rink.
In addition to the cafeteria in the curling rink, Tugnum says there will be lots of food vendors set up around the grounds where activities are taking place adjacent to the infield, at the Trail Rider’s Arena and outside the curling rink.
“There are lots of food opportunities this year and lots of variety as well, “ Tugnum says.
And both days there will be lots of local entertainers performing on the main stage where the awards presentations will wrap up the fair Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
“This is our 39th annual fair and I encourage everyone to get their entries in,” Tugnum says.
After setting up Monday evening, Tugnum says volunteers were resting up and talking what to do for next year’s fair.
“We are already talking about our 40th anniversary next year. We will be doing something really big.”
Friday evening the judges will be at work. Saturday some events start at 9 a.m. while others begin at 10 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. Sunday the fair will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Four person quad rides will be available for people who need transportation between the fair venues.
For the full schedule of events and entry fee information turn to page A18.