Setting up for 39th Harvest Fair begins early

Williams Lake’s 39th annual Harvest Fair is shaping up to to be another winner this Saturday and Sunday in the Stampede Grounds.

Williams Lake’s 39th annual Harvest Fair is shaping up to to be another winner this Saturday and Sunday in the Stampede Grounds.

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 children’s crafts and events.

“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 the West Coast Lumberjack  demonstration shows which will feature a log birling tank and a climbing pole, events she doesn’t believe have been featured in the logger events held here in the past. This is not a competition, but a demonstration show. There will be three shows in the infield on Sunday.

She says the ranch 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 stage next to the curling rink. She 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.

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