If you take pictures, sew, knit, bake, embroider, draw, raise flowers, vegetables or animals or have any other interesting vocation or hobby, there is likely a place for you to enter the 35th annual Williams Lake Harvest Fair.
The fair is coming up Sept. 10 and 11 in the Stampede Grounds.
Registration booklets are now available at the Tribune and at various other locations all over the city for people to look at and plan their entries.
There are more than 25 general categories people can choose to enter from cut flowers to quilting, to photography, arts and crafts and homemade wine and beer.
In the cut-flower category alone there are 39 possible classes to enter — dahlias, roses, sunflowers and more.
The vegetable category is always popular with gardeners with entry categories for carrots, beans, brussels sprouts, corn, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, pumpkins and more.
In the poultry section there are entry categories for peacocks, pheasants, guinea fowls, quail, as well as chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys and a children’s pets.
There are categories for registered and commercial beef to small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, pigeons and poultry and for farm produce and field crops.
There are special sections for seniors’ and children’s entries.
On the Sunday kids can have fun entering the annual pet parade, which is open to children 15 years and under.
There are prizes for such things as the cat with the longest whiskers or the one with the widest eyes, and showiest dog or the one with the most tricks.
There are pet parade prizes for rodents such as hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils and mice and for the strangest pet.
The dog agility matches are fun for families to enter and watch. Dog agility events happen at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both days of the fair in the infield ball diamond.
One of the highlights of the weekend is the Williams Lake Loggers Sports Festival happening on Sept. 10.
New this year there will be professional bull riding and Little Britches Rodeos both days of the fair. The jackpot gymkhana for all age groups returns on the Sunday in the Trail Rider’s outdoor arena.
And there will be professional entertainment on the stage next to the main exhibit hall in the Curling Rink and big toys for the children to play on.
Don’t plan on entering?
The fair is still a great place to take the family to enjoy a little bit of what our area is all about. There will be horse-drawn wagons to take people to various venues.
For a complete outline of entry categories and entry information for this year’s Harvest Fair pick up a copy of the 2011 Harvest Fair booklet.