Summer has flown by and you can already feel a noticeable chill in the air. It may still be hard to believe, but September is already here. Fall is approaching and farmers are in the middle of harvesting their crops and preparing for the changing seasons from summer, to fall, and let’s not think about what comes next.
Williams Lake Harvest Fair is an annual tradition for our community, featuring a wide variety of activities for everyone. There are exhibitions for arts and crafts, 4-H competition, and even best beer and wine.
The Little Britches Rodeo at the Stampede Grounds is another great event showcasing some of the best young rodeo talent from the Cariboo and entire province.
However, the main purpose of the Williams Lake Harvest Fair is promote the importance of agriculture and how it effects our lives every day. We are lucky to have the luxury of having abundant food available whenever we need it.
On their website there is a slogan at the bottom of the page, “If you eat, you’re involved in agriculture.”
I couldn’t say it better myself. Agriculture and the people who grow our food are critical to our lives and we should never forget that.
I would also like to thank Tammy Tugnum, President of the Harvest Fair Executive and all of the volunteers who help organize the event all year round.
It is because of their passion for agriculture and Williams Lake that the fair has been a success for 38 years.
The fair is an affordable event for the whole family and admission is only $6 for adults and $3 for youth and seniors, children five and under are free.
So be sure to support our local farmers and come on down to the 2014 Williams Lake Harvest Fair this weekend!
Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.