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Kootenay Country Fair is coming up

Plenty to see and do at this year’s Kootenay Country Fair. - Photo submitted
Plenty to see and do at this year’s Kootenay Country Fair.
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The Kootenay Country Fair organizing committee wants you to know that we are just shy of two months until the 39th Annual Kootenay Country Fair on September 11th, 2016 at Fort Steele Heritage Town. In one month the registration book will be out so you can sign up for your favorite category in the Fair. The committee meets monthly in the lead up to the fair to gather volunteers, organise events and the program, and decide on display ideas and entertainment for the Fair.

What does a country fair have to offer you? This year you will find a new and exciting event sponsored and run by Save on Foods: the 1st Annual Zucchini Races. Put wheels on one of the many zucchinis that will be growing in your garden this summer and decorate it up, send it down the track and see how fast it goes and if it wins. Use your creative and engineering mind then have some fun. The Fair offers exhibits, demonstrations, live music, animals, commercial tables, food and more. The Fair Committee invites you to enter your growing talents in the produce and flower sections or to enter your creative talents in the craft or photography section. You can build a scarecrow or learn about bees. The possibilities are boundless but you do need to follow some rules about entries. Look for those details when you pick up your booklet in late July early August at the usual outlets: TopCrop in Cranbrook and Kimberley and Cranbrook Photo on Baker Street.

For those who want to make sure they have a ticket for the Fair you can find pre-sale tickets at Cranbrook Chamber and Kimberley Chamber as well as The Choice in Cranbrook and the Snowdrift in Kimberley. On the day of the Fair you can get your tickets at the gate at Fort Steele Heritage Town. Pre-sales are on after the booklets are out.

Calling all former Fair presenters, this summer we have the opportunity to put up a display in the Cranbrook Public Library foyer. If you have your best painting or craft,  knitted item or quilt or Lego creation please call 250-489-0174 about bringing your item for display to show what others can submit for show at the Fair. You can email rdmrodgers@gmail.com for details as well.

With less than two months there is still time to tend that special berry bush that will make you the best red ribbon preserves or nurture that baby zucchini to grow into a giant that will win you recognition in the 1st Annual Zucchini race at the 39th Annual Kootenay Country Fair, September 11, 2016. See you at the Fair.

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