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           2016 Vancouver Island Country Fairs

Vancouver Island has a rich agricultural heritage, and Islanders have gathered to celebrate the bounty of the harvest for more than a century. Award-winning produce, well groomed livestock, tasty preserves and fantastic entertainment are just some of the things that make a county fair memorable.

If you've never experienced one of these great fall fairs, then make this your year to do it! 

Here are some great ideas to get you started:

SOUTH ISLAND:

Galiano Wine and Beer Tasting Festival

Sat. August 6th, 2016 Galiano Island

It's time for the 24th annual Wine and Beer Tasting Festival, our primary fundraiser for the Galiano Health Centre. With more vendors we are also introducing wine and beer sales onsite this year.

Salt Spring Garlic & Music Festival

Sat. August 6th, 2016 - Sun. August 7th, 2016 Saltspring Island

Two days of top-class west coast entertainment including Jesse Roper, Carmanah, Jon & Roy, Shred Kelley, Valdy and the Home Town Band, and the Odds.

North Saanich Food and Farm Festival 2016

Fri. August 19th - Sun. August 21st, 2016 Sidney

The highly popular Flavour Trails North Saanich Food and Farm Festival, August 19-21, 2016 is a celebratory rural ramble and feast of the senses!

Mayne Island Fall Fair

Sat. August 20th, 2016

Come and join our community in embracing our farming past, present and future with entertainment, displays and fun for all. Celebrating 91 years! 

Pender Islands Fall Fair

Sat. August 27th, 2016 Pender Island

Celebrating local food and farms!

Feast of Fields

Sun. August 28th, 2016 Metchosin

This four hour wandering gourmet harvest festival highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks.

The 149th Saanich Fair

Sat. September 3rd, 2016 - Mon. September 5th, 2016 Saanich

Saanich's fall fair...since 1868! Get ready for eggstreme fun...at the Saanich Fair!

Sooke Fall Fair 2016

Sat. September 10th, 2016 - Sun. September 11th, 2016 Sooke

This year's theme: Full of Beans! Sooke Fall Fair keeps its finger on the pulse of the community.

Metchosin Day

Sun. September 11th, 2016 Metchosin

Metchosin Day is a fun day and free for the whole family with a farmers market, horse shows, vintage cars, Old Barn books, sheep shearing, Junior Fire Challenge and more!

Luxton Fall Fair

Fri. September 16th, 2016 - Sun. September 18th, 2016 Langford

Celebrating 107 years of Fall Fairs in the Western Communities. We have it all … food booths, Horticulture and Field Crops displays and exhibits, midway rides and games and more.

Salt Spring Island's Annual Fall Fair 2016

Sat. September 19th, 2015 - Sun. September 20th, 2015 Saltspring Island

Much loved by young and old, locals and tourists alike, the annual Fall Fair is Salt Spring Island's oldest community event, and the one with the most heart! The theme for this year’s Fair is Celebrating 120 Years: We've Got A Great Thing Growing!

FALL FAIRfield Harvest Fete

Sat. September 24th, 2016 Victoria

Fall FAIRfield Harvest Fête, our annual outdoor community celebration. 

2016 Salt Spring Apple Festival

Sun. October 2nd, 2016 Saltspring Island

The Festival is an incredible community event with a display of the island's hundreds of apple varieties, and numerous farms welcoming visitors for tours, tastings, apple sales and more.

Sip & Savour Salt Spring

Fri. October 14th, 2016 - Sun. October 16th, 2016 Saltspring Island

Three days of sipping, savouring and living the Salt Spring Island farm-to-table dream!

Harvest Grape Stomp at Salt Spring Vineyards Winery

Sat. October 15th, 2016 - Sun. October 16th, 2016 Saltspring Island

Fun-filled days of local musicians,local foods,special tastings of award-winning all-local wines, Island delights, grape stomping and more!

COWICHAN:

107th Cobble Hill Fair

Sat. August 27th, 2016 Cobble Hill

The Cobble Hill Fair offers a full day of affordable family fun. Come experience this traditional Country Fair. This fair's for ewe, kid!

The 2016 Cowichan Exhibition

Fri. September 9th, 2016 - Sun. September 11th, 2016 Duncan

Celebrating 148 years of Fairs in the Cowichan Valley.  This year the Theme is: Gumboots & Grass Roots

Lake Cowichan Salmon Mushroom Festival

Sat. September 24th, 2016 - Sun. September 25th, 2016 Lake Cowichan

Lake Cowichan Salmon Mushroom Society's 17th Annual Show! Bring the whole family to experience the magic of 'wild edibles.'

Savour Cowichan

Fri. September 23rd, 2016 - Mon. October 3rd, 2016 Cowichan

The Savour Cowichan Festival is a local foodie love-in that celebrates the Valley’s vast cornucopia of locally grown and produced food and drink.

 

CENTRAL ISLAND:

103rd Annual Coombs Fair

Sat. August 13th, 2016 - Sun. August 14th, 2016 Coombs

First held in 1913, the Coombs Fair has been celebrating agriculture in Oceanside for over 100 years. This year, we’ll be celebrating all things SHEEP, so ewe don't want to miss it!

VIEX: The Vancouver Island Exhibition

Fri. August 19th, 2016 - Sun. August 21st, 2016 Nanaimo

Summer Days and Country Ways is the theme for this year's exhibition, featuring displays, demos competitions, great music...and lots of family fun.

Port Alberni Salmon Festival

Fri. September 2nd, 2016 - Mon. September 5th, 2016 Port Alberni

Featuring an epic fishing derby, with over $55,00 in cash and prizes!

Lighthouse Country 46th Annual Fall Fair

Sat. September 3rd, 2016 Qualicum Bay

Lighthouse Country 46th Annual Fall Fair. A great family event with activities for all ages.

Alberni District Fall Fair

Thu. September 8th, 2016 - Sun. September 11th, 2016 Port Alberni

This year we will be “Wagon Wheels and Ferris Wheels”! Come and join us in September for all the fun.

Harvest Festival

Sat. September 10th, 2016 Nanaimo

This annual event launches downtown Nanaimo into the fall season in the best way with entertainment, vendors, kid’s activities, and harvest themed competitions!

Bamfield Fungus Festival

Thu. September 15th, 2016 - Sun. September 18th, 2016 Bamfield

elebrate the bounty of our coastal climate with this wonderful celebration of all that is...fungus!

Knox Parksville 12th Annual Fall Fair

Sat. September 17th, 2016 Parksville

KNOX (Parksville) United Church 12th Annual Fall Fair--Free--Huge Garage Sale--Entertainment--Silent Auction--Kid's Fun--Plants--Produce--Home Baking--Shortcake Tea--Breakfast + Lunch--DON'T MISS IT!

NORTH ISLAND:

Fifth Annual Garlic Fest

Sun. August 7th, 2016 Merville

We’ll have lots of fun at this family event for all ages, from a farm yard kids’ zone; to garlic sellers; to garlic infused spirits and food tastings.

Alpine Wine Festival

Fri. August 12th, 2016 Mt. Washington

Join us for an unforgettable evening in the mountains on Friday, August 12, at Mount Washington’s annual Alpine Wine Festival.

Comox Valley Exhibition

Fri. August 26th, 2016 - Sun. August 28th, 2016 Courtenay

Celebrating a legacy of 142 years in agriculture, Comox Valley Exhibition invites everyone to come enjoy the community spirit and healthy country living.

Night of White

Sat. August 27th, 2016 Comox

Prepare a decadent picnic, dress in your most elegant white fashions and join us for a magical evening of entertainment, decorum and charm. Entertainment by Ken Lavigne, the travelling tenor.

Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair

Sat. September 10th, 2016 - Sun. September 11th, 2016 Port Hardy

The Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair is an annual event that has brought North Island communities together for more than 50 years.

Flavour: North Island's Gourmet Picnic

Sun. September 18th, 2016 Black Creek

Our finest chefs, vintners, farmers and producers will once again showcase their talents, in support of education and culinary culture in our community.

Foggy Mountain Fall Fair

Fri. September 30th, 2016 - Sat. October 1st, 2016 Cumberland

Cumberland's annual celebration of Culture, Community, Heritage and the Harvest!

 

 
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