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           2018 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:

2018 Galiano Wine and Beer Tasting Festival

Sat. August 11th, 2018 Galiano Island

Informal, fun and relaxing, the wine and beer tasting festival is an open air event that is a wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon with old and new friends

North Saanich Flavour Trails Festival 2018

Fri. August 17th, 2018 - Sun. August 19th, 2018 Saanich

Experience a fantastic weekend of local food, music, farm-life, community history and, of course, bounty from land and sea.

93rd Annual Mayne Island Fall Fair

Sat. August 18th, 2018 Mayne Island

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

Pender Island Fall Fair 2018

Sat. August 25th, 2018 Pender Island

Looking to the Future!

The 21st Annual Vancouver Island Feast of Fields

Sun. August 26th, 2018 Sidney

We’re delighted to be bringing the Island Feast back to Kildara this year. Kildara Farms grows over 40 varieties of fruits and vegetables, raises pigs, meat chickens and laying chickens, as well as playing host to weddings and events throughout the year.

The Saanich Fair

Sat. September 1st, 2018 - Mon. September 3rd, 2018 Saanich

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

2018 Sooke Fall Fair

Sat. September 8th, 2018 - Sun. September 9th, 2018 Sooke

This year's theme: Plan-et Clean. Fresh air at the fall fair!

Metchosin Day 2018

Sun. September 9th, 2018 Metchosin

A fun day and free for the whole family. We have it all … food booths, Horticulture and Field Crops displays and exhibits, midway rides and games and more.

Luxton Fall Fair 2018

Fri. September 14th, 2018 - Sun. September 16th, 2018 Langford

Celebrating 108 years of Fall Fairs in the Western Communities

2018 Salt Spring Island Fall Fair

Sat. September 15th, 2018 - Sun. September 16th, 2018 Saltspring Island

Homegrown, handmade and farm fresh!

Fall Fairfield Harvest Fete 2018

Sat. September 22nd, 2018 Victoria

Fall Fairfield is a free, all-ages event, bringing together local businesses, artists, performers, and people across Victoria in celebration of Fairfield’s dynamic culture and the harvest season.

The 19th Annual Salt Spring Island Apple Festival

Sun. September 30th, 2018 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. A chance to visit Apple Heaven while still on earth!

Salt Spring Harvest Food and Drink Festival 2018

Sun. September 30th, 2018 - Wed. October 31st, 2018 Saltspring Island

Our Festival brings together farmers, growers, food providers and chefs from Salt Spring Island and Vancouver Island, with vintners, brewers, cideries and beverage providers from Salt Spring, neighbouring Gulf Islands, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island and BC – a “locavore” Food and Drink Festival!

Harvest Grape Stomp at Salt Spring Vineyards

Sat. October 20th, 2018 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:

109th Cobble Hill Fair

Sat. August 25th, 2018 Cobble Hill

The Cobble Hill Fair offers a full day of affordable family fun. Come experience this traditional Country Fair. "Sew it, Grow it, Show it!"

Cowichan Exhibition Fair

Fri. Sept 7th - Sun Sept 9th, 2018 Duncan

Cowichan Exhibition Fair: Celebrating 150 years of Growing.

Cider Harvest Festival

Sun Sept 30th, 2018 Cobble Hill

We invite YOU to celebrate the fall harvest with over 15 craft cideries from across BC.

CENTRAL ISLAND:

105th Annual Coombs Fair

Sat. August 11th, 2018 - Sun. August 12th, 2018 Coombs

First held in 1913, the Coombs Fair has been celebrating agriculture in Oceanside for over 100 years. See you at the 105th Annual Coombs Fair August 11th and 12th, 2018!

VIEX: Vancouver Island Exhibition 2018

Fri. August 17th, 2018 - Sun. August 19th, 2018 Nanaimo

The Vancouver Island Exhibition (VIEx) Fair started over 100 years ago and continues to be an annual event; instrumental to advancing the education of agriculture, showcasing local farmers and 4-H clubs, and reminding our community of the importance of agricultural awareness.

Clayoquot Salmon Festival

Sat. September 1st, 2018 - Wed. September 5th, 2018 Tofino

The Clayoquot Salmon Festival unites culture, arts, and education with environmental stewardship to celebrate the integral role of salmon in Clayoquot Sound.

47th Annual Port Alberni Salmon Festival and Derby

Sat. September 1st, 2018 - Mon. September 3rd, 2018 Port Alberni

An epic fishing derby, with tons of great cash and prizes, a famous salmon BBQ, and a full weekend of great family activities.

48th Annual Lighthouse Country Fall Fair

Sat. September 1st, 2018 Qualicum

Celebrating volunteers! A great family event with activities for all ages.

Alberni District 73rd Fall Fair

Thu. September 6th, 2018 - Sun. September 9th, 2018 Port Alberni

The Alberni District Fall Fair is considered the #1 destination for family entertainment in the heart of Vancouver Island.

Knox Parksville 14th Annual Fall Fair

Sat. September 15th, 2018 Parksville

KNOX (Parksville) United Church 14th Fall Fair--Free--Huge Garage Sale--Entertainment--Silent Auction--Kid's Fun--Plants--Produce--Home Baking-Breakfast-Lunch-Muffins--Pie & Ice Cream-DON'T MISS IT!

NORTH ISLAND:

7th Annual Garlic Fest

Sun. August 12th, 2018 Merville

Time to hold your nose and skip on down to the Big Yellow Merville hall for the Seventh Annual Garlic Fest on Sunday, August 12th.

Alpine Winefest 2018

Fri. August 31st, 2018 Mt. Washington

Enjoy a variety of delicious wine samples and gourmet food while you soak in the live music.

Comox Valley Exhibition 2018

Fri. August 24th, 2018 - Sun. August 26th, 2018 Courtenay

Celebrating a legacy of 144 years in agriculture, Comox Valley Exhibition invites everyone to come enjoy the community spirit and healthy country living. Dog Days & Heritage Ways!

Denman Island Blackberry Faire

Sun. September 2nd Denman Island

Food stalls, live music, interesting crafts, children’s games, zucchini races, produce/harvest contests, auction and more!

Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair 2018

Sat. September 8th, 2018 - Sun. September 9th, 2018 Port Hardy

Hosted this year by the District of Port Hardy, this annual event travels between Port Alice, Port Hardy and Port McNeill each year offering gardeners, crafters and hobby enthusiasts a chance to show off a variety of wares.

 

 

 
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