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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
Sat. August 27th, 2016 Pender Island
Celebrating local food and farms!
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.
Sat. September 3rd, 2016 - Mon. September 5th, 2016 Saanich
Saanich's fall fair...since 1868! Get ready for eggstreme fun...at the Saanich Fair!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Sat. September 24th, 2016 Victoria
Fall FAIRfield Harvest Fête, our annual outdoor community celebration.
Sun. October 2nd, 2016 Saltspring Island
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!
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!
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!
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
Sat. September 24th, 2016 - Sun. September 25th, 2016 Lake 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.
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!
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.
Fri. September 2nd, 2016 - Mon. September 5th, 2016 Port Alberni
Featuring an epic fishing derby, with over $55,00 in cash and prizes!
Sat. September 3rd, 2016 Qualicum Bay
Lighthouse Country 46th Annual Fall Fair. A great family event with activities for all ages.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri. September 30th, 2016 - Sat. October 1st, 2016 Cumberland
Cumberland's annual celebration of Culture, Community, Heritage and the Harvest!
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