It's always a special time of the year when the newest Peachland Fall Fair booklet rolls out and you get your first chance to check out all the categories -- the familiar old favourites and the new. It's even more exciting this year as the Peachland Fall Fair will be marking an especially significant milestone — ONE HUNDRED years since the first Fall Fair in our community!
This year’s "Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future" is a perfect theme to celebrate this milestone. You only need to flip through the many photo albums on display that document the decades of ribbon and trophy winners to know just how many people have participated over the decades, including my own family who first entered our hand-crafted creations back in the early 1990s. And I have no doubt that the Fall Fair will continue to draw entrants for decades to come.
It’s interesting to see the evolution of the Fall Fair over the years. The annual favourites, such as fruits, vegetables, baking, quilts and other sewing crafts, flower arrangements, woodworking, painting, and more, will always be a popular part of the Fair. But many new categories have also emerged, such as recycled creations, writing categories, and an expanded photography section that now includes digital creations. As always, the Youth entries are some of my favourites to view.
The Fall Fair would not be as successful as it has been without the numerous volunteers who give many hours of their time to bring the fair to life each year, and those many men, women and youth who bravely display their crafts for all to view. It will be great to see your entries as part of the fair’s 100th year. I look forward to being one of the many spectators.
See you at the Fair!
Mayor Cindy Fortin