We are getting ready for Fall Fair Week, leading up to Fall Fair Day on August 26th.
If you have time to help, please drop by the Hall anytime between Wednesday noon on August 23rd and Sunday noon, August 27th. Well, almost anytime.
Wednesday - 3 pm - empty the barn and set up the tents, tables followed by a wonderful volunteer dinner
Thursday - 10-4 pm - Come out and set up the decor and displays, cover the tables and put up the signage. Lunch available.
Friday - Community Displays can be set up, get ready for the entries to come in and the judging to begin. There is a light volunteer dinner/judge and convener dinner after 6 pm.
Entries come in Friday from 3 to 6 pm. A little easier this year, no money collected. Main floor entries go to the back, art entries that go upstairs can be taken up the ramp to the doors upstairs, and the children and young people exhibits can go direct to a table in front of the tents for these sections. A different way to do it, don't panic, it should work fine.
Judging 6 pm on. Maybe done by 11 am next day!!
Saturday - Farmers Market out front by road at 930 to 1
Grounds open at 10
Parade - gather at firehall by 10 for participants, then parade starts 1030 goes through grounds then finishes up by library.
11:00 Opening of Fair and Hall opens
Enjoy the Fair!!
5 pm Famous Beef Barbecue - tickets $10 at info booth
730 Daniel Lapp and Friends - tickets at info booth; $15 adult, $10 youth, free for children
Sunday 8:30 Volunteer pancake breakfast and takedown until noon
See you at the Fair!!
The Farmers’ Institute gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, businesses and organizations for their contributions to the 2017 Fall FairHere are our sponsors :
B. G. Kirby Electric
Coastal Life Realty
Fir Hill Farm
Hamilton Cove Farm
Hoyne's Brewing Company
Pender Island Home Building Centre
Pender Island Pharmacy
Pender Island Waste Management
Poet’s Cove Resort and Spa
Poet's Cove Marina
Port Browning Marina
Raven Rock Farm
Twin Island Cider
Red Ribbon Sponsors
Dog Mermaid Kayak
Driftwood Auto, Marine and General Store
Hope Bay Hop Farm
Pender Island Kayak Adventures
Sea Star Winery
The Recycling Center
Yellow Ribbon Sponsors
Island Girls Eclectic Boutique
Medicine Beach Liquor Store
Pender Island Cab Company
Pender Island Realty
Pender Island Veterinary Clinic
Petals and Paws
Slow Coast Coffee
Vanilla Leaf Bakery
Wag a Day Boarding Kennel
Friend of the Fair:
We are gearing up for the 2016 Fall Fair! We need the help of volunteers, community groups, and businesses in order to make the Fair a success!
Our event will feature entry by donation, a Farmers Market in the morning, plenty of competitive sections in a range of agricultural and arts areas, livestock displays, activities for kids, and a BBQ dinner.
ENTER COMPETITIVE SECTIONS: Pre-register your entries for the various competitive sections by filling out the entry form available at the Library, Pender Island Realty Ltd. community drop box, or at the Farmers' Market each Saturday between 9:30 am and 1:00 pm at the Community Hall. Registration will be available the day before the Fair as well between 3 and 6 pm.
VOLUNTEER: Want to volunteer? We have tons of opportunities to volunteer! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll find a job for you. Teens and youths can volunteer as well. Bring a friend and gain some work experience! Reference letters will be given to youths for their work.
DONATE: We appreciate any donations in the way of monetary funds, services, or prizes. Please contact email@example.com or find us at the Farmers' Market at the Community Hall on Saturdays between 9:30 am and 1:00 pm.
Questions? Any other questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or find a Farmers' Institute staff or Board Member at the Farmers' Market on Saturdays at the Community Hall between 9:30 am and 1:00 pm.