Doreen Rondquist

Time to get your Fair entries ready

Placing an entry in the Ashcroft Fall Fair isn't complicated, but it is time sensitive.

You don’t have to be a Master to have entries worthy to submit to the Ashcroft & District Fall Fair.

The Fall Fair’s categories are based on traditional hand, home and farm crafts such as sewing, gardening, woodworking and baking, and as such the goal is seeing them continue rather than seeing perfection. Even if your entry isn’t good enough for a first place in the judge’s opinion, the people attending the Fair enjoy looking at them. You can even challenge your neighbours to enter in the same category and have a private competition among yourselves. There are plenty of children’s categories as well.

Did you grow tomatoes this year? Can you bake a cake? Take a picture? It can be as easy as that.

Or it can be a bit more involved if you want to enter a quilt, some canning, homemade wine or or perhaps a painting. Some of the categories offer substantial cash prizes for the winners.

The Fair offers hundreds of categories, from simple to complicated. If you can’t make up your mind, choose several. Choose as many as you want. Grab a copy of this year’s Fall Fair booklet and see what strikes your creative fancy. Copies are still available at the Ashcroft Journal Office and the Ashcroft Bakery, or online at www.ashcroftfallfair.ca

Entries are accepted at the arena on Friday, Sept. 12 between 3-7 pm and Saturday, Sept. 13 between 9 am and noon. If you can, fill out and bring with you the entry form found in the booklet or online on the website.

Then come to the Fair on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the arena, 10 am to 4 pm. Besides lots of exciting entries to look at, there is also live music, food, games, and lots of vending and display tables.

Locally produced or created entries are the stars of any Fall Fair because everybody loves to see what everybody else is doing. So what are you waiting for?

 

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