On this large BC Gulf Island community members meet up and compete for ribbons and trophies.
We saw displays of home baking, flowers, vegetables, animals, livestock and pets.
There were vendors selling crafts, Tupperware, collectibles, hats, clothing, toys, jewelry and many food stalls.
It was entertaining and my favourite event, without a doubt were the sheep dog trials.
We missed the zucchini race...
I wondered how a squash race would be staged and later we saw a young girl clutching her large zucchini that was strapped to a small skateboard and we saw the ramp that the racers would speed down to the finish line...
it looked like a slippery slope!
We rode the free shuttle from Ganges Harbour to the venue.
Hundreds came to this event and cars were parked on the narrow streets for miles.
These were so large I wondered how they would have been transported...
VERY carefully, I'd imagine!
Every garden needs a scarecrow!
about the size of a basketball.
A lovely display of colourful squashes and an interesting array of shapes.
The Fall Fair theme was PIRATES!
Check out this cake.
A beautiful parlour show.
This spray of roses was very fragrant.
I leant in and sniffed every one of the blooms.
The most unusual houseplant.
~ a clivia ~
I thought it was an orchid!
~ Pirate boots ~
the vessels for the
Treasure chests played a big role...
I loved all the colours.
Oodles of displays to admire with so many creative and talented participants.
If this had been for sale I'd have been tempted...
children's art just makes me smile.
There was even a Pirate Pony!
Red onions glistening like jumbo rubies.
This cabbage was grown by RAFFI, a children's entertainer who was also a singer.
We had quite a few of his cassettes back when the children were wee.
Children had lots of opportunity to participate.
This zucchini was obviously not going into the downhill race!
I wonder if the grower of this winner would be eating it before too long!
Look at those tomatoes!
The most unusual looking vegetable...a carrot like no other!
It was a wonderful Fair.
Tell me does your community have these events?
Have you ever entered into a competition like this one?
Did you win a ribbon or a trophy?
Fall is definitely on the horizon.
The mornings are chilly and there has been a heavy dew on the grass.
It won't be long until we turn the furnace on and I'll need to swap out my wardrobe.
I have a few sweaters tucked away from previous years.
I'll need to shop as I still have to find a pair of black pants.
Hope that you have a great weekend!