Fair a tribute to 100 years of 4H

The Salmon Arm Fair takes place Sept. 5, 6, and 7, this year celebrating 100 years of BC 4H.

  • Aug. 13, 2014 4:00 p.m.

The Salmon Arm Fair takes place Sept. 5, 6, and 7, this year celebrating 100 years of BC 4H.

You will not want to miss the 4H horse shows, dairy, goat, sheep and photography. The 4H food booth is also a favourite eating spot.

This year’s fair committee has been working hard to bring other exciting events for the whole community to enjoy. Some old favourites will be returning but there will be new events as well, such as the mini chuck wagon races and dog agility.

The Global FMX motor-cross cyclists will be returning, as will perennial favourite, Adam Fitzpatrick, who is one of the top-rated Elvis Presley tribute artists in the world. Shuswap Idol will be back featuring local talent, plus there will be dancers on the main stage and other entertainers throughout the fairgrounds. Many great commercial and food vendors will also be here.

The Salmon Arm Fair is a local community event that showcases the talents and skills of people mainly within Salmon Arm and the surrounding area. A mainstay of the fair are the exhibits that are entered from within our community. Everyone enjoys seeing their own exhibits on display or checking out what others have done.

To see if there are classes that you may be interested in entering, check out the Fall Fair book, which is available at several locations including the Salmon Arm Observer, Lakeshore News, the library, Hucul Printing, garden centres, The Sewing Basket and Fabricland.

The fair website www.salmonarmfair.com also has complete information on classes and regulations, as well as the entry forms.

For those who have already been working throughout the year sewing, in the barn and elsewhere, or throughout the summer in the garden, registrations, with the exception of photography (see Photo Arts below), are now being taken at the Fair office which is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or at the three-day registration blitz – Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21 and 22 from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The deadline for registering (including registration by mail) is Saturday, Aug. 23.

The Fair is brought to you by community volunteers and anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact the Fair office at 250-832-0442.

Do not miss out.  Put the Fair dates in your calendar and enjoy a fun filled weekend in our community.

Photo arts

If you are entering the photography division, take your prepared (matted) photographs and entry form to the SASCU Memorial Sports Complex on Thursday, Aug. 21 or Friday, Aug. 22, from 1 to 7 p.m. both days. No Saturday entries will be accepted for the A5 Photography Division.

For details and rules, check the website at www.salmonarmfair.com and go to Classes headings, then choose the options beside the A5 Photography Division – Classes, Entry Forms and Judging Standards) or pick up a Fall Fair booklet.

There are new rules this year in the photography division, so read them carefully.


For more information on the Salmon Arm Fair photography competition, contact convenors Ian or Wendy Clay at iwclay@shaw.ca, or phone 250-832-2350.