A community binds itself together with its traditions and at 117 years and counting, the Salmon Arm Fall Fair is this city’s longest running tradition.
And it is a tradition that remains strong and vibrant – as evidenced by the crowds that flocked to the fairgrounds for a glorious weekend of fun and community pride. The city’s agricultural roots were front and centre with the displays of home-grown fruit, vegetables and the associated products including wine, baking and canned products. The livestock demonstrated the quality and care invested in our food supply, all highlighted by the special salute to young people in agricultural pursuits with the recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 4-H clubs in B.C.
While most people enjoy their yearly tastes of fair food and a chance to take a turn on the amusement rides, at the heart of the fair is the people.
The fair is a place for people to get together, say hello to neighbours and catch up with friends we may not have seen for awhile.
People supporting the fair by putting down their money at the gate validates the investment made by so many of our other citizens who spend countless hours putting on the three-day event.
A city-wide thank you is owed to all the volunteers who give so generously of their time, putting together displays, demonstrating their craft and the thousands of other tasks that make the event successful.
Our community is richer for your efforts.