It’s a bummer, but not unexpected: The Peachland Fall Fair that was planned for Sept. 11 and 12, 2021 has been cancelled.
Fall Fair president Tami Theriault – who has been at the helm the past two years, is obviously disappointed, but the decision was for the best.
“After the cancellation of the 2020 Fair, we had been hopeful that we would go ahead this year,” she said.
“But as the months passed we realized that due to the stringent Covid-19 protocol that would be required in order for us to hold a public event, as well with the Covid situation being unknown and unpredictable, we have made the decision to cancel the Fair for this year.
As well, we do not feel it is appropriate to approach businesses for sponsorship during these difficult times and will look forward to the community involvement once again next year.”
So, the Fall Fair will be virtual again – give their Facebook page a follow, because they’ll be letting you know how you can post your crafts, consumables and other fall fair items. It’ll still be fun!
Theriault said this year’s volunteer crew is 20 strong, and they’re always looking for more help. We joked that the 2022 fair will be the BEST EVER! 🙂
“How do we feel about the fall fair being cancelled? We are saddened and disappointed but we are excited to get to work planning the 2022 Peachland Fall Fair. See you at the Fair,” Theriault says.
The best part of Peachland’s Fall Fair is seeing all the projects people have been up to. For the 2020 edition of the fair, volunteers decided on a virtual version, by encouraging everyone to sharing pictures of their baking, handicrafts and garden bounties.
As The Phoenix reported back in April, the 2020 version (the 101st edition, which was set for Sept 11-13) was cancelled due to COVID.
“So, what we thought because a lot of it is visual, people can share on our Facebook page what they would have entered in the fair,” said Theriault, who served her first year as Fall Fair President in 2020.
If you go to the Fall Fair’s website, you can get an idea of all the categories – From baking, to photography, handicrafts, fruits, vegetables and flowers. Kids can enter too!
“Basically, we just want people to share,” said Theriault.
“We want to keep interest in the fair going. We don’t want people to forget about us!”
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