From an early age we learn to think of summer as something special, and so it should be. But each year in Castlegar, the last 18, at least, there’s a major consolation to the end of summer.
The Pass Creek Fair is coming up this year on September 20-21 just outside Castlegar. This year’s event will supply the community with all the great activities it’s come to expect.
The fair runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and is action packed. A delicious pancake breakfast will be served up starting at 7 a.m. on both days, getting fairgoers set for the fun ahead.
A horse show is one of the perennial favourites, as well as rides for small children, exhibits, the Dirty Diggers for a Weekend, Selkirk Lions Family Carnival and ongoing entertainment.
Here’s a hint of the variety of entertainment coming up:
• That Girl and Earl;
• Derek Jonathan;
• Scottie School of Highland Dance;
• Two for Tripping;
• Blueberry Pickers;
• Christina Amelio.
Saturday’s events also include an antique car show. Sunday features a few additional events including the dog agility show and the festival trophy presentations at the bandstand. Impulsive dog lovers are invited to bring their pooches along, you can enter on the spot.
The horse shows include numerous events such as English and Western Events Dressage, Jumper, Hunter, Flat Classes Halter, Showmanship, Reigning, Barrel Racing and Pole Bending. Don’t forget the Dirty Diggers; what kid (little or big) doesn’t love a piece of diesel-powered earth-moving equipment?
Organizers work hard to make the fair the attraction it is today, and spokesperson Donna Smith feels it’s an evolving event, better all the time.
“It’s something people look forward to, they get together and visit, listen to music. It’s just a really inexpensive family weekend.
“We’re always trying to improve it,” Smith said in closing on August 30. “If you haven’t been there for a couple of years, there’ll be something new that you haven’t seen.
It’s just celebrating harvest time, farming, just a time for people to get together.”