Organizers of the Summerland Fall Fair have made a few changes for this year.
The fair, which celebrates its 102nd year, will feature a variety of locally grown fruit, vegetables and flowers, home canning, baking handiwork, crafts, photography and much more.
This year’s fair will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Summerland Curling Club.
In the past, the fair was also open on Friday afternoon and evening.
As in previous years, most entries will still be received on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 8.
Connie Davis, president of the fair, said the some of the changes for this year include a wine fair, a fashion show, a young performers’ showcase and a new location for the pioneer workshop for children.
The wine fair, sponsored by Remax, will help to provide a higher profile for Summerland’s wineries. “They’ve been trying to get their wines involved,” Davis said.
Acclaimed wine writers and wine critics will judge the wines at this event.
The Junk to Funk Fashion Show is also new for this year.
Davis said participants will take junk and transform it into something that can be worn. “It’s about turning your trash into funky fashions,” she said.
Three Summerland women and the Penticton Kinettes are involved with this event.
The young performers’ showcase, for youths between the ages of eight and 16, will be held Saturday at 6 p.m.
Davis said the performers have been auditioned and coached in advance.
As in past years, items from the community will be on display for judging. This year, the prize money totals $6,600.
Volunteer effort has been an important part of the fair. Davis said there are some young volunteers involved this year, the youngest being eight years old.
“They’ve experienced the fair themselves when they were younger,” she said.
More information can be found in the prize booklet or at summerlandfallfair.com.