In Pictures: Summer sun shines on Tlell Fall Fair

Cyndi Bird and Tonka the pony gave families a thrilling ride through the woods. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Cyndi Bird and Tonka the pony gave families a thrilling ride through the woods. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Keith Picot digs his double bass on a rockabilly number with the three-piece Cousin Harley. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Crystal Cabin is now in the islands-built cabin and shed business, along with crystals. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Chef Reggie Roca preps his prize-winning masterpiece in the Seafood Wars contest. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Haida Gwaii’s own Roly Thompson plays harmonica with back-up from Carla Olive, who brought her own songs to the Tlell stage. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Fairgoers check out the exhibits up for prizes, which included everything from farm eggs and produce to kids’ Lego projects, pinwheels and other crafts. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The Haida Gwaii SPCA made sure people got their bunny time. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A few tigers and lions prowled the Tlell fairgrounds. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Hot summer weather made for a fine Tlell Fall Fair on Sunday, Aug. 5.

Among the prize-winning cattle, goats, and house plants, one of the highlights was Chef Reggie Roca’s sparkling win in the fourth annual Seafood Wars cook-off. Roca, one of the chefs behind The Phantom Kitchen, got top marks and a $1,000 prize from judges for his delicious fish and original sides, which included spiced cherries rolled in a culinary version of Pop Rocks exploding candies.

Photos by Andrew Hudson

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