Fall Fair Sunday

  • Aug. 1, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Islanders will flock to Tlell this Sunday to see animals, vegetables, music, demonstrations, and more, at the thirty- second annual Fall Fair.Gates open at 10 am, said organizer Linda Louis, with a plaque presentation commemorating Graham Island East Coast Farmers’ Institute’s 100 years of service to agriculture on the islands.Music will begin after a mid-morning tai chi demonstration, with acts such as headliner fiddle virtuoso Sierra Noble, children’s musician Rick Scott, and island- delight Out of the Blue.The regular Sunday farmers’ market will move to the fair grounds, so there’ll be plenty of prize-winning foods to bring home and a wide variety of prepared meals to eat.Various demonstrations will happen throughout the day, including egg handling, pony rides and candle making. The Parks and Marine Management touch tank will be on site to get a feel for ocean life.Attendees can wander through the exhibit hall, with its new doors, admiring island produce, houseplants, handi-crafts, and baking. Also, don’t forget to stop by the tractor display!There will be additional pens and cages to accommodate more poultry and livestock this year, said Ms Louis, who confirmed there will be a Nigerian Dwarf goat to visit.The fair will wrap up around 5 pm. Contact Ms Louis at 559-8975 with any questions.

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