Tlell fair shaping up well

  • Jul. 25, 2005 7:00 p.m.

The Tlell Fall Fair on Sunday (July 31) is shaping up to be a fabulous day with entertainment and displays to please fair-goers of all ages, says Linda Louis, one of the organizers.
Perhaps the most exciting thing about the fair this year is the fantastic musical entertainment the organizers have lined up. Well-known children’s musician Fred Penner takes to the stage at 12:15 pm and again at 3 pm for two half-hours sets. In between, Canadian country music chart climber Lisa Brokop will be belting out the tunes starting at 1 pm. Local entertainers will perform as well.
Entry displays will open at 10 am, showcasing islanders’ talents in growing vegetables and flowers, baking, canning, quilting and lots of other categories. The livestock exhibit opens at 11 am -check out the surprising variety of farm animals here. The theme this year is “It’s a Bug’s Life” and many of the entries will reflect that, plus there will be lots of information about bugs and how they affect us, Ms Louis said.
The fair will also feature a huge variety of food booths, with everything from Asian cuisine to samosas to cotton candy, and of course, the classic hamburgers. There will also be craft vendors.
For the kids, there will be a story tent from the Haida Gwaii Learning Circle Society, pony rides, a touch tank and the always-popular fish pond.
Admission remains $5 (it hasn’t changed for years), with kids up to 11 years old free. An admission ticket gives you a chance at one of the gate prizes, including a trip for two to Prince Rupert by plane, and a trip to Rupert by ferry. See you there!