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Mr. Rigby is excited to meet all the other critters at the Fall Fair.
General · 30th April 2011
robyn mawhinney
After the giant pumpkin seeds are planted, what next to consider for the Fall Fair? There are so many options, categories to enter abound like zucchini in August!
As well as vegetables and flowers (details in April 15 issue of the Discovery Islander), there are Animal Categories. Chickens, waterfowl, turkeys, rabbits, cavies, and other small critters all have categories of competition. Look out in your backyard... If there are some birds wandering around out there, chances are you can enter them in the Fall Fair!
Chickens are standard or bantam, so there are best hen and rooster in both sizes, as well as oddest, funniest, tamest, and prettiest bird. If it’s ducks that you love and have in your backyard, or geese, or turkeys, these all have their own areas of competition. Closer to the Fall Fair (Sunday September 4) watch for an article on “how to get your bird ready for competition”.
Cavies is the official category for guinea pigs: break out the creativity, because one of the ways you can enter a guinea pig at the fall fair is in the best dressed category! Other classes to enter with your cavy: best overall and most informative display.
The “Other Small Critters” category is for all those cute little rodents and other small pets. Five classes to enter with your “other small pet”, including Most Unusual, Funniest, and Best Overall.
Other furry pets can be entered in the Pet Parade, showing off their special skills and outfits, for a chance to win a ribbon!
For those who are not inclined to animal husbandry or growing a green thumb, there are categories for you to enter too! Just so you’re in the know, there are multiple areas to enter within each of the following categories. All categories and many more important details will be in the official Fall Fair Catalogue, available in print and online within a month. But the Fall Fair committee is so excited about there being so many ways to get involved that they want to share this with you now!
The Canning, Preserving and Honey category offers home preserve makers the opportunity to enter a variety of their best creations.
Love to bake? Bake up a storm and enter it in the fall fair! Enter in the artisan breads, yeasted breads, sweet breads, quick breads, pies, cakes or cookies categories.
Creatives, take note: enter your handmade jewelry, paper based creations (everything from cards to papier mache lands here), pottery, fine woodworking, metal work, painting, drawing, tie-dye, and even decorated gumboots.
The Needle Arts include crochet, embroidery, felting, knitting, quilting, sewing, spinning and weaving. Three-D structures, collections, pressed flowers are among the areas to enter in the Hobby Crafts category.
Island photographers will want to enter in the Photography category; creative inventors should consider the Up-Cycled and Human Powered Inventions categories. Outdoor Exhibits includes whimsy in the garden, driftwood sculpture and backyard carving, as well as birdhouses and lawn ornaments.
There is something for everyone to enter in this year’s Quadra Island Fall Fair, and as each entry costs a mere .50 cents, it’s one of the best deals around! The Fall Fair is going to be an event to remember, so start growing, sewing, planning and canning for September 4, 2011!