Thursday, August 24, 2017

Annual end of summer ritual takes North Coasters inland for Bulkley Valley Fall Fair

The final sign for us all that the summer is nearing its end arrives this weekend as the annual Bulkley Valley Fall Fair kicks into high gear starting today.

The popular summer tradition, which marks its 98th birthday this year, mixes the urban with the rural, and offers up a taste of Northwest interior life for coastal dwellers.

Highlighting the theme for this year of an invitation to Party til the Cows come home, the 2017 edition features a growing list of things to do from today through to Sunday.

Among some of the eagerly anticipated activities that await those making the four hour drive inland are:

The Fall Fair Parade, Loggers Sports and nightly entertainment

Those that like the thrill of the midway will want to check out what Shooting Stars Amusements has to offer when it comes to attractions and rides.

The rodeo makes for a good portion of the focus for the Fall Fair each year, with the 2017 events taking place all four days of the fair with one of the featured events, the BVX Bullarama set to go at 6 PM tonight.

Other attractions to take in include the Canine Stars show taking place all four days of the fair, the Kid's Tractor Pull, OK world of Reptiles, as well as the performances of Uncle Chris the Clown and Bubble Man.

The Kids Zone features a number of exhibits to keep youngsters entertained, with a petting zoo, the Bulkley Acres Farm and a number of animal displays just a few of the the activities planned for the weekend.

The end of summer celebration was officially underway with last night's parade through the streets of Smithers, prize awards for those that participated will be announced at fair.

The fair grounds open at 1 PM today, with the Fair coming to a close with the Awards ceremony of Sunday at 4 PM

The full schedule of events can be reviewed here.

To get a wider overview of what is planned for this years edition of the Bulkley Valley Fall Fair see their website here.

More notes related to Northwest community events can be found on our archive page here.

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