Preparations on pace for Kimberley’s Fall Fair

Hundreds of booths, thousands of people thousands of dollars in community donations

If you have a product, or even an idea, that you’d like to get in front of as many people as possible, there is no better opportunity in Kimberley than the annual Fall Fair.

Located in the Marysville Arena, always the last full weekend in September, the Fall Fair attracts thousands of people over its two-day run.

Scheduled this year for September 27 and 28, organizer Bev Middlebrook says that booths are filling up but that she will keep selling space right up until the fair opens.

“It’s never too late,” Middlebrook said. “Keep calling  250-427-7876 or email  1bev@live.com.”

The big news this year is that there are more new booths than ever.

“We have so many new booths this year,” Middlebrook said. “More than ever before at one time. Check them out and let them know what I told them is true — Kimberley people love the fall fair. That’s why we have been here so many years.”

Putting the Fair together is a community effort, starting with Middlebrook and her hard working committee, a lot of support from the City of Kimberley, and community groups.

“Without the community and city support we couldn’t do it, they are a important part of our success.  There is always something for the whole family. The Elks Beverage garden will be set up, the Seahorse Swim Club kiddies corner will be there, George will be on mike plus have his bean guess available, Cadets will be there to help in every way, the Tennis Club will have things all set up to enjoy and Rocky Mountain Riders will be at the Doors to greet you….as well as the Spirit Rock climbing wall outside for you to try, lots of good food to eat, shopping galore, Christmas included, games and information on your community organizations and services. You get it all — full variety.”

In return for their assistance, community groups receive financial gifts from the Fall Fair, making it a real community weekend.

The fair is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, September 27 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 28. Admission is $4, kids under eight are free.

 

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