Joyce Marchant competed in the mini chuckwagon race, which returned for the 2019 Salmon Arm Fair. (File photo)

Shuswap organizers hopeful and planning for 123rd Salmon Arm Fall Fair in 2020

Focus may include pioneer skills relevant to the times such as growing own food

Unlike community events scheduled for earlier in the year, the 2020 Salmon Arm Fall Fair has not been cancelled by the coronavirus.

The Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association, which puts on the fair, is hoping to go ahead, reports the City of Salmon Arm’s representative on the association board. The 123rd annual fair is scheduled for Sept. 11 to 13.

Coun. Sylvia Lindgren told council’s April 14 meeting that the board met recently.

“They are hopeful that the fair will be able to go ahead, so they’re planning for that.”

She said the board is “well aware of what the deadlines might be for deposits on people that are coming in and when they would have to cancel things and not lose their deposits.”

Read more: Attendance soars at Salmon Arm Fair

Read more: Thunderstorm shuts down Salmon Arm Fall Fair early Saturday night, ignites tree

Association members are also talking about ways to improve social distancing by either eliminating or reducing the number of indoor events, she said, depending on what recommendations come from the Minister of Health.

Another focus will be to make the fair more relevant to the times by perhaps providing presentations on pioneering activities such as growing vegetables, rather than some of the things the fair might normally do, Lindgren said.

Overall, “they’re really hopeful it’ll be able to go ahead.”



marthawickett@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Fall fairSalmon Arm

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

North Okanagan farmers’ markets excited to welcome artisans back amid COVID-19

Provincial health officer announced non-food items to return to markets this weekend

WorkSafe BC conducted 70 inspections in the Okanagan amid B.C.’s reopening plan

WorkSafe BC has conducted 100 inspections at restaurants across the province since May 19

COVID-19: Coldstream district office set to open

Safety measures in place to protect staff, public upon June 1 reopening

Armstrong council reopens meetings to public at theatre

New location will allow appropriate physical distancing amid COVID-19 pandemic

Promoting downtown Vernon businesses the focus for 2020: DVA

Downtown Vernon Association holds AGM, plans to support biz move through pandemic

Vancouver Island bride held wedding in seniors home so dying stepdad could walk her down aisle

Ceremony held amidst pandemic in order to fulfill bride’s wish to have stepdad give her away

Yukon ready to lift COVID travel restrictions with B.C. in July: premier

Premier Sandy Silver says the territory’s health-care system can cope with the virus.

‘It is dire:’ Study finds B.C. logging continues on critical caribou habitat

The federal Species At Risk Act requires provinces to identify critical habitat for caribou herds

Grieving together, but apart: How funeral homes are handling the pandemic

‘Hugs are so important and right now hugs can’t happen’

Parts of the TCT through Princeton will open to motorized vehicles Monday

Parts of the KVR trail through Princeton will open for motorized vehicles… Continue reading

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

Condition in kids with possible COVID-19 link being studied in Canada

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert to doctors about MIS-C

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Most Read