Dear Editor:

The 14th Annual Windermere Fall Fair & Scarecrow Festival will be held on Sunday, September 15th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Windermere Community Hall and school. We are again planning a fun-filled day for all the community with a wide range of activities, games and entertainment.

Please note that we have stayed with holding the Fair on Sunday, and a week later than in previous years. This will ensure that we have no conflicts with other community events and it will give the students more time to prepare their entries for the Scarecrow Festival, which is an integral part of our event.

All Columbia Valley families and visitors are invited to participate in this jam-packed day of good times a scarecrow parade to kick things off , (in early September we will gather together costume pieces for the children to chose from at the Community Hall); a kids zone with crafts, face painting and games. We invite all local artisans and horticultural enthusiasts to participate in the contests for best in category, including – as advertised – a Sunflower and Pumpkin contest.

Unfortunately Safe Food Practices regulations will not allow us to have a Canning and Baking category this year.

Local vendors can contact Gracie Boake at 250-342-0589 to book their tables, and please feel free to contact the committee via email at [email protected] for further information.

Volunteers are always needed.come out, join the fun and help support our community!

Pat van Regen

Windermere Fall Fair & Scarecrow Festival Chair