Much like a farmers market, the Windermere District Farmers Institute Summer Fair brings the community together for a day of events, food, and booths. The Summer Fair is in its third year in and puts an emphasis on supporting non-profit in the community.
Farmers Institute had their 100-year celebration in 2014, we are currently in the process of building an abattoir. We represent the interest of the local farmers so if there is a negotiation with the government, we are involved in it, said Windermere District Farmers Institute Projects Coordinator Hedi Trescher.
The Summer Fair is set for July 24th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agripark. The event will have between 30 to 40 booths ranging from craft booths to educational. This year the fair is partnering with Town and Country Feed and Supplies.
This year it is in combination with the opening celebration of the new owners of the Town and Country Feed store, said Mrs. Trescher. We will have pony rides, some agriculture things there, at the same time the Windermere saddle club has a Funday on the same grounds so you can watch that.
Parking fees will be by donation, and will go to help local organizations. The Lake Windermere Ambassadors will also be in attendance running a waterless car wash, meaning they will wash cars with just a pail of water.
Windermere District Farmers Institute have plenty of space to accommodate more booths for the event. They are also looking for a group to provide refreshments for the event. Anyone interested in running refreshments or a booth can find more information online at http://www.wdfi.ca/index.html.