A Message from the 2019
Fall Fair Chairman
As we celebrate our 74th annual Alberni District Fall Fair with this year’s fair theme “Home Grown Family Fun” the Alberni District Fall Fair Association is committed to advancing reconciliation with our First Nations, especially the Hupacasath First Nations and Tseshaht First Nation, on whose traditional lands the fall fair grounds are situated.
We have grown over the years from a mainly agriculture fair to now including many attractions for our spectators to enjoy. This year along with our traditional livestock shows, barns that will be full of animals, agriculture education building, and Old MacDonald’s Farm for the younger generation to explore, several special attractions will be featured. We are pleased to see the return of Global FMX on Friday and Saturday and welcome Ryan Cook of Saw Valley Wood Carving. Ryan is best known for his spectacular wood carvings and is often featured on Global Week-end News. He will be featuring several demonstrations and will have his carvings for sale on site Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Other attractions include our Home Show, the return of Tractor Pulls on Saturday and Sunday, Logger Sports on Sunday, a community wide Parade on Saturday, midway with lots of great rides. Our Home Arts building once again has community support with exhibitors participating in a variety of exhibits always is enjoyed by all.
Our raffle prize is a choice of a 2019 Buick Encore or a $25,000 Cash prize. With only just over 9000 tickets for sale your chances of winning are great. There will be a wide variety of food vendors and lots of local and headline entertainment. Thursday will be a Beatles Tribute, Friday we will be celebrating 50 years of Woodstock with My Generation and Saturday evening our feature entertainment will be Five Alarm Funk.
This year the fair along with our Junior Fair Board members are partnering with Buy BC/Buy Local program and the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District to give our spectators a glimpse of just what they can buy locally with a Grocery Shopping Experience on Saturday Sept. 7th. Be sure to check out the agriculture building and participate to win great prizes. This group will also oversee a bag check in the building. We applaud these keen youth who want to see the fair sustain for future generations and for all their help.
The Alberni District Fall Fair Association and its Board of Directors have managed to keep costs to a minimal for our spectators. The gate admission prices will stay the same as previous years. We offer discounted prices at the gate on the first evening and are once again supporting a local charity by donating $1.00 from each paid admission that evening.
We offer a family pass and partner with West Coast Amusements our midway provider to offer $3.00 rides on the first evening and have presales on all ride bracelets which are good for Friday, Saturday or Sunday leading up to the fair.
We thank all our volunteers who put in countless hours in preparation to our yearly event and all the user groups that assist to make the fair the #1 destination for family entertainment in the community.
Check out our website for up to date information on what’s happening at this year’s fair. www.albernifair.com
Mitch Gardner, 2019 Chairman