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 The Alberni District Fall Fair Association presents “Growing Connections” with Virtual and a Modified Fair

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Alberni District Fall Fair was forced to go in a different direction in 2020. Instead of our annual gathering at the fairgrounds, we hosted a Virtual Fair, where we showcased local businesses, sponsors, agriculture education, home arts competitions, entertainment, and some entertainers. We were pleased with the response with over 20,000 clicks on the site.

 

Through this platform that can be still viewed at www.myfair.ca businesses, community organizations, entertainers, and sponsors had the opportunity to create Live Booths and interact with fair attendees over Facebook Live.

 

The result was, we managed with the help of the creators of the virtual fair site to receive recognition with an Innovation Award by our national organization.

 

In 2021 we want to build the virtual fair site as we grow connections, we feel the virtual component can enhance the modified fair we intend to host. Now that we are in phase three of the BC Restart Plan we are excited to be back in 2021 with a modified fair, September 10th to 12th.

 

We will be hosting a Quilt and Car Show, some outside vendors including food vendors, craft booths, entertainment and a modified midway, our cash prize raffle tickets and our annual parade.

 

For more information, check out our website www.albernifair.com We look forward to hopefully seeing you as we “Grow Connections” Fall Fair weekend Sept 10th to 12th.