Saanich Fair to be the best yet

‘Take a spin out to the fair’ is the theme of the 148th event.

CENTRAL SAANICH — The 148th annual Saanich Fair will be bigger and better with many new additions including the Kidz Zone.

Brian Wallace, manager of the fairgrounds said that this year with the continuous additions to the fair, he expects it to be the best one yet.

Seeing between 45,000 and 50,000 people over the weekend, this year’s theme is llamas and alpacas and is called ‘Take a spin out to the fair.’

The Kidz Zone, which is the main addition this year, will have a 50-x-100, 5,000 square foot tent. Inside, there will be a 116th scale miniature tractor display with the same scale farming implements alongside. Many of the tractors will be remote controlled. Wallace said children will have the opportunity to not only play with them, but learn about what each of the implements do.

There will also be a cowboy and cowgirl school, bean bag toss, miniature tractor peddling races and a 4-x-16-foot colouring wall, which will be farm-themed for the kids to colour.

Live entertainment will also be taking place on the Saturday and Sunday with big name country singer, Jesse Roper and Canadian rock legends Honeymoon Suite set to perform.

The 148th Saanich Fall Fair takes place Sept. 5 to 7. Visit saanichfair.ca for details.