Fall Fair will showcase crafts, food and model trains

The fair is happening this Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rossland Arena.

Get your entries ready, the Fall Fair is coming up.

The fair is happening this Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rossland Arena.

“This year, we’ve done quite a few new categories in the knitting and crocheting section,” Laurie Karn, a member of the Rossland Fall Fair organizing committee, says.

“We’ve also reworked the quilting section in an effort to get people to enter.”

The Rossland Fall Fair, a member of the BC Association of Agricultural Fairs & Exhibitions, dates back before the second world war, but has been put on annually for the past 40 years continuously.

Karn explains that the Rossland Art Club, now consisting of six members, has been in existence for approximately 60 years, and is part of the Fall Fair organizing committee and each year at the Fall Fair the members of the Art Club have an art show and sale.

Entries are taken all day tomorrow (Friday) at the arena , then judging is Saturday morning.

“We open to the public at around 10:30-11 a.m. Sort of after the parade,” Karn says.

“We just want to encourage everyone in the community to look at the brochure and enter a few things from their photos or crafts or even flowers or vegetables. There are categories for people of all ages and all things that they like to do.”

Brochure that can be picked at the library and around town. It lists the various categories that can be entered.

Karn calls the fair a one day celebration of old fashioned community.

This can be seen in exhibits including baking, flowers, fruit, vegetables, canning, beer, wine, jams, arts, crafts, photography, sewing, knitting, crocheting, as well as things like eggs, butter and honey.

Exhibititors should bring their items to the Arena by 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 to enter them in the appropriate category, after which all entries are judged and ribbons and prize money are awarded.

All exhibits are on display during the Fall Fair on Saturday.The Fall Fair will also feature a petting zoo and SPCA display in addition to many information booths and venders selling a variety of items.

“We are pleased to have some new vendors at the Fair this year, one of which will be the Old School Log Furniture manufacturer based out of the old Central School in Trail, B.C.” she says.

This year the Fall Fair will have the Golden City Railway Modelers Club displaying their model train exhibit which depicts the history of Rossland from the early days of the mines up until 1950.

The Club consists of 24 members who have diligently and painstakingly built this remarkable display.

The model train display depicts historical Rossland.

“We decided to do the history of the two railroads that came into Rossland and the mines that were here in the early days, plus what the main street would’ve looked like between 1930 and 1950,” says Bob Flegel, president of the club.

One end has the mines and the other has a section of Columbia Avenue, with the train rail doing a loop around them.

Live music and entertainment will also be ongoing in the arena throughout the day, as well as food and beverages.