Last year’s demolition derby was a hit - and it will be back bigger and better this year. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Last year’s demolition derby was a hit - and it will be back bigger and better this year. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Spring has sprung, fall fair is coming

Start thinking about your fall fair veggies, writes Peter Brown.

Submitted by Peter Brown for the Fall Fair

Not that we want to wish spring and summer away, but it’s not too early to be thinking about getting prepared for this year’s Grand Forks and District Fall Fair.

Handcrafts such as sewing, painting, knitting, and quilting, among others, tend to get put away as the days get longer. So think about getting those ready before the warm weather arrives.

This year will see another ‘Quilt Challenge’, which proved popular with attendees last year. The theme for the challenge is Our Fall Fair, or what comes to your mind when you think about our Fall Fair. For further details on the quilt challenge contact bsikich@telus.net.

As for the gardeners out there, maybe you’ve started your peppers and tomatoes already if not, they’ll need to be planted soon. There are lots of flower and vegetable categories to enter, so get your garden planning going. The Fall Fair is scheduled for September 8th and 9th, and will once again highlight an expanded demolition derby on Saturday. Our displays will be back in the main curling rink this year, which will provide easy access for everyone.

The Grand Forks and District Fall Fair is a volunteer-run organization. New members are always welcome, and for your $5 membership, your main gate admission is included.

For further information contact Danna O’Donnell at 443-3276.