Community helps Golden’s Fall Faire success

By Colleen Palumbo

Well folks it looks as if everything is falling into place for the 2019 Golden Museum Fall Faire.

I am excited to tell you that more vendors are signing up. On September 7, the Golden Museum and green space will be a beehive of activity as we celebrate the return of fall.

So, we need you, the public, to enter. Enter your whatnots and thingamabobs for the various competitions.

Baking… most of you bake something. Have a look through the Faire brochure which will be available by the end of this week. These include breads, dinner rolls, zucchini loaves, banana loaves, pumpkin loaves, fruit loaves, cinnamon loaves, and any other loaves you or your friends can come up with. Remember to encourage your friends to enter with a yummy treat you have complimented them on before. Cookies and bars, cakes, rolls, and pies. Just because the particular kind you make (ie: flapper pie) isn’t on the list doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bring it.

As the community works to be a little more self-sustaining, it’s nice to see so many young people taking part in canning. Enter your canned goods in the Faire. Only the jams, jellies, butters, and pickles will be opened for tasting. Everything else that you bring will be checked for clarity and pack and will remain unopened so that you can claim it back at the end of the Faire. If you want your jam/pickle jars back be there between 4:30 and 5 p.m. to pick them up.

With so much water this year, many gardens are abundant. Bring that produce out to the Faire to see if you grew something larger than your neighbour and let friends and neighbours see what is possible with a little effort.

I’ve had a number of people enquire about photographs. That is something that is so much easier today than it was at Golden’s first faire in 1911.

Crocheting, sewing, knitting, woodcrafting, scrapbooking, geocaching… Have we hit on something that you could be contributing? Do consider entering something in the Faire. Even if you didn’t win a ribbon, you would be ensuring that there is plenty for folks to see. The only rule about entering things in the Faire is that they couldn’t have been entered in the Kicking Horse Fall Faire previously, so it doesn’t have to be something that you have made in the last year.

We will have the fabulous farmer’s market with us, so come prepared to purchase something outstanding and support a local craftsman in doing it.

Also great music on the stage all day long and some old favourite competitions as well as some new ones to keep everyone entertained. John Jenkins is working hard to bring us several new entertainers and the lineup is looking great.

We need you to help make the Faire successful. Call 250-344-5169 to volunteer an hour on the day of the Faire.

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