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Celebrate a piece of Brackendale


It all began in 1915, and 90 years later the Brackendale Farmers' Institute shows no sign of slowing down.

On Saturday, Sept 10, the institute will welcome thousands of residents and visitors to the fair grounds at Brackendale Elementary School for the annual Fall Fair.

Visitors can savour fresh produce, preserves and baked goods while perusing a variety of booths with crafts of all kinds. And all can enjoy Squamish Search and Rescue's famous hamburgers and hot dogs piled high with fried onions.

And this year, the fair wraps up with a real hoedown. The Fall Fair Hootenanny is being held on the Brackendale Art Gallery stage at 8 p.m. Cam Salay will MC a lineup of local talents featuring special guest Leslie Alexander. Tickets are $8 at the door.

The Fall Fair features an abundance of fresh, local produce and a wide variety of natural products and art from more than 50 local vendors. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the site will be packed with every imaginable homegrown, home-baked, and homemade item, each with its own unique flavour.

The Fall Fair competition includes more than 200 categories including domesticated animals, woodworking, hobbies and locally-made crafts. The Brackendale Fall Fair is held annually to bring the community together in celebration of the joys of farming life and to educate the young, the interested and the enthusiastic to both traditional and innovative farming practices.

Families can enjoy tractor and hayrides and games. For the kids, there are a number of different activities such as zucchini races and needle in the haystack and there will be live animals galore to pet and play with, such as pigs, sheep, chickens and rabbits. For more information about the Brackendale Fall Fair, contact Brackendale Farmers' Institute president Thor Froslev at 604

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