Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means it is also time for the 12th annual Gibsons Fall Fair, Oct. 6 and 7, at Quality Garden and Pet in Gibsons.
Dave and Betty Wells have been graciously hosting this successful community event in the large greenhouse adjacent to the store for the last 12 years.
If you are a crafter and want to be a part of the fun, there are limited spaces still available. If you would like to participate, information can be found at www.gibsonsfallfair.org. You can download applications and posters and see pictures from previous events. The website is a generous donation from Teresa Nightingale.
Organizers are also looking forward to the kids’ creative gardening and scarecrow displays. If you are a sunflower or pumpkin gardening specialist, bring your prize specimen down for judging.
The Fall Fair caters to children, so don’t leave them out of the fun. Pumpkin, sunflower and scarecrow competitions are fun for all ages. Face painting will be available. Local schools are also encouraged to participate. Why not challenge another school or class in the scarecrow-making contest?
The Lions Club will have the grill going — they have great breakfast sandwiches as well as their famous hamburgers and fries.
If you are an entertainer and would like to showcase your talent, please contact us.
“Come out and support this local event that sends 100 per cent of its proceeds back into the community to Sunshine Coast charities,” said event co-organizer Jill-Marie Wilson. “To date, more than $15,000 has been donated back to our own community.”
From handmade soaps, beautiful pottery, hand-sewn goods and fresh baking (need a pie for your Thanksgiving dinner table?) to hot burgers off of the Lion’s Club grill, there is something for everyone. Bring your company down and start your Christmas shopping season with the varied and wonderful selections from local Coast artisans.