Have a flair for whipping up a batch of goodies in no-time? Or maybe you’ve got your preserves jammed and jarred for the cooler months ahead?

If so, the Grist Mill and Gardens historic site has a great opportunity for you to show off your wares.

This Sunday — Sept. 23 — the Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos will be hosting its fifth-annual Heritage Fall Fair.

The fair includes almost 80 exhibit categories as well as heritage games of skill, concessions, entertainment and more.

Among the scheduled fun:

  • OLD BOYS WITH OLD TOYS — The fellows are back with the antique steam engines, tractors and more.
  • VENDOR ALLEY — Join artisan vendors from around the Similkameen and Okanagan as their sell their hand-crafted food, arts and crafts.
  • FUNDRAISING BARBECUE — The Grist Mill Foundation will be raising funds for its many works on site with a hot dog and hamburger barbecue, including their popular garden-fresh greek salad.
  • APPLE PIE CONTEST — Submit your best apple pie for judging by our celebrity panel of judges and win some awesome prices.
  • APPLE RACE — One of our favourite children’s activities is our annual apple race down Keremeos Creek. Be sure to choose your racing apple by for our 2:30 p.m. race down the creek and be sure to cheer on everyone’s apples.

By the way, if you’re looking to enter some of your goodies for Fair judging, entry forms, accompanied by the entry fee, must be delivered to the Grist Mill and Gardens no later than 5 p.m. Saturday.

Admission to the Fall Fair is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

More information about the Fall Fair, including rules and the list of competitive categories is available at oldgristmill.ca.


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