The “biggest little country fair around” saddles up for its 71st go-round this morning.
The Rock Creek Fall Fair includes two full days of western and rural activity, including 4-H demonstrations, horse pulls, an open sheep show, arts, crafts and food competitions and even lawn mower races.
In honour of the 100th Anniversary of the Rock Creek Women’s Institute, the Fair is offering a special exhibit category: Sew It, Grow It, Show It.
Sewn articles made by an exhibitors aged 13 to 19 will be on display. The special exhibit is sponsored by the Women’s Institute and includes a top prize of engraved sewing shears and $50.
Willie and the Poor Boys headline the fair’s entertainment, providing their tribute to Creedance Clearwater Revival Saturday evening at 7.
Other entertainers include Ben Klick, Les Folles Jambettes, Uncle Chris the Clown, Damien and Jay Alblas, Lonesome Moon, The Trips and El Grupo Cubano- Brisas del Palmar.
The Laughing Loggers offer two Saturday shows of lumberjack shenanigans and also offer patrons a chance to test their axe throwing skills at the interactive Axe Throwing Station in the Vendor field.
You’ll also want to check out the amazing wood art at the Chainsaw Carving station.
And, finally, yes, there is a midway. Shooting Star Amusements has set up to provide for wild rides and games of chance.
The fair runs 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 7 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Rock Creek is located about 50 km east of Osoyoos on Hwy. 3