144th Saanich Fair

Western Canada's oldest and longest running agricultural fair kicks off on Sat. Sept. 3 for a weekend full of entertainment, rides and contests.

Western Canada's oldest agricultural fair is this weekend in Saanich.

Western Canada's oldest agricultural fair is this weekend in Saanich.

144th Saanich Fair

Western Canada’s oldest and longest running agricultural fair kicks off on Sat. Sept. 3 for a weekend full of entertainment, rides and contests.

New this year are five food eating competitions: Ice Cream, Lemon Meringue Pie, Cupcakes, Watermelon and Spam.

There are 30 new attractions alongside 28 midway rides, more than 90 market booths, 400 chickens in the Poultry Barn and more than 5,000 exhibits and food from around the word. And don’t miss the Milking Parlour and the Duct Tape competition.

Admission (Sat and Sun) is $10 for adults, $7 seniors and youth and children under six are free. Monday is $9 for adults/$6 seniors and youth. Midway wristbands are $40 (Sat, Sun) and $35 Monday. Early bird price of $32 ends Thursday, Sept.1. Visit saanichfair.ca for more information. M

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