From the President
We are thrilled to welcome you back to the Cowichan Exhibition! The past 18 months have been a challenge for everyone and now, finally, we seem to be through the worst of it. Being able to return to some form of normality by early September is very good news.
The 2021 fair falls on September 18th & 19th and it will be a bit different from what you’ve come to in the past. This year it’s just two days in length and more importantly, one week later than usual. Make sure you circle the right dates on your calendar! This change has meant we’re able to bring in a carnival, a huge draw for many of our regular fairgoers. Parents of young children will also be glad that the Exhibition will not conflict with back-to-school schedules.
Expect to see lots of entries in Mellor Hall that have been inspired by our theme, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” — there’s bound to be a Scarecrow or two, perhaps even a Tin Man. We’ve also challenged exhibitors to create projects in this year’s colours: emerald green and sapphire blue. There will be more action out on the grounds this year. In addition to the rides, check out the vendors, food trucks and Farmers Market booths. Everyone is keen to be part of the show!
We’re doing our best to comply with the regulations from the Provincial Health Office and hope to see as many of you as is possible within those guidelines. Just like Dorothy and Toto, we want everyone to arrive ‘home’ safely.
See you at the Fair!
Prior to 1948, the Cowichan Exhibition Society and the Cowichan Agricultural Society operated under the same leadership, beginning with Archdeacon Reece in 1868, the first year of the fair. This list reflects the leadership of the Cowichan Exhibition Society when it became a Board on its own.