The Annual Fall Fair
The date for our 2023 Fall Fair is Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm!
This is a day-long fair packed full of vendors, games, competitions, food, workshops and more!
Entrance is by donation that goes towards supporting the community and school. $2/per ticket to enter into door prize raffle draw.
There will also be an optional 50/50 draw, with funds going towards the Country Roads Fundraiser. Tickets sold at $2/per one OR $5/per three.
What to Expect…
2023 MUSIC Line-up
We host a wonderful lineup of musicians, from folk to country to gospel, to play throughout the day. Keep an eye out for our 2023 schedule of musicians coming soon…
10:00 am – 11:00 am:
~ 12:45 pm:
~ 1:15 pm:
~ 1:45 pm:
~ 2:15 pm:
~ 2:45 pm:
~ 3:45 pm:
The White Sisters
Final Song – Dusty Road, all musicians invited
7:00 pm: Polish off your dancing shoes, pick a partner and perfect your do-si-do, because we will be ending the evening with a classic country dance! We’re excited to have Patty Hudson joining us this year as the caller.
2023 WorkSHOPS & EVENTS
Throughout the day, multiple workshops and tours take place. This can range from learning how to making sourdough to experiencing a tour of the community. Times are to be determined.
10:30 am: Sourdough Focaccia Breadmaking Workshop – Lead by Agnes Took
12:30 pm: Salt Brine Fermentation Workshop – Lead by Julie Clendenning of Skedaddle Ridge Homestead
2:30 pm: Everything Kale – Lead by Anastasiia Nazarova
Presentation on Forest Restoration – Lead by Evan Young
1:30 pm: Art and Nature School Tour – Lead by KAN Centre Director Tegan Wong-Daugherty
2:30 pm: Grey-Water System & Composting Tour – Lead by Leland Wong-Daugherty of Appleseed Homes
11:00 – 3:00 pm Horse and Wagon Rides – Lead by Emmauel
Games & Competitions:
11: 00 am – 1:00 pm: Pie Contest Judging – Be a judge by visiting the contest table! Lead by Bobbi
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Cross-cut Saw Competition – Lead by JL
3:00 pm: Water-boil Competition – Lead by Aiyana Rahhali
Pottery Wheel Demo – Lead by Jenna Ross of Jenna’s Wheelhouse
Live Painting – Lead by Mark
Cider Pressing – Lead by Michael Wong-Daugherty
Wood-Fired Pizza Oven Bread Baking Demo
Interactive art piece – Weaving in the Trees
Along side these scheduled events, demonstrations may be taking place across the fair grounds – from metalworking to fiber spinning.
2023 food & Vendors
We welcome and invite a variety of local artists, famers, and skillsharers to participate in the fair and share their talents and creations. If you’re interested in vending, please find our vendor form below.
Locally Sourced Sausages
Corn on the cob
Fresh pressed Apple Cider
Hotdogs and Pop
Vegan Falafels on Salad
Vendors (included but not limited to):
Radicle Root Herbs
Dr. Walter Chestnut Public Library
Pebble Patch Jemstone
Rhonda Hayes Wood Paintings
Knitting by Gloria Walton
Moose Mountain Rustic Furniture
Lazy River Candle Company
THORNTON HOUSE Studio
Forest Restoration Nurseries Info. Table
Indulgence aromatherapy products
Acupuncture – Scosha Diamond
Handmade earrings, greeting cards, hand carved spoons – Aiyana Rahhali
Finally, we end with a by donation dinner at 5:00 pm. Our menu includes: Meat chili, vegetarian chili, Kale Salad, sourdough bread, corn bread, apple crumble and pie. If you plan to attend please give us a head’s up so we know how many to expect!
We are now excepting vendor applications! If you or someone you know, is interested in vending please fill out a form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for booth holders, artisans, farmers, crafts persons, food vendors and musicians interested in showcasing their work and skills in a festival celebrating rural life and traditions. Help us make this the best community country fair by coming and taking part.
For Vending the fee is $20 or a donation of equal or greater value of your product for a door prizes raffle. Children who would like to set up a small table are welcome as well and we encourage a 10% of sales donation as an alternative to the set table fee. Tables and chairs are not provided. Set up must be complete at least 30 minutes before the fair opens.
Download a vendor Form (PDF)
Please fill out the following application and send to us by September 18th; We need your name (and name of business if applicable), address, phone number, email, Description of products or skills to demonstrate, and if you are a food vendor, what will your waste strategy be? Please consider reusable dishes or paper/cardboard rather than plastic or styrofoam.
This Event is Organized By…
Our Country Fair committee is a group of volunteers who are committed to making this event the best it can be. Their support of time, ideas, donations and enthusiasm help to make this event possible. A big thank you to our 2023 committee members: Bobbi Gascoigne, Fatima Rahhali, Leland Wong-Daugherty, Tegan Wong-Daugherty, Whisper Gardiner, Seven, Hasan Haghani, and Sammy Murphy, as well as all of our front-booth and set-up/clean-up volunteers.
If you would like to join in on a fair meeting, volunteer or donate please don’t hesitate to contact us. Meetings are open to anyone and held every Friday at 3:00 pm.
Entry to the Fair is by donation. Donations go towards making this event possible and supporting the school and community. When you donate, your names goes into our door-prize raffle draw that can include items from some of the various vendors, donated prizes and prizes from our sponsors!
This is drawn at the end of the day, and winners will be contacted in the following days to receive their prize.
Support and Sponsors
Our Fall Fair Committee is made up of volunteers who offer their ideas, time, assistance and enthusiasm in order to make this event the best it can be. The KAN Centre is grateful to all the hard work the fair committee and other volunteers put towards making this event possible.
We not only rely on volunteers, but the help of sponsors and prize donations towards our competitions and raffle draws. If you’re interested in volunteering or sponsoring the Knowlesville Country Fair, please don’t hesitate to get in contact at email@example.com or by phone at (506) 375-6400.