Fall is in the air at the Fair

The annual Fall Fair took place on Saturday at Nakusp Elementary School

The annual Nakusp & District Fall Fair took place Sept. 12 at Nakusp Elementary School.

 

Tables at the fair ranged from homemade preserves, to art and jewellery by local talent.

 

For some, it’s a good way to help get their name out.

 

“About four or five years ago, I got the idea that it might be fun to just kind of spend a Saturday out selling art to make a bit of extra money for some different stuff I wanted to do,” said Amy Surina.

 

“I phoned them up one day and asked how much it was to do a table. It was my first kind of big leap into doing something in the community and sales wise.”

 

Others were there to see the results of the various entries in each division.

 

Participants had to bring their works in the day before, between three p.m. and six p.m. Judging took place at seven.

 

“Every area, every division, has a whole bunch of different classes, and within those classes, they’re really specialized as to what’s required of them,” said Sue Paterson, Principal of Nakusp Elementary.

 

“You have to look at the qualifications you have to look at the colour, the quality. You have to make a decision ‘Is it good enough?’”

 

Paterson said one of the hard parts about judging is if there was only two entered in a category, but the quality isn’t quite high enough for either to be considered for first place. Judges might give a second and a third, or a third and a participant.

 

Another tough thing to judge: Fruits and vegetables.

 

“Some of them are a display, or the best three that you have, or they’ll say ‘A collection of five’ and you look at each one to see if it’s plump and firm and no blemishes. Once you get into it, you can really tell.”

 

One table attendants could vote on was the trashion show. Participants made wigs from found material. This year’s winner, Alice Smith, made her wig from a second-hand mop doll.

 

“I had to really work at pulling it apart, because it was hot-glued on really well,” she said.

 

She then re-braided and re-glued. She said it was quite wonderful to work with.

 

“I’ve been part of the trashion show for the last few years, and it’s always really fun and challenging.”

 

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