This weekend’s Comox Valley Exhibition has something for everybody

Whether you come for the pancake breakfast, the quilt show, dahlias, chicken p**p bingo, toe-tapping music or the heart-thumping Midway rides, the Comox Valley Exhibition has something for everybody this weekend.

Whether you come for the pancake breakfast, the quilt show, dahlias, chicken p**p bingo, toe-tapping music or the heart-thumping Midway rides, the Comox Valley Exhibition has something for everybody this weekend.

In its 137th year, it is one of the longest-running agricultural fairs in British Columbia. The fair has grown from a small local celebration of Comox Valley agriculture to a regional leader in agricultural events.

The theme of the 2011 exhibition at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds in Courtenay off Headquarters Road is Cowboy Trails ‘n 4-H Tales, celebrates Comox Valley farmers and local agriculture youth.

Admission is free Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and is priced at other times depending on age, with a maximum daily cost $10 per person.

Aug. 26 — noon to 7 p.m. – Kia mainstage entertainment features the Luzna Orchestra. The midway, beer garden and food is open until 10 p.m.

Pancake breakfasts happen at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Aug. 27 — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — the Kia mainstage entertainment is highlighted by Time Well Wasted. The midway, beer garden and food stays open until 10 p.m.

Aug. 28 — the fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The chili contest starts at 2.

A partial list of features includes sheepdog demos, goat milking, chainsaw carving the Boomtown Gang in their colourful historical clothes and Wild West shooting.

Other events include:

• Interfor & Shar-Kare Chinook Forest Products Logging Show;

• Let’s Go Track ‘n Trail Kids Fun Run;

Comox Valley Dodge Strongman Competition;

Wagz World of Dogs;

• Culinary demonstration booth making cheese, yogurt, soap, bread, jam, etc.

• Thrifty Foods Home and Garden Show;

• Black Creek Farm and Feed Supply Poultry Show;

Kiwanis Extreme Zucchini Race;

• South Country Feed and Supply Hoof ‘n Woof;

• Shar-Kare Petting Pen;

• Comox District Co-op Farmer For A Day

ProForm Hay Analysis Competition;

• First Insurance Island Photo Booth;

• West Coast Amusements;

Quilt Show;

• Scavenger Hunt;

• Island Farms Daisy and Farmer Vicki;

• Miniature Horse Demonstrations;

• Chicken Poop Bingo;

• Slegg Meadow Stage Entertainment;

• Kidzone;

• Bouncerama;

• DoCo Train;

• Woofy’s 4-H Shows;

• Cattle Sorting.

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