It is the Comox Valley Exhibition’s 138th year running this weekend, making it one of the longest-running, most successful agricultural fair in British Columbia.
Over the course of three days the Comox Valley Exhibition will feature many fun-filled, family-oriented activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy while celebrating agriculture, livestock, healthy country living, and community spirit.
A big attraction at the Comox Valley Exhibition is the West Coast Lumberjack Show. Established in 1982, this thrilling show is an exhilarating showcase of fearless skills and daredevil displays comprised of: chainsaw carving, axe-throwing, underhand chop, hot saw racing, double buck racing, standing block chop, pole-climbing, Jack and Jill double buck, log burling and springboard.
With several acts and a wide variety of events, the West Coast Lumberjack Show blends humour, heroics, and showmanship to create an unforgettable experience.
The show features four professional lumberjack athletes, all of whom are current or former Canadian champions in the various lumberjacking events, and an MC to direct the action.
The CVEx will also feature Dove Creek Timber chainsaw carving.
It takes a skilled artist to craft a carved masterpiece with a chainsaw. You can witness artists carve logs into statues following the 2012 Exhibition theme of Boots, Barns & Bandanas.
If you are into the technology of agriculture, then you will want to view the Glacier Heritage Power and Equipment Club’s machinery. This year will the club’s 21st anniversary of participation in the CVEx since its founding on the grounds in 1991.
You can also share a piece of history with the Antique Machinery
Parade, and the several antique demonstrations, including; butter churning, flour milling, threshing machine, and more.
This year’s fair is promising to be just as exciting and enjoyable as the past years, featuring several talented musicians and other performances for your viewing enjoyment. Come and enjoy this little piece of Comox Valley tradition while observing the several showcases in arts, crafts and horticulture, and the many animals on display to look at and pet.
Check on the website at www.cvex.ca for the full list of features
and entertainers. Spanning Friday to Sunday, the CVEx will be at the Courtenay Exhibition Grounds at 4835 Headquarters Rd. in Courtenay.
— Comox Valley Exhibition