McSpadden County Fair – Go Fund Me

East Van’s newest tradition needs your help!  As a 100% volunteer run and funded event, we rely on the generosity of our community to make the magic happen. Every dollar we receive, goes directly to pay for permits, insurance, entertainers,  and supplies.  EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!!

A little about the fair if you missed it last year.

This fall marks the second annual McSpadden County Fair, to be held at McSpadden Park (located along Victoria Drive between 3rd and 6th Ave) September 10, 2017.  The Fair’s first year was a booming success.  A wide range of local experts and members of the business community were given opportunities to participate. What resulted were information booths on sustainable urban agriculture practices like beekeeping, gardening, greening your home, food reclamation, and fermenting.  Physical fitness was featured as well, as was the work of several talented local artisans selling breathtaking pottery, clothing, and jewellery.

Like all county fairs there was food- pie contests, canning contests, and a community garden basket competition where the food was to redistributed to a community in need. A spectacular raffle with prizes donated by local businesses was very popular, and helped greatly with funding the event.

The Fair’s biggest draw however, was the wildly successful East Van ZUCCHINI RACES.   With over 60 registered racers making history down our custom 28’ track, the community came together in raucous cheering and the sounds of epic crash sympathies.

Live music, a spontaneous community square dance, loads of activities for families of all abilities, a kid zone, and delicious food trucks filled out the experience.  An estimated 500 attendees enjoyed the beautiful day with their neighbors, and the feedback we have received was nothing short of encouraging an annual tradition had just begun.

For 2017, we hope to maintain the feel of last year’s event, but expand to represent more local businesses and organizations, showcase more of what the Drive has to offer in our raffle, and add  even more family activities.  We also strive to make this community event free to all who wish to participate.

Check out photos from last year on our Facebook page,
And please contact us if you wish to volunteer or are a business looking to sponsor the event.

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