CURATOR'S CORNER: Time for the Fall Fair
Say good-bye to summer the old fashioned way: with a fall fair. Fall fairs have traditionally been a time for the community to gather, and to look forward to the harvest season.
The Burnaby Village Museum’s annual Fall Fair on Monday, Sept. 3 offers family fun, featuring local crafts, demonstrations, and performances. Free carnival rides on the museum’s century-old carousel are sponsored by CUPE Local 23 and the Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission.
Live performances offer something for the entire family, from fiddlers to yo-yos. A visit from Cinemazoo is an annual highlight, featuring animals that perform in film. Vaudeville Varieties’ live performances feature villains to jeer and heroes to cheer.
Everyone will want to get in on the fun by participating in heritage races in the meadow and a corn shucking contest at 3:30 p.m. A model train display courtesy of the Train Gang is featured in the carousel pavilion, and the Pacific Spirit Quilters guild will have several of their quilts on display.
Local goods are available for sale on this last Market Monday of the season, featuring local crafts and food items for sale by local artisans. The market features everything from artichokes to jewelry, pottery, and gifts for babies.
Sept. 3 is the end of the museum’s summer season. It’s the last chance to see this summer’s displays that look back on the year 1912. The Forest to Suburb exhibit at Stride Studios presents the early history of North Burnaby, and a scavenger hunt throughout the village offers a glimpse into the types of technology available a hundred years ago. At the Love farmhouse, the Young Love display features 1912 fashion, courtesy of the Canadiana Costume Society.
The museum’s annual Fall Fair is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For further information, call 604-297-4565, or visit www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca
Lisa Codd is the curator
at the Burnaby Village Museum.