Crowds all day long for Linden Fall Fair

Linden Fall Fair 2018

The 42nd annual Linden Fall Fair was held on weather-friendly Saturday, Nov. 2 with a variety of 60 vendors spread out within the gymnasium and entrance halls of Dr. Elliott School, along with the Cultural Centre. Crowds are usually present more in the morning hours of the fair but this year parking was scarce throughout the entire day and people were everywhere, shopping, observing, learning and socializing.

A highlight from the bench show was a perfectly decorated ‘Minion” cake made by Kassie O’Brien of Swalwell. Not only did it take first prize but it was later donated it to the Linden and District Agricultural Society, host of the day’s event. It was placed in a silent auction and won by a young man whose third birthday was celebrated the very next day.

There were a number of door prizes at various vendor tables including product, a trip to Vegas, massage, and gift baskets. With one item collected from every vendor, volunteer students prepared seven gift baskets and invited people to fill out the ballots to win. Community Volunteerism Awards for grades 7-9 students are based on hours completed, (with the volunteer experience being notarized by a supervising adult in the community). The gift baskets were made up as a way to maintain enthusiasm for this popular annual fall fair event.

A variety of different services and goods were available including baking treats, massage therapy, crafters, wooden decor and gift totes and much more.