PHOTOS: Quesnel’s Fall Fair featured fun for the whole family

Mattias Anderton and his beagle, Moritz, took part in the obedience competition at the Fall Fair on Sunday. Ronan O’Doherty photo
Rex Jawanda checks out the farm equipment displays Saturday morning (Aug. 24) at Alex Fraser Park during the Quesnel Fall Fair. Lindsay Chung photo
Owen Rossmann and his Limousin steer T-Bone, who was named Honourable Mention Market Steer in this year’s 4-H Beef Show. Lindsay Chung photo
John Van Eeden of Preferred Hobbies Farm milks Anne, an Alpine goat, Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Quesnel Fall Fair at Alex Fraser Park. Lindsay Chung photo
Three-and-a-half-year-old Lily Gallant was excited to see the 4-H goats Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Quesnel Fall Fair. Lindsay Chung photo
Crystal Holder and Moon take part in the All Minis Group Pony Show Sunday morning (Aug. 25) at the Quesnel Fall Fair at Alex Fraser Park. Lindsay Chung photo
Kersley 4-H Club member Aiden Kishkan with Iggy, his Landrace/Duroc pig, Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Quesnel Fall Fair. Lindsay Chung photo
Ayden Perry of the Barlow Creek 4-H Club and his Cavy Browni show off Perry’s Junior Showmanship ribbon Saturday, Aug. 24. Lindsay Chung photo
Betty Jackson of Lucky J Creations in Quesnel etches a moose onto a mug Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Quesnel Fall Fair at Alex Fraser Park. Jackson has been engraving class for more than 36 years, and she has been doing granite engraving for 10 years. She also does wood burning, and she engraves headstones and pet memorials. Jackson, who says most of her work is custom work, has been coming to the Quesnel Fall Fair every year since she moved here 12 years ago, first with animals and now as a vendor. Lindsay Chung photo
Eleven-year-old Claire Barbosa of Quesnel meets one of the friendly 4-H goats Sunday morning during the Quesnel Fall Fair at Alex Fraser Park. The three-day event featured 4-H shows, live music, dog demonstrations, vendors, equipment displays and much more. Lindsay Chung photo
Doug Paley leads Stang through the obstacles during the All Minis Group Pony Show Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Quesnel Fall Fair at Alex Fraser Park. Lindsay Chung photo
The 4-H Poultry Show saw many ribbons handed out at the Quesnel Fall Fair, held Aug. 23-25 at Alex Fraser Park. Lindsay Chung photo
From left, Katie Singer and Cappuccino, Cassidy Daley-Latreille and Arrow, and Julia Laundry and Blizzard take a walk around the Alex Fraser Park grounds Saturday, Aug. 24 during the Quesnel Fall Fair. Lindsay Chung photo
Quesnel Agricultural Exhibition Association volunteers pose with Grand Opening guest speakers Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes (second from left) and Rob Borsato (second from right) Friday night (Aug. 23). This was the first year there was a Friday night Grand Opening for the Quesnel Fall Fair. Lindsay Chung photo
Ten-year-old Lenz Jean Francois of Quesnel and his goat, Manny, wait in the bleachers for the 4-H Open Goat Show Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Quesnel Fall Fair. Lindsay Chung photo
Lisa Bredsteen and Sneakers go through the obstacles in the All Minis Group Pony Show Sunday, Aug. 25 at Alex Fraser Park during the Quesnel Fall Fair. Lindsay Chung photo
Barlow Creek 4-H member Lucas Stromme takes his goat Little Foot, a Boer-Kiko cross, for a walk Saturday, Aug. 24 at Alex Fraser Park. Lindsay Chung photo
Thirteen-year-old Paisley McEachern (left) and seven-year-old Ashlynn McEachern of Hixon shear Flower, Ashlynn’s one-and-a-half-year-old Suffolk cross sheep, Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Quesnel Fall Fair at Alex Fraser Park. Lindsay Chung photo
The Milltown Philosophers perform Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Quesnel Fall Fair at Alex Fraser Park. Lindsay Chung photo
Kaitlyn Popik braids China, a miniature horse from Barlow Creek Miniatures, while Buckaroosy and Evelyn Budiselich look on. Ronan O’Doherty photo
The 4-H Open Goat Show was held Sunday, Aug. 25 at Alex Fraser Park during the Quesnel Fall Fair. Lindsay Chung photo
Aiden Kishkan (left) and Blaise Swaan enjoy the 4-H Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Aug. 25 during the Quesnel Fall Fair at Alex Fraser Park. Lindsay Chung photo
Patches was the Grand Champion pig at the Quesnel and District 4-H Swine Show this weekend. Ronan O’Doherty photo
The Reality of Dreams performs Friday night (Aug. 23) right before the Grand Opening of the Quesnel Fall Fair at Alex Fraser Park. Lindsay Chung photo
Shawn and Friends play the Quesnel Fall Fair on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 25) during the final day of the Quesnel Fall Fair. Ronan O’Doherty photo
A turkey at the Quesnel Fall Fair. Ronan O’Doherty photo
Kersley 4-H Club member Zackery Wiebe, who is in his first year of 4-H, shows his guinea pig Tornado while judge Lisa Bredsteen asks him questions Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Quesnel Fall Fair. Lindsay Chung photo

There was a wide variety of things to see and do when Quesnel Agricultural Exhibition Association hosted the 2019 Quesnel Fall Fair Aug. 23-25 at Alex Fraser Park.

The fair promotes all aspects of agriculture, and this year’s event featured a 4-H achievement show and auction, animal displays, a horticultural show, Fur and Feather shows, kids’ activities, live entertainment, displays by home-based and community businesses, zucchini car racing, mini horse shows, food vendors and a beer tent supporting the Shiraoi Twinning Society.

The Quesnel Fall Fair’s history dates back more than 100 years. The first Fall Fair in Quesnel was held in the fall of 1912 in the Annex Hall of the Occidental Hotel on Front Street. As the fair grew, it moved to the arena, curling rink and Legion area of Quesnel, with the livestock section being held separately at Bouchie Lake.

The fair found a more permanent home at Alex Fraser Park, where it is held now, which enabled all the sections of the fair to be together in one central location.

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