(Saanich Fair sunset/Kim Passmore - Instagram)

With the weekend just around the corner, the whole city’s buzzing about one thing: the 151st Saanich Fair!

This year, they’ve got a jam packed schedule full of fair classics like a pie eating contest, pedal tractor races, local farm fresh produce, and more.

True to its agrarian roots, the fair will also showcase up to 27 types of farm animals, from chickens to alpacas, and everything in between.

As always, the festivities will be augmented by its extensive midway rides section featuring fan favourites like the Carousel, Tilt-a-Whirl, Hurricane, and for more experienced fair enthusiasts, the Zipper!

But besides that, they’ve got tons of entertainment lined up for kids and grown ups alike!

While most of us will be watching for headliner Prism on Saturday night and April Wine on Sunday night, there are many more artists to keep in mind.

Here’s the full schedule:

Saturday, August 31st

  • 9:30 a.m. – Highland Dance
  • 3 p.m. – Lana Popham, MLA Saanich South
  • 3:30 p.m. – Co-Op Pie Eating Contest
  • 4 p.m. – Jack ‘n The Rocks
  • 5 p.m. – Hip Check
  • 6 p.m. – The County Line
  • 8 p.m. – PRISM

Sunday, September 1st

  • 11 a.m. – Victoria Irish Dancers
  • 12 p.m. – Co-Op Cupcake Eating Contest
  • 12:15 p.m. – Wagon Wheel Eating Contest
  • 1 p.m. – Giant Pumpkin/Scarecrow
  • 1:30 p.m. – Ryan Cook – Wood Carving
  • 2:30 p.m. – The Bankes Brothers
  • 4:30 p.m. – Tight Hair
  • 6:30 p.m. – Brett Smith-Daniels
  • 8:30 p.m. – APRIL WINE

Monday, September 2nd

  • 11 a.m. – Victoria Irish Dancers
  • 12 p.m. – Black Angus
  • 1:30 p.m. – Ryan Cook – Wood Carving
  • 2:30 p.m. – Allergro Performing Arts
  • 3:30 p.m. – Ice Cream Eating Contest
  • 4 p.m. – Mufaro Marimba
  • 6 p.m. – Auction/Raffle Draw

We’ll see you there!

151st annual Saanich Fair

  • When: Saturday, August 31st – Monday, September 2nd, 2019
  • Where: Saanich Fairground, 1528 Stellys Cross Road
  • Admission: Tickets start at $14 for adults. Fair admission tickets are available on the Saanich Fair website or they can be purchased at the gate.
    Kids and seniors get in for $8.50. Children under 6 get in for free.