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Here’s what you need to know about the 154th Saanich Fair returning this weekend


Western Canada’s oldest continuous agricultural fair, is just around the corner and things are returning like to good ol’ days prior to the pandemic.

From Saturday, September 3rd to 5th, Saanich Fair will celebrate its 154th year, and the theme this year will be “Plant your Roots at the Fair” with a feature on vegetables.

“Of course, we all know that nothing beets the Saanich Fair so we hope you’ll turnip for this year’s event – it’ll be spud-tacular,” reads a message on Saanich Fair’s website.

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.

And with the full return of events, also means the return of evening music, including Wide Mouth Mason playing on Sunday September 4th at 8 p.m.—and yes, your entrance ticket gets you access the the main stage!

Wide Mouth Mason is a Canadian blues-based rock band, consisting of Shaun Verreault and Safwan Javed. Former bassist Earl Pereira was also co-founder of Wide Mouth Mason. The band hails from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and has been around since 1995.

Here’s a look at the entertainment schedule:

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!

While the fair will run on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at the Saanich Fairgrounds, there will be a sneak peek to the midway on Friday September 2nd from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.— the means you only pay for the rides and there will be no entrance fee.

We’ll see you there!

Saanich Fair 2022

  • Where: Saanich Fairground, 1528 Stellys Cross Road
  • When:
    • Saturday, September 3rd: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 4th: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Monday, September 5th: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tickets:
    • Adults (14 year of age and older) – $15
    • Youth (7 – 13 years) – $10
    • Seniors (over 65 years) – $10
    • Age 6 years and under – Free!
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