Fairview’s Summer Farewell
Aug 21, 2014
This time of year, parents and children are both counting down the days until school is back in session – albeit for very different reasons. Amidst all the wailing and gnashing of teeth, why not give your kids one last chance to celebrate summer before forcing them to trudge reluctantly back to the classroom? Let them say goodbye to summer properly at the 2014 Summer’s End Festival in Fairview this August 23 and 24.
This year’s festival has everyone’s favourite activities from last year, along with some great new additions. For the first time, the festival will start off with a parade, which begins at 11 am. You can count on the Dunvegan Fish and Game Gun Show, and the Peace Classic Wheels Street Spectacular, of course. Grown-ups will also enjoy the Kik Bak Beer Gardens and a street dance from 8 pm to midnight.
Your kids can burn off some energy with bouncy castles, laser tag, a street magician, a balloon man, and face and T-shirt painting.
The Summer’s End Festival is all about great family fun, and this year’s festival doesn’t disappoint. There are two stages featuring a variety of entertainment all weekend, and some fantastic demonstrations by Beshano Bike Trials Club, the fire department, and Search and Rescue dogs. Parents and kids alike can have a blast with all the carnival games, including a dunk tank, and nothing says family fun like goat races! Yes, that’s right, goat races - with real goats!
For families that like a somewhat slower pace to their summer fun, the market stalls at the legion hall are a great way to unwind from all the excitement. This year's confirmed vendors include a mix of local and non-local products.
For the more athletically inclined, why not sign up for the Summer’s End Run? It’s a 5.5 walk/run or an 11km run to raise funds for the GPRC Wolves Cross Country Running Team. There is also a 1km kids’ fun run for kids 12 and under.
Most kids only have a week or two left before their summer truly ends. Send summer off the right way at Fairview’s 4th annual Summer’s End Festival.