Saanich Fair 2020
For immediate release – Friday, May 14
The Saanich Fair is Moo-ving in a New Direction for 2020
The purpose of the North and South Saanich Agricultural Society is "to advance the general interest of Agriculture and to hold a Fall Agricultural Exhibition.” Our goal is to do just that in 2020 only it will look and feel different for our 152nd year as we adapt to our COVID-19 world. We'll be using social media tools to host educational and entertaining activities online and include some socially-distant safe activities at the Saanich Fairground over the Labour Day weekend including a farmers' market. We look forward to hosting a more traditional fall fair again on September 4-6, 2021.
We now many of you will be disappointed - and so are we. We respect the guidelines established by the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and the Government of BC. The health and wellness of our community is foremost and we recognize that extraordinary steps need to be taken now so that we can get back to a normal life sooner than later. The limit on mass gatherings (50) and the challenges of social distancing are simply not compatible with hosting more than 45,000 people on the Labour Day weekend at the Saanich Fairground.
This is a challenging time but we are resilient, creative and fun – the show must go on! As we begin planning for unique online events and activities, we'd love to hear your ideas for a virtual fall fair experience. If you have questions or ideas please contact us at or call 250-652-3314. Check our website and follow us Facebook and Instagram for updates. It's time get moo-ving!
Media Contact Dave Hamer, President Email
North and South Saanich Agricultural Society
1528 Stelly's Cross Road, Saanichton BC V8M253
Watch for us online on the Labour Day long weekend Sept 5, 6, 7 - 2020