Fall Fair

September 7 & 8

Attention all Vendors, Volunteers and Exhibitors:

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2023 Fall Fair

The Salt Spring Island Farmers’ Institute would like to thank the following for their contributions that made 2023 Fall Fair a resounding success:

The many businesses that supported, donated, promoted the Fair, and discounted their services, in particular, but in no particular order:

Gulf Coast Materials
Gulf Islands Driftwood
Foxglove Farm & Garden Supply
Windsor Plywood
Island Savings
Chamber of Commerce
Uptown Pizza
Pest Control Services
Country Grocer
Living Water Media
Thrifty Foods
QuickLink Financial Services
Salt Spring Exchange
Celebrity Accents
Love My Kitchen
Tuesday Market
Salt Spring Literacy
School District 64 bus drivers
Embe Bakery
GO TIME Rentals

All the residents of Rainbow Road and surrounding streets.
All the vendors and exhibitors who kept us informed, entertained and fed.
The hundreds of volunteers, judges, entertainers, and groups who provided services.
The SSIFI Board of Directors who volunteer all year.
The SSIFI Staff who work all year.
All of you who came and enjoyed the Fair.
It could not happen without you.
See you at the Fair 2024!

Congratulations to all of the 2023 Fall Fair Trophy Winners!

Trophy pick-up has concluded for this year. If you missed the trophy pick-up days, you can contact the office at fallfair@ssifi.org.

Welcome to the 2023 FALL FAIR

– SEPTEMBER 9-10 – 

Theme: “Blue Jeans & Healthy Greens”

Saturday – Admission Gates open at 7:30am, but no admittance to the Main Hall and Annex until 11:00am. Gates close at 5:00pm.

Sunday – Admission Gates open at 7:30am. The Main Hall opens 9:00-10:30am for those with special needs and the residences of Senior Facilities, and to the general public at 10:30am. Gates close at 6:00pm.

*Schedule of Events is posted below*

Save on parking and take the shuttle bus! Find the Fall Fair buses in front of the Visitor Information Centre. The buses start at 10:00am and run until 5:00pm on Saturday and 6:00pm on Sunday, approximately every 30 minutes (depending on how long it takes to take the previous group). The bus drops guests off near the corner of Rainbow Road and Tin Can Alley, and that is where the return shuttle bus stop is too. Cost is FREE, but there is a donation box on board for those who wish to do so. See you at the Fair! 

Saturday September 9, 2023

MC – Trish Nobile
10:00 – 10:30 – Annie & Chris
10:40 – 11:10 – Raven Barn Band
11:20 – 12:00 – Ruwadzano Marimba Band

MC – Trish Nobile
12:10 – 12:40 – Hilltop Pranksters
12:50 – 1:30 – Salome Cullen
1:45 – 2:15 – Caoimhe Merrick Trio

MC – Sue Newman & CO
2:30 – 3:00 – Pepperfall
3:15 – 4:00 – Doug and the Buds
4:20 – 5:00 – Rough and Tumble

Sunday September 10, 2023

MC – Phil & Val
10:00 – 11:15 – Alan Moberg
11:25 – 11:55 – Terry Warbey and Gordo
12:05 – 12:35 – Edgar Hann, Em Walker and Adam Hubers

MC – John Herbert
12:50 – 1:30 – Valdy
1:40 – 2:20 – Everyday People
2:40 – 3:20 – Marianne Grittani & Friends

MC – Wendy Beatty
3:30 – 4:10 – Kathy Stack with Tom Bowler & Bob Delion
4:20 – 5:00 – David Carl Band

SSIFI Members – Free with valid Membership Card.

$10.00/1 day
$13.00/2 day pass

Seniors: Show your Carecard for $1.00 discount per day.

Youth aged 7-17:
$5.00/1 day
$6.00/2 day pass

Youth 6 & Under:

4-H Members: Free Admission with valid membership card.


Vendor Information

Attention vendors: our 2023 spots are now filled! If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please email us and we’ll contact you if a space becomes available.
SSI Fall Fair Vendor Coordinator: Bradley  ssifallfairvendors@shaw.ca


As the Fair grows, more volunteers are required. Sign up for a volunteer shift and receive a weekend pass to the Fall Fair.

Admission Gate volunteer spots have all been filled, a huge thanks to all who signed up. We hope to see you in 2024!


The catalogue is published and available at GI Driftwood, Foxglove Farm and Garden. Tourist Info and ISCU.  Entry form drop boxes are at Foxglove, Tourist Info and ISCU.


Here is our 2023 Fall Fair Catalogue. Click on the lower left corner to turn the pages.