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Foggy Mountain Fall Fair

September 24, 2014

Mark the date and head to the hills for the Foggy Mountain Fall Fair October 3rd and 4th in the small but mighty Village of Cumberland. The Foggy Mountain Fall Fair is Cumberland’s annual Fall Fair - Mountain Village Style! This free community collaboration celebrates Harvest, Heritage, Trees, Trails and Traditions in Legendary Cumberland.

On Friday October 3rd join the Cumberland Museum and Archives for guided walking tours through the historic Chinatown Site at 2 pm and the Historic Village at 4 pm. These tours are by donation to the Museum and filled with fascinating and fun facts about the history of Cumberland.

Friday evening head over to the Cumberland United Church at 7 pm for the 1st annual Fall Fair Follies Variety Show featuring song, dance, skits, comedy, circus performances and much more! Be prepared for a fast paced, mad capped cacophony of local talent! Admission is by donation and all funds will support future Variety Shows.

On Saturday October 4th the action takes place at the corner of 1st and Dunsmuir from 10 am till 4 pm with a “Local Colours ArtsFest” and Fall Fair programming for all ages. This fun filled day includes an old fashioned apple press hosted by the Cumberland Community Schools Society - so bring down your pears and apples! Add to that live music, craft vendors, heritage art and crafts, kid’s games, community booths, walking tours, museum tours, plant sales, bear awareness activities, a forest mural project, live painting and much more!

The Cumberland United Church is also hosting a Giant Garage Sale at 1st and Penrith. The Cumberland Museum is hosting a delicious Fall Fair canteen and the Cumberland Community Forest Society is holding their annual Fall Plant Sale. All the action can be found in the area surrounding 1st and Penrith so head up and hang out for the whole day! Head out to explore local shops and cafes or explore the parks and trails that are fast becoming Cumberland’s claim to fame.

From noon to 3 pm you can also cast your vote for the “Cumberland Pie of the Year”. At 4 pm sharp all the activities move into the Cumberland OAP Hall where the world famous (well, almost) Pie of the Year Contest and Auction will unfold! There is still time to enter the Cumberland Pie of the Year Contest and entry forms can be found at http://www.cumberlandforest.com or at Seeds Food Market. All proceeds from the auction support the purchase of the Cumberland Forest!

The Foggy Mountain Stage (right next to the Waverley) will be hosting great music all day long including:
10 am - Captain Thunderpants Kids Show!
11:00 Josie Aileen Patterson
12:00 Sunday Dennis
1:00 Annie Becker
2:00 Black Swan Fiddlers
3:00 Shane Philip

The Foggy Mountain Fall Fair is a co-presentation of the Cumberland Museum, Cumberland Community Forest Society and Comox Valley Community Arts Council with countless other supporters and friends. The “Local Colours ArtsFest” is made possible in part by support from the Department of Canadian Heritage. For details check out any of the partner websites http://www.cumberlandmuseum.ca, http://www.comoxvalleyarts.com and http://www.cumberlandforest.com