Easy Street returns to the stage for this year’s Alberni Fall Fair.

2 stages + 4 days = a weekend full of fun

The inside track on who’s coming when for this year’s Alberni District Fall Fair!

With two entertainment stages and four days of festivities, you know you’re in for a whole lot of fun during this year’s Alberni District Fall Fair.

Coming to the fairgrounds Sept. 6 to 9, the 73rd annual Fall Fair promises an eclectic line-up of premiere entertainers from the Island and beyond, joining the agricultural displays, midway and more.

“We’ve worked with many bands, and for the fair, we’re always trying to mix it up – we want to give people a lot of different kinds of music,” says Island Entertainment’s Dave Rutherford, co-ordinating this year’s talent for both the main and community stages.

Better yet, all the entertainment is FREE with your admission to the fair!

Here’s what’s planned so far, with lots more to come:

Thursday gets things off to a great start with the local jazz-pop musicians the Dennis Olsen Trio, talented vocalist Lana Roi, and Comox’s Easy Street, featuring multi-instrumentalists Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch who lend their own jazzy style to everything from 1940s classics to today’s favourites.

On Friday, kick back to classic rock from The Rangers. “They play all the hits you’ve loved since the ’60s,” Rutherford says.

Port Alberni Battle of the Bands winner Sean Lyons will also take the stage Friday along with amazing Vancouver-based roots-rock singer Taylor James alongside Pacheena – Alberni-raised musicians Mike Schmidt, Brian Wilson and John Ellis.

Come Saturday, get ready to rock to hits by some of music’s biggest names.

Geoff Johnson’s Tofino Wedding Band will make musical magic before the stage welcomes Lovestruck, a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band, featuring vocalist and guitar virtuoso Russell Earl Marsland, and local Lance Lapointe’s Pure Petty, the ultimate Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band experience.

The fourth day – Sunday – brings the ever-popular Logger Sports … everything from axe throwing to the springboard chop!

Entertainment on the move

While ample seating will welcome fans through the weekend, you won’t need to sit still to enjoy the entertainment.

The community stage, located near the midway, will fill the air with sound, while roving entertainers such as juggler Jonny Flash and Sharky Balloon will delight fair-goers as they stroll the grounds.

There’s still plenty more to come – stay up to date on all the Alberni District Fall Fair happenings at albernifair.com and follow them on Facebook! And if you’re interested in booking a time on the community stage, email islandentertainment@shaw.ca

 

Take in the Logger Sports Sunday!

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