A Labour Day staple drew thousands of Islanders to Saanichton for the Saanich Fair.
The fair usually garners close to 50,000 people every year and has a wide variety of entertainment for visitors to check out.
Jenna Saunders, chair of the Saanich Fair, says this Labour Day weekend was a big success.
“It’s fantastic, we’ve had an overwhelming amount of people here over the weekend,” said Saunders. “Our fields were definitely full and we appreciate all the patience it takes for everyone to come in.”
The festival included everything from wild animals, a farmers market, and a performance from the Vancouver Island Coastal Cowgirls.
Malarie Cambell, a horse rider who performed at the Saanich Fair, was glad to participate in the festival as thousands were drawn in to see the performance.
“It’s great to see all the fans and get to meet everyone who’s been following us all these years and get to actually meet people and hear their feedback,” said Campbell.
The Saanich Fair is B.C.’s largest agricultural festival and this year marks its 154th anniversary.