Community rallies to save Beaverton Fall Fair in 2019

The Beaverton Fall Fair will proceed as planned this September after organizers received a groundswell of community support.

After more than 165 years, the future of the event hung in the balance as the fair board hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) Monday (Jan. 21) at the Beaverton Thorah Community Centre.

“The big question we were trying to answer was whether the fair would continue,” said longtime volunteer Terry Clayton, who was elected to serve as president at the meeting.

Prior to the AGM, the fair board announced there was the possibility the event could be cancelled in 2019 unless the community rallied.

Upwards of 70 people answered the call, with close to a dozen new members joining the board of directors.

“I was surprised by the turnout,” Clayton said.

The group is still looking for a couple of additional volunteers to serve on the executive – available spots include secretary and treasurer – and plans to engage local residents with an upcoming session on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaverton Town Hall.

“We want to people to tell us what they want to see,” he said.

“Hopefully we can drum up some more interest in the community.”

Those looking to make a presentation on a potential attraction idea are invited to contact the fair board through EMAIL.

For more information on the Beaverton Fall Fair, click HERE.

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