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Keremeos' historic Grist Mill and Gardens splits annual Fall Fair into several events to discourage crowds

A taste of local heritage

The popular Heritage Fall Fair at the Grist Mill and Gardens Historic Site has been modified into several different events, in order to restrict potential crowds amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The fair had been scheduled for Sept. 25, but Grist Mill general manager Chris Mathieson made the decision to split the fair into several pieces.

"We're going to hold off on the family activities like our zucchini races, apple display and exhibit categories in the hopes that maybe restrictions ease off later this fall. Instead, we're revamping our Fair Fair day to be a Community Vendor Day," Mathieson said.

Admission on Sept. 25 to the historic Keremeos site will be by donation. The public is encouraged to come support the local crafters, food producers and more in the gardens.

The site’s volunteer group, the Grist Mill Foundation, will also have a fundraising silent auction set up with items from generous local businesses.

The mill itself will also be running for the first time in two years, producing fresh-ground flour under the watchful eye of the legendary Cuyler Page. Limited amounts may even be available for purchase.

For more information on the Grist Mill, click here.



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