Attendees at last year’s Luxton Spring Fair ride the Hurricane. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

Luxton Spring Fair gears up for May long weekend in Langford

Midway opens Friday with demonstrations from local groups throughout the weekend

There’s something magical about a fair. And the annual Luxton Spring Fair is a May long weekend tradition many West Shore residents look forward to all year.

“Rain or shine the kids still come and they squeal just as loud,” said longtime committee member Sandy West. “It’s one of the first events that bring the rides to the community.”

Beside an extensive midway and carnival games, the 42nd spring fair at the Luxton Fairgrounds in Langford will feature an antique farm equipment display, the heritage museum, demonstrations by the Vancouver Island Blacksmith Association and an assortment of vendor booths.

“We just don’t have the rodeo, but we still have all the other stuff,” West said. “It’s a great way to look at all of the heritage stuff and see how the community started.”

Despite the lack of a rodeo, she noted, “we’re still getting good crowds.”

The fair takes place Friday (May 19) through Monday, with the midway opening up from 3 to 11 p.m. on the first day. Weekend hours are 1 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday.

“The prices have changed for the ride bracelets, but admission (to the grounds) is still free,” West noted. Wristbands for unlimited entry onto rides are only valid on the day purchased. They cost $35 for Friday or Monday and $40 for Saturday or Sunday.

The demonstrations and displays run from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday.

Parking is by donation in the large lot off Luxton Road (at the end of Marwood Road) and is being handled by the Lighthouse Christian Academy as a fundraiser to help offset grad costs.

West pointed out that the fairgrounds are walking distance from a number of homes in the area, so it’s a perfect reason to get the family out for a stroll.

For more information go to luxtonspringfair.ca.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Whisky society commits to charity donation in wake of whisky raids

Refund of Victoria Whiskey Festival tickets won’t impact charity beneficiaries

Victoria housing provider launches crisis prevention program to combat homelessness

Pacifica Housing aims to address challenges before tenants risk evictions

Victoria wins crucial WHL contest over Giants in Langley

Royals take over second in B.C. Division ahead of Vancouver

Cordova Bay group against plaza redevelopment

Cordova Bay shopping centre has three, four-storey buildings

Man hospitalized after early morning Sooke Road crash

Police say injuries are non life-threatening

WATCH: Giant waves smash Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point

Folks made their way to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point Lighthouse on Thursday, Jan.… Continue reading

WHL winning streak ends at four in Kelowna for Victoria

Royals lose 8-4 as Rockets explode offensively

Wind warning back in effect around Vancouver Island

80 km/h winds expected Saturday, Jan. 20, on east coast of Island, 100 km/h on west coast

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

UPDATE: BC Transit’s handyDart service strike delayed

LRB application by contractor means new strike notice must be issued by union

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Most Read