For many of us, September signals the end of the carefree days of summer. The kids go back to school, the sun starts to go down a little earlier and the first signs of fall begin to show themselves in falling leaves and crisp morning air.
If you’re dreading the impending end of the sunny season, don’t dismay just yet: September in Summerland offers some great ways to get out and enjoy what’s left of it. After all, summer doesn’t officially end until September 21st!
Now in its 104th year, the annual Summerland Fall Fair offers a time-honored assortment of activities and attractions for the whole family. Taking place at the Summerland Curling Club (8820 Jubilee Rd), located just 5 minutes from Summerland Waterfront Resort, the fair features rides, workshops, 4-H displays, a medieval village and a sizeable lineup of live music and performances. Marvel at antique tractors, cool off with homemade frozen treats, or challenge your friends to a game of mini-golf—the fair presents no shortage of ways to enjoy the last days of summer. Admission is just $5 per day or free for children under 12 years old.
With a picturesque course that runs from Princeton to Summerland, the Steve King 100km classic not only rewards racers with a challenging variety of terrain but also presents a fantastic opportunity to explore the beautiful Okanagan countryside. The race happens Saturday September 14th and has spots for both solo racers and relay teams. Registration is $125 per person, or $105 if you’re part of a team.
Endless Summer Show ‘n Shine, Sept. 14
Apple Valley Cruisers car club hosts their annual showcase of classic cars on Summerland’s Main Street on September 14th. It’s a great excuse to take a leisurely stroll through town, ice-cream cone in hand, and dream about getting behind the wheel of one of these shiny machines.