Musical twang to this year’s Luxton Fall Fair

Ever popular truck and tractor pulls back

Motocross riders from the 2013 Luxton Fall Fair race around the track. This year

The 104th edition of the Luxton Fall Fair kicks off Friday (Sept. 12), with plenty of activities and offerings to keep visitors busy through the weekend.

This year’s fair features two entertainment stages, with popular Victoria bands Sombrio and The Tumblin’ Dice among the bands performing Saturday and Sunday.

“They’re kind of dubbing it the Luxton music fest,” says Marni Jacobs, advertising and promotions co-ordinator for the fair.

Back by popular demand is the truck and tractor pull, pitting horsepower against horsepower in a fierce competition on Saturday and Sunday in the rodeo arena. Admission is $15 per day, or $20 for both. Kids 12 and under are free.

Also revving their engines are the dirt bike enthusiasts from Westshore Motocross, who are bringing a learn-to-ride program for the littlest bikers with 50cc bikes with training wheels.

West Coast Amusements Midway will have all their stomach-dropping rides open all weekend long. Wristbands cost between $33 and $38 for unlimited rides, or books of tickets are available.

Arts in the Barn showcases all mediums for all ages, and the horticulture and agriculture exhibitions pay homage to the art of farming and growing.

“It’s fun for all ages and there’s something for everyone,” Jacobs says.

For more information, visit luxtonfair.ca.

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