Keith McFee, 11, decorates the Chilliwack Schools Garden Program display in one of the barns at Chilliwack Heritage Park during some of the preparation and set up for the 145th annual Chilliwack Fair on Wednesday. The fair runs Aug. 11-13. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Getting ready for the Chilliwack Fair

Organizers were busy getting everything in order at Chilliwack Heritage Park this week for the fair

It was fairly quiet at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Wednesday as small groups of volunteers and organizers were speckled through the red barns getting everything in place for this weekend’s fair.

But, it was a lot busier today as farmers hauled in livestock for the Chilliwack Fair, and people brought in perfect home-grown produce, all in hopes of winning a blue ribbon this year.

And it’ll just get more packed tomorrow. The 145th annual Chilliwack Fair starts Friday, Aug. 11 and runs until Sunday.

For more, including hours, daily schedules and rates, go to chilliwackfair.com.

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Jeremy Gill moves cages into place for ducks, chickens and geese in the open poultry section of one of the barns at Chilliwack Heritage Park during some of the preparation and set up for the 145th annual Chilliwack Fair on Wednesday. The fair runs Aug. 11-13. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Siblings Keith, 11, and Allison McFee, 7, decorate the Chilliwack Schools Garden Program display in one of the barns at Chilliwack Heritage Park during some of the preparation and set up for the 145th annual Chilliwack Fair on Wednesday. The fair runs Aug. 11-13. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)