Huge turnout for Cowichan Exhibition

Organizers of the 148th annual Cowichan Exhibition said this year’s event, held last weekend, was the best one they’ve had in years.

Organizers of the 148th annual Cowichan Exhibition said this year’s event, held last weekend, was the best one they’ve had in years.

Shari Paterson, the exhibition’s executive director, said that while the final numbers have yet to be tallied, she expects there were approximately 16,000 in attendance over the three-day fair at the Cowichan Exhibition Fair Grounds, up from about 13,000 last year.

Paterson credits this year’s success to the “beautiful weather” the Valley received over the weekend that was instrumental in drawing out the crowds, as well as the fact that exhibition added a number of new events and attractions.

“We had logger sports for the first time in quite awhile which were a big hit, and we also had PWA Wrestling that was also quite popular with the crowds,” she said.

“We also had a CCR tribute band, called Completely Credence, on Friday night that was amazing and drew more than 600 people to the stage on the fairgrounds.”

“It was a lot of fun this year and we work hard to make the exhibition bigger and better every year,” she said. “We keep building on a good thing.”

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