The Vernon Pigeon and Poultry Club wanted to stage a standalone show in November 2010 as a dry run for the 2011 APA National. It was held at the end of November in the Hassen Arena on the Interior Provincial Fairgrounds in Armstrong, the same facility that we have booked for this year. We called it Fall FeatherFest and accepted entries for pigeons, poultry, and waterfowl. Entries totaled over 500 with exhibitors coming from north, central, coastal B.C. and Vancouver Island. Entries started arriving on the Friday after 3pm. The show hall was opened early on Saturday for late entries before judging started. Features of the show included a silent auction of quality pairs of birds, a bag raffle, sale area of birds, chicken plop poker, a concession, Champion Row, and a banquet on Saturday night at the show hotel.
Awards were presented on Sunday morning before coop-out. Cash awards, rosettes, plaques, and certificates were presented at the Awards Ceremony. As this year’s show is the APA Canadian National, we expect to have lots more cash awards, twice as many birds entered, and exhibitors coming from other provinces like Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. The timing is right – a good time of year to travel, birds in good feather and young birds old enough to show. Come and join us! We’ll do our best to make it a memorable occasion.