Cowichan Exhibition a big hit

Annabelle Faustino of the 4H Club sits with her project at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Annabelle Faustino of the 4H Club sits with her project at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Spectators on Saturday morning check out who has won ribbons at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Spectators on Saturday morning check out who has won ribbons at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Spectators check out some of the exhibits entered by juniors at the Cowichan Exhibition in 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Spectators check out some of the exhibits entered by juniors at the Cowichan Exhibition in 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Two-week old Jellybean checks out the passersby. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Two-week old Jellybean checks out the passersby. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Brookelyn Buck of the 4H Beef Club grooms her project before showing at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Brookelyn Buck of the 4H Beef Club grooms her project before showing at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Brookelyn Buck of the 4H Beef Club grooms her project before showing at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Brookelyn Buck of the 4H Beef Club grooms her project before showing at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Delighted kids crowd around a bubble artist at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. For more photos from the Exhibition, see page 20. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Delighted kids crowd around a bubble artist at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. For more photos from the Exhibition, see page 20. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Carol Hoek shows young Lennon the squash entries. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Carol Hoek shows young Lennon the squash entries. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
This colourful display of dahlias took top prize at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)This colourful display of dahlias took top prize at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A duck at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)A duck at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
This flower entry both did and did not get the boot at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)This flower entry both did and did not get the boot at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A sheep all ready for show at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)A sheep all ready for show at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Goats at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Goats at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Fred, one of two, two week old calves, delights viewers at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Fred, one of two, two week old calves, delights viewers at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A group crowds around the exhibit tables in Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)A group crowds around the exhibit tables in Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The laughing loggers demonstrated a number of logger sports events at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The laughing loggers demonstrated a number of logger sports events at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Lorelei Rondeau makes a friend at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Lorelei Rondeau makes a friend at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A colourful basket of mandalas netted a ribbon for one entrant at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)A colourful basket of mandalas netted a ribbon for one entrant at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Maria Moren with her sheep, left, and Brookelyn Buck of the 4H Beef Club grooms her project before showing, right. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Maria Moren with her sheep, left, and Brookelyn Buck of the 4H Beef Club grooms her project before showing, right. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
This miniature diner impressed the judges and viewers alike at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)This miniature diner impressed the judges and viewers alike at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Two youths turn as the judge circles some cattle at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. Exhibitors must try not the block the judge’s view of the animal in the ring. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Two youths turn as the judge circles some cattle at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. Exhibitors must try not the block the judge’s view of the animal in the ring. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Two youths display cattle at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Two youths display cattle at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Pete from the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding program was popular at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022 (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Pete from the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding program was popular at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022 (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A family of pigs drew a big crowd at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)A family of pigs drew a big crowd at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
One of the piglets of a family of pigs turns his snout up to the sun at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)One of the piglets of a family of pigs turns his snout up to the sun at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A fun entry in Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)A fun entry in Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The detailed stitching on this quilt made it a winner at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The detailed stitching on this quilt made it a winner at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The quilt show filled two barns at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The quilt show filled two barns at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A sampler impressed at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)A sampler impressed at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The shadows of spectators don’t phase a sheep at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The shadows of spectators don’t phase a sheep at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A youth shows a cow at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)A youth shows a cow at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A youth shows a cow at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)A youth shows a cow at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Steve Tyler and Jack wait for their cue at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Steve Tyler and Jack wait for their cue at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Steve Tyler and Jack wait for their cue at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Steve Tyler and Jack wait for their cue at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Sue Coleman demonstrates how to use a knitting machine at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Sue Coleman demonstrates how to use a knitting machine at the Cowichan Exhibition, 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Multi-coloured tomatoes on a vine were worthy of a blue ribbon, and a photo at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Multi-coloured tomatoes on a vine were worthy of a blue ribbon, and a photo at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Pete the horse from the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding program was popular at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022 (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Pete the horse from the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding program was popular at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022 (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
This strange corn won in the “weird” category at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)This strange corn won in the “weird” category at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A setting of wine looked elegant at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)A setting of wine looked elegant at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Winter and Lucia Nedelec check out the weaving at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Winter and Lucia Nedelec check out the weaving at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
A spectator checks out the preserves at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)A spectator checks out the preserves at the Cowichan Exhibition 2022. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Raven Dales describes the beehive to an attentive audience in Mellor Hall. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Raven Dales describes the beehive to an attentive audience in Mellor Hall. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

The Cowichan Exhibition, which ran from Sept. 16 until Sept. 18 was a huge hit.

With perfect weather, attendance was excellent, and there was plenty for people to see, from animals to quilts to flowers and veggies.

As always the midway was a favourite as well, visible from the Trans-Canada Highway entering Duncan.

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