The Fall Harvest Fair is typically held in September. It is a fun, family friendly event for Yellowknife, Dettah, and Ndilo residents to get outside, enjoy good food, have fun, and build on our historic connection with the land. The goal of Fall Harvest Fair is more than just a celebration of food, but also a celebration of culture and way to bring together YK Dene and other Yellowknifers.
Some of the events held during Fall Harvest Fair have included:
- Petting zoo of local farm animals
- Workshop on canning
- Workshop/tour on traditional aboriginal fish smoking
- Tour of the N’dilo gardens and storytelling tent
- Workshop on medicinal and food plants
- Kids games
- Horse rides
- Potluck dinner
- Competitions for the best veggies, jams, pies, bouquets, and fish
- Fiddle, drum, and square dances
From 2010-2014, the Fair was hosted in Yellowknife at Northern United Place. Starting in 2014, Ecology North has partnered with Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN), the Yellowknife Community Garden Collective (YCGC), and various other partners to coordinate Fall Harvest Fair in Ndilo or at the Wiiliideh site.