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 FAQs

Are there bank machines on site?
Yes, there will be one ABM available on-site.
Where can I park?
Parking is available on-site. We highly encourage car-pooling where possible.
Will there be food available on site?
Yes! There will be a full range of food concessionaires at the event, including kettle corn, burgers, hot dogs, fries, perogies, donairs, mini donuts, ice cream and more! Many of our vendors and exhibitors will also have food for sampling and sale.
What happens if it rains?
The event is rain or shine. Vendors and exhibitors as well as many of the activities will take place under tents.
How much does it cost to get into the event?
Entrance Admission is $3 per adult, $2 child 7-13 and senior 65+, free children 6 and under, and anyone dressed in pioneer costume. Ask about our family rate.
How do I apply to participate as a vendor/exhibitor/concessionaire?

Please submit an application form before the July 1, 2014 deadline. Click on “Exhibitors & Vendors” or “Concessionaires” on the main page to access the appropriate forms.

Country Celebration 

Campbell Valley Regional Park Celebrates the Best of Country Living
Head out to Campbell Valley Regional Park, Township of Langley and experience the charm of an old-fashioned country fair at the 36th annual “Country Celebration” on September 13th & 14th from 10 am to 4 pm.

This fabulous fall tradition combines nature, heritage, agriculture and community. Activities include dance and music performances (including Bobs & Lolo!) stilt walking, hula hoop workshops, kite-making, milking demonstrations, llama obstacle courses, and much more! From pizza to mini donuts to freshly squeezed lemonade, choose from a variety of classic country fair food to fuel your day’s activities.

 Country Celebration Poster

We are making an effort to reduce paper. This year, the event guide will be available by download only.

PDF Download the event guide

Admission
Entrance Admission is $3 per adult, $2 child 7-13 and senior 65+, free children 6 and under, and anyone dressed in pioneer costume.

How do I get there? - From Hwy #1: Take the Langley City 200th Street south exit (#58). Travel south for approximately 15 km and turn left onto 8th Ave. Follow the bend in the road and turn left into the visitor parking lot.

From Hwy #99: Take the 8th Ave. east exit (#2) and continue onto 8th Ave. Travel for approximately 7.5 km. Follow the bend in the road onto 204th St. and turn left into the visitor parking lot.


Download a map of the Park.

Exhibitors & Vendors

Stroll the marketplace and shop for local produce, home baking, preserves, plants and crafts. Exhibitors will also be on site to provide fun games and craft-making for kids of all ages; knitting and spinning demos; and information about community groups such as the Campbell Valley Park Association.

Here is a listing of some of the exhibitors and vendors who will be at the 2014 event:

ExhibitName

website

Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services

www.aldergrovens.com

Aldergrove Skating Club

www.aldergroveskatingclub.com

All About Aprons

https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-About-Aprons/202499279868340

BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum Association

www.bcfma.com

BLUSH Designs Jewellry

www.blushdesign.etsy.com  

Bodacious Butterflies

https://www.facebook.com/bodaciousbutterflies  etsy.com/shop/BodaciousButterfliez   

Campbell Valley Equestrian Society (and CVPA)

www.cves.ca

Critter Care Wildlife Society

http://www.crittercarewildlife.org

Cutie Pie Boutique (Cutie Pie Clippies)

www.etsy.com/shop/cutiepieonetsy

Dirty Bird Jewellery

www.facebook.com/WhimsyGirlBoutique

Fraser Valley Potters' Guild Association

www.fraservalleypottersguild.ca

Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild

www.fvqg.org

HOLY SMOKE COFFEE

www.holysmokecoffee.com

Horses Help KIds

www.horseshelpkids.com

Jane's Honey Bees

www.janeshoneybees.com

Kensington Prairie Farm

www.kpfarm.com

Kuseno Comfort Products

http://kuseno.com

Langley Centennial Museum

www.langleymuseum.org

Langley Field Naturalists

www.langleyfieldnaturalists.org

Langley Literacy Network

www.langleyliteracynetwork.com

Langley Pos-Abilities Society

www.langleypos-abilities.org

LEPS

www.leps.bc.ca

Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society

http://www3.telus.net/lfvass/

Nature's Driftwood

www.naturesdriftwood.com

Orient Treasures

http:/www.facebook.com/orient.treasures.10

Pioneer Quest

http://pinschofsoilfarm.wordpress.com/

Rondriso Farms

www.rondriso.com

Roots and Wings Montessori School

www.rootsandwingsbc.com

Senametalarts

www.senametalarts.webs.com

Sew Sweet Creations

www.sewsweetcreationschilliwack

Tiffany Exclusively Stained Glass

www.tiffanyexclusively.com

Tina Thomson

www.tinathomson.wordpress.com

Township of Langley - Recreation, Culture and Parks

www.tol.ca

 

Here are just a few ideas on how exhibitors and vendors can help reduce waste at the event.

Commonly used material Alternative
Plastic bags Encourage visitors to use their Country Celebration re-useable tote bags.
Promotional and educational literature Have display copies and encourage visitors to use the internet to access them at home.
Paper handouts Be discretionary about the quantity and size of handouts you provide e.g. business cards instead of brochures. Use paper with recycled content.
Wrapping paper Use newspaper and other paper packing material. Avoid the use of plastic and Styrofoam.
Single serve, individually wrapped candies Children’s craft supplies Avoid excessive packaging. Try interactive low waste incentives to attract audiences such as games or prize draws. Re-use old items rather than new e.g. off-cuts, discards, misprints and over-stock.
To further discuss the Zero Waste goals, share your own creative waste reduction ideas, and ask any questions you might have:
phone number604-432-6391
e-mail email
Concessionaire

Food Concessionaires

Website

Rainbow ice cream

www.rainbowicecream.com

Lemon Heaven

www.lemonheaven.com

Gio To Go

 

J&J Food Concessions

 

Kainan Authentic Filipino Cuisine

 

Grace's Ukrainian Hut

 

Big Red's Poutine

facebook.com/bigredspoutine

Varinicey Pakoras

varinicey.com

Blue Smoke BBQ

Bluesmokebbq.ca

"Funnel Vision" Funnel Cakes

 

Old Country Pierogi

www.oldcountrypierogi.com

Kettle Korn

www.canadiankettlekornextreme.com

Taser Grilled Cheese

 

Waste Reduction Initiative
Country Celebration is striving to become a Zero Waste event and a leader in waste reduction. Our success is dependant on concessionaire cooperation and participation. We will support concessionaires in any way feasible, including providing information on composting and recycling, a supplier list for recyclable or biodegradable content products, and on-site recycling and composting containers.

As part of Metro Vancouver’s Tap Water Campaign, we will again be providing complimentary tap water for drinking. Sale of bottled water will not be allowed.

Incentives
This year, Metro Vancouver is offering two incentives to aid the transition of concessionaires toward Zero Waste: On-site recognition with signs acknowledging participation in the Zero Waste program, and a reduction in the commission percentage.

For more information on how to participate in the Zero Waste program and how to redeem the limited time incentives:
Concessionaire Zero Waste Information

Activities

2014 Activities included:

Red Fox Recreation – Active Fun for Everyone
Red Fox provides interactive active games and circus arts, suitable for everyone ages 4 and up. Learn new skills and get a workout! Become a circus star – walk on stilts, learn poi and flower-sticks. Enjoy old-fashioned games like hula hoops, tug of war, potato sack races, egg and spoon races, bean bag toss and more! Prizes!. Red Fox Healthy Living Society is an employment training program for Aboriginal Youth and youth with disabilities.

Pioneer Quest
Take a peek into the past at this interactive pioneer station. It is 1900, and the Annand family are the first homesteaders in Campbell Valley. They have to work hard to clear the land, and any free time is a luxury. See how the family worked, played and survived on this site.


Fat Chance Ranch Llamas and other animals
Thrill at the sight of llamas and children participating in showmanship, obstacle courses, packing and driving.

Windrush Kites
Paint the sky with Windrush colourful kites. Make your own kite for brilliant high in the sky fun!

Raku Pottery Workshops
Have fun with clay as you paint and fire your own Raku pottery.

Nylon Zoo
The NYLON ZOO is a choreographed participatory event - you are the dancers and performers! Fly like a bird, hop as a frog or rabbit, twirl in a rainbow cape, swim like a fish. It's an interactive story event as children and parents enter the giant inflatable storytelling theatre.

Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience (Sunday Only) 
An interactive and educational program that aims to narrow the urban and rural divide by educating people about agriculture and the dairy industry.

Raku Pottery Workshops
Have fun with clay as you paint and fire your own Raku pottery.

The Langley Riders Drill team
The Langley Riders Drill team is has been performing at parades, exhibitions, horse shows and festivals throughout B.C for 50 years. The Drill Team originates back to the Calvary, where soldiers used these type of maneuvers within their unit to create skills and unison for battle. You will see tricks such as the suicide wheel, gate, the wedding band and more. Demonstrations at noon and 2:30 pm each day.

Entertainment

This year, we are thrilled to have a great line up of eclectic music. Check out the websites of our bands by clinking on the links.

Performance/Activity Time

Agency

Website

Saturday, Sept 13

 

 

 

 

 

10:20 - 10:50

Fort Langley Voyageurs

http://flscd.org/

11:00 - 11:30

Jeff Andrew

http://jeffandrew.ca/music/

11:40 - 12:10

Surrey Square Wheelers

http://surrey.squaredance.bc.ca/

12:20 - 12:50

Bob and Lolo

http://www.bobsandlolo.com/

12:50 - 1:10

LUNCH

 

1:10 - 1:40

Inverglen Scottish Dancers

http://www.inverglenscottishdancers.com/

1:40 - 2:00

Sand Northrup

http://www.sandnorthrup.com/

2:10 - 2:40

Bobs and Lolo

http://www.bobsandlolo.com/

2:50 - 3:20

5 on a string

http://www.5onastring.com/

3:30 - 4:00

Myrtle Sisters

http://curlypawscandice.com/the-myrtle-family-band-2/

 

 

 

Sunday, Sept 14

 

 

 

 

 

10:20 - 10:50

Peggy Thompson Dancers

 

11:00 - 11:30

Paul Silveria

http://www.squaredancepaul.com/

11:40 - 12:10

Delbrook Dancers

 

12:20 - 12:50

Bobs and Lolo

http://www.bobsandlolo.com/

12:50 - 1:10

LUNCH

 

1:10 - 1:40

Tam O' Shanter Dancers

http://tamoshanterdancers.com/home.htm

1:40 - 2:00

Mike Battie

http://www.mikebattie.com/

2:00 - 2:30

Bobs and Lolo

http://www.bobsandlolo.com/

2:40 - 3:10

The Grand Trine

https://myspace.com/thegrandtrine

3:20 - 4:00

Blackberry Wood

http://www.blackberrywood.ca/

Roving Performers
Interactive Storytelling by Nylon Zoo
Stilt Walkers
5 on a String
Mike Battie, Juggler Extraordinaire
Sand Northrup, One Woman Circus

Media

For more information, interviews or high-resolution images:
phone number 604-432-6391  
e-mail email

Volunteer

Country Celebration utilizes more than 100 volunteers over the course of the weekend to make this event a success. Volunteers help out at the welcome tent, recycling stations, craft and activity stations, and helping out with the animals.
 
If you are interested in volunteering, please email festival.info@metrovancouver.org.  
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