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Exhibitor and Vendor Application
Food Concessionaires Application

 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 that combines nature, heritage, agriculture and community is back and more fun than ever with a bike powered main stage, circus skills workshops, kite-making, raku pottery workshops, story telling, cow milking demonstrations, live raptors, and so much more! From perogies to Filipino cuisine to mini donuts to freshly squeezed lemonade, choose from a variety of classic country fair food to fuel your day’s activities.

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

Interested exhibitors and vendors are encouraged to submit an application form for this year’s event before the July 1, 2014 deadline. All applicants will be contacted after the submission deadline and notified of the selection results. Please review the letter of invitation for more information. (hyperlink letter)

Who can apply? Community organizations and first-person production businesses with quality offerings such as locally grown food/herbs/flowers (organics are encouraged), handmade crafts, artisan baked goods, and other unique, sustainable products and services. Resellers are not permitted.

online formClick here to apply online

NOTE: This application is not for food concessionaires. If you are a food concessionaire, please see Food Concessionaire section above.

If you prefer, you may print and mail your application. PDF icon Click here for a blank PDF version of the application.

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

Interested concessionaires are encouraged to submit an application form for this year’s event before the July 1, 2014 deadline. Metro Vancouver Regional Parks encourages concessionaires with healthy food and beverage options to apply.

online formClick here to apply online

PDF icon Click here to download a copy of the application.

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

Stay tuned for a list of our 2014 activities.

2013 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, skipping and tug of war. 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 
An interactive and educational program that aims to narrow the urban and rural divide by educating people about agriculture and the dairy industry.

Entertainment

A variety of singers, dancers, musicians and roving performers will keep you entertained all day long.

We are still in the process of booking entertainment for 2014.
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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