Country Celebration

Country Celebration 2017 Sept 16 and 17 

Campbell Valley Regional Park Celebrates the Best of Country Living

Head out to Campbell Valley Regional Park in the Township of Langley and experience the charm of an old-fashioned country fair that combines nature, heritage, agriculture and community at our 39th annual “Country Celebration” event.

This fabulous fall tradition is back and more fun than ever with Bobs & LoLo (Sunday) and a variety of musicians and entertainers, nature interpretation at a giant straw maze, Kids Zone activities, sheep herding and homesteading demonstrations, Raku pottery workshops, live raptors and farm animals, and so much more!

From perogies to mini donuts to freshly squeezed lemonade, choose from a variety of classic country fair food to fuel your day’s activities. Help reduce waste - bring your own cutlery, mug and bags for the local crafts and produce market. An ATM machine is available onsite.

Info

September 16 & 17, 2017 RAIN OR SHINE!

10 am to 4 pm.

In celebration of 50 years of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, admission to this year’s event is FREE!

Dogs allowed on a leash.

Click here to download the Event Guide

HOW TO GET THERE

From Highway 1: take the Langley City 200th Street South exit (exit #58) and travel south for approximately 15 km. Turn left onto 8th Avenue. Follow the bend in the road and turn left into the parking lot.

From Highway 99: take the 8th Ave East exit (#2) and continue onto 8th Avenue. Travel for approximately 7.5 km. Follow the bend in the road onto 204th Street and turn left into the parking lot.

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Contact


  • For more information contact:
    Festival Information

     
    604-530-4983
     Email


 

  • Exhibitors & Vendors

    Stroll the marketplace and shop for local produce, home baking, preserves, 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 2017 event:

    93.7 JRfm
    Annie's Orchard
    Baby Bloom
    baroness ashley hats
    British Columbia Conservation Foundation: Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program
    BC Farm Museum
    Blue Heron Creamery
    Bullets N Beads
    Campbell Valley Equestrian Society
    Campbell Valley Park Association
    Crafts by Byroms
    Emotive The Electric Vehicle Experience
    Fraser Valley Potters Guild Assoc.
    Fraser Valley Quilters Guild
    Fraser Valley Regional Library
    Green Envy Cosmetics
    Jane's Honey Bees Ltd
    Joan LEWIS
    Kat's vintage creations
    Kensington Prairie Farm Ltd.
    Kuseno Comfort Products
    Langley Animal Protection
    Langley Centennial Museum
    Langley Environment Partners Society
    Langley Field Naturalists
    Langley Heritage Society
    Langley RCMP
    Langley Volunteers
    Lighten Up! Jewels
    Lilac Rain Crafts
    Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society
    Margaret's Sew Cozy and Sew Excited
    Mehndi & More Body Art
    Pets To Vets
    Pinsch of Soil Farm
    Ponies 4 You
    Raptor Ranch/Rescue Den
    Rustic River Soaps / Sploosh natural soaps / Design E Jewelery
    Sew Much Fun
    Sources Community Resource Society
    Sweet Valley Avenue
    The No.6 Shave Co.
    Things a Lady Loves
    Valley Antique Engines
    White Rock Surrey Naturalists
    Wildflower Designs
    What's On! Langley North

  • Food Concessionaire

    From mini donuts to perogies to poutine, here are some of our food trucks on site:

    Big Red's Poutine

    Canadian Kettle Korn

    Corn Dog King

    Gio's Grill

    Gordo's concessions

    Grace's Ukrainian Hut

    Holy Smoke Coffee

    Rocky Point Ice Cream

    The Original Hurricane Potato

    meet2eat catering

    Waste Reduction Initiative
    Country Celebration is striving to become a Zero Waste event and a leader in waste reduction. Our success is dependent 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.

  • Activities and Demonstrations

    1st Semiahmoo Sea Scouts

    Enjoy old-fashioned farm games and help raise funding for our local scouting group!

    ALDOR ACRES MOBILE PETTING FARM (SATURDAY ONLY)

    The Anderson family, local farmers in Glen Valley, are offering play time with their goats, bunnies, kittens, and piglets (depending on availability). Stop by and chat with their knowledgeable and interactive farmers.

    Amazing Maze & Wildlife Quest

    Have fun and get lost in this giant straw bale maze! Participate in nature play and learn about grassland animals with Metro Vancouver Regional Park Interpreters.

    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 like 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.

    Pony Rides

    Kids can clippity clop their way around Campbell Valley’s scenic grasslands for $5 cash per ride.

    Sheep Herding Demonstrations

    Watch expert sheep herder Tim Ballard demonstrate herding with his Border Collies several times throughout the day. Check the onsite event schedule for times.

    Raptor Ranch

    Raptor Ranch focuses on rescue, rehabilitation and quality of life for Birds of Prey in captivity. Come by and visit with some of these magnificent birds.

    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.

    Poultry in Motion Mobile Barn (Sunday Only)

    The BC Chicken Growers’ Associations fully equipped trailers show what poultry farming is like in BC. Attendants are available to answer questions and provide information pamphlets, recipes, colouring books, and more.

    Kensington Prairie Farm

    Learn all about alpacas and their fleece and maybe pick up a pair of alpaca knit socks. There will be two live alpacas to say hello to!

    Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program

    The Northern Spotted Owl is one of Canada's most endangered species, with fewer than 20 individuals remaining in British Columbia. Stop by to see an owl close up, and find out how you can help keep them healthy in the wild.

    Antique Engines & Cars

    See up close the progression of the very first simple motors and engines. Compared side by side with Metro Vancouver’s modern electric car sharing program “Emotive”, it is amazing to see how far technology has come!

    Fraser Valley Poultry Fanciers

    The FVPFA will be hosting its annual poultry show this year at Country Celebration! We expect many varieties of purebred poultry in large fowl, bantams, ducks, and geese to be exhibited by local association members, who are competing for the title of Show Champion. Birds will be judged on Saturday and awards will be presented to the top birds in each class. The show will also include a Visitor’s Choice award, which will be announced at the end of the fair on Sunday.

    Royal BC Museum's Species at Risk Display

    Most people don’t realize that British Columbia has the richest biodiversity (variety of life) in all of Canada. However, there are many species at risk – come find out why and how you can help.

    I Love Hoola Hoops

    Get your hips moving and lips smiling on the main field area with I Love Hoola Hoops. Demos and lessons throughout the day for first timers or those who want try out some advanced moves!

  • Entertainment

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

    Saturday, Sept 16

    10:30 - 11:00 Myrtle Sisters Website

    11:20 - 11:50 The Blues Berries Website

    12:10 - 12:40 5 on a String Website

    12:25 - 1:10   BREAK

    12:10 - 1:40   Myrtle Sisters

    2:00 - 2:30     The Blues Berries

    2:45 - 3:15     Mike Battie- Juggler Website

    3:30 - 4:00     5 on a String

    Sunday, Sept 17

    10:30 - 11:00 Deanna Knight Website

    11:20 - 11:50 Bobs and Lolo Website

    12:10 - 12:40 Cosmic Wink Website

    12:25 - 1:10   BREAK

    12:10 - 1:40   Deanna Knight

    2:00 - 2:30     Bobs and Lolo

    2:45 - 3:15     Harrison Lee – Yoyoer Website

    3:30 - 4:00     Cosmic Wink

    Roving Performers

    Interactive Storytelling by Nylon Zoo

    Comsic Wink

    5 on a String

    Mike Battie, Juggler Extraordinaire

    Harrison Lee, Yoyoer

  • Volunteering

    Positions include:

    Recycling ambassadors, set up and take down crew, and welcome tent hosts. Lunch will be provided, and your entrance fee will be waived.

    Apply to:

    604-530-4983

    email

    by August 15th

  • Media

    For more information, interviews or high-resolution images:

    604-530-4983
     email

 

 

 

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