Important Information

If you bring your pet, you will be turned away at the gate and will need to find alternate camping or other accommodations for your pet.

For pet boarding try Fur F/X in Smith AB. (780) 805-0666

We do have security patrolling but valuables should not be left out as bait. Caution is advised!

Objectionable or abusive behavior will not be tolerated!

When do the gates open?

The gates open to the public at 08:00 on Thursday. The only persons allowed in before that are Vendors and Volunteers helping with site set-up.

When does the fair start and end?

Public access begins Thursday at 08:00. The Fair activities officially start around 5:30 PM Friday and end Sunday around 5:30 PM.

Is the fair family friendly?

There is a designated family oriented camping area that has an expectation of peace and quiet. Please do not camp there if you expect to party.

The Reed Stage is also known as the family stage. It caters to our youngest of fair friends during the day, and families all of the time.

There is a children’s area where a team of dedicated volunteers provide fun and artistic activities to make their fair adventure extra special.

There is a child registry which is recommended so that if a child is lost, we can identify the family, and return them to thier guardians. Just go to the children’s area and at the children’s activity tent they will be logged and provided with a numbered wristband. We do not store any information of the child after the fair is over.

There is a dedicated, permanent children’s playground so that children can blow off steam, meet old friends and make new ones.

While we strive to provide a very special time for kids, we have no ability or authority to provide guardianship.

*** Please do not leave your children unattended!***

What’s the situation with camping on the land?

Camping is included with a weekend pass.

We do have a lot of space but choice of camping is on a first come basis.

Camping is “rustic” with scattered fire pits and patron determined camp spaces.

There is a designated family oriented camping area that has an expectation of peace and quiet. Please do not camp there if you expect to party.

How does it work with RVs?

There is no area designated for RV camping. We do not offer hookups.

*Remember, generators may annoy your neighbours. Generators including vehicle engines may only be used from 10AM-10PM for no more than one hour at a time.

We do not have a sani-dump for RVs. The nearest dumps are located at Lakeshore Campground Joussard and Canadian Tire Slave Lake. Other campgrounds in the area have dumps but you must be a registered guest to use them See: http://www.sanidumps.com

There is a designated family oriented camping area that has an expectation of peace and quiet. Please do not camp there if you expect to party.

Is alcohol allowed?

The RCMP will probably have checkstops in place between the highway and Fair gates. They will seize open/improperly transported alcohol. They may look for drugs if given reason to do so. You may consume alcohol in the camping areas but not on the Fairgrounds (stages, vendor areas etc).

We do not sell alcohol at the fair.

Please drink responsibly!

Is there anywhere I can buy necessities at the fair?

We operate a general store on site. Some things we sell at the store are smokes, beverages, chips, chocolate bars, candy, camping supplies, coffee, convenient store items, and a lot more.

Food vendors are on site and offer a variety of choices in both omnivore and herbivore categories.

What other amenities are provided?

There are “loonie showers” in a portable shower structure on site.

We do have potable water taps in a couple of locations in the campgrounts. Water is tested by Environmental Health Dept.

Ample firewood is provided. Use what you need but please do not hoard. Hording causes “ample” to become scarce.

How should I prepare?

The Fair will continue rain or shine. Be prepared for heat, cold, wet or dry!!!

We do have security patrolling but valuables should not be left out as bait. Caution is advised.

We strongly discourage all but live, non-amlified music in the camping area. Bring a guitar, drum, flute; play a bucket or sing to your heart’s content — join your neighbors.

There is a designated family oriented camping area that has an expectation of peace and quiet. Please do not camp there if you expect to party.


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