A maze made from hay bales is one of the attractions at the annual Country Celebration. Events run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9. (Langley Advance files)

A maze made from hay bales is one of the attractions at the annual Country Celebration. Events run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9. (Langley Advance files)

Have a weekend of fun, country-style in Langley

The annual Country Celebration celebrates agriculture, community, nature and local history.

Head to Campbell Valley Regional Park this coming weekend for a trip back to country living.

The annual Country Celebration happens 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The popular annual event combines the features of an old-time country fair with modern fun as Metro Vancouver Regional Parks hosts a celebration of nature, heritage, agriculture and community.

There’s a variety of musicians and entertainers, nature interpretation, a giant straw maze, Kids Zone activities, raku pottery workshops, live raptors and farm animals, and more.

All events go rain or shine, and admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children and people 65 and older. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

The entertainment on the main stage Saturday includes the Kailyarders at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., followed by Coldwater Road at 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., and The Wilds, with shows as 12:30 and 2:45 p.m.

Sunday’s main stage has the Ginalina at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., followed by Blackberry Wood at 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., and 5 on a String, with shows as 12:30 and 2:45 p.m.

In between shows, there’s lots to do and see and eat. There are at least nine food boths on site, including hot dogs, perogies, corn dogs, barbecue, drinks, and more.

People are asked to bring their own cutlery, plate and mug, as well as shopping bag to help minimize waste.

On site is a produce market, crafts, and artisans, as well as an ATM.

The list of exhibitors includes the Pacific Parkland Foundation, Raptor Ranch, the Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society, face painting, Critter Care Wildlife Society, the B.C. Farm Museum, the 1st Semiahmoo Sea Scouts, the Greyhaven Exotic bird sanctuary, LEPS, the Langley Field Naturalists, Metro Vancouver biosolids, the Langley Quilters’ Guild, and Langley Centennial Musuem.

In the Kids Zone, people can take a selfie with farm animals, paint and fire raku pottery, check out the mobile dairy and poultry classrooms, try milking, watch a sheep herding demonstration, learn about birds of prey, and meet alpacas.

There’s also prizes, draws, trivia, pony rides, and interactive storytelling.

• Metro Vancouver’s Country Celebration

Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

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