Once a good friend of mine, told me just the other day, there ain’t no better way to celebrate those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer than going to the Aldergrove Fair.
This year, July 15, 16 & 17, the Aldergrove Fair is bringing back “FLOWER POWER” to celebrate the Summer of Love that happened 50 years ago throughout the world… yes, it’s really been 50 years since 1967 officially invoked the common use of such terms as “hippies”, “peace” and of course Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Clubs Band!
We start off Friday night with a Show n’ Shine Car Show where classic cars shake their tail pipes, polish their chrome mags, and seduce the eye with cherry apple paint. There will be music, rides, and walkabout entertainment from the KidZone to the Main Stage.
On Saturday morning, our gala parade dances down “Main Street” Aldergrove, commonly known as Fraser Highway, with marching bands, celebrities and the putt-putt-puttering of antique tractors.
The Fair Grounds, which magically sprout in the fields behind the Aldergrove Secondary School and the Kinsman’s Centre on 29th Avenue, will bring it on with live events, a KidZone, the World Championship Fast Draw, Zip-Line Jousting (what the???), and of course music and live entertainment to distract you for a few hot summer days. But don’t worry, we have lots of shade to relax under!
Saturday night will rise to a fever pitch when Trooper takes the Main Stage to play music well into the evening. After all, we all need to “Raise a Little Hell” because “We’re here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time”. You can stay for as long as you like – well, until 9:30 pm when everyone gets to go home, rest a few hours so we can start it all up again on Sunday morning.
Every day is different so return as often as you like. Since admission is always by donation, no one has an excuse to stay home!
So don’t be “square”, bring your family and smiles, and maybe some beads, headbands and tie dye shirts to join our celebration. For it was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play….
See you at the Fair!
Robin McIntosh, President