Fair Info

What began as a camping weekend for several local folk clubs in 1987 intended for organizers to get to know each other better morphed into an annual 3-day event.  We’re still trying to get to know one  another, but The Fair seems to be  doing quite well.  The mission of South Country Fair has always been to expand cultural horizons in Southern Alberta by giving our citizens the opportunity to experience a diversity of music, spoken word and performance art in the context of a three-day, camping-style, old-world  outdoor folk music festival.

30

YEARS

249 Lyndon Road, Fort MacLeod, Alberta

What you should bring

  • Food
  • Water
  • Sleeping gear
  • Bug spray
  • Snacks
  • Sun block
  • Dress for the weather
  • Musical instruments (acoustic)
  • Cash (no ATM)
  • A sunny disposition and a smile
  • Be harmless
  • Have a great time!

What you can’t bring

  • Glass bottles
  • Fireworks
  • Dogs
  • Illegal substances
  • Weapons
  • A poor attitude
  • Amplified instruments
  • Canned music (no stereos)
  • Do nothing that will offend/bother your camp neighbors or hurt the festival vibe!

Tickets and Prices

Tickets and Prices

  • Advanced
  • Gate
  • Student/Senior Advanced
  • Student/Senior Gate
  • Weekend Pass

  • $100
  • $130
  • $90
  • $120
  • Friday or Saturday Evening

  • $50
  • $55
  • $50
  • $50
  • Saturday or Sunday Afternoon

  • $30
  • $30
  • $30
  • $30
  • Saturday ALL DAY

  • $60
  • $65
  • $60
  • $60
  • Kids 12 and under are free, must be accompanied by responsible adult.

    Box Office Hours

    Tickets can be purchased online or at our box office:

    East Gate access to Fish and Game Park, Lyndon Road

    July 21st, 2017

    9:00am - 11:00pm

    July 22nd, 2017

    9:00a - 11:00pm

    July 23rd, 2017

    9:00a - 5:00pm

    Parking

    The gates open at 9:00am on the Friday that The Fair begins. Performance area, grounds and camp are to be left as you found them after the final act concludes on Sunday. You can park it for free in the day parking area and walk in to camp; you can drive it in and leave it in the camp for $30.

    $30

    VEHICLE ACCESS FEE

    space is limited first come first served

    Camping

    Camping

    1. Camping is only available only to those who purchase a Festival (Weekend) Pass. In order to access the campground, fairgoers will need to show their Festival (Weekend) Wristbands.
    2. In the week leading up to the Fair, we offer the privilege of early setup for camping for our volunteers only. The fairgrounds will be open to campers at 9am on Friday prior to The Fair. All fairgoers are expected to vacate the fairgrounds by 7pm on Sunday . Given that all campers must have a wristband to enter the camping areas, campers must check in, at the Main Gate, between the hours of 9am and 11pm, on Friday or Saturday. Volunteer Camping will begin at 5pm on Wednesday prior to The Fair and end at 7pm Sunday.
    3. Currently, our long-term plan is to eventually remove all vehicles (other than trailers) from the lower treed area.  We ask that campers to park at the top of the hill, and carry, lug, wheel or cart their camping equipment into the campground. There is a $30 Vehicle Access Fee for all trailers and vehicles. The fee will be charged per vehicle per entry into the campground. In other words every time you leave and then drive back into the campground you will be charged another $30. That is, if you can get back in — car passes are only available at the gate on a  first come first served basis with limited spots available.
    4. Trailer space in lower camping fills up quickly. Camping sites are not designated, please park larger units in a way that allows for maxim space for neighbours. We will be able to assist.

    Volunteer Camping

    Volunteer Camping will begin at 5pm on Wednesday prior to the Fair, and end at 7pm on Sunday. Of course, volunteers who are actively involved in either set up or strike may, with permission, camp on site prior to or after the designated dates. Volunteers may check in to camp on Wednesday or Thursday between 5pm and 9pm, or may check in with regular campers anytime after Friday at 9am.

    Given that we appreciate the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, who help make the Fair possible, volunteers who arrive before Friday may use their vehicles to drop off their camping gear. We ask that our volunteers set a good example for other fairgoers by parking their vehicles in the lot at the top of the hill. Those volunteers who need to camp in or with their vehicles will not be charged a vehicle access fee unless they leave and return to the grounds between Friday at 9am and Sunday at 7pm. Every vehicle entry (volunteer or not) between Friday at 9am and Sunday at 7pm will be charged $30.


    Want to become a volunteer? Apply online today

    Camp Rules

    • NO DOGS
    • NO GLASS
    • NO UNATTENDED FIRES
    • NO AGGRESSION, FIGHTING OR SWEARING
    • NO CAR STEREOS, RADIOS OR BLASTERS TO BE USED IN THE CAMP
    • NO FIREWORKS
    • NO ILLICIT DRUGS
    • NO LIQUOR IN MAINSTAGE AREA
    • NO INTOXICATED PEOPLE ON SITE, NO UNDERAGED DRINKING
    • NO UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES. NO VEHICLE TRAFFIC AFTER 10PM (camping)
    • BEACH IS CLOSED AT SUNDOWN. RIVER CAN BE DANGEROUS – DON’T SWIM ALONE. SWIM AT OWN RISK.
    • GENERATOR HOURS 10AM-1PM.
    • NO LITTERING — PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF
    • USE THE PORTABLE TOILETS, NOT THE BUSH
    • RECYCLE IN PROPER BINS
    • GATE WILL BE CLOSED FOR ENTRY AT 1:00AM NIGHTLY

    Complaints regarding behaviour will be treated on a two strike basis – first one gets a warning, second strike results in being escorted from grounds. Neatness counts too — the most obnoxious or garbage-strewn camp just might have to wear gum on their noses for the rest of the Fair, just so’s you know… we social media shame.