About The Show
AROUND THE SITE
What you’ll find….
where you’ll find it.
JUST OUTSIDE THE FRONT DOOR:
READY TO EXPLORE- GA CHECKPOINT
Are you ready to hit the trails this year? GA Checkpoint has you covered; their showcase will feature ATVs, Motorcycles and boats. They will be located just outside the main entrance to Planet Ice.
Ready to relax? Check out some cozy spas and hot tubs at the Arctic Spa tent located just outside the main entrance to Planet Ice.
Presented by Envision Financial- A division of First West Credit Union
IN THE BUILDINGS:
CURLING RINK LOBBY:
Ridge Meadows Home Show gets a flavorful start with its tempting sampling area—always a favourite with showgoers. This year the space will feature many new and exciting products. A great line-up of vendors offering “tastes” and ensuring visitors keep their strength up as they navigate these buildings filled with ideas, innovations and products.
CURLING RINK BUILDING A
Renovating, building, landscaping and more!
If it’s the great outdoors, you want to spruce up, or if you’re dreaming about adding a new deck, Building A is where you’ll find everything you need. If you’re ready to tackle that big home project, stop by Building A to see all the traditional building elements like roofing, siding, solariums, landscaping, decking, and installation experts.
PLANET ICE BUILDING B
Wellness, Housewares, Marketplace
If you love those unique gadgets and one of a kind items, be sure to shop the marketplace. Then prowl the colorful girlstuff section where you’ll find jewelry, cosmetics, spas, linens and even the most popular anti-aging product on the planet. You’ll also find a wide range of exhibitors dedicated to your beauty, health and fitness in the Building B wellness section.
NEW LOCATION- BUILDING B
BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT PSYCHIC FAIR
New location this year, be sure to check out the Body, Mind and Spirit Psychic Fair. Get tuned into your inner life at this illuminating event that spans the gamut of esoteric pursuits like mediumship and meditation. Experience and learn about metaphysical modalities and check-in for messages from loved ones no longer on this plane. With an open mind and a searching heart, you’ll be on the path to discovering new things about yourself—perhaps even your psychic ability.
PLANET ICE BUILDING C
Decorating, home theatre, appliances and more…
Ready for a decor facelift? Time to face the fact that you’re swimming in clutter? You’ll want to check out Building C, where you’ll find the cream of the crop in design professionals. Building C also features flooring, furnishings, window fashions, home renovators, hot tubs, paint and wall coverings, décor items, kitchens, appliances, electronics, woodwork and design items, including artwork.
OUTSIDE THE BUILDINGS:
FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
We know you’re going to work up an appetite for exploring everything at the show. Our incredible line-up of twelve food truck vendors offering “street food” can be found outside, on the fairgrounds. Featured will be gourmet coffees, fresh lemonade and tasty offerings like Greek donairs, fish and chips, JapaTacos, mac and cheese, poutine, and for those with a sweet tooth—-ice cream from Sweet Tooth Creamery. And, of course, those devilish little mini donuts that few can resist.
SHOOTING STAR AMUSEMENTS
Ah, the lights, the sounds, the smells—it’s carnival time! Located right next door to the outdoor events, SHOOTING STAR AMUSEMENTS brings fun to you with a great selection of rides and games of chance for all ages. *Fees apply for rides and attractions.
Proudly sponsored by Haney Builders Supplies
Celebrating 25 plus years and still entirely free, Family Fest 2023 has fun everywhere you look. A magical place for kids, Family Fest also includes features for the not-so-young but young at heart. The entire event is free and runs all three days of the Home Show. Check out this year’s line-up:
Stage entertainment Sponsored by: Reveal Events Group
Ben Klein as ‘Elvis’ – Saturday, May 6 at 1:00 PM ONLY!
Benjamin “Lee” Klein was born on January 3, 1981, in the same week as Elvis, only 46 years later. Growing up as the only child of musical parents, he has been singing, dancing and acting all of his life. Through the years, he also learned to play drums, bass guitar, piano and acoustic guitar. In 2002, he bought a ’50’s Elvis CD for his Dad, Randy, who was an Elvis tribute artist before Ben was born. Then realizing his own resemblance to the young Elvis, he borrowed the CD, found movies and videos, and decided to listen, watch, study and practice. Ben has the looks, the voice, the moves and more!
NORDEN THE MAGICIAN
Our host of the Family Fest stage is back for his 9th year – and he will be dazzling you with his amazing tricks and silly antics! Now, Norden has won the Children’s Entertainer for 13 years, but he was just voted Canadian Magician of the Year for 2019! His only solo show is Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 4:00 PM!
THE GREAT GORDINI
New for this year is The Great Gordini!
One of the top family magicians in the Lower Mainland is coming to the Family Fest! If you think Norden is funny – wait till you see this guy! (Norden says he’s still funnier…but don’t listen to him). Check him out for yourself Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM
THE NORDEN & GORDON SHOW
The Battle of the Magicians is here! Norden & Gordon, or Gordon & Norden – depends on who you ask, will be teaming up to present their duo magic show! They have won many awards for their combined performance, and their comedy banter and interactive magic will make this a must-see! Think Penn & Teller – but nowhere near as famous.
Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7:00 PM & Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 12:00 PM!
Shine Bright Studio Presents Suessical the Musical!
Shine Bright’s musical theatre programs are the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of singing, dancing, and acting. Students of varying age groups work in classes to build their performance skills, and showcase what they’ve learned in a full-scale musical production!
Seussical the Musical Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza!
Performed by the Shine Bright Studio musical theatre classes.
May 11 @ 7:00 PM
May 12@ 7:00 PM
May 13th @ 2:30 PM & 7:00 PM
Located at the Riverside Community Church, Port Coquitlam.
Be sure to check out, their sneak peak of their production at this year’s Family Festival, Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM!
Dunvegan Dance Academy
The Dunvegan Dance Academy, who are formerly known as the Stave Falls Scottish Dancers, are a non-competitive dance school for children ages 3 to adult. They offer year-round registration in group performance classes and Highland Exam classes, and will be hosting some arts and dance camps at their Maple Ridge studio this summer.
In addition to participating in local parades and performing at legions and Burns suppers throughout the lower mainland, the dancers host fundraisers to allow them to travel the world. Their senior dancers’ most recent trip was a 3-week tour of Scotland, Ireland and England in 2019 and they are excited to be on the road again soon. The Dunvegan dancers are thrilled to be back at the Ridge Meadows Home Show with a program comprised mostly of choreographed Scottish novelty numbers and would like to thank everyone for stopping by to watch!
Stop by and see their fantastic performance Friday, May 5, 2023 at 5:00 PM
BLUE CRANE CONTORTION & ACROBATICS
Is it an art or a sport? Hours of practice and strength training are the basis of the extreme flexibility that unfolds the grace, precision and beauty that allows contortionists to bend their bodies into impossibly complex positions. Watch as these incredibly talented individuals achieve new heights from their aerial crane. Weather permitted.
Check out their show Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM.
MONSTER FOAM PARTY
Sponsored by: Reveal Events Group
Back by popular demand! Monster Foam will be on-site to fill a portion of the zone area up to four feet deep with their allergy-free, zero clean-up, environmentally friendly foam! You’ve never seen anything like it – and the kids will LOVE it! So come dressed and prepared to have a FOAM-azing time. Friday, 4 pm – 7 pm, Saturday, 12 pm – 6 pm, and Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm.
NEW- BELLS AND WHISTLES MINI GOLF
Come and play some free mini golf all weekend with Bells and Whistles. Compete against yourself or friends and family, fun for the entire group. Don’t worry it’s not just for kids!
BRING BACK PLAY…in HANEY BUILDERS’ SANDBOX
Let’s play! With Haney Builders’ Supplies. Kids get a chance to unleash their imagination and create sand magic on their own or with help from Mom and Dad or Family Fest staff. Easy and a whole lot of fun. All three days.
GOLDEN MEADOWS HOMEY FARM- Home of West Coast Bee Supply
Can you hear that buzzing in your ears? You probably don’t need to swing by the Hear Canada booth at the Home Show; maybe you still do. That buzzing is coming from the Golden Meadows Honey Farm display. They will be on-site all three days with informative and hands-on activities and some yummy local honey. Find out what it takes to make that sweet treat we all love.
HAPPY LAND EVENTS- CHARACTERS
Happy Land Events will be bringing your favourite movie and tv characters to life! Over the three days of the Family Fest, many different characters will be there to take selfies, say hi, and keep you smiling. Be sure to stop by their booth to learn how you can have them at your next event or party.
No visit to Family Fest is complete without a trip to face-painting headquarters located at Maple Ridge Fairgrounds, right in the thick of things at Family Fest. Talented and imaginative young artists are ready to create face art your child will love—-all weekend long, by donation, with face-painting proceeds going toward keeping Family Fest a free event.
Everyone deserves a little sparkle in their lives. Family Fest is Fun with Glitter at the Sparkle Bar, which can be used to create your own garden critters and other fun crafts. Create and take home, let your imagination run wild, and let glitter reign. Everything supplied.