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.
YOUR RENO HIDEAWAY AWAITS YOU- DMC CONTRACTING
Suppose you’ve ever stayed in residence during a renovation. In that case, you’ll remember the joys of living in drywall dust, tripping over tools and cords, maneuvering around boxes of tiles, and cooking dinner for the kids in a kitchen without a sink or countertop. Enter DMC Contracting with a brilliant idea. Provide homeowners with a fully outfitted Fifth Wheel RV that comes with everything. The unit rolls into your driveway the night before the crew arrives and provides a safe refuge with laundry, television—-everything you need to carry on with life. You can check the unit out just before the main entrance to this year’s Ridge Meadows Home Show, then talk to DMC in Building A booths 19 & 20.
HANGING BASKET SALE
A home Show tradition…located at the front door of the show. Beautiful hanging baskets just in time for Mother’s Day. Various colours and lush blooms are ready for your patio or planter box. Staged by Bradley’s One Stop Landscape and Renovation Centre in Albion. A portion of proceeds to Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Children’s Festival Society.
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.
BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT PSYCHIC FAIR
A quick detour will take you upstairs in the curling rink to 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.
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 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.
Wellness, Housewares, Marketplace
If you love those unique gadgets and one-of-a-kind items, shop the marketplace. Then prowl the colourful ‘girl stuff’ section where you’ll find jewelry, cosmetics, cookware, linens and even the most popular anti-aging product. You’ll also find a wide range of exhibitors dedicated to your beauty, health and fitness in the Building C wellness section.
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, wood-fired pizza, homestyle deep-fried chicken, mac and cheese, poutine, plant-based products 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 2022 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:
MONSTER FOAM PARTY
Family Fest presents the newest addition to the Family Fest – FOAM! 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.
PARTYSHOWGAMES.COM – FAMILIAR FEUD
Sound Familiar? Yes – we are bringing game shows to the main stage! Come see your hosts, Norden and Gordon, play the ‘Familiar Feud’ styled game show with a twist! Audience participants get to be picked to play and win some prizes! Should you attend this show? SURVEY SAYS – YES!
Friday, April 30 at 7:00 pm
NORDEN THE MAGICIAN
Our host of the Family Fest stage is back for his 8th 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 Sunday, May 1, 11:00 am.
SUPERHERO MAGIC – STARING SUPER NORDEN
What would Super Hero Day be without someone with magical powers? Come and see SUPER Norden as he amazes and wows you with his powers of deception! His secret power is how you will leave with your sides hurting from laughing too much – don’t miss this show!
Sunday, May 1 only, 1 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, April 30, 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.
Saturday, April 30, 4 pm.
BONNIE KILROE- CELEBRITY IMPOSTERS SHOW
We’re turning back time and working 9 to 5 with Bonnie Kilroe at this year’s family festival. An award-winning entertainer for more than 15 years, the last 10 of which she has dedicated to her one-woman act—Celebrity Imposters—Bonnie has been singing and strutting her stuff to the enjoyment of local, national, and international audiences in theatres, convention centres, casinos, cruise ships, and less exotic stages. Bonnie will be bringing her Dolly Parton and Cher out on Saturday, April 30, at
1 pm, be sure not to miss her.
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.
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. Be sure to get there early; shows on Saturday and Sunday of the Family Festival.
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, more than 15 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.
MAPLE RIDGE MUSEUM- MUSEUM ON THE MOVE
Museum on the Move will provide an opportunity for experiential learning through interactive activities, visual displays, and face-to-face encounters with local historians. It is a chance for everyone to become excited about history and want to learn more about the past/present/future of their community. All three days at Family Fest
RM GOT TALENT
“The Biggest little show in the west!’ Ridge Meadows Got Talent is a local event where performers in all genres, styles, and ages come together to present their talents. Two talented local artists will perform Saturday, April 30, starting with Pamela Dominelli at 6:30 pm and Caden Knudson at 7:00 pm. Come out and show your support for these two amazing local artists.
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.
SPARKLE BAR AND CRAFT TENT
Everyone deserves a little sparkle in their lives. Family Fest is Fun with Glitter at the Sparkle Bar. Create and take home your own crown or colour your favourite picture. Let your imagination run wild, and let glitter reign. Everything supplied.