Need to Know

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We have plenty of family friendly camping (you’re very encouraged to campout overnight and skip the driving – tents are ideal, and rv campers/trailers or car camping are also ok – please send a note in advance to confirm size as space is limited – no hookups). We have somewhat limited onsite parking, so carpooling is very encouraged (no street parking please!) Yard carts are available for gear for the short walk from parking to camping. Salt Spring Water Co dispensers are available to refill your water bottle. Friday night movie popcorn included.

Arrive Friday afternoon and plan to campout for the weekend if you can. We’ll have several family/kid fun events and ongoing activities, including slack lines, telescopes, ping pong, volleyball, badminton, croquet, giant checkers & chess, giant jenga, bocce, horse shoes, soccer, pond swimming and kiddie pools, a quiet play gym tucked away for the little ones and moms or dads, and a water misting station.

Tickets numbers are limited more than usual this year to allow for a bit more elbowroom for everyone. If you’d like to attend it’s recommended that you get tickets as soon as you can, or now, to ensure you are able to get them.

In the spirit of retaining/encouraging positive family and community connections for everyone attending, please feel welcome to selectively invite your close and respectful/responsible friends/family. Please use discretion when sharing news of the event so that we can continue to build on the connected origins of our Co-Op Preschool Family BBQ that started back in 2010. This will also help ensure that we can continue to enjoy this annual little SSI family community event with the kind support from our neighbours.

You are welcome to invite your close and respectful/responsible friends/family by inviting them on the facebook invitation page at, or for non-facebook friends and family you can share the link to this website.

Please Plan to Bring: sunscreen, refillable water bottles (please no glass containers – barefoot kids abound!), camping gear, a cooler with refreshments and some grillable foods, plates & cutlery (we have washup sinks available), an old loveseat couch/chair for the movie or lounging (we also have a buncha old Fritz Movie Theatre chairs available), water squirters, umbrella/shade thing & flashlight. Bring raingear if needed, and swimgear/towel for a Saturday/Sunday morning hop in the pond or jaunt down to the ocean, where you can also grab a coffee and a bite from Fernwood Road Cafe. A tent and sleeping bag/sleeping pad would be most excellent to throw in the car and make it super easy to stay over.

And bring your favourite Rock! We will have rock painting activities for the kids (or adults too!) and we’ll also have a big canvas for a community painting project as well.

This is an event designed to help raise our kids together in community by fostering and modeling family friendly respectful behaviour – play and stay in grace! Attendees of the event accept all responsibility and liabilities for their actions, and by attending agree to be responsible for their family’s behaviour and to conduct themselves appropriately, which includes no drinking and driving. Please respect one another, our kids, and our neighbourhood community.

Thank you for helping to make this a fun and enjoyably sustainable event, we hope you’re able to join us at the farm for this year’s mid-summer full moon!

With Love and Appreciation – The CranFest Volunteer Gang