Heck yeah! Bring the whole family and your friends; you can even bring grandma. The AOA Expo will have bouncy castles, mascots, candy, games, and fun for all ages.
Although, we wouldn’t recommend your grandma use the bouncy castle!
Yes! Your furry friends are welcome at the Expo, just make sure they’re always kept on leash while away from your primary campsite or outside of the off leash dog park. There will be horses and other animals joining us for the weekend, so it’s important to be mindful of animal safety.
Yes, but the consumption of alcohol is permitted only within campsites and in the beer gardens. No alcohol is to be brought on the roads, or within the vendor area.
You will be able to check out all of our amazing merch for purchase. We will also have a concession with basic snacks and drinks INCLUDING ICE for sale all weekend!
We’ll have covered areas around the venue, including a covered dance hall and grandstand. We recommend packing an umbrella or your favourite rain jacket just in case!
Because the grounds are so massive, we recommend bringing comfortable footwear to walk on gravel, rocks, and grass.
Unfortunately, motorised vehicles of any kind are not permitted on the grounds. You can bring a bicycle to get around if you’d like. If you require a mobility scooter, please contact our team so we can help you fully enjoy your weekend.
If you lose something, come check our Information Booth to see if it’s been turned in. We recommend keeping all your valuables in a safe place as AOA is not liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged property during your time at the event.
The speed limit is 10 km/hr (crawl speed) as there will be adults and
children walking around the grounds.
You can fish at the trout ponds and in the McLeod River as long as you have a valid fishing licence. Keep what you catch, or release your catch if you’re feeling merciful!
Beginner trail rides to Brule and advanced trail rides to Crystal Falls have been planned. Waivers will be required prior to participating.
The beginner run is expected to be 4 - 5 hours. The advanced run is expected to be 6 hours.
AOA Expo accepts cash and card, but vendors will each have their own means of taking payment. There are no ATMs on site.
You’ll have access to potable water and bathroom facilities. There is no camping power or WiFi, but there is good reception in most areas. There is some firewood around the grounds, but we recommend bringing your own.
We also have food trucks attending the event. We recommend packing food, as well, when the food trucks are closed or very busy.
A full weekend pass allows you access to the grounds from Friday after 5:00 PM to Sunday night, but you don’t have to leave until Monday morning. You can arrive on Friday to set-up early, but there will not be any events.
You’ll get access to all vendors and scheduled activities throughout the weekend and you’ll be entered in all AOA Expo giveaways (make sure you’re present to receive it)!
A day pass is needed for each person who would like to attend the event on Saturday or Sunday. It will give you access to all the vendors and scheduled activities planned throughout the day from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
You’ll be greeted at the entrance to the grounds by security. Make sure you have your confirmation email or ticket ready to be scanned. From there, you’ll be guided toward your camping area of choice or the day parking area.
Propane fire pits are an alternative option and will be used for the group bonfire if a fire ban is in effect.
The quiet hours are 12:00 AM - 7:00 AM, and security will be around to ensure all fires are put out by 2:00 AM.
During the hours of 10:00am-10:00pm generators can be run. They must be turned off outside of these hours.
If you require ongoing power for a medical reason please contact us and we will have a location on the grounds specific to this type of ongoing need.
You can camp in the forest, lake front, or open land areas! Check out our venue map to see where each area is located.
We’ll be happy to refund you 100% of your ticket price if you request a refund before August 15 at 11:59PM. If you request a refund after this date, don’t worry, you will receive a credit to use towards future AOA events!
No, but most service providers have good data reception within the area!
Yes! As long as you keep your wristband on, you can come and go from the grounds as needed. Both Edson and Hinton are approximately 30 minutes away.
During your time onsite at the AOA Expo please find a crew member or head to our merch booth with any concerns you may have. Any other time it is best to email email@example.com and we will be sure to help in any way we can!
Yes! Everyone is welcome within the beer gardens and to the dance floor/stage area. We will simply ID anyone who appears under the age of 25 if they attempt to purchase alcohol.
We will have your favourite Rival Trade Brewing Co beers and seltzers on hand, as well as pop and hard alcohol options (rum, whiskey and vodka)!
Anyone who has purchased a weekend camping pass will be eligible to join us for evening giveaways. There is not additional costs, just show up and be present for a raffle number!
Unfortunately day passes must exit the premises prior to these hours and are not able to participate.
There is often some firewood available to use by the venue entrance, however weather may leave it wet or supply may be low so we recommend bringing some with you if you intend on having individual fires over joining the group gatherings!
You bet! This is private land and drones are welcome. Please be mindful of personal camping spaces and being too low to attendees or vendors.
We are always looking for more amazing individuals from within the community to join us! If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org