While it is known as a stinkin’ good time, the entertainment lineup at the South Cariboo Garlic Festival doesn’t stink one bit.
The 15th anniversary celebration of the South Cariboo Garlic Festival is Aug. 23-24.
Entertainment will feature the hugely popular Elvis (Steve Elliott), as well as musical groups Point Blank and the Amber Brown Band; singers Emaline Delapaix and Candace Copley; and family entertainer Mat Duffus.
Elliot, an Elvis impersonator, is back in the building this year, performing both days.
The King of Rock ‘n Roll Show is slated for Aug. 23, while his Gospel Show is set for Aug. 24.
Point Blank features local musicians Shayne Cowie and Pete Thorne. The pair, both guitar players, performs older, classic tunes, with acoustic versions of songs from bands like ZZ Top, Steve Earl, John Cougar Mellencamp and Cat Stevens.
Duffus is from Penticton. He performs at a variety of festivals and other family-oriented events around British Columbia, providing a fun entertainment experience for all ages. His style of music includes originals, acoustic folk, pop, blues, country, lively listening music, and songs from the 0s to the present.
Delapaix is an Austrian singer, composer and musician who lives between rural Western Canada and Germany. She writes folk pop for piano, acoustic guitar and harp, and also loves a lot of Scandinavian music, invoking the weather like storms and warm sunsets.
Copley is well-known in the Cariboo. The Lac la Hache resident is a singer-songwriter, former Cariboo Idol, and performs regularly at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market in 100 Mile House. She recently made a regional run in CBC Music’s Searchlight contest, a nation-wide contest looking for Canada’s best up-and-coming musical acts.
Admission is $5 for adults/students and covers both days and all the entertainment, while children aged 12 years and under are free.
Complimentary day parking is available, including for RVs. Overnight parking is not allowed for security reasons. The Garlic Festival, on grounds located on Highway 97 near Lac la Hache, strictly enforces a “No Pets” policy.
A large tent will be set up for some shade.
Visit www.garlicfestival.ca to view details on the vendors, entertainers, schedules and more general information.