Town of Kipling website
What you need to know:
Camping, camping, and then, a little more camping:
If you want to guarantee that you stay in Kipling for the weekend, bring a tent, trailer or motorhome. To reserve a spot send your name, phone number, number of people, and date of arrival to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-736-8399 and leave a message with your details.
The town of Kipling has a list of people who'll let you crash on their couch or pitch a tent in their yard. If you're up for that kind of thing, email email@example.com or call 306-736-8399.
Roof over your head:
The Kipling Motor Inn apparently has single rooms available, but I expect those to sell out in, oh, like five minutes ago. As for out of town accomodation, you can stay at Kenosee Lake Provincial Park (50 Kms / 30mi away). Phone number for the Kenosee Inn is 306-577-2099 and camping is available there as well. If you want a big city with all those fancy big city ammenties, you're looking at Regina, an hour and a half west of Kipling. (Please don't ask if you can stay at 503 Main Street. It's full. Like double full. Or even triple dog full. But you're more than invited to come swing by and hang out anytime!)
Wristband allows access to all activities for the weekend:
Adults (19+) $20
Youths (11-18) $10
Kids (10 and under) FREE
(All proceeds go towards Kipling's outlay to cover the cost of holding the event. Police/bands/services etc.)
Auditions for Donna on Demand will be held Saturday Sept 2 from 2pm until 6pm. Fine print details: Wristband required to audition. The audition material is a short piece of material that leaves off midway and asks you to improvise the rest. Kids (<18yrs) cannot audition for Donna on Demand due to content, but there will be other auditions throughout fri-sun for further Public Media Works projects open to all ages. All 'auditioners' will be asked to make a donation to Kipling Parks and Rec as well. Auditions will be taped and are property of Public Media Works. On Saturday night the top 5 men and women will do a second, 'Pop Idol' style audition in front of a crowd. The big winner will be announced on Sunday.
Fun for all ages
Hot air balloon
Main street "pedestrianized"
Corbin Bernsen Movies on outdoor screen (bring lawn chair or blanket!)
Labour Day Classic CFL game on big screen
+so much more!
Brad Johner (Sun)
Jody Gnant (TBA)
Colin Pearson (TBA)
Club Treehouse (TBA)
Alex Runions (TBA)
+ much more!
Local vendors will sell food on the streets and there are three restaurants in town. Kipling Motor Inn, The Den, and NG's. Sunday and Monday morning there will be a pancake breakfast. There are also three grocery stores in town.
Beer gardens Fri/Sat/Sun. Don't worry Mary-Kate and Ashley, you'll be alright. Legal drinking age in Saskatchewan is 19.
There will be fireworks. Big ones.
T-shirts from the t-shirt contest
Town of Kipling gear
+ so much more!
Local businesses in town will have oodles of good stuff for sale. And if you want to create one red paperclip stuff to sell over the weekend, you're more than welcome to bring your trusty wares to town. Just open up the back door of your van and hawk to your heart's content.
Kipling has all basic services. Banks, Post Office, restaurants (they might be a tad busy), grocery stores (ditto), bars (double ditto), gas station, hardware store, barber, internet cafe, Golf course, Antique home display, etc. It's all there.
What my mom wants you to bring
A party hat (all parties are better with party hats.)
This is going to be the best housewarming party ever. Somebody better tip off "Webster" and let him know that he's gonna hafta update the definition of legendary for next year's dictionary.
See ya there - Kyle