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    Nine Things You Can Expect at This Year's Quilt Walk & Car Show
    September 26, 2016 Discover Ladner

    Nine Things You Can Expect at This Year's Quilt Walk & Car Show

    Ladner Village quilt walk car show

    The Ladner Business Association’s 12th annual Quilt Walk and Car Show kicks off on Sunday August 21st at 10am-4pm.  Thousands are expected to flock to Ladner’s Historic Village this weekend to admire the many intricate quilts and spectacular vintage cars on display. 

    With this year’s event set to be bigger and with more things to do and see than ever before, we have compiled a list of nine things you can expect at 2016's Quilt Walk and Car Show.  You will not want to miss it!

    1.     Quilts

    The shops along 48th avenue are expected to be a temporary home for the hundreds of colorful quilts that will be hanging on display.  Feast your eyes on even more mixtures of patterns and colours as this year’s quilt walk is expected to be even bigger due to plans to spread the location of the quilts to a variety of new spots. 

    photo: Clair Oates

    2.     Live Performances

    Live music will not be in short supply.  You can expect to be entertained while listening to live performances by The Lounge Hounds as well as The Deep Cove Big Band.  Prepare your ears for some awesome music.

    The lounge hounds ladner village car show

    photo: Rjballan

    deep cove big band ladner village

    photo: Dan Mellor

    3.     Beer Gardens

    Bring on the beer!  Stop by the craft beer garden located in the parking lot of Sharkey’s Restaurant on Chisolm Street.  There will be a variety of delicious craft beers to choose from so come thirsty.

    ladner beer garden four winds

    photo: Four Winds Brewing Co.

    4.     Taco Eating Competition

    Ladner’s own Four Winds Brewing Co. will be presenting the first ever taco-eating competition.  Set to take place at the beer gardens, the contest will feature 8 hungry contestants who will feast on as many tacos as they can eat for 5 minutes.  This new event is set to be a real crowd-pleaser and should not be missed. 

    taco ladner car show quit walk

    Photo: Four Winds Brewing Co. 

    four winds taco eating quilt car show ladner

    Photo: Four Winds Brewing Co

    5.     Food Trucks

    One word to describe the food trucks that are expected to serve up some chow? YUM.  Indulge in the most mouth-watering food from some of the finest food trucks in the lower mainland.  From hot dogs to popsicles and everything else in between, your diet can start on Monday.

    You can expect to see: Zee’s Grilled Cheese, Eli’s Serious Sausage, Johnny’s Pops, C’est Si Bon, Old Country Perogi, and more!

    food truck quilt walk car show ladner

    quilt walk car show discover ladner food truck

    6.     Pin-Up Competition

    The ladies will be wearing their vintage-inspired Sunday best at the pin-up competition beginning at 12:30pm.  You’ll feel as though you stepped back in time as you witness the girls walking past the retro cars as these ladies would have given even Betty Paige a run for her money.

    discover ladner pin up competiton car show

    discover ladner car show pin up competition

    photo: DixiedPinup

    7.     Retro Vendors

    Don’t go home empty handed.  A number of nifty vendors are scheduled to set up shop and are selling a variety of interesting trinkets and collectables.  From My License Plate Art to Steveston Tattoo Company, these retro and vintage-inspired vendors are sure to be a hit.

    vendors ladner village

    photo: Kyle Johnson

    8.     Community

    Like every year, you can expect to see many smiling faces and automotive-enthusiasts walking amongst the cars in Ladner Village.  While Ladner locals are expected to flood the streets, competitors and spectators have come from all over the province to share their appreciation for Quilts and Cars.  Like always, this event will surely be fun for the entire family.


    family ladner village car show

    ladner car show quilt walk

    photo: _insta.yoshi

    9.     Cars

    Of course, come to a car show and you can expect to see cars – hundreds of them!  Ladner is set to welcome close to 400 classic cars and motorcycles.  You will be oohing and aweing over all of these retro automobiles as soon as you lay your eyes on them.

    car show ladner village discover

    Ladner car show quilt walk discover ladner

    photo: Jerris P 

    discover ladner village car show

    Photo: Stefan G Effke 

    The 2016 Quilt Walk and Car Show is expected to be better than ever.  The event begins at 10am until 4pm in the Ladner Village.  For more details visit We hope to see you there! 


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