Carlin School Invites the Community to 7th Annual Carlin Country Market!

People of the Shuswap and beyond:  are you looking for a reason to get out and have some fun with kids, friends and neighbours in the Shuswap spring sunshine?

Carlin School is hosting the Seventh Annual Carlin Country Market, on Saturday, May 27, the Saturday after the long weekend! The Carlin Country Market runs from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Carlin Country Market embraces the entire school population, families and the community. The Carlin Country Market is fun for everyone, and people attend from  across the Shuswap. People have come from as far away as Alberta and the Lower Mainland. The Carlin schoolyard is turned into an outdoor festival, with food, entertainment, market shopping, kid’s carnival, laser tag, and a few new surprises this year.

The Carlin Country Market raises funds to support numerous activities at the school, such as field trip busing, school wide winter recreation programs, elementary swim program, middle school explorations,  purchasing new furniture, new books for young readers, and so much more.

Admission to the CCM is by donation, and any amount is appreciated. We invite people to bring their bottles and cans to drop off at the gate on the way in. The Grade 4/5 class will be sorting and counting the recyclables  to support their year end trip.

Some features of the Carlin Country Market include a large indoor garage sale, a Tim Horton’s coffee stand, Tappen Co-op ice cream, and a live entertainment stage featuring local acts. Visitors can enjoy items from the  snack stand, purchase goods at the open air market, and secure a coveted raffle ticket for the themed class baskets. The kid’s carnival features face painting, a shave ice stand, games, bouncy houses, and sports. For those with a green thumb, the ever-popular  plant sale will help to fill your planters and gardens. The silent auction again features local businesses, and will include a Twin Anchors Houseboat vacation for the second year in a row. We will have an on-site cash machine for your convenience.

The Carlin Country Market is truly a community effort, and we appreciate the many businesses and individuals who make it all possible. Our major sponsors this year are: Twin Anchors Houseboats, Blind Bay Village Grocer, Hidden  Gems Bookstore, Shuswap Property Maintenance, Tappen Co-op, Sunnybrae Bible Camp, Tri Crown RV, and Shuswap Holiday RV Rentals.

A day at the Carlin Country Market is fun for the whole family. Come for an hour or come for the day.  Open from 10 am until 4 pm.

Don’t be daunted when you come out and see the huge amount of cars! We have added a second shuttle to get you up the hill from the parking areas.

To find out more about the Carlin Country Market or to get involved as a vendor or entertainer contact Heather O’Brien at 250-835-4422 or email

For more information on this Media Release, contact Carmen Massey at 250-804-3466, by text or phone.

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