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Partying campers from Slave Lake relax in a makeshift hot tub in the back of a Chevy pickup while listening to music at their campsite at Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose in 2012. Pacing yourself is key to surviving the four-day party that is BVJ. File photo/ Postmedia Network

Be prepared for anything at BVJ

Big Valley Jamboree has been around for 25 years, and in that time many people have developed techniques on how to make it a safe and enjoyable experience.

(Top) Fans sing along during Brad Paisley’s Big Valley Jamboree performance Aug. 1, 2015. File photos/ Postmedia Network

Big Valley Jamboree turns 25

Camrose was never the originally intended home of Big Valley Jamboree, but as the festival turns 25, it is hard to imagine the city without it.