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CARP's Annapolis River Festival
July 16, 2016, Jubilee Park, Bridgetown, NS

About The Clean Annapolis River Project

The Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP) is a community-based environmental non-profit organization registered in 1990, with a mission to enhance the ecological health of the Annapolis River watershed, through sci-ence, leadership, and community engagement.

Over our 26 year history CARP has been successful in delivering a wide-variety of projects that address environmental issues specific to the Annapolis watershed. CARP has emerged as a leader in implementing community-based stewardship and conservation initiatives.

CARP’s Annapolis River Festival

Clean Annapolis River Project is excited to announce that the second Annapolis River Festival will be held July 16, 2016 at Jubilee Park, Bridgetown. This daylong event is a celebration of the environmental, historical, cul-tural, and recreational values of the Annapolis River.

After the success of CARP’s inaugural Festival in 2015, this year’s Festival will see the return of last year’s most popular events, along with some exciting additions. In the festival’s first year we were joined by over 1200 guests, a number that we intend to grow.

Dragon Boat Races

This years expanded Dragon Boat races wills see 16 teams, each with 20 paddlers, compete for the titles of Fastest Boat, Most Spirit, and Most Pledges Raised. These years event will feature a minimum of 2 heats per team, with the chance to progress to a consolation and championship round.

  • Ribs on the River, BBQ competition

    Competitors will set-up on site and have the day to prepare two racks of competition ribs, as well as additional food for sampling. A panel of three judges, including one judge selected from the Festival crowd, will determine a winner. After the winners are announced, a live auction for competition ribs .

  • Canoe Races

    Travel by canoe is a defining feature of Canadian heritage, and to this day Nova Scotians continue to explore the backcountry of our province in this way. A variety of race options will appeal to those who want to actively enjoy the river. Categories will include sprints, traditional canoe-portage, and a canoe obstacle course.

  • Canoe and Kayak Exhibition

    The canoe has played a central role in the Canadian history, remaining one if its most enduring symbols. The Canoe & Kayak Exhibit will highlight the historical development of these watercraft within Nova Scotia, with over 30 canoes on display, an active canoe building demo, paddle carving and seat caning demos, and hands-on activities for kids.

  • Guided Boat Tours

    What better way to appreciate the Annapolis River than going for a cruise and taking in the scenery first hand? Tour guides will share stories of the river’s cultural and historic significance . River tours will depart and return to the main event grounds at Jubilee Park.

  • Children's Activities

    The Festival will provide something for every member of the family; a touch tank, interactive games and activities will be available for families with young children who have some energy to burn.

  • Live Music and Event Stage

    Local talent from across the Valley will take to the stage to provide live entertainment throughout the day.

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