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July 15, 2023
Jubilee Park, Bridgetown, Annapolis County

The Festival is a fun-filled day open to everyone, celebrating the environmental, historical, cultural, and recreational values of the Annapolis River.

2023 Festival

Admission to the site is free and there will be lots of activities to keep you busy. This includes kid's games, the skills village, live music, and educational displays. On the water, you can participate in canoe/kayak/SUP races, our canoe obstacle course, or guided boat tours. Under the big tent, you will find a wide array of food vendors, as well as options for local beer, cider, and spirits that you can enjoy as you watch the main stage.

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Advanced Registration

CLOSED- see you on site. To register for events, visit the main registration table

Schedule of Events

All Day Activities/ 9 AM- 5 PM

Children's Activities

Skills Village

Farming, Livestock & Life Skills

Food & Beverage Tent

Aroma Mocha Cafe- iced beverages, snacks, breakfast

CARP- baked goods/coffee/pop/pizza by Mama Sofia's/ hot dogs

D'Aubins Family Meats- sausages

Fiesta Siesta- tacos, burritos, fresh fruit drinks

Indian Masala House- Indian cuisine & snacks

Lunn's Mill Brewing Co.- craft beer

Still Fired Distilleries- mixed cocktails

Thistle Hospitality Group- Canadian fusion food truck

Live Music 

10:30am     The Taproom Growlers
11:30am     The 3 of THem 
12:30pm     Michael Robertson & Jeff Barteaux

1:30pm       The Swell Brothers

2:30pm       Jill and Jade
3:30pm       Joker's Right (double set)

Dragon Boat Races (15 teams)

9 am Round 1, 5 heats of 3 teams

1 pm Round 2, 5 heats of 3 teams

2 pm Consolation round, 1 heat of 3 teams

3 pm Final, 1 heat of 3 teams 

3:30 pm Awards ceremony (main stage)

 

Canoe, Kayak, SUP Sprint Race/ 1 PM

Register in advance online or at the main registration table on site. Limited boat loans available. Entry fee $10/paddler, includes t-shirt. 

 

Kids Obstacle Course/ 3 PM

Register in advance online or at the main registration table on site. Free. Ages 8-12.

Canoe Obstacle Course/ 4 PM

Register in advance online or at the main registration table on site. Limited boat loans available. Entry fee $10/paddler, includes t-shirt.

Guided Heritage River Tours/ 1:15, 2:45 PM

Advanced registration online strongly encouraged. Check in 30 minutes before departure time. 

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Raffle sales open, Purchase here

Event Details & Registration Links

Children's Activities/ All Day/ FREE

The County of Annapolis Recreation Team will be on site with a variety of equipment and games. In additional, burn some energy on the bouncy tent or at the natural playground, play with giant bubbles, and check out the native fish tank. 

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Skills Village/ 10 AM start/ FREE

The Annapolis Valley Folk School has organized a fantastic lineup of artisans and makers who will be on-site to share their skills and give you an opportunity for some hands-on learning. 

The lineup includes doll making, wool spinning, dyeing with natural elements, printmaking, vegetable fermenting, knitting, hooking, candle making, watercolours, rope up-cycling, nest box building, henna, and wood carving.

In addition, we will have a wide variety of educational displays from conservation partners across southwest Nova Scotia. 

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Farming, Livestock & Lifeskills

The Clarence 4-H club will be setting up demonstrations and activities so that families can learn about livestock, farming and other life skills developed through the 4-H program.

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Food & Beverage Tent/ All Day

Breakfast items will be available starting at 8:30 am.

General food sales will begin at 10 am. 

Alcohol sales will open at 11 am, with last call at 5:45 pm.

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Live Music/ FREE

Located at the main stage. 

Limited seating from the food & beverage tent. BYO lawn chair suggested. 

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Dragon Boat Races

Advanced registration only. For team members, please reach out to your team captains for more details.

 

Download the information package. 

8:30 am mandatory race briefing near the main pavilion/stage. 

Boom truck generously donated by

Canoe, Kayak, SUP Spring Race/ $10 per paddler

Registration opening June 26. Limited spaces, advanced registration recommended. Limited free boat loans available. 

Canoe Obstacle Course/FREE

2 paddlers/boat. 

Sprint race & obstacle race presented by

Kids Obstacle Course/ FREE

Teams of 2, ages 8-12. 

Registration opening June 26. Limited spaces, advanced registration recommended. Limited free boat loans available. 

Guided Heritage River Tours/ FREE

Registration opening June 26. Limited spaces, advanced registration reccomended. 

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Comfort Station

If you need any assistance such as first aid, assistance finding a lost child, or rest and hydration after too much fun, please find our volunteers at the comfort for assistance. 

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