Family Fun Day…this one-day adventure is a Blast for the entire family to celebrate winter!

The festival includes an exciting choice of activities to inspire people of all ages. This year’s theme is “YOUR” Canada 150.

Activities will take place at the following locations: Riverside Park, Valley Outdoor Centre, Town Welcome Centre, Camp Shiktehawk and the Florenceville Community Hall. Popular Snow Blast activities include: Snow Carving, Youth and Adult Crazy Cardboard Classic Sled Race, Cross-Country Skiing, Sliding/Skating, Adult 45’s Card Party, Snowmobile Show & Shine, Snowshoe Hikes, Taffy on the Snow, Woodsman Water Boiling Event, Hay Rides, Fire Truck Rides, Science East Exhibit, Snacks/Treats and more…Bundle up warm and join us.

Site opens at 10:00am.

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Online photo contest adds a new twist to the Art in the Valley studio tour this year


By Ted Allen
Try to #findPiggieNB. Does this mean anything to you? How about #tour2016pix or @tweet4fun2win? Fear not, all will be explained.
Organisers of this year’s Art in the Valley Studio Tour and Gallery Hop have a mascot by the name of Piggie Newton-Beauregard. He (or she) appears in all the publicity — posters, websites, etc. — looking very happy with his very red tongue hanging out. The real Piggie might also be visiting some of the studios and galleries during the two-day event next week. But there’s another story behind all of this.
Newton-Beauregard was born in Drummond NB, near Grand Falls, in the studio of noted clay artist Denise Violette Michaud. She recently sent a message to this correspondent saying that “Piggie has run away… please help #findPiggieNB in time for the studio tour by posting any sightings online.” Then the little rascal set up his own account and started posting but “he seems to be evading me every time I get a clue about his whereabouts,” says Michaud.
“All this ‘find Piggie’ shenanigans is just a prelude to the fun that we hope will encourage people to tour and tweet for Art in the Valley,” commented Jamie Dehnke of the McCain Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol, one of the presenters. “On the event days (Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1) visitors can have a good time with some of the suggested photo-ops from the website or just invent their own as they travel the cultural corridor from Woodstock to Grand Falls,” she continued.
Once an image is posted to a visitor’s own account on Instagram or Twitter and tagged #tour2016pix, they are eligible to win one of three cash prizes worth $100 in total when they follow either of the official Tour sites (Art in the Valley on Instagram and @tweet4fun2win on Twitter). Prizes will be given based on the greatest combined number of likes or retweets. The contest rules are on the above-mentioned website.
So, is all of this clear now? If not, ask anyone under the age of 20, maybe 30, and they’ll show you what to do. Better yet, just bring them along for a fun (and perhaps educational) autumn outing with friends. There’s a chance that you’ll meet meet Piggie Newton-Beauregard at one of the 12 tour venues. Who knows what might happen then?

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

August 10 – 14, 2016
Time – various (day into evening – weekend festival)
Location – 12255 Route 105, Perth-Andover, NB E7H 3W9, Canada

Held in Perth-Andover, NB and known as the Little Festival that Could, the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo brings together some of the best talent the East Coast of Canada has to offer for one weekend of pure musical bliss. The Larlee Creek Hullabaloo is known for its genre rich lineup, collaborative performances and the down home hospitality we show our audience and the artists who ARE our event. August 10th – 14th, 2016 treat yourself to an East Coast musical experience you won’t soon forget!

Tickets – range in price from $0 – $58.00
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Festival of Flavour

The 9th Annual Festival of Flavour

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Create your own experience with 4 days of flavourful hospitality; extraordinary food, spirits, wine, and beer; arts and entertainment, and more! Pick and choose from numerous events being held throughout the week certain to fill your thirst for fun.

This week’s events are sure to satisfy the hearts of beer enthusiasts, wine connoisseurs and those aspiring to become one. Expand your horizons with wine/beer pairing seminars, gourmet dining and so much more.

To end this sensational week, enjoy an impressive selection of premium wines, spirits and beer from around the world by attending the Grand Tasting event from 6:30pm-9pm Saturday evening held at the picturesque Riverside Park! At your leisure, sample a variety of exceptional refreshments and indulge your taste buds with complimentary appetizers prepared by local eateries. Finish the night by revealing your moves on the dance floor at the Outdoor Concert (at the same location) from 9:30pm-1am. Music by Flat Top, a classic rock cover band from NB, will have you singing along to all your favourites.

Hartland Potato Festival


longest covered bridge, Hartland,NB (10)Tuesday, July 26th
6:00pm- Opening Ceremonies- with Good Neighbor and the Barney Delong Award (Hartland Community School).
6:30pm- Dinner Theatre- Uncovering the Fun in Hartland’s History: Year 1918-1919.
Written by Doris Kennedy, Directed by Betty Lou Craig Price: $25.00/ticket- Valufoods, Town Hall, Freshmart, Covered Bridge Golf and Country Club, Hartland Recreation.

Wednesday, July 27th
6:30pm – Miss Hartland- $10/person (Hartland Community School) (Sponsored by Local Businesses).

Thursday, July 28th
6:30pm-Little Miss Hartland-$8/Person, $5/student, 6 and under free (Hartland Community School) (Sponsored by Valufoods).
7:00pm -Closest to the Barrel (Hole) and Wings- Golf followed by Live Music 8-11pm (Covered Bridge Golf and Country Club) Neil Hill and Richard Dickinson will display their adventure from last year’s walking trek in the North.

Friday, July 29th
4:30-6:30pm- Homecoming Supper– By Donation (Hartland United Baptist Church– Gym).
6:30pm- Children’s Parade- (Line up in front of the Hartland Baptist Church) (Sponsored by the Hartland Lion’s Den, Nevers Pharmacy).

Saturday, July 30th

10:00-11:00am- Parade Registration- (Hartland Community School) Judging at 11:00am and Parade starts at 11:30am.
4:30-6:30pm- Bean & Salad Supper- (Hartland Legion) Served by the Hartland Legion and Ladies Auxiliary- Ages 13 and over $10, Ages 6-12- $5, and 5 and under free.
Dusk- Drive in Movie Night- Hartland waterfront- The exact spot will be announced at a later time.10:00pm- Fireworks- Waterfront
9:00pm- 1:00am- Hartland Legion, Advance Tickets- $8.00, $10,00 at door.

Sunday, July31st
1:30-3:00pm -Gospel Concert- Come to the Hartland Library Parking Lot to listen to our local talent from our surrounding churches. (Rain Location: Hartland Baptist Church).

Monday, August 1st
7:00am- Yoga- Charles Allen Park (Beside the Library).
7:00-10:00am- Breakfast Buffet- at the Hartland Golf and Country Club.
9:00-4:00pm-Craft Fair- (Inside the Covered Bridge) Great crafts, face painting, entertainment (line dancing, live bands, singers), and many food vendors.
1:00-4:00pm- Kids Fun Zone– Mr. Balloon Clown and Games (Beside the Hartland Library). Bouncy Structure sponsored by Craig’s Manufacturing Ltd.
2:00pm-The Color Blast- Registration- 1:30pm. Starting beside the Hartland Baptist Church.
3:00pm- Duck Race- The Ducks will be released at the Hugh John Flemming Bridge and go to the Hartland Covered Bridge. Stay tuned on when to purchase your duck.
4:30-6:00pm- Steak and Stein, Hartland Legion, $18.00. There will be a 4 wheeler draw at the time as well.
Antique Cars- will be on display throughout the day at the Hartland Tourist Bureau Parking Lot.
3:30- Silent Auction- Proceeds go towards the Hartland Potato Festival.