Madawaska’s 40th Acadian Festival

August 11  - 15, 2017

Tentative - Still in the works of developing 2017’s schedule

Celebrating Daigle - Cyr - Hebert & Dufour Families!

(If in Red, event is undetermined at this time)

June 25th 11am - 40th Acadian Mass

St. David Church 774 B US Route 1

Thursday, August 10, 2017

9:00am -5:00pm -  Merchant Sidewalk Sale - Main Street Madawaska        

Sponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce 728-7000

10am-4pm - Farmers Market

Location: Mill Street Farmers Market

1:00pm-3:00pm -  Charlemagne Tournament ($5 entry fee per person)*

Location: Senior Citizens Center, Corner of 11th and Main Street             

Contact: Pauline Marquis 728-4737

        

Friday, August 11, 2017

8:30am - 5:30pm - Quilting Show SPONSORED BY ACADIAN QUILTERS

Location: Daigle’s Furniture Store, 350 Main Street  

Sponsor: Acadian Quilters

9:00am -5:00pm - Merchant Sidewalk Sale - Main Street Madawaska        

Sponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce 728-7000

10am-4pm - Farmers Market

Location: Mill Street Farmers Market

10:00am-4:00pm - Art Show

Location: 7th Ave Multi Purpose Building

10:00am-4:00pm - Craft Fair

Location: 7th Ave Multi Purpose Building

10am - Watermelon Eating Contest

Location: Shop-N-Save

11:00am-1:00pm - Senior Picnic

11:00am-2pm - Music By: Famille LeBlanc

Location: Multi Purpose Building

1:00pm-3:00pm - Film on Acadians of the St. John Valley by Brenda Jepson

Location: Madawaska High School Library

                    

6:00pm-1:00am - Party du Main Street -

Giant Inflatables - Disney Characters - Face Painting & More!

Location:  Main St.  Madawaska

Time  TBD - Pogo Fred - Multiple Guinness World Record Holder on Pogo Stick!

Location: Maine St. Madawaska

6pm - 8pm -  Band TBD

Location: - In front of Key Bank

6pm - 6:30pm - Main Street Dancers

Location: Main Street

6:30pm-8:30pm - Four Seasons Challenge  (Madore Shuffle)

Location:  Main Street

7:30pm - Poutine Eating Contest

Location: Big Ricks Burgers and Wings

8pm - 11pm - La Famille LeBlanc

Location: Madawaska Legion

8:30pm - 11pm -  Poutine Palooza Band

Location: - In front of Key Bank

8:30pm - 11:30pm - Teen Dance with DJ Sue

Location: Main Street

9pm - 1:00am  -  Band at County Connection

Location: Big Ricks Burgers and Wings Main Street

Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

8am - 10am - Madawaska Athletic Boosters 5K Color Run

Location: Madawaska Multi-Purpose Building

8:30am - 4pm - Quilting Show

Location: Daigle’s Furniture Store, 350 Main Street  

Sponsor: Acadian Quilters

9:00am - 5:00pm  - Merchant Sidewalk Sale - Main Street Madawaska                      

Sponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce 728-7000

10am-4pm - Farmers Market

Location: Mill Street Farmers Market

 

Food, Craft, and Business Vendors on Site at Multi Purpose Building

10:00am-4:00pm - Art Show

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

10:00am-4:00pm - Craft Fair

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

10:00am-3:00pm - Show & Shine Classic Antique Car Show

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

*Rain date- Sunday August 14th 10:00am-12:30pm (same location)

10am - 3pm Music By: - DJ Don Dumond

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

10:00am - 7pm  - Family Fun Day

Activities for kids & adults, fun bounce houses and much more.

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

10:00am - 7pm - Giant Inflatable Fun Park (7 Giant Inflatables for all ages!) DAY PASS $8

Location: Multi-Purpose Building / Field

10:00am - 4:00pm - ATV Rides - Free rides for the kids

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

10:00am - 8:30pm  - G-Force Laser Tag DAY PASS $20 or $3 a game

Location:  7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

11am   - Baby Crawling Contest

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

1:00pm   - Potato Sack Race

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

1:00pm-3:00pm - Film on Acadians of the St. John Valley by Brenda Jepson

Location: Madawaska High School Library

1:00pm-5:00pm - Human Foosball

Location: Multi Purpose Building / Field

3pm - 5:00pm Music By: - Music TBD

Location: Multi Purpose Building / Field

5pm - 7pm - Music by DJ Sue

Location: Multi-Purpose Building / Field

2:30pm - 4pm - Family Meet & Greet

Location: Madawaska HIgh School Cafeteria

4pm  - Acadian Family Supper $15 by Mike Corbin

Join us in Welcoming Cyr - Dufour - Hebert - & Daigle Families!

Pre-Sale Tickets available through the following Family Representatives -

Family Contact Information:

Hebert - Danielle Hebert - Phone number 728-7821

Daigle - Diane Daigle - Phone number 728-3972

Cyr - Nancy Cyr Bourgoin - Phone number 728-6249

Dufour - Bea Dufour - Phone number 728-4919

Pot en Pot - Chicken - Ham
Baked Beans - Patate Bernard
Mashed Carrots & Turnips
Cole Slaw
Sliced Cucumbers & Tomatoes

Bread & Butter

Pudding Chaumere - Bread Pudding

Location: Madawaska High School

4:30pm - 6:30pm Music By: La Famille LeBlanc

Location: Madawaska High School

7:00pm - 10pm Music By: - Silver Arrow Band $5 Entry Fee (Tickets available in advance)

Location:  7th Ave. Multi Purpose Building / Field

10pm - Fireworks

Location: Multi-Purpose Building / Field

Sunday, August 13, 2017

  

11am - Madawaska Athletic Boosters Chicken BBQ

Sponsored by Madawaska Fireman

Tickets are $9.00 US

Location: Madawaska Fire Station

1:00pm - Acadian Festival Parade  (Line up at Marden’s parking lot for 12:00pm)

After the Parade- Closing Ceremony: Festival Awards & Announcements

Location: 7th Ave Multi Purpose Building

3pm - Human Foosball

Location: Multi-Purpose Building

3:00pm - 7:00pm Music By: TBD

Location: 7th Ave Multi Purpose Building

Food Vendors on Site at Multi Purpose Building after Parade

Monday August 14

8:00am-?- The Great Acadian Race (5 teams from each regional location)                

Location: Race Start- Birch Point; Race Finish Bicentennial Park  

9:00am -5:00pm - Merchant Sidewalk Sale - Main Street Madawaska    

Sponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce 728-7000

10:00am-5:00pm- Farmers Market

Location: Mills Street Farmers Market location                                                                

4:30-7pm Acadian Dinner Gala/Gala de diner Acadian-

Video Showing of "Against the Tides"

Entertainment

430-5pm Don Levesque

5pm-530pm Gus LaCasse & Friend

530-600pm Troupe Folklore

6-715pm Jason Guerrette & 3 musicians

$10 per person includes Meal and entertainment

Meal served by K of C- Pot en Pot (Wild Meat), Ci-Pate, Fiddleheads, Coleslaw, Ployes and Gateau Chomeur, water, Coffee included.

Tuesday August 15, 2017

8:00am-- Continuation….The Great Acadian Race (5 teams from each regional location)

Location: Race Start- Birch Point; Race Finish Bicentennial Park

10:00am-5:00pm- Farmers Market

Location: Mills Street Farmers Market location

3:00 pm- 40th Annual Acadian Mass- Van Buren Choir

Location: St. Thomas Catholic Church

4:00-5:30 pm - Bicentennial Park Celebrations- vendors on site in the park!

 Entertainment by

Shriners-

 Local Vendors Brain Freeze, Maple Products, Fry Stand, Popcorn

Gus LaCasse & Friend

Leo Doucette- Fiddler

Felicia Caux- Puppets

Adam Ouellette, BiCentennial Park

Free Meal-Hot Dogs/Beans/Trout- Ployes

Location: Madawaska Bi-Centennial Park

4:55pm - Tin-tammare parade

Starts at Edmundston Cathedral, Walk across Bridge, to Bicentennial Park and Join US Tin-tamarre

5:45pm-Introductions from Master of Ceremonies; Announcement of winners for 1st Annual Great Acadian Race

The Start of the Tintamarre Countdown- Bells Ringing

Location- Bicentennial Park

5:55pm - Tin-tammare parade

Starts at Bicentennial Park, Walk down 12th Avenue, onto Main Street and up Legion on to St. Thomas St to Multi-Purpose.

Bring some noisemakers and make some noise!

Noisemakers are for sale at the Madawaska Chamber of Commerce and from the Acadian Festival Committee! Stop in and see what the have!  

7:00pm- Acknowledgements of Region Representatives- Location: Multi-Purpose Building

7:15-9:30pm -   Acadian Festivities Finale Events -featured guests

Main Street Dancers

Josee Vachon and Patrick Ross                                                 

Location: Multipurpose

9:15/9:30pm -   Acadian Day 40th Anniversary Fireworks

Location: Multi-purpose