Madawaska’s 40th Acadian Festival

August 11  - 15, 2017

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

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

June 24th 4:00pm -  Madawaska Historical Society Presents:

Historical Landing Re enactment

412th Anniversary Naming of the St. John River

Location:  Cross Landing Site St. David

June 26th 11am - 39th Acadian Mass

St. David Church 774 B US Route 1

June 26th 11:00am  - Madawaska Fireman's Chicken BBQ

Tickets are $8.00 U.S.

Location:  Madawaska Fire Station

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

Location:  Main St.  Madawaska

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

Location:  Main St.

7:30pm - Poutine Eating Contest

Location: In front of Big Ricks Burgers and Wings

6pm - 8pm -  Band TBD

Location: - In front of Key Bank

8:30pm - 11pm -  Poutine Palooza Band

Location: - In front of Key Bank

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

Location: Senior Citizen Center Parking Lot

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

Location: Big Ricks Burgers and Wings Main Street

Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

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

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

10am - 2pm Music By: - DJ Don Dumond

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

10:00am - 7pm  - Family Fun Day

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

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

10:00am - 3:00pm - Horse Rides sponsored by Rossignol Farms in St. Agatha

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

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

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

10:00am - 8:30pm  - G-Force Laser Tag

Location:  7th ave Multi Purpose Building

2pm - 5:00pm Music By: - Le Famille LeBlanc

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

11am   - Baby Crawling Contest

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

1:00pm   - Potato Sack Race

Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

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: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

4:30pm - 6:30pm  - Acadian Family Supper $15 by Mike Corbin

Pot an Pot - Chicken - Ham
Baked Beans - Patato de Bernard
Mashed Carrots & Turnips
Cole Slaw
Sliced Cucumbers & Tomatoes

Bread & Butter

Pudding Chomere - Bread Pudding

$15.00 per person

Location: Madawaska High School

4:30pm - 6:30pm Music By: DJ Adam Acoustic

Location: Madawaska High School

7:00pm - ?pm Music By: - TBD

Location:  7th Ave. Multi Purpose Building

10pm - Fireworks

Location: Multi-Purpose Building

Sunday, August 13, 2017

  

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

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 Bi-centennial Park  Part 1 of 2?

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                                                                

TBD-Meeting of the Great Acadian Race Teams-

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 $  Debbie Levesque

6-715pm Jason Guerrette & 3 musicians

Location: High School Cafeteria $20 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-?- The Great Acadian Race (5 teams from each regional location)

Location: Race Start- Birch Point; Race Finish Bi-centennial Park Part 2 of 2 ?

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 - Bicenntennial 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

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 Soccer Tournament winners and the 1st Annual Great Acadian Race

The Start of the Tintamarre Countdown- Bells Ringing

Location- Bi-Centennial Park

5:55pm - Tin-tammare parade

Starts at Bi - Centennial Park, Walk down 12th Avenue, onto Main Street and up Legion on to St. Thomas St to High School.

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, Daniel Boucher and Patrick Ross                                 Location: Multipurpose

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

Location: Multi-purpose