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Bridgetown Ciderfest back with pies, parades, pancakes and a whole lot more

The 34th annual Bridgetown Ciderfest runs from Sept. 7 to 10 with lots of fun activities from parades and the soapbox derby, to the cardboard boat races and the car show. There will be lots of fun, food, and entertainment.
The 34th annual Bridgetown Ciderfest runs from Sept. 7 to 10 with lots of fun activities from parades and the soapbox derby, to the cardboard boat races and the car show. There will be lots of fun, food, and entertainment.

BRIDGETOWN - If you like pie, parades, and pancakes, Bridgetown Ciderfest is the place to be. Cardboard boat races, soapbox derbies, or rubber duck races? Head to Bridgetown.

In fact think of a fun event and it’s probably on the four-day schedule of the 34th annual Bridgetown Ciderfest that runs from Sept. 7 to 10. And yes, the parade is back this year.

It’s an annual fall festival celebrating the apple harvest in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, and it’s always filled with fun, food and friends.

Events will include the Harvest Dinner, Pie Auction, the Ciderfest Parade, Orchard Tour, the Show and Shine, the Rubber Duck Race, the Cardboard Boat Regatta, a Soap Box Derby and the Car Rally – and that’s just a taste, so to speak.

This year the parade will be marshalled at Bridgetown Regional High School and will start at 11 a.m. and proceed west along Granville Street, and ending at the fire department grounds.

Following is the schedule of events:

The 34th annual Bridgetown Ciderfest runs from Sept. 7 to 10 with lots of fun activities from parades and the soapbox derby, to the cardboard boat races and the car show. There will be lots of fun, food, and entertainment.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Sept. 7

-- Pie Contest – 12 to 4 p.m. - Bridgetown Legion

-- Harvest Dinner – 4:30 to 6 p.m. - Bridgetown Legion

-- Pie Auction – 6 p.m. (Steve Clayton to be Auctioneer) - Bridgetown Legion

Friday, Sept. 8

-- “Graves Queen Street Café” – 5 to 10 p.m. - on Queen Street

-- 3 on 3 Ball Hockey Tournament – 5 p.m. - On Rink Street.

-- 24 hours of Ciderfest Photo Contest – starts at 5 p.m.

The 34th annual Bridgetown Ciderfest runs from Sept. 7 to 10 with lots of fun activities from parades and the soapbox derby, to the cardboard boat races and the car show. There will be lots of fun, food, and entertainment.

Saturday, Sept. 9

-- Pancake Breakfast – 7 to 10 a.m. - Bridgetown Fire Hall

-- All Weekend Long CO-ED Slowpitch Tournament - Ball field

-- Ciderfest 5K Run – 8:30 a.m. - Starting at Trojan Sports Centre on Bay Road

-- Harvest Prayer Walk – 9:30 a.m.

-- Apple Orchard Tour -10 a.m. and 12 p.m. - Leaves from Pub

-- Silent Auction – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - DeVenney Room of the Library

-- Children's Parade 11 a.m. - High School to Firehall

-- Parade – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

-- Reader Fest Kid Lit at Ciderfest (Bridgetown Firehall) 1 to 3 p.m. 

-- Cardboard Boat Race – 2 to 3 p.m. - Jubilee Park

-- Rubber Ducky Race – 3:30 p.m. - Jubilee Park

-- Children’s Corner / Ciderfest Carnival – 1 to 4 p.m. - Jubilee Park

-- Food Vendors – 1 to 4 p.m. – Jubilee Park

-- Entertainment – 1 to 3 p.m. - Jubilee Park

-- Dog Show – 4 to 5 p.m. - Jubilee Park

-- 24 Hours of Ciderfest – ends at 5 p.m.

-- Pig Roast / Cider Tasting – 4 to 7 p.m. - Jubilee Park

-- Ciderfest Stomp – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. - Bridgetown Arena

The 34th annual Bridgetown Ciderfest runs from Sept. 7 to 10 with lots of fun activities from parades and the soapbox derby, to the cardboard boat races and the car show. There will be lots of fun, food, and entertainment.

Sunday, Sept. 10

-- Day 2 Slowpitch Tournament - Ball field

-- 6th Annual Soap Box Derby – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Washington Street near BRES

-- Ciderfest Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Dawn Oman’s (New Location)

-- 24 Hours of Ciderfest – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

-- Show and Shine Classic Cars – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Jubilee Park

-- The Vernon Dakin Family Car Rally – 3:30 p.m. Starts at old BRHS

-- Service of Song – 7:30 p.m. - St. Monica's Church

For up-to-date schedule and contact information for each event, go to http://www.bridgetownciderfest.com/

The 34th annual Bridgetown Ciderfest runs from Sept. 7 to 10 with lots of fun activities from parades and the soapbox derby, to the cardboard boat races and the car show. There will be lots of fun, food, and entertainment.

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