I hope you have been enjoying the wonderful summer we have had so far. I can’t believe where the time has gone but a month from now Ciderfest 2015 will be happening!!
This year we will be again in the Bridgetown Arena on Jeffery Street. However there are a few changes. The Jamboree will not be happening so we will have the whole space for the market.
There will be a canteen run by the girl’s hockey team and we have asked them to be there by 8 am to give us all our coffee fix. I’m not sure what their menu is but I’m thinking they will have something to go with the coffee. That would be nice!
The market will run Sunday, Sept.13th from 10 am till 3 pm. Set up can start at 8am. and you will be able to drive your vehicle into the arena to off load, then park in the arena parking. Some tables are available but we don’t have enough for everyone so we encourage you to bring your own tables. You will have a 10 ft. x 10 ft. space unless you want a smaller space for what you have to offer. If you have a canopy you can use it to help with your display. Clothing racks are fine too. Dress up your space however you like, it’s your “store” for the day.
This year again the cost to register is $25.00, and again this year you will receive $10.00 back once you are set up. You must pre-register and pay for your space prior to Sept. 8th to receive the $10.00 back. Payment can be made by cheque made out to the Bridgetown Chamber of Commerce, or by cash to Shirley Peebles, 33 Queen St. Bridgetown, or after Aug 23rd to Christine Grant (you can find her at the V&S on Queen St.) or call her at 665-5078 to arrange drop off of registration fee.
The Market is being advertised as the first chance to get some Christmas shopping done so get your wares ready!! Spaces will be allotted as the registrations come in, so if you want to be on an outside space or in the middle, next to another vender or far away from another vender (hee hee) please specify. An email will go out a day or so before the market to let you know what your space # is. There will be people at the large doors on the side of the arena to guide you to where your spot is. They will have master layouts of the floor plan and will just need your name or space # to direct you.
This year we are planning to have a shuttle bus to take people from the car show to the arena and back again. That should help the traffic back and forth. Plus there is a large lawn bowling tournament that weekend here in Bridgetown and the participants from that will be getting an invitation to the Ciderfest activities and especially to the market so there should be a good attendance of shoppers. Rain or shine the market is shaping up to be a success. Personally, I will be at our son’s wedding in Alberta but I’m sure Christine will do a bang up job. Have a Super Sale.
Shirley & Christine
Marshalling prior to 1:00PM on the Bay Road and judging to take place from 1:00PM – 2:00PM.
Route - goes east on Granville Street from the Bridgetown Development Centre, along Granville Street and ends at Bridgetown Regional High School. Trophies awarded in several categories.
Entries are invited for the 2015 Bridgetown Ciderfest Grand Street Parade. The parade will be held on Sept 12th commencing at 2:00 PM. Marshalling will take place on the Bay Road (similar to previous years). Entries are free and all types, both big and small are welcome. Plaques and prizes will be awarded for the best entry in several categories.
To enter please call Gerry at 902-665-4400. You can also download, complete and mail a registration form.