2014 Events


5:30PM    YOUTH Ambassadors DINNER      

Bridgetown Lions Club Hall

Goodwill offering at the Door: Spaghetti Dinner.

A big “thank you” to Annapolis Municipal Housing Corporation, Mountain Lea Lodge and The Meadows ARC for assisting the Lions in putting this event together. An opportunity to meet this year’s candidates for Youth Ambassador. Come show your support for this great program!

Sponsored by the Bridgetown Lions Club

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11                                                       

12 NOON – 4:00 PM    Apple Pie Contest

Royal Canadian Legion Branch  #33

Categories: Adult  / 17 & Under

Pies must be double-crust apple pies, lattice accepted. One (1) pie per person. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Complimentary Bag of Flour for every pre-registrant (pick up at ValuFoods). For more information and registration contact Heather Marshall @ 665-4972 or by email at marshall2019@gmail.com. Drop off pies 12:00PM – 2:00PM. Please put name & phone on pie plate or use a disposable one. Judging of pies at 2:00PM. Auction at 6:00 PM during the Ciderfest Harvest Dinner. Auctioneer Steve Clayton.

4:30PM – 6:30PM   Ciderfest Harvest Dinner

Royal Canadian Legion #33

Fundraiser for Ciderfest

Turkey Dinner with all the fixings - $12 per plate

Food prepared by Bonnie Lightfoot.

Pre-purchase tickets by calling Diane or Fran during the day at 665-2545 or in the evenings call Diane at 665-4428. Tickets can also be purchased at Valley Credit Union (Bridgetown Branch) and The End of the Line Pub.

Sponsored by the Bridgetown Home Hardware Building Centre


4:00PM – 9:00PM    SILENT AUCTION    

Firefly Makery, 29 Queen Street

Come in to Firefly Makery and bid on some great items, all in support of our Library, Town Pool, Food Bank and School Breakfast Program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Society



24 Hour Contest -  Photos must be taken between this time and Sat., Sept 13 at 5:00PM. Public Voting and Awards on Sunday at LowTide Gallery. Advance entry forms and entry drop-off on Sat. at Integrity Printing. Take your best shots of Bridgetown Ciderfest during the 24-hour contest period! Grand, First, Second & Third juried prizes. People’s Choice Award. Youthful Vision Award for entrants age 5-12. Contact Nancy for info at 665-5223 or nancy.godfrey@gmail.com. Entry forms available on the Ciderfest web site and at Integrity Printing. Advance Registration strongly encouraged! pdfPhoto Contest Entry Form.

6:00PM–9:30PM    Graves Valufoods CIDERFEST CAFÉ    

Bridgetown Arena -- Jeffrey Street

Sing, dance and have great fun with Allen and Lisa of Starcatchers.

Barbecue & Food Vendors on site. Café presented by End of the Line Pub featuring choices of hard cider, wine and beer. Tons of fun for the kids. Bouncy Kingdom, face painting. Games and activities presented by the Library and Family Matters. Selection and announcement of our new Youth Ambassador.

Sponsored by Graves ValuFoods

6:30PM –    MUSIC IN THE MEADOWS                 

Church Street

Join us for musical entertainment at Mountain Lea Lodge and The Meadows ARC gazebo.

8:30PM – MIDNIGHT        Teen Dance

the underground m.i.l.e. teen rave     

Royal Canadian Legion Br # 33 (Jeffrey Street)

Cover Charge -  $7.00 at the Door, $6.00 with a food item for our local Food Bank. Battle of the DJs.!


7:00AM – 10:00AM   Pancake Breakfast                  

Bridgetown Fire Hall, Bay Road  FREE WILL OFFERING

Join us for this Ciderfest Saturday Tradition! In support of the Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department.

ALL weekend Co- Ed Slowpitch Tournament

Bridgetown Memorial Field

Entry Fee $300.00. Guaranteed 3 games. Cash Prizes.

To register, contact Steve Clayton at 665-2697 or sclayton1@ns.sympatico.ca. Tournament proceeds go to the BRHS Girls Hockey Team. BBQ & Canteen at the field.

8:30AM    Ciderfest 5K Fun Run   -   Run, Walk, Jog

Start at Bridgetown Development Centre, Bay Road

$20.00 entry Fee. Fundraiser for the Bridgetown SeaKings. For info or to pre-register, call Lynn Longmire, 532-7950. Register on race day 7:30am – 8:30am at the Development Centre.

Sponsored by Bridgetown SeaKings

9:00AM – Noon   AVRL Book Sale  

Annapolis Valley Regional Library on Bay Road.

Tons of books  at phenomenal prices.

9:30 AM    Harvest Prayer Walk

Starts at Inglewood Baptist Church. Ends at Salvation Army Citadel.

Interdenominational. All are welcome.

10:00AM – 11:00AM     APPLE ORCHARD TOUR  

Bus pickup at End of the Line Pub parking lot. FREE WILL OFFERING

Take a tour of Jim Inglis’ apple orchard! Tour at 10:00am, return at 11:00am. Bus pickup & return at End of the Line Pub. Complimentary apple treats and cider at the Pub after the tour.

10:00AM – Noon     CIDER STREET FEST!

Queen Street

Get in on the Ciderfest FUN on Queen Street!!

- BMX Bicycle Riders                                    - Buskers

- Crafts for Children                                     - Static Displays

- 74th Crusaders Motorcycle Club display. All Bikers Welcome!

Sponsored by Scotiabank

10:00AM – 4:00PM    SILENT AUCTION    

Firefly Makery, 29 Queen Street

Come in to Firefly Makery and bid on some great items, all in support of our Library, Town Pool, Food Bank and School Breakfast Program. Items won can be picked up immediately after Auction closes at 4:00PM, until 6:00PM.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Society

2:00PM    Children’s Parade           

THEME: HARVEST OF FUN.Line up at 1:15PM for judging at the Post Office parking lot. The Children’s Parade will again lead out the Grand Street Parade and turn off at Washington Street.

Individual entries will compete for prizes from Scotia Gift Baskets.

Sponsored by Danny & Nathalie Harlow

2:00PM   Grand Street Parade        

Parade Marshall – Greg Kerr, MP West Nova

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. Contact Gerry Lutley@ 665-4400 to pre-register.

Sponsored by Bridgetown Pharmasave, Bridgetown V & S Variety and Adaptations


Jubilee Park

Enjoy a great pork barbeque!  Meadowbrook Meat Market Pork with side salad & roll - $8.00/plate. Hot Dogs - $3.00. Pop - $1.00

Sponsored by Annapolis County Municial Housing Corporation, Mountain Lea Lodge and The Meadows ARC

3:30PM    Cardboard Boat Regatta

Riverfront,  Jubilee Park

No entry Fee.  All entries must be 2-Person Boats. pdfDownload the entry form and review the rules here.

Categories – 10 to 13 age group, 14 to 18 age group, Open category (Must include 1 Adult)

Trophies and prizes available for all age groups as well as best dressed crew and best looking boat. All entries should be at Jubilee Park by 3:15PM. For further information, call Gerry Bezanson at 665-5272. Note to teams: Life Jackets must be worn.

Sponsored by Integrity Printing Inc.



Submit your entries at Integrity Printing, 10 Queen St., between 5:00PM and 6:00PM.

5:00PM   Rubber Duck Race

Riverfront, Jubilee Park

$700 in prize money

A fundraiser for the Bridgetown Cadet Corps.

Tickets $5.00 for your favorite duck.

Tickets available through the Cadets and at the Bridgetown location of Valley Credit Union and at the End of the Line Pub.  

Sponsored by Frasers Pro Home Centre

9:00PM – 1:00PM    Ciderfest Stomp

Bridgetown Arena

Adult dance  /  $10 cover charge

Music  - High Energy DJ Service

All proceeds to the Bridgetown Centennial Pool. Assisted by Scotiabank’s Bright Futures Program in support of Bridgetown Centennial Pool.

Sponsored by Bridgetown Community Recreation Association



Bridgetown Memorial Field

9:00AM – 12:00PM  3rd annual Soap Box Derby

Washington Street (Bridgetown Elementary School parking lot)

$10 entry fee per person. Over $300 in cash prizes plus trophies & bragging rights! pdfRegistration/waiver form and pdfrules. For more info call Allen @ 588-2024    

Sponsored by Valley Credit Untion Limited

10:00AM – 12:00PM   COOL MOVES BMX DISPLAY TEAM               

Corner of McKenna & Jeffrey Streets.

Check out this exciting bike acrobatic team!


Ballots and Entries on display at the Low Tide Gallery, Queen St.

Stop in and vote for the People’s Choice and Youthful Visions awards! Awards Ceremony at 4:00PM, Low Tide Gallery.

10:00AM – 4:00PM   3rd annual Ciderfest Market               

Bridgetown Arena -- Jeffrey Street

All vendors welcome. Book your spot by September 8th. Prize for the Best Dressed Booth. For more information contact Shirley Peebles @ 588-2009 or sewinns@live.ca.

Sponsored by End of the Line Pub & Grill

12:00PM – 4:00PM    8th Annual Music Jamboree

Bridgetown Arena -- Jeffrey Street

Continuous Live music. For more info contact Steve Clayton at 665-2697. 50/50 Draw proceeds in support of Bridgetown Centennial Pool.  

Sponsored by Bridgetown Community Recreation Association

11:00PM – 3:00PM  “ Show and Shine”  Classic cars                

Jubilee Park

$2.00 admission for spectators, children under 10 free.  

Registration from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Dept. canteen on site. For more information contact David Mack @ 665-2957  or jdmack1@mac.com.

Sponsored by Treeline Project Management

1:00PM - 4:00PM Terry Fox Run

The Run/Walk will take place on Sunday at 1pm from the Bridgetown Library. Support The Terry Fox Foundation by dropping by and making a donation. Bliss FitzRandolph will be there from 1pm till 4pm. Come on by and say hello.

3:30PM     The Vernon Dakin Family Car Rally

Bridgetown Regional High School (back parking lot)

Cars, drivers and navigators should be on site by 3:00PM to register.

$10.00 entry fee per car. For info contact Michèle @ 825-8075.

Info will be provided on where to start, where to finish, where you can go and where you can’t. Free barbecue for all participants at the finish line.      

Sponsored by Connell Chrysler Dodge


St. Alphonsus Church, 93 Bridgetown Lane

Featuring local musicians. Everyone welcome.

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