2015 Events


5:30Pm    YOUTH Ambassadors Dinner

Bridgetown Lions Club

@Royal Canadian Legion, 20 Jeffrey Street

Spaghetti dinner. Come early, limited seating

We are proud of our Youth and their involvement in the community.  An opportunity to meet this year’s candidates for Youth Ambassador. Come show your support for this great program!

Freewill offering at the door.

Sponsored by Bridgetown Lions Club.


12 NOON – 4:00 PM    Apple Pie Contest                

Royal Canadian Legion Branch  #33

Categories: Adult, 17 and under

Contest #1 Double crust apple pies, lattice accepted. 1 (one) pie per person

New this year for you pie makers out there and you can enter a pie in each contest

Contest #2 Enter any other type pie, cream, berry, any of your favorite combinations 1 (one) pie per person

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each contest. Complimentary Bag of Flour for every pre-registrant (pick up at ValuFoods). For more information and registration call Heather Marshall @ 665-4972. Drop off pies 12:00PM – 2:00PM, Judging of pies at 2:00PM. Auction at 6:00 PM during the Ciderfest Dinner.

Sponsored by End of the Line Pub & Grill

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

Royal Canadian Legion #33 – Jeffrey Street

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  be purchased at Valley Credit Union, Bridgetown location and The End of the Line Pub.

Sponsored by  Bridgetown Home Hardware Building Centre





Come to the Firefly Makery at 29 Queen St. Bridgetown and bid on some great items in support of our  Library, Town Pool, Food Bank and School Breakfast Program.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library


24 Hour Contest -  Photos must be taken between this time and Sat., Sept 12at 5:00PM. Public Voting and Awards on Sunday at Low Tide Gallery. Advance entry forms and entry drop-off on Sat. at Integrity Printing.

Take your best shots of Bridgetown related to 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 information and entry forms at 665-5223 or nancy.godfrey@gmail.com.

5:30PM – 8:00PM    Graves freshmart  Ciderfest  Cafe

Bridgetown Arena – Jeffrey Street

An evening of fun, music, games and food for all ages. Bouncy kingdom, face painting and games from the Library, Family Matters and Annapolis County Recreation Dept. Mary’s Islanders and 4 different bands on stage providing a variety of music, country, Celtic, blues and songs to sing along to. Food vendors for supper, snacks, cotton candy and popcorn. Meet this year’s Youth Ambassador Candidates.

 Sponsored by Graves freshmart

8:30 PM – 11:00 -   Ciderfest Teen Dance   

Royal Canadian Legion Br # 33 (Jeffrey Street)

Ages 13-17

Cover Charge - $5 at the door

Canteen available


7:00AM – 10:00AM    Pancake Breakfast                 

Bridgetown Fire Hall, Bay Road

In support of the Bridgetown Volunteer Fire Department.

Free Will Offering        


ALL weekend  Co-Ed Slowpitch  Tournament

Bridgetown Memorial Field

To register, contact Steve Clayton at 665-2697  sclayton1@ns.sympatico.ca

  Entry Fee $300.00. Guaranteed 3 games.  Cash prizes

Barbecue and canteen on site.

Proceeds to support BRHS Girls Hockey Team

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

Start at Bridgetown Development Centre, Bay Road

$10.00 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 the Bridgetown SeaKings

9:00AM – Noon   AVRL Book Sale  

Annapolis Valley Regional Library on Bay Road.

Tons of books  at phenomenal prices.

10:00AM – 1:00PM   Cider Street Fest

Queen Street

Get in on the Ciderfest FUN on Queen Street

   - Buskers    - Pie Eating Contest    -sidewalk sale

  - Crafts for children –bouncy kingdom  - music     - Static displays   


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   

Free will offering

Bus pickup at End of the Line Pub parking lot

Take a tour of Jim Inglis’ apple orchard!

Tour at 10:00am, returning at 11:00am.

Bus pickup & return at End of the Line Pub

 At the Pub: Complimentary apple treats and cider following the tour


Come to the Firefly Makery at 29 Queen St. Bridgetown and bid on some great items in support of our  Library, Town Pool, Food Bank and School Breakfast Program.

Items won can be picked up immediately after Auction closes at 4pm until 6pm.

Sponsored by The Bridgetown & Area Friends of the Library

2:00PM    Children’s Parade 

Theme -  The Core of YOUR Community         

Line up at 1:15 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.

Thank you to Mrs. Nathalie Harlow and Scotia Gift Baskets for their contributions to this parade.

Sponsored by Scotiabank

2:00PM   Grand Street Parade        

Parade Marshall –   Premier  Stephen McNeil

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, Adaptations & The Source

3:00 – Barbecue in the Park

Unwind with great food and entertainment in Jubilee Park


Meat Plate  - $5.00

            Pulled Pork on a Bun with local apple cider   or

            Apple Sausage on a bun with local apple cider

 Salad Plate - $5.00

           Apple Cabbage Slaw   or

           Pasta Salad with Cider Vinaigrette or

           Broccoli apple Salad  or

           Fresh Green Medley      

Sponsored by D’Aubin Family Meats

3:30PM    Cardboard Boat Regatta

Riverfront,  Jubilee Park

No entry Fee

All entries to be 2 person boats

Categories –    10 to 13 age group

                        14 to 18 age group

                        Open category

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 3:30PM. For further information call Gerry Bezanson @ 665-5272

Life jackets to be worn  

Sponsored by Integrity Printing

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 End of the Line Pub.

Sponsored by Frasers Pro Home Centre



Submit entries at Integrity Printing before 6:00PM.

9:00PM – 1:00AM    Ciderfest Stomp

Bridgetown Arena

Adult dance  /  $10.00 cover charge

Music  - High Energy DJ Service

All proceeds to the Bridgetown Centennial Pool.

Sponsored by Bridgetown Community Recreation Association    


9:00AM – 12:00PM      4th 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! Registration forms and rules at www.bridgetownciderfest.com. For more info call Allen @ 588-2024.       



Bridgetown Memorial Field



Ballots and Entries display at the Low Tide Gallery.

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   4th Annual Ciderfest Market               

Bridgetown Arena  - Jeffrey Street

Get a jump on your Christmas shopping

All vendors welcome. Book your spot by September 1st.

For more information contact Shirley Peebles @ 588-2009 / sewinns@live.ca or Christine Grant @ 665-5078 or christinegrant@hotmail.com

Sponsored by Valley Credit Union

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

Youth Ambassador will be announced 1:30pm during Show & Shine

For more information contact David Mack @ 665-2957  or jdmack1@mac.com.

Sponsored by Treeline Project Management

3:30PM     The Vernon Dakin Family Car Rally

Bridgetown Regional High School (back parking lot)

Today is National Grandparents Day. Our grandparents are a fountain of information. Just the right companion for a car rally and the interesting facts you need to know

Cars, drivers and navigators should be on site by 3:15PM to register.

$10.00 entry fee per car.  For info contact Andy @ 665-4040

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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