Harvest of Fun - September 10-14, 2014

The Bridgetown Ciderfest is an annual fall festival celebrating the apple harvest in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Ciderfest is five days filled with fun, food and friends.

Events will include the Queen Street Celebrations, the Youth Ambassador Program, the Grand Street Parade, the Show & Shine, the Rubber Duck Race, the Cardboard Boat Regatta, and the Car Rally, amongst many others, including some exciting new ones, which can be found on the Schedule of Events page

Don't miss this great family event! There is something for everyone at the Bridgetown Ciderfest!

2013 Events

THE 2014 EVENT CALENDAR WILL BE POSTED SOON. HERE IS A TASTE OF WHAT HAPPENED IN 2013

2013 EVENT SCHEDULE

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12


11:30AM - Youth Ambassadors LUNCHEON     

Bridgetown Lions Club Hall (Church Street)
$7.00 per person at the Door
An opportunity to meet this year’s Youth Ambassador Candidates. Come show your support for this great program!

Sponsored by Bridgetown Lions Club.


12 NOON – 4:00PM    Apple Pie Contest

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #33
Categories: Adult, 17 and under
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
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.


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

Royal Canadian Legion #33
Fundraiser for Ciderfest
Turkey Dinner with all the fixings - $12 per plate
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 The End of the Line Pub, Eden Golf Course or purchased online by Credit Card/PayPal HERE.

Sponsored by Bridgetown Home Hardware Building Centre.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13


4:00PM - 9:00PM SILENT AUCTION

Come in to the Old United Church Building, 298 Granville St., Bridgetown and bid on some great items all in support of the library. pdfSee this poster for how you can help.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library


5:00PM  “A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BRIDGETOWN” CONTEST

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST SHOOTING period BEGINS

24 Hour Contest -  Photos must be taken between this time and Sat., Sept 14 at 5:00PM. Public Voting and Awards on Sunday at Low Tide Gallery. Advance entry forms are available pdfhere and entry drop-off is on Saturday at Integrity Printing.

Take your best shots of Bridgetown 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


6:00PM – 9:30PM    Graves Valufoods Queen Street Cafe   N.B. THIS HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE BRIDGETOWN ARENA DUE TO POSSIBLE BAD WEATHER 

Queen Street / Rain Location – Bridgetown Arena
30th Anniversary Cake and Cider.
Sing, dance and have great fun with Allen and Lisa of Starcatchers
Barbecue & several Food Vendors on site.  
Wine tent sponsored by Annapolis Highland Vineyards.
Tons of fun for the kids. Bouncy kingdom, face painting. Games /activities presented by the Library and Family Matters
Meet and greet your new Youth Ambassador.

Sponsored by Graves Valufoods


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14


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 or Scott Toole at 665-0001/824-2677  Entry Fee $300.00. Guaranteed 3 games. Cash Prizes


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. Download registration form pdfHERE and bring it with you that day.

Sponsored by the Bridgetown Seakings


9:00AM – Noon   AVRL Book Sale

Annapolis Valley Regional Library on Bay Road.
Tons of books  at phenomenal prices.


9:00AM – Noon  Motorcycle  SHOW AND SHINE

Queen Street
Get in on the first Ciderfest motorcycle fest
Bring your bike and check out everyone else’s!
People's Choice Award
For more information contact Shirley Peebles @ 588-2009 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


9:30AM    Harvest Prayer Walk

Starts at Inglewood Baptist Church. Ends at Salvation Army Citadel.
Interdenominational. All are welcome.


10:00AM – 12:00AM     APPLE ORCHARD TOUR  

Bus pickup at End of the Line Pub parking lot
Take a tour of Jim Inglis’ apple orchard!
Tour at 10:00am
Bus pickup & return at End of the Line Pub. Free Will Offering.


10:00PM - 3:00PM SILENT AUCTION (4pm to 6pm for pickup of won items)

Come in to the Old United Church Building, 298 Granville St., Bridgetown and bid on some great items all in support of the library. 
Auction won items can be picked up from 4pm to 6pm.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library


12:00PM – 3:00PM   BOAT TOURS - THESE TOURS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

Riverfront – Jubilee Park
A great opportunity to  have a view  from the  water
Free will offering for Ciderfest


2:00PM    Children’s Parade           

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 from Scotia Gift Baskets. For more information e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsored by Scotiabank.


2:00PM   Grand Street Parade        

Parade Marshalls – Original 1983 Ciderfest Organizing Committee (Peter Hydman, Barb Lycett, Harry Marshall & Wendy Tupper)

Be on the lookout for buskers and entertainment pre-parade on Granville Street at 1:45.

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 or see HERE.

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


3:30PM    Cardboard Boat Regatta

Riverfront,  Jubilee Park

No Entry Fee but pre-registration is needed by 09 September 2013. Rules and entry form available pdfhere.

Categories

10 to 13 age group
14 to 18 age group
Open category
N.B. Entires are 2 person boats

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. 

Sponsored by  Re/Max Banner Real Estate


5:00PM  “A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BRIDGETOWN” CONTEST

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST SHOOTING PERIOD ENDS

Submit entries at Integrity Printing before 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 locations of Valley Credit Union and End of the Line Pub.   

Sponsored by Integrity Printing


9:00PM – 1:00PM 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           


 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15


 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! Registration forms and rules available here. For more info call Allen @ 588-2024.


10:00AM – 2:00PM  “A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BRIDGETOWN”

PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD

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   3rd Annual Ciderfest Market N.B. THIS HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE BRIDGETOWN ARENA DUE TO POSSIBLE BAD WEATHER 

Post Office Street
All vendors welcome. Book your spot by September 8th. Here is a pdfregistration form for your convenience. For more information contact Shirley Peebles @ 588-2009 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


10:00AM - 12 NOON Cool Moves BMX display team

McKenna Street in front of old firewall. 


12:00PM - 3:00PM SILENT AUCTION PICKUP

Auction won items can be picked up. If items are not picked up by 3pm Sunday, they will go to the next highest bidder.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library


12:00 PM – 4:00PM    7th Annual Music Jamboree N.B. THIS HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE BRIDGETOWN ARENA DUE TO POSSIBLE BAD WEATHER 

Post Office Street at the Ciderfest Market / Rain Location - Bridgetown Arena
Continuous Live music. For more info contact Steve Clayton at 665-2697. 50/50 Draw conducted by the Scotiabank staff - proceeds in support of Bridgetown Centennial Pool. Full program of Jamboree entertainment can be seen pdfHERE.

Sponsored by BCRA

A BIG ‘THANK YOU” TO ALL THE ENTERTAINERS WHO PERFORM THROUGHOUT THE DAY AT NO CHARGE  and to the staff of Scotiabank for their support in our fund raising


1:00PM - 4:00PM - Terry Fox Run

Meet in Front of Bridgetown Library on Queen Street


 

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

Jubilee Park - 228 Granville Street West
$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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sponsored by The End of the Line Pub. 


3:30PM     The Vernon Dakin Family Car Rally

Bridgetown Regional High School
Cars, drivers and navigators should be on site by 3:30PM to register.
$10.00 entry fee per car.
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.


7:30 PM   SERVICE OF SONG

St Alphonsus Church – 93 Bridgetown Lane
Featuring local musicians
Everyone welcome