New Brunswick Festivals

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New Brunswick does its best to ensure that every visitor to the province has an enjoyable vacation. Many people return year after year to spend some time in this beautiful spot. Everyone expects to see their old favourites but they can always expect a new attraction in this Atlantic Province.

Every year, more activities and events are added to the long list of New Brunswick attractions. The 1st Annual Music Barn Bluegrass Festival was held in 2010. As well, the 2nd annual Cultural Expressions Festival took place at Officers’ Square in Fredericton during the summer. In celebration of Canadian Multiculturalism day, this free event focused on diversity. The festival featured 70 performances of music, song, and dance, as well as demonstrations, games, and other activities.

New Brunswick offers an amazing number of festivals. The events cater to varied interests and occur throughout the year in different areas of the province. The Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta, the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada, is a hot-air balloon festival in the River Valley region. Balloons launch twice a day during this festival.

The Atlantic Visual Arts Festival (Festival des arts visuels en Atlantique) is a cultural event featuring lectures, exhibitions, talks, and youth workshops, as well as an auction. The “Dfi cration en direct,” the festival’s main activity, allows guests to watch artists as they create works based on a specific theme.The 2010 Atlantic Visual Arts Festival took place in July. In fact, New Brunswick has festivals that celebrate sandpipers and seafood and ‘everything in between’ – a festival to please everyone.

New Brunswick festivals honour its roots and people. Numerous events focus on the culture of the province’s earliest settlers – the First Nations, Acadian, and Scottish people. Music festivals can have Scottish dances, First Nation drums, Acadian fiddlers, or maybe an unforgettable combination of different musical styles.

New Brunswick hosts events in every season. Fall festivals are a big draw and are well-attended by locals and tourists.The FICFA (Festival international du cinma francophone en Acadie), held in Moncton and Dieppe during September, highlights French-language cinema especially Acadian cinema.

The Doaktown Fall Frolic is a must-see autumn festival. This event is held in the scenic area surrounding the Southwest Miramichi River. The list of fun activities includes logging competitions, canoe rides, and quilt shows, as well as tours of historic homes. The Doaktown Fall Frolic is the perfect place to ‘frolic’ in fall.

The Hunters Fall Festival is an incredible fall festival that runs from September-November. Held in the River Valley Scenic Drive region of New Brunswick, this festival has hayrides, campfires, corn maze, and a fantastic farmer’s market, as well as other fun events. The farmer’s market has hydro-cooled corn, all kinds of fresh produce, homemade bread, pies, and rolls, pickles and preserves, and local crafts. A fall festival like no other!

Visitors can find similar fun-filled festivals and events across the province at any time of year. Vacationers can always find terrific accommodations including New Brunswick cottages and hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns, hotel suites, and resorts, as well as cozy cabins. There is something for everyone at New Brunswick Festivals.

Travel is a passion for Richard and he had the good fortune to visit over 30 countries – working and living around the globe. This broad experience, coupled with his business adventures as an entrepreneur, gives him a unique perspective on travel destinations. Richard writes about his favourite spots and hopes that you will follow him on his adventures.

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  1. One other up and coming attraction to New Brunswick is the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo, check it out you won’t be dissapointed!!

    The Larlee Creek Hullabaloo will host its 4th annual music festival along the banks of the beautiful St. John River on August 19-21, 2011 in Perth-Andover, NB. One of the hottest and fastest growing music festivals on the East Coast, The Larlee Creek Hullabaloo is a three day musical experience featuring some of Eastern Canada’s most talented musicians representing genres of Blues, Rock, Country, Blue Grass, Folk and everything in between. With performances ranging from individual acts, to song writers circles to the all-out musical free-for-all known as the Big Hullabaloo audiences get to see the artists in several settings in an intimate outdoor setting and the professional sound and stage crews make sure that the music is concert hall quality.

    The well-appointed festival grounds include: food, artisan and community vendors, CD and merchandise sales, face painting and a beer tent to satisfy the needs of all hullabaloo’ers. Located adjacent to Baird’s campground ensures the audience has easy access to accommodations as well as the festival.

    Weekend passes available soon! For further ticket, artist and festival information please call 1 877-778-7271, visit or email the Hullaba-crew at
    Make plans today to attend and treat yourself to a musical experience that you won’t soon forget.

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