MADAWASKA'S 43rd ANNUAL ACADIAN FESTIVAL
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, August 12th
1pm – CHARLEMAGNE TOURNAMENT 291 Newberry Drive, Senior Citizen Center
$5.00 Entry per person,
Contact: Pauline Marquis #728-4737
6pm -9pm – SOIREE DU BON VIEUX TEMPS with “Cindy LaRock avec le groupe Bijoux.”
Music & Dance, Learn our Acadian dances, enjoy Ployes & Cretons
Location: Senior Citizen Center
Friday, August 13th
8:30am-5:30pm – QUILTING SHOW Daigle’s Furniture Store, 350 Main Street
Sponsored by the Acadian Quilters & Daigle’s Furniture
9am- 5pm - MERCHANT SIDEWALK SALE, Main Street Madawaska
Sponsored by the St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce
10am-4pm – ART EXPO, 356 Main Street, St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce -
“ Les Artistes de la Vallee St. Jean” Contact: Gerald Fongemie #895-9551
10am - 4pm - CRAFT FAIR, 7th Avenue, Multi-Purpose Building
Contact: Bern Thibeault #543-2151
10am – WATERMELON EATING CONTEST, Children and Adults, Free
Location: 58 Main Street, Paradis Shop and Save
11am-2pm - FREE PLOYES! 78 Fox Street, NorState Federal Credit Union
11am-2pm – SENIOR PICNIC - $5 Lunch for Public
Music by La Famille LeBlanc, 7th Avenue, Multi-Purpose Building
Sponsored by American Legion Post #147, Dolly’s Restaurant & Little Debbies (CHASE)
Main Street closes at 4:30pm
PARTY DU MAIN STREET
6pm -9pm – HUMAN BILLIARDS, 1st Annual Human Billiards. 2 Person team; $25 per Team;
Senior Citizen Center Parking lot. Organized by Ruby Theriault FMI #316-6811 Cash Prizes - Trophy
6pm - 9pm - BOUNCY HOUSES, Disney Characters and more!
6pm - 8pm – FREE FACE PAINTING by Melanie Boucher
6pm - 9pm - MR. DREW AND HIS ANIMALS, TOO! Mr. Drew and His Animals Too, is a truly unique educational show.
Using animals he has rescued and rehabilitated, Mr. Drew brings hands on experience with snakes, lizards, turtles and more!
Main Street – In front of Robert’s Jewelry Store.
6pm - 9pm – VENTRILOQUIST & MAGICIAN "Dana & Friends" a magic and ventriloquist show that has several puppets including Pee Wee who is 6' tall. Dana performs juggling, surprise paper cutting and mind-boggling magic tricks. Bring the entire family to enjoy the fun and hilarious antics of Dana and his puppet friends. Location: 11th Avenue Pocket Park Main Street
7pm – ROCK N ROLL RACING – Super Speedway Track Event, $3 for a 15-Lap Race
Location: In front of Twin Rivers Training Center, Main Street
6pm -7:30pm – FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE (MADORE SHUFFLE) FMI Colin Jandreau #728-6103,
Location: In front of old Key Bank, Main Street
6pm – FIRE TRUCK SPRINKLER Madawaska Fire Dept. – For kids of all ages! Bring your swimsuit.
Location: Near Daigle’s Sports Center, Main Street
5pm - 9pm – CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT Madawaska Parks & Rec. Dept. hosts their Party Du Main Street
Corn Hole Tournament, 20 teams of 2 needed. $20 per team. Winner gets bragging rights, cash prizes and Tournament trophy.
To register contact St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce #728-7000, Location: 11th Ave pocket park.
6:30pm – POUTINE EATING CONTEST
Hosted by St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce at Jeff’s Pizza on Main Street
Age Categories: 10 and under free, 11-17 $10 entry fee, 18 & up $20 entry fee. Cash prize for winners.
6:15 - 7pm – BROKEN ROOTS (Sneak Preview) – Music by JOEY KAR of Broken Roots recently performed on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT and got 4 yes’s! https://brokenrootsmusic.com
Location: Main Street Pocket Park, near Daigle’s Furniture Store.
7pm - 11pm - TEEN DANCE with DJ Sue, Main Street Pocket Park, near Daigle’s Furniture Store.
7pm-10pm – STAR CITY SYNDICATE – “Danse Du Main Street”- A group of Maine based musicians with diverse
backgrounds playing Motown, Classic Pop and Contemporary music.
Beer Garden – Location: Farmers Market Pavilion, Main Street
8pm-11pm – LA FAMILLE LEBLANC Traditional Franco-American and Cajun Sounds
Sponsor: American Legion Post 147, Location: American Legion, Main Street
9pm - 12am – BEER GARDEN - Big Rick’s Burgers and Wings, Music by Guilty Pleasure
Saturday, August 14th
8:30am – 5K RUN, Multi-Purpose Building, 7th Avenue Sponsored by Madawaska Athletic Boosters,
7:30am Registration; 8:30am Race Starts Contact Sonya Poiesz
8:30am-2pm – QUILTING SHOW, Daigle’s Furniture Store, 350 Main Street
Sponsored by the Acadian Quilters & Daigle’s Furniture Store
9am- 5pm – MERCHANT SIDEWALK SALE, Main Street, Madawaska
Sponsored by St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce
10am - 10pm - FOOD VENDORS Great food on site
Location: 7th Ave Multi-Purpose Building
10am - 4pm – CRAFT FAIR - Contact Bern Thibeault #543-2151
Location: 7th Ave Multi-Purpose Building
10am - 4pm - ART EXPO - St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce, Main Street-
“Les Artistes de la Vallee St. Jean”
11am - 2pm – BOB’S NEIGHBORHOOD STORE– 2nd ANNUAL CAR SHOW
All proceeds go to Charity, 554 Main Street
FAMILY FUN DAY
Hosted by the Madawaska Recreation Department
10am – 4pm
Multi-Purpose Center on 7th Avenue
10am - 4pm – KIDDY PLAYGROUND– Bouncy Houses – Play all day for $3, Ages 1-5 years old
10am - MR. DREW AND HIS ANIMALS, TOO!
11am - 12pm – VENTRILOQUIST & MAGICIAN Dana Perkins
10am - 5pm – MONSTER TRUCK RIDES Monster Truck Rides by Moose Maine-iah - $8 a Ride
1pm - 3pm – FACE PAINTING by Melanie Boucher - Free
10am - TRACTOR TRAIN RIDES – Misty Meadows - $1 a Ride
10am -5pm – GIANT INFLATABLES by Blast Party - $3 and Play all day
10am-4pm - ATV RIDES – Free Rides for kids, Sponsored by ATVenture Club.
10am – ROCK N ROLL RACING - Super Speedway Track Event, $3 per 15-Lap Race
10:30am - 11am – ZUMBA DEMONSTRATION – Suzanne Gendreau
Hosted by the St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce
Multi-Purpose Building on 7th Avenue
10am- 3pm – ACADIAN TREASURES – Display of Acadian Crafts and Food Demonstrations,
examples as follows: (not all are listed)
10am - 3pm – Display of Madawaska Memories with over 60, 8 x 10 photos by Liz Morneault
11am - 3pm – Snowshoe Demonstration by Brian Theriault
11:15 - 11:30 -Talk re. “Making of Snowshoes” by Brian Theriault with Book Signing
11:30am - 2:30pm - LA FAMILLE LEBLANC -Traditional Franco-American and Cajun Sounds
12pm - 12:45pm – Pot en Pot, Authentic Acadian Meal Demonstration by Fran Gendreau
1pm - 1:30pm – Rope Making Demonstration by Zoë Gendreau-Distler
Frenchville Historical Society on Site
Traditionally gathering at folk’s homes; playing music and singing along, like back in the good old days!
Join us as we listen to the old fashioned songs of yesteryear!
3pm - 3:45pm – Music by Old Strings
4pm - 4:45pm – Music by Sunshine Boys
5pm - 6:30pm - Music by Verna Cyr’s Family
SATURDAY NIGHT MUSIC & DANCE
6:30 pm - BEER GARDEN by BIG RICKS – Multi-Purpose Building – Open to General Public
7pm - 8pm – MUSIC BY GUILTY PLEASURE
8pm - 8:45 – BROKEN ROOTS Music by JOEY KAR of Broken Roots recently performed on
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT! https://brokenrootsmusic.com ; VIP Ticket Price $25 Includes private Beer Garden; Chairs & Tent, General Admission $15 (Bring chairs)
8:45 pm - WE ARE THE WORLD – By Local Talent – Tribute to Jesse Waltman
7pm -7:45pm & 8:30pm - 9:30pm – BROKEN ROOTS Music by JOEY KAR of Broken Roots recently performed
on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT https://brokenrootsmusic.com
9:00pm – FIREWORKS
9:30pm - MUSIC BY JOEY KAR OF BROKEN ROOTS
Sunday, August 15th
11am – ACADIAN MASS – St. David Church
10:30am – FIREMEN’S CHICKEN BBQ Tickets $10.00 ($13.00 Canadian)
Location: Madawaska Fire Station Sponsor: Madawaska Fire Department
1pm - 43rd ANNUAL ACADIAN FESTIVAL PARADE
Location: Main Street
3pm- 6pm - MUSIC BY LA FAMILLE LEBLANC – Bicentennial Park
3pm - 5pm - ACADIAN CHICKEN STEW w. PLOYES - Price for chicken stew & ployes $6
6pm –TINTAMARRE PARADE – Bring your noisemakers, pots and pans or Grosse Tȇtes
and let’s make noise in celebration of our Acadian Traditions - Bicentennial Park
43rd Acadian Festival 2021
Town of Madawaska
Northern Computers, Inc.
Mardens Surplus & Salvage
United Insurance Company
Town Square Media
St. John Valley Times/Fiddlehead Focus
Channel X Radio
Simple Computer's 101
Robert's Jewelry Store
Maine Acadian Heritage Council
American Legion Post 147
Inn of Acadia
Twin Rivers Paper Company
Dead River Company
Northern Maine Medical Center
Pelletier Ford Motors
St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce
Central Building Supply
Le Club Francais
Daigle & Houghton
Paradis Shop N Save
Pelletier Ford Motors
Madawaska Four Corners Park
University of Maine at Fort Kent
Bob's Neighborhood Inc.
Rudolph Pelletier, Esq.
FA Peabody Company
Tang Palace Restaurant
Daigle Oil Ccompany
Carrot Top Corp. Cigaret Shopper
Daigle's Appliance & Sports Center
Bob Bellefleur, Esq.
Ken L. Electric, Inc.
Madawaska Senior Citizen Club
WOWL Channel 16
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St. John Valley Chamber ofCommerce & Tourism