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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                                                    

                                                  

CULTURAL EVENTS
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

 Kitchen Party

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


ACADIAN DAY
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
SPONSOR LIST



Platinum Sponsors

Town of Madawaska 
Northern Computers, Inc. 
Mardens  Surplus & Salvage 
United Insurance Company
Town Square Media 


Gold Sponsors

St. John Valley Times/Fiddlehead Focus 
Channel X  Radio 
Acadia FCU 
Simple Computer's 101   
Robert's Jewelry Store  


Silver Sponsors

Valley Security   
Maine Acadian Heritage Council 
American Legion Post 147   
NorState FCU 


Bronze Sponsors

Inn of Acadia   
Dolly's  Restaurant 
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 
Madtown Clothing 
Martin's Motel 
Paradis Shop N Save 
Deschaines Sanitation
Pelletier Ford Motors 

Patrons

Madawaska Four Corners Park 
University of Maine at Fort Kent 
Bob's Neighborhood Inc. 
Rudolph Pelletier, Esq. 
FA Peabody  Company
Tang Palace Restaurant
Little Debbies   
Daigle Oil Ccompany
Carrot Top Corp. Cigaret Shopper   


Individual Sponsors

Misty Meadows
Daigle's Appliance & Sports Center   
Bob Bellefleur, Esq.   
Gary's Yamaha   
Ken L. Electric, Inc. 
Tulsa  Inc.
Madawaska Senior Citizen Club 
WOWL Channel 16   






 




 




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