Preparations are underway for Sackville’s Annual WinterFest from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2

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Sackville's WinterFest is back and bigger than ever this year.

Numerous events are scheduled for Sackville’s Annual WinterFest beginning Jan. 30 and continuing until Feb. 2.

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Each year, Sackville’s annual Winterfest event continues to grow.

This wintertime lineup of activities, held at the end of January and beginning of February, has family fun in mind.

This year’s event has been expanded to four days, and has several new features, including a kick-off Martial Arts Demo at the Tantramar Civic Centre on Jan. 30. Also on that evening is a youth open gym night at the Middle Sackville Baptist Church.

A Friday evening campfire sing along and skate, with music by Shelley Bean and the Ducky Muds, will be held at Lillas Fawcett Park, and Saturday afternoon skiing, sliding, sleigh rides, and a barbecue at Beech Hill Park are the main seasonal events. 

New this year, for the Saturday family day at Beech Hill Park, a free shuttle will be running from the old fire station downtown to Beech Hill, leaving downtown at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and returning from Beech Hill at 1:30, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

“WinterFest is a great way to brighten up some of the long days of winter,”  said acting director of community development Ron Kelly Spurles. “It’s an annual event that I think has become one of the highlights of winter in Sackville. Each year we see more and more community participation. This year we’re excited by several new additions, including adding on a free shuttle service to our Saturday Family Day at Beech Hill, which should really help make it something that everyone can enjoy.”

There will be plenty of opportunities to satisfy your taste buds. The Royal Canadian Legion is serving up ham and scallop potatoes for lunch on Friday. A tasty breakfast fundraiser will be held at Sackville Lion’s Club on Saturday morning.

And of course the weekly Farmers Market will be taking place on Bridge Street on Saturday, offering something for all tastes. Saturday evening also features a new event – a WinterFest Women’s Night at the Middle Sackville Baptist Church, featuring a fun-filled cruise themed evening with a three-course meal.

A highlight of the WinterFest is the annual blues concert. The Tantramarsh Blues Society and the Town of Sackville present Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas at George’s Roadhouse on Friday evening.

This critically acclaimed blues band will be sure to delight. Tickets can be purchase in advance at Ducky’s on Bridge St in Sackville, or at the door.

Rounding out the schedule of events are a Magic Show by Al Bernard, a Magic The Gathering event, a free skate at the Tantramar Veteran’s Memorial Civic Centre, and a Family Sunday at Owens Art Gallery.

Check www.sackville.com for a complete schedule of events.

 

Organizations: Middle Sackville Baptist Church, Tantramar Civic Centre, Royal Canadian Legion Owens Art Gallery

Geographic location: Sackville, Beech Hill Park, Lillas Fawcett Park Bridge Street

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