2016 Festival Theme: "East Coast To The Core – Celebrating Nova Scotia"

Valley Vines – Wine Pairing Night – CANCELLED

Due to low ticket sales, this fundraiser has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see you at future Apple Blossom events. We truly could not be successful without your support!

*Vendors have been notified of this cancellation.

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Blossom Brew Night Fundraiser A Success

A huge thank you to the event sponsor K-Rock 89.3 and to all who participated in the Blossom Brew Night which took place May 28th. This event raised $1824.60 to support the Apple Blossom Festival. Participants enjoyed beer and cider produced locally by Schoolhouse Brewery, Paddy’s Pub, Bad Apple Brewhouse, Noggins Farm, Stutz, Shipbuilder’s Cider, and Bulwark Cider. The Edible Sideshow Food Truck and Binky’s Donuts were on hand and East Coast Lifestyle’s Alex MacLean provided entertainment. The Apple Blossom Festival Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who was involved and is grateful for the support of the community.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1368330-apple-blossom-festival-suds-cider-showcased-at-brew-night

Blossom Blues Concert a go in Wolfville

5 Time ECMA Winner Charlie A’Court and  multi-faceted talent Christine Campbell are hitting Wolfville’s Al Whittle Theatre for this year’s Blossom Blues Concert.  The Apple Blossom Festival is excited that the event is back this year and with these two performers it promises to be a hit.

It’ll be a busy time in Wolfville that saturday as the concert is happening just after the Blossom Brew Night event on Saturday May 28th.  Concert starts at 7:30 and ends at around 10:00.  Tickets will be available through Ticketpro.  Stay tuned for more updates!

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Blossom Breakfast back for a second year!

Join the Kentville Kinsmen & AVR’S Mike Surrette broadcasting live from the 2nd Annual Kinsmen Apple Blossom Breakfast!  New last year to the ABF regular line-up, the Kinsmen Apple Blossom Breakfast kicked off the weekends festivities and got festival goers in the mood for celebrating!

This year’s event promises to be better than the last, and again we will welcome the Royal Party as they make their community visit to Kentville.  Drop in and meet your Councillors, Mayors, local radio personalities, Festival representatives and other special guests while enjoying a delicious breakfast!  Taking place on Friday May 27th at the Kentville Rec Centre from 7 am- 10 am.  A free will offering gets you admission and a yummy plate of pancakes and sausage, coffee tea and juice.

Also enjoy a special visit from Queen Annapolisa and the 2016 Royal Party!

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Blossom Brew Night rounds out list of ABF Signature events for 2016

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The Apple Blossom Festival has added a fun new events to it’s regular line-up of family fun.  This year’s festival will feature an adult event showcasing valley beer and cider!  Local powerhouses Paddys, Schoolhouse Brewery, and Bad Apple Brewhouse will all be on hand showcasing beers, & Stutz and Shipbuilders Cider, Noggins Cider, and Bulwark Cider will all be providing their versions of a valley favourite.   (more…)

Apple Blossom Board Looks for help to keep Festival going

The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival runs annually the last weekend of May and has been doing so for 83 years, this year being their 84th. With 84 years of festival comes 84 years of tradition and agricultural heritage.

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Unfortunately, the Apple Blossom Festival has run into some issues where funding and volunteers are lacking. It takes thousands of sponsorship dollars to plan, organize and implement the 6 very busy days of festival, and a board of 12 very dedicated volunteers do their best to make it all possible. The festival is rolling on but donations are needed to keep it going. (more…)

APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL OF CRAFTS

Saturday May 28, 2016 9am – 4pm

New Venue~~~~~Bigger Show~~~~ More Vendors!

Celebrate and support our local artisans and crafters

Join our artisans and crafters from across the Maritimes at the NSCC Kingstec Campus in Kentville, as we celebrate the diversity of handmade arts and crafts  at our Annual Apple Blossom Festival of Crafts.

No matter what you are looking for, you’ll be sure to find it among the artstisans and crafters  participating in this much anticipated, juried show.

Uncover one-of-a-kind, handcrafted  treasures that are perfect for holidays, birthdays, weddings, and just because gifts for friends, family…and yourself!

This  show’s profits will go to the Northeast Kings Education Centre’s  Music Department in support of music purchases, equipment maintenance and travel. 

festivalofcrafts@outlook.com

Apple Blossom Festival added new Board Members at the Annual AGM

Thanks to everyone who attended the Apple Blossom Festival AGM on October 29th.  Our new Board for 2016 has been nominated and are ready to get to work.  Thanks also to the Kings County Courthouse Museum for hosting.

 

ABF is still recruiting volunteers for festival week, and a few positions on the board remain open.  For information email info@appleblossom.com

 

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