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.
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!
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!
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…)
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.
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…)
New Venue~~~~~Bigger Show~~~~ More Vendors!
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.
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 email@example.com
Congratulations to Alxys Chamberlain of Kingston, our 83rd Queen Annapolisa!
Alxys Chamberlain, the 20-year-old daughter of Kelly and Brent Chamberlain, is completing her BA in English and Psychology and minoring in Law and Society at Dalhousie University. Alxys graduated from West Kings District High School in 2013, receiving the Faculty Award and other scholarships. Alxys served on the Student’s Council for four years and was President her graduating year. She proudly completed all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh program and attended the Legion Leadership Training Camp. Alxys enjoys music, sewing, reading and playing multiple sports and now coaches local girls soccer. Her employment with the Kingston Day Camp has sparked her interest in becoming a teacher. Alxys’ passion for volunteerism has taken her in many directions, including assisting with Relay for Life, a national law competition, and in Peru with MEDLIFE, on a medical mission in 2014. Alxys is excited to represent Kingston and give back to her community. The Village of Kingston is so very proud that she has been named Queen of this years festival!
Congratulations are also due, to Princess Aylesford, Amelia Johnston named 1st Lady in Waiting and Princess Port Williams Sarah MacKinnon named 2nd Lady in Waiting. Princess Windsor, Stephanie Boone, was named Miss Congeniality, and Princess Coldbrook, Taylor Swinimer, was named Miss Community Spirit.
Artist Ruth Abernethy has been working on creating a tribute portrait to honour scientist Charles Eaves, whose research extended the storage life of fruit allowing for more effective and efficient international shipping. Dr. Eaves’ methodology was eventually adopted by producers all around the world.
The tribute art piece will consist of a bronze figure, bronze apple barrel with logo plus stacked apple cartons. The apple barrels and crates will have inscribed panels telling of the research, of fruit production in Nova Scotia, of Kentville’s Experimental Farm, and of Dr. Eaves himself.
The piece will sit at Kentville’s east end trail head park area, to be henceforth known as “Eaves Hollow”. Appropriately enough, the bronze arrangement will be seen by all passing parade participants as it is only metres away from the main road along the east end of the Apple Blossom Festival’s Grand Street Parade Route.
Installation of the piece is scheduled for May 27th, and an official unveiling of the piece will take place on May 29th at 3:30pm. Residents of the Valley and visitors to the area during Apple Blossom time are sure to be impressed by the piece, and all are encouraged to visit the site and learn more about “Dr. Apple”. For more information contact the Town of Kentville @ 902-679-2549.