2017 Festival Theme: "Rooted in Tradition"

Full Schedule of 2017 ABF Events

As events are scheduled, the website will be updated. Please check back often!

Valley Vines – Wine Tasting Event

Saturday, April 29, 2017 6pm - 9pm

Location: Wolfville Farmer's Market

A wine pairing night like no others! Get a taste of what Nova Scotia has to offer with Valley Vines! Featuring 100% Nova Scotian wines and foods.

Tickets:
$35 in advance (Click here for tickets)
$40 at the door
Includes:
6 wine pairings – with purchase of additional pairing tickets available
Souvenir wine glass

Wineries so far:
-Muwin Estate Wines Red Barn
-Planters Ridge
-Benjamin Bridge
-Sainte Famille Wines
-Gaspereau Vineyards
-Annapolis Highland Vineyards

Food Vendors so far:
-Meadowbrook Meat Market
-Den’s Fudge
-Crystany’s Brasserie

Want to be a vendor? We would love to have you! Contact info@appleblossom.com ATTN: Katie Godon.

Applelicious Apple Week

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Location:

Celebrate the kick-off to May and the countdown to the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival with Applelicious Apple Week. Enjoy apple-themed dishes from local businesses spread across the entire Annapolis Valley. The best part is the more you try, the more chances you have to win some awesome prizes! Every three dishes you try enters you to win.
Support local and eat your way through the Annapolis Valley.

May 7 – May 13

Places to eat so far:
The Restaurant Pasta Jax
Pascalice’s Bistro
Applewoods
Surfs Resturaunt
Paddy’s Pub – Wolfville
Slow Dough Pastries & Café
The Port Pub
Oaken Barrel pub
Kellock’s Restaurant
Spitfire Arms
Green Elephant Café

Want to join in on the food fun with your business? Email us today: info@appleblossom.com!

Paint Nite

Friday, May 19, 2017 7pm - 9pm

Location: Berwick Lions Hall, 225 Veterans Drive, Berwick, NS

Tickets are selling fast so be sure to purchase them now!

https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1177196

This fundraiser will help grow and build this cherished festival for years to come. In addition to an amazing night of instructed painting fun, there will be a bar on site for all your needs, as well as a free Bulwark Craft Cider sample with every ticket! Can’t wait to see you there!

Apple Blossom Market

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4pm - 7pm

Location: Wolfville Farmer's Market

Join us for your mid-week top up of groceries with products from all product categories, while this week enjoying your $10 Market Supper with all the regular deliciousness plus some added apple-inspired foods on the menu. We will of course be adding apple to your complimentary serving of salad with maple dressing and you can delight in Apple Blossom Bouquets at your table. There will be a hands on grafting demonstration with Lee Gillespie of Gillespie Farms and at 6 pm Richard Hennigar will offer a talk and demo on apple tree pruning.

Opening Ceremonies

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:00pm

Location: Annapolis Valley First Nations Bingo Hall, 29 Toney Blvd, Cambridge, NS

Valley Ghost Walks Present: Kentville’s Apple Blossom Haunt

Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:30pm

Location: Meet at the outside steps of the Cornwallis Inn, Kentville

Penook, Horton’s Corner, The Devil’s Half Acre, Kentville. The Shire Town of Kings has certainly been a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

Join Jerome the GraveKeeper and his ghostly friends as they lead you on a family-friendly, historical production as part of the 85th Apple Blossom Festival. Now in our 10th year, Valley Ghost Walks celebrate the incredible tales from the incredibly-rich Annapolis Valley.

These 2-hour walks start at the outside steps of the Cornwallis Inn (325 Main St.). Family-friendly and rain or shine. Indoor location available in case of really bad weather. Check online and facebook for all updates.

This is our first of seven Kentville Ghost Walks this year.

Price:
$16 Adults, $13 Students (fees included)
Available at Ticketpro.ca and all Ticketpro outlets including:
Cochrane’s Pharmasave, Wolfville
Wilsons Pharmasave, Kentville & Berwick
HomeHardware, Windsor

valleyghostwalks.com    https://valleyghostwalks.com/kentville-walk


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Blossom Brew Night

Thursday, May 25, 2017 5pm - 9pm

Location: Wolfville Farmer's Market

Get a taste of what the valley has to offer with local beer, ciders and spirits!

$25 in advance: https://secure.ticketpro.ca/?server=ww3&lang=en&aff=avabf#achat_WFM25ES17
$35 at the door

Tickets Include:
6 drink tickets
Souvenir Glass

Vendors so far:
Still Fired Distilleries
School House Brewery
Roof Hound Brewing Co.
Meander River Farm Brewery
Bulwark Ciders
Noggin’s Corner Cider
Paddy’s Pub Brewery
Wayfarers’s Ale Society
Binky’s donuts
Nippers, British Fish & Chips

Want to be a vendor for this event? We would love to have you! Contact info@appleblossom.com ATTN: Katie Godon.

Valley Tea

Thursday, May 25, 2017 7pm

Location: Hantsport

Coronation of Annapolisa LXXXV

Friday, May 26, 2017 7:15pm

Location: Acadia University Convocation Hall

89.3 K-Rock Birthday Bash & ABF Fireworks

Friday, May 26, 2017

Location: Memorial Park, Kentville, NS

Blossom Fun Run & Fitness Fair

Saturday, May 27, 2017 8am - 11am

Location: Kingston

The Fitness Fair will be back once again and we are proud to say we will be bringing back the Apple Blossom Fun Run, which was once a traditional event! There will be a 1k and 5k event.

Registration begins at 7am

Warm-up at 7:45am

Run begins at 8:00am

Fitness Fair will be open from 8am – 11am

Want to be a vendor for this event? We would love to have you! Contact info@appleblossom.com ATTN: Katie Godon.

Children’s Parade

Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:00am

Location: Kentville, NS

Grand Street Parade

Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:00pm

Location: Kentville, NS

AVR/Magic 94.9/Paddy’s Pub Street Dance

Saturday, May 27, 2017 7pm - 12am

Location: Aberdeen Street, Kentville, NS

Northville Farm Heritage Centre

Sunday, May 28, 2017 10:00am

Location: 1158 Steadman Road, Northville

 (Rain Date—June 4)
Price—$5 (free under 12)
Description—Antique Tractors (pre 1965) pulling a weighted sled
Info may be found on our web site later–closer to the date.

Valley Tour

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Location: