Summers End Folk Festival, August 18-19

Summers End Folk Festival, August 18-19

Well, it’s not REALLY the end of summer, is it?

Summers End Folk Festival is situated on the small island of Grand Manan, nestled in the south western corner of New Brunswick, Canada – the SEFF is a festival founded on creativity, the arts and bringing music into the community of Grand Manan.

Summers End Folk Festival, now headed into its eighth year was started with the hopes of being the basis of many ongoing opportunities and beginnings in the arts community on the Island. At the heart of the festival you’ll find two things, a love for good music as well as the people of this community. This is our way of trying to do something positive and beautiful within the community.

Summers End is a festival spanning two days (August 18 + 19, 2017). We host a wide range of performers both new and established. This years festival will consist of 10-15 performers over two nights in an intimate outdoor setting, just
steps away from the ocean.

The festival attracts anywhere from 400 – 600 attendees, both local and from abroad – for many people this is a chance to take in both amazing artists as well as some of the most beautiful scenery eastern Canada has to offer (the bay of Fundy is one of the seven wonders of the world!).

http://summersendfolkfestival.tumblr.com/about for more info.

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Roosevelt Cup Yacht Race – Aug 19 and 20th

Roosevelt Cup Yacht Race – Aug 19 and 20th

The Passamaquoddy Yacht Club sponsors several races per season. This one starts off Campobello Island and is a two day race, followed by one of the best parties of the year! Race awards, delicious food, good company! Starts at 4 pm EST at Prince Cottage in Roosevelt Campobello International Park.
http://www.passamaquoddyyachtclub.org/ for more info.

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Grand Manan Birding Festival

Grand Manan Birding Festival

Saturday, August 19, 2017 to Monday, August 28, 2017
Tour Duration: 10 days
Tour Price: $2,975 CAD, $2,530 USD
Single Supplement: $545 CAD, $465 USD
Tour Starts/Ends: Saint John, New Brunswick
+ 15% HST for Canadians, + 7.5% HST for non-Canadians
Guide: Jared Clarke
Number of Persons Limit: 12

Our birding New Brunswick & Grand Manan birding tour combines diverse bird life with beautiful panoramas of wildflowers, picturesque fishing villages and fabulous views of whales.

We visit Grand Manan Island when fall migration peaks for several groups of birds, and we could see well over 20 species of warblers, including a good chance for rarities like Prairie Warbler.

The interior forests support breeding populations of Black-backed Woodpecker, Spruce Grouse, White-winged Crossbill and Boreal Chickadee.

Seabirds are diverse; along with Black Guillemots and Northern Gannets, we are quite likely to see Great and Sooty Shearwaters, Razorbills, Atlantic Puffins, Common and Arctic Terns, and Northern Fulmars, and there is always a good chance of seeing jaegers, Storm-Petrels and Black-legged Kittiwakes.

We also take in the amazing shorebird concentrations of the Bay of Fundy, renowned for the highest tides on earth, and the sand dunes of Kouchibouguac National Park.

http://www.eagle-eye.com/New-Brunswick-Birding-Tour for more info

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St. Stephen Chocolate Festival

St. Stephen Chocolate Festival

Grab your passport and head to the land of all things chocolate!
Canada’s Chocolate Town, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, will be hosting Chocolate Fest 2016 from Saturday, July 30th until Saturday, August 6th, 2016.

Save the dates and come out to Chocolate Fest 2016 to delight all of your senses and discover the wonder of chocolate as you enjoy…

New events this year !!
Chocolate-themed lunches and dinners
Family-friendly events, entertainment and competitions
Delicious and relaxed evenings with Choctails.
Testing your skills as you create your own ‘hand-crafted’ chocolates
Meeting our mascots, Chocolate Mousse and his lovely wife, Tiffany
Indulging in new and delicious experiences
This is one Festival that you will not want to miss!

http://chocolate-fest.ca/site/ for more information

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St. Stephen New Brunswick

St. Stephen New Brunswick

If you have a current passport, St. Stephen is just over the river from Calais, Maine.  It’s a small town.  It’s a little gritty, like most of the rural towns in that area — on both sides of the border.  If you pop over, you’ll find a Tim Horton’s for coffee and, of course, Timbits.  St. Stephen is know as Canada’s Chocolate Town so you really can’t find anything bad to say about that.   You can tour the chocolate museum and visit the Ganong candy shop.  And if your vacation coincides with the annual chocolate fest (usually early August), all the better!

#downeasttravel #twonationvacation #newbrunswick #chocolate #timhortons #timbits #ststephen

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Whiting Store and Int’l Welcome Center

Whiting Store and Int’l Welcome Center

 

You want to explore all that Down East Maine has to offer. You’ve wandered through the blueberry barrens in Jonesboro. You’ve maybe stopped for lunch or a bit of shopping in Machias and now you’re still headed east. Just when you think, “Holy jeepers, where the heck am I going?” you’ll come to a crossroads. To the right is the road to Lubec and Campobello Island. Straight ahead is the road towards Eastport, Calais and New Brunswick. At the fork is the Whiting Store and the International Welcome Center. If you have any questions about the area, this is the place to get answers (and a spotless rest room, to boot). If you need snacks and provisions, the Whiting Store has it all, from staples to hot foods to a bit of gossip. Add in gas and wifi and you’ve got everything you need to get you ready to continue your adventure.

#Campobello #Lubec #Eastport #NewBrunswick #twonationvacation #whiting #vacationreststop #vacation

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