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This week in Fredericton: September 5 - 10

This week in Fredericton: September 5 - 10

This week in Fredericton we welcome back the NBex (Celebrating its 190th year!), sample local culinary treats with Feast in the Field and take a day trip to the pretty little village of Gagetown for their annual “Vintage in the Village”, and of course, we are gearing up our eardrums for the ever-popular “Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival”!

NBex Celebrating 190 years!
New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition (NBex) is celebrating its 190th year!  This event, formerly known as the “Frex” is a long standing agricultural fair that has evolved over time to become a family oriented weeklong  event, complete with midway rides (and don’t forget the famous “Dippy Dogs”!), live music, stage shows and more!

 

Time for some "fun." #Fredericton #nbex

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Celebrating Food and Drink
Fredericton raises its glass to local flavours with the annual “Feast in the Field”, or in this case, Officers’ Square on September 10! This event showcases culinary delights from local chefs and eateries.  Come out and sample the variety of food that makes up the restaurant scene in the city.  Add to this some great craft beverages and live music and you have an awesome way to spend a Sunday!

Feast in the Field

Take a trip to Gagetown!
Here’s a very cool way to visit Gagetown (a 35 minute drive from Fredericton); Its “Vintage in the Village”! Walk through various venues while sipping wine out of your very own wine goblet, made by a local artisan! This annual event is a great way to see this pretty village and to sample some great regional wines.

Vintage in the Village

Coming together to celebrate Diversity!
The 7th Annual Ekpahak Gathering on September 8 invites all students attending NBCC, NBCCD, STU and UNB for an afternoon of culture, music, drumming, dancing and food! This is a free event open to the public.

Orientation Gathering

The Bridge Project
It’s a living time tunnel! On  September 8 Solo Chicken Productions in creative partnership with a community groups, organizations and artists, will use the bridge as the conduit for a multi-media exploration of our history from 1867 to 2017. Our walking bridge will be animated by theatre, art, music, dance, poetry and more!

The Bridget Project

Clap your hands, stomp your feet!
Our Summer Concert Series wraps up this week with Fredericton’s own Fredericton Concert & Marching Band on September 5 and local rock band, “Kill Chicago” on September 7;  both performances  will begin at 6:30pm.  Be sure to come out and enjoy the last of our summer concert series for the season!

Note: September concerts take place at 6:30pm.

If you are into live entertainment in a cool venue that serves craft beer, you’re in luck! Grimross Brewing Co brings you UK’s Claude Bourbon on September 7.  He will be performing a variety of guitar stylings from Middle Eastern to Spanish.

 

Eine kleine Nachtmusik #MozartInThePark #Fredericton

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Ongoing Events

Guided HeritageWalking Tours – An entertaining and educational walk with a costumed guide through the downtown! Daily at 4pm. Leaving from City Hall

Guided Heritage Walking Tour

To market , to market – Find everything from yummy pastries, award winning coffee to simply divine ethnic food with one of our markets! Just being there is an experience!

 

The only way you can get me up this early on a Saturday is for the market

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Hyla Park Frog Walks – Canada’s first amphibian sanctuary, home to the Little Gray Tree Frog offers FREE tours to learn all about this protected area. 

Coming up…

Harvest Jazz and Blues!  And don’t forget…Harvest is coming up fast, September 12-17! Do you have your tickets yet? It’s the biggest music festival of the year in Fredericton and this year’s lineup is no exception; plan now to enjoy this year’s Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.  Information on shuttles, hotel availability and street closures can be found here too!

 

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And…speaking of Harvest, Fall is one of my favourite seasons! Find out a few reasons why by reading my blog, “10+ Things to do this Fall”!

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