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This week in Fredericton: September 10-16

This week in Fredericton we have the wildly popular Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, some great live theatre, a county fair and Open Farm Day!

A Harvest-ing we will go!
The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival  is in the air, and you know what that means! The streets come alive with music, vendors, art, craft, busking and more! This year’s Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival promises to give you an incredible line up of music! Names like Sturgill Simpson, Steve Earle, Blackberry Smoke, Mavis Staples, Allan Doyle…the list goes on! As always, Harvest pulls out all the stops so that everyone can enjoy live music on the streets of downtown Fredericton. Stop by Harvest Central (81 Regent Street) to purchase tickets in advance, as well as drink tokens and very cool merchandise! Check out their website for more details, and see you there!



This was an awesome show last week at #harvestjazzandblues by Matt Anderson ... got a great photo with my #GalaxyNote8 #SamsungCanada

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Live Theatre takes centre stage
This is a  world premiere co-production with Ship's Company Theatre; TNB’s “Any Given Moment” is a tale of three strangers coming together in a very unusual circumstance.  TNB brings a great line up of theatre productions this fall.  Check out their website here and be sure to take in the world premiere of this great theatre piece! 

Any Given Moment

Great music at Grimross!
This week at Grimross Brewing check out Fredericton band “Four the Record” playing new country to rock.  Come out, have a beverage and take in some great local music!

Playhouse does Harvest!
Every year the Fredericton Playhouse provides a more intimate venue for some of the music that Harvest brings to Fredericton.  This year is no exception!  On September 11, Gospel titans and grammy award winners, the “Blind Boys of Alabama” will perform on September 11; on September 14, PEI native Rose Cousins will perform and on September 15, take in the carefully constructed and sophisticated lyrics of Holly Cole for an evening of beautiful music.

Rose cousins

Come to an Old-Fashioned County Fair!
Nothing says fall quite like a county fair! The Queen’s County Fair takes place in the charming village of Gagetown, September 13-16.  You can expect to have a true county fair experience complete with midway, light horse shows, hauling matches, home cooked suppers, antique tractor display, livestock exhibits, musical entertainment and much more.



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Keep Calm & Farm on!
Have you ever wondered how a farm operates and what kinds of things a farmer does?  You can find out on NB Open Farm Day on September 17! Visit local area farms and see first hand what it takes to make this operation run smoothly.  You might even get up close and personal with some farm animals!

River View Orchard

Catch a film on Monday nights!
The Monday Night Film Series, in partnership with the NB Film Co-op presents limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films for one-night screenings. This week catch “The Reformed” starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried.

Guided Heritage Walking Tours: Take a walk, learn something cool about Fredericton (and it’s free!) Accompany a costumed guide on a historic stroll of Fredericton; you’ll be surprised at the little known facts and history of our city! Tours are offered daily at 4pm from City Hall.

The Markets!
Fredericton has an abundance of local flavours and hand –made products! The Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market (665 George Street) every Saturday, 6m-1pm; the Northside Market (311 St. Mary’s Street) Saturdays 9am-4pm, Sundays 10am-4pm and the Cultural Market (28 Saunders St) 10am-4pm.

Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market

Coming right up…

WordFeast! Word Feast is Fredericton’s Literary Festival, brings together some of the best national and local authors for readings, school visits, workshops and talks. Take in an event around the city; details are listed on our website.

From waterfalls to suspension bridges, this is a great time of year to go on an adventure to find some hidden gems! Go ahead, make some memories, and read our blog, “5 Hidden Wonders of Fredericton”!