This week in Fredericton: September 11-17


It’s finally here, folks! Fredericton’s much anticipated Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival takes place THIS WEEK Sept 12-17 (more on that later).  Also this week we have hockey, the popular Queen’s County Fair and check out a farming operation with NB Open Farm Day! It’s time to get out and enjoy some great events!

Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

In the words of its organizers,  Harvest is “400+ Musicians, 150 Performances, 27 Stages, 6 City Blocks, 6 Incredible Days, 1 Happenin’ City!” Truer words have never been spoken as the downtown transforms itself into a walkable, danceable street party with great music and food everywhere! This year the festival promises to be the best yet, with even more free music and buskers. Check out their updated schedule here.   With headliners like Colin James, Bruce Cockburn, Steve Earl & the Dukes and Martha Wainwright, this year’s line up is nothing if not all encompassing for any music lover! And don’t miss their expanded FREE entertainment line up too!

Leave the driving to Harvest! The Safe Ride Program stops at most hotels and businesses and is definitely the way to enjoy the festival worry-free!  For schedule info, hotel availability and more, check out the Harvest event listing on our website.

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.  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.

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!

Hockey Action!

It’s never too soon to watch hockey! This game will prove to be exciting! The Moncton Wildcats will be taking on the Saint John Sea Dogs on September 17 at the Aitken Centre!

Monday Night Film Series begins another season

Settle in for some great films! Catch “Tommy’s Honour”, a British tale about the real life founders of the modern game of golf.  The film series takes place on the UNB campus, at Tilley Hall.

Ongoing Events

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

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!

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….

WordFeast 2017 – It’s Fredericton’s Literary Festival! Celebrate words, music and the arts! Word Feast brings together all of this and more! Be sure to attend an event between Sept 18—24.

Maritime Honey Festival – This is THE festival to attend if you are interested in all things honey or even beekeeping!

This is one of the best times of year to be outside! If you are a huge fan of Fall like I am, then you might want to check out my blog, “10+ Things to do this Fall”!

And don’t be shy! Tell us about your experiences through FacebookTwitter or Instagram!



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