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Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta, Sussex / Fiesta internationale atlantique de ballon, Sussex

2008
 
* OCTOBER *
 
Month of October
Scarecrow Trail, Quispamsis
Art and Culture Park
 
Oct 1 - 5
Anniversary of 1861 Provincial Exhibition in Sussex
 
Thursday, Oct 2
Emergency Measures Organization field exercise, Apohaqui/Rothesay
 
Oct 2 - 4
Autumn Splendour Quilt Show, Sussex
Sussex Lions Den; Thurs 1 - 7 pm, Fri 10 am to 7 pm, Sat 10 am to 4 pm
 
Saturday, Oct 4
Motocross races, River Glade
River Glade Motocross; 10 am
Rain or shine
Call 372-4409 for details
 
Saturday, Oct 4
Turkey Supper, Smiths Creek
Smiths Creek Hall; 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
 
Saturday, Oct 4
Havelock Lions Supper, Havelock
4 pm to 6 pm
 
Saturday, Oct 4
Club Closing Golf Tournament, Sussex
Oct 4 - 5
Princess Louise Park Show Centre / Centre d'exposition de Princess Louise Park
 
Oct 4 - 5
Grapefest, Cornhill
Cornhill Nursery; 10 am to 5 pm both days
 
Friday, Oct 10
Anniversary of the 1792 death of Mjr. Gilford Studholme, one of the most influential early settlers in Pleasant Valley (Sussex)
 
Saturday, Oct 11
Breakfast in Hampton, Hampton
Masonic Hall, corner of Everett and Church Streets; 8 am
 
Saturday, Oct 11
Book Fair, Lower Jemseg Corner
Former Dykeman's Store; 9 am to 5 pm
 
Saturday, Oct 11
Country Music Show, Sussex
Sussex high school; 7 pm
Tickets $10
 
Oct 11 - 13, and Oct 16 - 19
Natural Horsemanship Clinic, Sussex
Princess Louise Park Show Centre / Centre d'exposition de Princess Louise Park
Featuring Glenn Stewart of Baldonnel, BC
Contact co-ordinator Hetty Smyth for details.
 
Sunday, Oct 12
Anniversary of 1889 death of Hugh McMonagle, a prominent Sussex Vale businessman, sportsman and community leader
 
Monday, Oct. 14    Thanksgiving (Canada)
 
Oct 17 - 19
Fall Show and Sale, Kingston Peninsula
Crimmins Pottery; Friday 5 pm to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
 
Saturday, Oct 18
Breakfast in Barnesville, Barnesville
Barnesville Presbyterian Church, 1257 Rte. 820; 8 am to 11:30 am
 
Saturday, Oct 18
Breakfast at St. John's, Sussex Corner
St. John's United Church; 7 am to 10 am
$6 adults; $3 children 6 - 12
 
Saturday, Oct 18
Fall Bazaar and Luncheon, Sussex
St. Paul's United Church; 9 am to 2 pm
 
Saturday, Oct 18
Hospice Sussex Dance and Silent Auction, Sussex
Sussex Golf and Curling Club
 
Saturday, Oct 18
Hampton High School; 10 am to 4:30 pm
 
Saturday, Oct 18
Ironman Golf Tournament, Sussex
 
Saturday, Oct 18
Turkey Supper, Waterford
Waterford Community Hall; 3 pm to 6 pm
$10 for adults, $5 for children
 
Saturday, Oct 18
Harvest Supper, Havelock
Havelock Memorial Hall; 4 pm to 6 pm
$10 adults; $3 children 6 - 12 years
 
Saturday, Oct. 18
Early bird Poley Mountain passes on sale, Sussex
Outdoor Elements, Broad Street
 
Sunday, Oct 19
Kennebecasis Challenge Marathon, Bloomfield to Rothesay
 
Oct 19 - 25
Small Business Week in Canada
 
Tuesday, Oct 21
Bean Supper, Havelock
St. Andrew's Anglican Church; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
 
Oct 24 - 25
Kiwanis Auction, Sussex
Golden Jubilee Hall; 6:30 pm
 
Oct 24 - 25
Art Show and Sale, Rothesay
Saint David's United Church, 7A Gondola Point Road; Fri, Oct 24: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Sat, Oct 25: 10 am to 5 pm.
65 local artists will display over 225 paintings. Admission: $2. This year's door prize will be a framed picture by Jim MacFarlane.
(506) 847-2640.
 
Saturday, Oct 25
Loading winter storage, Sussex
Princess Louise Park Show Centre / Centre d'exposition de Princess Louise Park
 
Saturday, Oct 25
Kings County Historical Society meeting, Midland
Midland Hall; 2 pm
Valerie Teed will speak on "Letters from the Home Front"
 
Saturday, Oct 25
Pork Dinner, Havelock
Havelock School; 3:30 pm to 6 pm
Admission is a donation to Havelock Home and School
 
Saturday, Oct. 25
Beef Supper, Roachville
Roachville Hall; 4 pm to 6 pm
$10 adults, $5 children 6 - 12
 
Saturday, Oct 25
Havelock Country Jamboree, Havelock
Memorial Hall; 7 pm
 
Saturday, Oct 25
Hip of Beef Dinner, Hampton
Hampton United Church; 4 pm to 6:30 pm
$11 adults/ $6 child 4 - 12 at the door
 
Saturday, Oct 25
Church Pancake Supper, Intervale
Christian Education Centre, 374 Wheaton Settlement Rd; 4 pm to 6 pm
 
Sunday, Oct 26
St. Francis Xavier fall supper, Sussex
St Francis Xavier Church hall; 3 pm to 6:30 pm
 
Friday, Oct 31
Harvest Party, Penobsquis
Penobsquis Baptist Church; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
 
 
* NOVEMBER *
 
Saturday, Nov 1
Wayne Rostad concert, Saint John
Imperial Theatre; 7:30 pm
 
Saturday, Nov. 1
Markhamville Turkey Supper and Square Dance
, Markhamville
Turkey Supper with all the trimmings and pie!; 3:30-6:30pm 
Adult $10, child 6-12 years old $5, preschooler free.
5-8:30 Irish Traditional Music Session; please bring an instrument and
join in
9-midnight Old Time NB Square Dance; Kim on fiddle and Jeff on keyboard,
the Matheson's will start the first Grand March at 9pm; admission $5
Details at www.markhamvilledances.ca
 
Saturday, Nov 1
Roast Beef Dinner, Sussex
Trinity Anglican Church; 4 pm to 6:30 pm
$10 for adults, $5 for children
 
Saturday, Nov 1
Harvest Ham Supper, Hampton
St. Paul's Anglican Church; 4 pm to 6:30 pm
$8 adults, $5 children or $24/family
 
Saturday, Nov 1
Fiddle-Do and Potluck, Hampton
Hampton Seniors Centre; 2 pm to 3 pm
Admission is by donation; please bring item for potluck
 
Saturday, Nov 1
Christmas Bazaar, Coles Island
Coles Island Seniors hall; 9 am to 3 pm
 
Sunday, Nov 2
Pork Supper, Millstream
Millstream Rec Centre; 3:30 pm to 6 pm
$9 adults $4 children
 
Nov 7 - 16
 
Saturday, Nov 8
Breakfast in Hampton, Hampton
Masonic Hall, corner of Everett and Church Streets; 8 am
 
Saturday, Nov 8
Craft Sale and Flea Market, Bloomfield
Bloomfield Hall; 9 am to 2 pm
 
Saturday, Nov 8
Turkey Supper, Upham
Central Kings Rec Centre, 110 Titusville Rd; 4 pm to 6 pm
 
Nov 8 - 9
Christmas Craft Fair, Sussex
Sussex Legion
 
Sunday, Nov 9
An Evening at the Broadway, Sussex
Broadway Cafe, 5 pm to 9 pm
Tickets $30 to benefit the Sussex Vale House
 
Monday, Nov 10
Anniversary of arrival of first train in Sussex in 1859
 
Nov 13 - 16
A celebration of New Brunswick's growing film industry and talent!
 
Saturday, Nov 15
Breakfast in Barnesville, Barnesville
Barnesville Presbyterian Church, 1257 Rte. 820; 8 am to 11:30 am
 
Saturday, Nov 15
C Company Christmas concert, Sussex
Sussex high school; 7 pm
Tickets $10 on sale at the The Source (433-3447) or at the door
 
Tuesday, Nov 25
Anniversary of the 1742 birthday of George Leonard, one of the most influential founders of Sussex Vale
 
Thursday, Nov. 27    Thanksgiving (US)
 
 
* DECEMBER *
 
Saturday, Dec 13
Breakfast in Hampton, Hampton
Masonic Hall, corner of Everett and Church Streets; 8 am
 
Dec 19-20
Cow Bell Classic Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament, Sussex
 
Saturday, Dec 20
Breakfast in Barnesville, Barnesville
Barnesville Presbyterian Church, 1257 Rte. 820; 8 am to 11:30 am
 
 
2009
 
225th anniversary of creation of New Brunswick
 
Feb 26 - Mar 1
Corner Brook, Nfld
 
May 2 - 3
 
Wednesday, July 1
Canada Day celebrations
 
Monday, Aug 3
New Brunswick Day celebrations
 
Aug 7 - 23
 
Aug 14 - 16
 
Sept 11 - 13
Atlantic International Balloon Fiesta / Fiesta internationale atlantique de ballon, Sussex
 
Saturday, Sept 26
Anniversary of hot air balloon world record being created from Sussex
 
* * * * * * *
 
Important dates in Sussex history
 
Aug 1, 1860
Completion of railroad between Sussex and Moncton
 
Sept 14, 1853
Sod turning on both ends of new railway between Saint John and Shediac
 
Sept 26, 2003
Adventurer David Hempleman Adams launched his world-record flight from Sussex in an open hot air balloon. He and his Rozière balloon safely landed in Blackpool, England, 83 hours after he left Canadian shores.
 
Oct 10, 1889
Death of Hugh McMonagle, prominent Sussex Vale businessman
 
Nov 10, 1859
Arrival of first train in Sussex from Saint John
 
 
 
 
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