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Discover what's happening at these popular venues!

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Monday, June 1   RCMP Musical Ride, Sussex

June 13 and 14    Kings County Studio Tour

Saturday, June 20   Relay for Life cancer fundraiser, Sussex


Aug. 14 to 16   Sussex Flea Market, Sussex

Monday, Aug. 17   Kings County Agricultural Fair, Sussex


Sept. 11 to 13   Atlantic Balloon Fiesta, Sussex

Upcoming events

2018   Feb. 9 to 25     Winter Olympics, PyeongChang, South Korea    www.olympic.org
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Important dates in Sussex area history
Stagecoach house, Sussex Corner, also known as McMonagle Inn and The Posting House, was built
March 20, 1841
Formation of the Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society, the oldest agricultural society in the world.
April 7, 1847
The Great Horse Race, between Hugh McMonagle's Livingstone and George Gilbert's Retriever
Aug 1, 1860
Completion of railroad between Sussex and Moncton
George Leonard's landmark home, Rosemount, destroyed by fire
Sept 14, 1853
Sod turning on both ends of new railway between Saint John and Shediac
Landmark Sussex home, the Knoll, constructed on Church Avenue. It was once the social centre of the community, and was eventually torn down in 1962.
Sept 1, 1885
Author Oscar Wilde visited Sussex
Sussex Cheese and Butter Company formed
Sussex Vale named shortened on postage cancellation stamp to Sussex

April 30   John Peters Humphrey, co-writer of the Charter of Human Rights, is born in Hampton
Sept 4, 2012
Broad Street fire
Sept 28, 1918
Milton Fowler Gregg, M.C., R. Can. Regt., Nova Scotia R. - rallies his men during the Battle of the Canal du Nord in France under heavy fire. His courageous acts that day earn him the Victoria Cross.
Sept 26, 2003
Adventurer David Hempleman-Adams, 50, launched his world-record flight from Sussex in the smallest open hot air balloon to cross the Atlantic. He and his Rozière balloon safely covered the 2100 mile / 3379 km to land near 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

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan begins mining potash in Penobsquis
April 2010
20 white spruce seedlings make month-long visit to international space station as part of study on tree growth

October, 2013
Sussex hosts the New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame ceremonies
Sussex wins gold in Communities in Bloom for towns its size

Christmas, 2013
Massive regional power outage in southern NB and Nova Scotia, leaving many in the cold and dark over the holidays

April 16, 2014
Massive flooding in Sussex and Sussex Corner

June 4, 2014
Three RCMP officers killed, two injured in Moncton

July 5, 2014
Post-tropical storm Arthur strikes Maritimes, leaving a record number of NBers without power

August, 2014
Sussex hosts National Dog Agility Championships for the second time
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