Margaree Summer festival

Occurs July 1st, 2018 to August 4th, 2018


7972 Cabot Trail, Margaree Forks, B0E2A0, Cabot Trail


T: 902-248-2211


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The Margaree Summer festival has a long 40 year history celebrating the famous Margaree Heritage River, the pastoral environment and the many accomplished residents.  One of the successful signature events is the Canada Day Literary festival, held in the Coady Tompkins Memorial Library. This is the ninth annual festival. It all happens on the grounds of  the library staring at 2 PM. Among the readers for this year are Oisin Curran, 2018 Thomas Raddall Atlantic fiction award, Kathleen Winter, short story writer and novelist, Sharon Bala, Canada Reads Nominee, Carol Off, Canadian journalist and author and Linden MacIntyre, Journalist and 2009 Giller prize winner. There will be refreshments on the grounds and an opportunity to meet the authors.

The Anything That Floats is our other signature event. Starting on the banks of the Margaree River, Saturday August 4, 2018. Registration and judging of floats begins at 1 PM and the race to the Library grounds begins at 2 PM. A BBQ and prizes await all participants and spectators at the library grounds following the race. This is truly a family event.

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Admission: The admission to the Canada Day literary festival is by donation which will be solicited throughout the afternoon. There is no registration fee for the Anything that Floats Race. T-shirts for sale at both events.