welcome to the 40th annual acadian festival!

Tuesday, August 15th - National Acadian Day!

Madawaska’s 40th Acadian Festival

August 11  - 15, 2017

Celebrating Daigle - Cyr - Hebert & Dufour Families!

 June 25th 11am - 40th Acadian Mass
St. David Church 774 B US Route 1

 Thursday, August 10, 2017

 9:00am -5:00pm -  Merchant Sidewalk Sale - Main Street Madawaska    
Sponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce 728-7000

 10am-4pm - Farmers Market
Location: Mill Street Farmers Market

1:00pm-3:00pm -  Charlemagne Tournament ($5 entry fee per person)*
Location: Senior Citizens Center, Corner of 11th and Main Street         
Contact: Pauline Marquis 728-4737

Friday, August 11, 2017

8:30am - 5:30pm - Quilting Show SPONSORED BY ACADIAN QUILTERS
Location: Daigle’s Furniture Store, 350 Main Street   
Sponsor: Acadian Quilters

9:00am -5:00pm - Merchant Sidewalk Sale - Main Street Madawaska    
Sponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce 728-7000
10am-4pm - Farmers Market
Location: Mill Street Farmers Market

10:00am-4:00pm - Art Show
Location: 7th Ave Multi Purpose Building

10:00am-4:00pm - Craft Fair
Location: 7th Ave Multi Purpose Building

10am - Watermelon Eating Contest
Location: Shop-N-Save

11:00am-1:00pm - Senior Picnic - $4 Lunch for Public - SPONSORED BY DOLLYS
11:00am-2pm - Music By: Famille LeBlanc
Location: Multi Purpose Building

1:00pm-3:00pm - Film on Acadians of the St. John Valley by Brenda Jepson
Location: Madawaska High School Library

6:00pm-1:00am - Party du Main Street -
Giant Inflatables - Disney Characters - Face Painting & More!
Location:  Main St.  Madawaska

Time TBD - Pogo Fred - Multiple Guinness World Record Holder on Pogo Stick!
Location: Main St. Madawaska

6pm - 6:30pm - Main Street Dancers
Location: Main Street


6:30pm-8:30pm - Four Seasons Challenge  (Madore Shuffle)
Location:  Main Street

7pm - Mad Science Halloween Show
Location: St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce Building

7:30pm - Poutine Eating Contest
Location: Big Ricks Burgers and Wings

8pm - 11pm - La Famille LeBlanc
Location: Madawaska Legion

8:30pm - 11pm -  Poutine Palooza Band
Location: - In front of Key Bank

8:30pm - 11:30pm - Teen Dance with DJ Sue
Location: Main Street

9pm - 1:00am  -  Band at County Connection
Location: Big Ricks Burgers and Wings Main Street


Saturday, August 12, 2017

8am - 10am - Madawaska Athletic Boosters 5K Color Run
Location: Madawaska Multi-Purpose Building

8:30am - 4pm - Quilting Show - SPONSORED BY ACADIAN QUILTERS
Location: Daigle’s Furniture Store, 350 Main Street   
Sponsor: Acadian Quilters

9:00am - 5:00pm  - Merchant Sidewalk Sale - Main Street Madawaska                  
Sponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce 728-7000

10am-4pm - Farmers Market
Location: Mill Street Farmers Market


Food, Craft, and Business Vendors on Site at Multi Purpose Building


10:00am-4:00pm - Art Show
Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

10:00am-4:00pm - Craft Fair
Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building

10:00am-3:00pm - Show & Shine Classic Antique Car Show
Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field
*Rain date- Sunday August 14th 10:00am-12:30pm (same location)

10am - 3pm Music By: - DJ Don Dumond
Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

10:00am - 7pm  - Family Fun Day
Activities for kids & adults, fun bounce houses and much more.
Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

10:00am - 7pm - Giant Inflatable Fun Park (7 Giant Inflatables for all ages!) DAY PASS $8
Location: Multi-Purpose Building / Field

10am - Mad Science Show - Make-N-Take
Location: Multi-Purpose Building / Field

10:00am - 4:00pm - ATV Rides - Free rides for the kids
Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

10:00am - 8:30pm  - G-Force Laser Tag DAY PASS $20 or $3 a game
Location:  7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

11am  - Baby Crawling Contest
Location: 7th ave Multi Purpose Building / Field

1pm - Mad Science Show
Location: Multi-Purpose Building / Field

1:00pm-3:00pm - Film on Acadians of the St. John Valley by Brenda Jepson
Location: Madawaska High School Library

1:00pm-5:00pm - Human Foosball
Location: Multi Purpose Building / Field

3pm - 5:00pm Music By: - Music TBD
Location: Multi Purpose Building / Field

4pm - Mad Science Show
Location: Multi-Purpose Building / Field

5pm - 7pm - Music by DJ Sue
Location: Multi-Purpose Building / Field

2:30pm - 4pm - Family Meet & Greet
Location: Madawaska HIgh School Cafeteria

4pm  - Acadian Family Supper - $15 Adults / $8 Kids - by Mike Corbin
Join us in Welcoming Cyr - Dufour - Hebert - & Daigle Families!
Pre-Sale Tickets available through the following Family Representatives -
Family Contact Information:

Hebert - Danielle Hebert - Phone number 728-7821
Daigle - Diane Daigle - Phone number 728-3972
Cyr - Nancy Cyr Bourgoin - Phone number 728-6249
Dufour - Bea Dufour - Phone number 728-4919

Pot en Pot - Chicken - Ham
Baked Beans - Patate Bernard
Mashed Carrots & Turnips
Cole Slaw
Sliced Cucumbers & Tomatoes
Bread & Butter
Pudding Chaumere - Bread Pudding
Location: Madawaska High School
4pm - 6pm Music By: La Famille LeBlanc
Location: Madawaska High School


7:00pm - 10pm Music By: - Silver Arrow Band $5 Entry Fee (Tickets available in advance)
Location:  7th Ave. Multi Purpose Building / Field


10pm - Fireworks
Location: Multi-Purpose Building / Field


Sunday, August 13, 2017


11am - Madawaska Athletic Boosters Chicken BBQ
Sponsored by Madawaska Fireman
Tickets are $9.00 US
Location: Madawaska Fire Station


1:00pm - Acadian Festival Parade  (Line up at Marden’s parking lot for 12:00pm)
After the Parade- Closing Ceremony: Festival Awards & Announcements
Location: 7th Ave Multi Purpose Building

3pm - Human Foosball
Location: Multi-Purpose Building

3:00pm - 7:00pm Music By: St. John Valley Sound Express (DJ Bobaroo)
Location: 7th Ave Multi Purpose Building

Food Vendors on Site at Multi Purpose Building after Parade