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2009 Schedule


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Opening Hours during the Festival:
Ste-Agathe Historical Society - Marquis House - Open Tuesday to Saturday 1pm - 4pm
Long Lake Public Library, Ste Agathe - Open Monday to Friday 1pm - 4pm & Saturday 10am - 2pm
Madawaska Historical Society, St David - Open Thursday & Friday - 12pm - 4pm & Saturday 10am - 4 pm




Saturday, June 20, 2009
9:30am - 3:00pm - Antique Tractor Pull
Over 40 Antique Tractors, oldest model is a 1960, prizes to be given away
Contact; James Pelletier - 436-1890


Sunday, June 21, 2009
9:00am- Softball Tournament
Be a spectator, come enjoy the game
Location: Fraser Softball Field, 11th Ave. & French St.Sponsor: Madawaska Recreation Department

10:30am - Acadian Mass - Honors our Acadian Ancestors
Location: ST. David Church, US Route 1Sponsor: Madawaska Historical Society

11:30am - Parish Hall Meal & Social
Chicken Stew and Ployes Lunch ($5.00 donation)
Location: St. David Church Hall (Downstairs)Sponsor: Madawaska Historical Society



Thursday, June 25th, 2009
8:00am - 2:00pm - Marquis Family Reunion Registration
Register your name, meet family and gather geneology
Location; Madawaska High School Cafeteria, 7th Ave. Sponsor: Marquis Family Reunion

9:00am - Merchant Sidewalk Sale
Location: Main StreetSponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce

9:00am - 5:00pm - Decorating Contest for Merchants & Residents
Sign up by contacting the Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce 728-7000
Judging will take place on Thursday, June 25th

9:30am - Kids Madawaska Four Corners Bicycle Tour
Location: Start at the Harley Davidson Store, Main Street
Contact ; Jean Cayer 728-7109Sponsor: Four Corners Park

10:00am - Watermelon Eating Contest
Location: Paradis Shop n' Save, Main Street WestSponsor: Paradis Shop n'Save

10:00am - 2:00pm Quilting Show
Location: Madawaska High School Lobby Sponsor: Madawaska Quilters

12:00pm - 4:00pm - Bridge Tournament ($6 entry fee per person)
Location: Madawaska Elementary School, 11th Ave.Sponsor: Madawaska Bridge Club

12:30pm - 2:30pm - Charlemagne Tournament ($5 entry fee per person)
Location: Senior Citizens Center, Main StreetSponsor: Senior Citizens Center

2:00pm - A Movie of "Réveil" Waking Up French - Must see!
Location: Madawaska High School Library, 7th Ave.

4:00pm - Cribbage Tournament ($5 entry fee per person)
Location: Senior Citizens Center, Main StreetContact Mike Barry 728-4307

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Official "Opening Ceremony"
Location: Bi-Centennial Park

7:00pm - Marquis Talent Show Rehearsal
Location: Madawaska High School Cafeteria
Contact: Ross Paradis 728-4854 Sponsor: The Marquis Family Reunion

8:00pm - 10:00pm - La Famille LeBlanc (7pc Band)
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: ?

9:00pm - 10:00pm - Jerry T & Denise Duo
Location: Jerry T's Chug' Mug, Main Street



Friday, June 26, 2009

8:00am - 3:00pm - Marquis Family Reunion Registration
Register your name, meet family and gather geneology
Location; Madawaska High School Cafeteria, 7th Ave. Sponsor: Marquis Family Reunion

8:00am- 3:00pm - Quilting Show
Location: Madawaska High School Cafeteria Lobby, 7th Ave.Sponsor: Madawaska Quilters

9:00am - 5:00pm - Town Wide Yard Sale ($10 fee for any participant)
Location: Guide Map availableSponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce 728-7000

9:00am - Merchant Sidewalk Sale
Location: Main StrretSponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce

9:30am - 2:00pm - "My Acadian Valley" Guided Bus Tour ($12 per person)
"Tante Blanche Museum" & "The Acadian Village"

Departs Madawaska High School Parking Lot, 7th Ave.Sponsor: Acadian Festival

11:00 - 6:00pm - Acadian Meal ($10 per person)
Pot en Pot, Fiddle Heads, Salmon Chowder, Ployes, and Poor Man's Pudding
Location: K C HallSponsor: Knights of Columbus

11:00am - 2:00pm - Elderly Picnic
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: American Legion Post #147

11:00am - 12:00pm - Music by "Les Chanteurs Acadien"
Valley Folk ensemble with the repertoire of french songs
Location: Bi-Centennial Park

12:00pm - 12:30pm - Great Maine Lumberjack Show
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: Northern Maine Medical Center

12:30 - 1:30pm - Music by Arthur Leblanc
Location: Bi-Centennial Park

1:00pm - 5:00pm - Meet our Colors, Art Show / À la découverte de nos couleurs
Location: Madawaska Chamber of Commerce

1:00pm - "The Story of a People", presented by Guy Dubay
Location: Madawaska High School Library

1:30pm - 2:30pm - Music by Melanie Saucier
Location: Bi-Centennial Park

2:00pm - A Presentation of "Voyages: A Franco-American Reader" by Judy Paradis
Location: Madawaska High School Library

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Great Maine Lumberjack Show
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: Northern Maine Medical Center

3:00pm - 4:30pm - Music by Lionel Doucette & Joan Baron
Location: Bi-Centennial Park

3:00pm - "The Land in Between" Author Beatrice Craig
Location: Madawaska High School CafeteriarSponsor: Le Club Français

4:30pm - 5:00pm - Great Maine Lumberjack Show
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: Northern Maine Medical Center

4:00pm - 7:00pm - Lobster & Clam Feed
1 1/2 lbs Lobster ($20US / $25CD), Clams ($15US / $20CND) Meals include coleslaw & soda.
Tickets must be purchased by 12:00pm, June 25th. For info 728-7197
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: St John Valley Associates (Fund Raiser)

4:00pm - 8:00pm - 20th Maine Volunteers Civil War Encampment & Living History -
Period Clothing, Camp Life, Music, Military & Civilian Displays
Location: Multi-Purpose Building Lot

6:00pm - 7:00pm - Bed Race ($25 per team - 5 person team)
Location: Main Street
Contact: Colin Jandreau 728-6103 to registerSponsor: Four Seasons Trail Lodge

7:00pm - Marquis Talent Show $5 admission
Location: Madawaska High School Cafeteria
Contact: Ross Paradis 728-4854 Sponsor: The Marquis Family Reunion

7:00pm - 1:00am - "Rockin RAAG Town", Danse du Main Street
Teachers & Students along with various bands.
Location: Main StreetSponsor: Randy Cyr

7:00pm - Cyrious Movements- Dance routine by Renee Cyr's students
Location: Main Street

8:00pm - 12:00am - Wine Cellar - Danse du Main Street
Location: American Legion, Main StrretSponsor: American Legion Post #147

8:00pm - 12:00am - Maine Army National Guard Rock Band
Five Star Army Band - Danse du Main Street - Teen Night
Location: Senior Citizens Parking, Main Street

9:00pm - 1:00am - Music by Jerry T Band & French Toast - Danse du Main Street
Location: Jerry T's Chug' MugSponsor: WAGM TV & FOX8



Saturday, June 27, 2009

6:30am - 11:30am - Acadian Breakfast ($7.00)
Location: Four Seasons Trail Lodge, Spring streetSponsor: Four Seasons Trail Lodge

8:00am - 2:00pm - Marquis Family Reunion Registration
Register your name, meet family and gather geneology
Location; Madawaska High School Cafeteria, 7th Ave. Sponsor: Marquis Family Reunion

8:00am - 4th Annual Acadia FCU Acadian Golf Scramble ($20 for 18 holes)
Location: Long Lake Coutnry ClubSponsor: Acadian Federal Credit Union

8:00am - 4:00pm - Quilting Show
Location; Madawaska High School Cafeteria Lobby,7th Ave. Sponsor: Madawaska Quilters

9:00am - Merchant Sidewalk Sale
Location: Main StreetSponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce

9:00am - 5:00pm - Town Wide Yard Sale ($10 fee for any participant)
Location: Guide Map available at the Chamber of CommerceSponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce 728-7000

9:00am - Top O' Maine Mountain Bike Race - Mountain Bikes only
Location: Four Seasons Trail, Spring street
Contact: www.fourseasonstrail.orgSponsor: Four Seasons Trail Lodge

10:00am - 5:00pm - Meet our Colors, Art Show / À la découverte de nos couleurs
Location: Madawaska Chamber of Commerce

10:00am - 3:00pm - Show n' Shine Classic Antique Car Show
Location: Dead River Oil Parking Lot
Contact: Gerald St. Jarre 728-6208 Sponsor: Dead River Company

10:00am - Kayak Poker Run
Location; Old Starch Factory, behind Rosette's, Frenchville
Conatct: Kevin Deschaine 728-3561

10:00am - 1:00pm - Welcoming Ceremony & Historic Landing Re-enactment
A Festival Tradition remembers the historic 1785 arrival of the Acadians to the St John Valley by bateaux
and this year honors The Marquis Family. Horse drawn wagon shuttle available from the St David Church
Location; Acadian Cross Landing Site, Us route 1 Sponsor: Madawaska Historical Society

10:00am - 2:00pm - Treasures of the Valley
Look into the past by watching local artisans at work
Location; Acadian cross Landing Site, US route 1 Sponsor: Madawaska Historical Society

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Meal & Music by the River
Outside buffet service of a traditional meal, with the assistance of the Guerrette Reunion
Location; Acadian cross Landing Site, US route 1 Sponsor: Madawaska Historical Society

12:30pm- 2:00pm - Music by "Les Chanteurs Acadien"
Local Artists perform a special repertoire by the river
Location; Acadian cross Landing Site, US route 1 Sponsor: Madawaska Historical Society

1:00pm - Marquis Family Reunion dedication
Family tree planting ceremony
Location; Acadian cross Landing Site, US route 1 Sponsor: Madawaska Historical Society

1:00pm - 5:00pm - Four Corners Park Poker Run
Proceeds go to Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund
Location; K-Mart Parking LotSponsor: ??

1:30pm - 2:00pm - Great Maine Lumberjack Show
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: Northern Maine Medical Center

2:00pm - 4:00pm - Family Fun Day
Activities for kids & adults, waterslides fun house and much more
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: Recreation Department

3:00pm - Baby Crawling Contest
Location: Bi-Centennial Park

3:00pm - Four Corners Park - Best Pie Contest
Registration $5 per pie, $3 per Tart - Trophies & Ribbon awards
Location: Four Corners Park, Main StreetSponsor: Four Corners Park

4:00pm - 6:00pm - Marquis Reunion Social Hour
Location: Multi Purpose BuildingSponsor: The Marquis Family Reunion

4:00pm - 8:00pm - 20th Maine Volunteers Civil War Encampment & Living History -
Period Clothing, Camp Life, Music, Military & Civilian Displays
Location: Multi-Purpose Building Lot

4:30pm - 5:00pm - Great Maine Lumberjack Show
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: Northern Maine Medical Center

5:00pm - Four Corners Park / Fashion Show, music, food & fun
Location: Four Corners Park, Main StreetSponsor: Plourde Harley Davidson

5:00pm - 7:00pm - Music by "Denis & Nola"
Location: Bi-Centennial Park

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Marquis Reunion Supper ($16 adults, $5 chirldren under 8)-
Public is invited, for tickets contact: Denise Marquis 543-6053 or Pierrette's Florist: 728-4818
Location: Multi-Purpose BuildingSponsor: The Marquis Family Reunion

7:00pm - 9:00pm - "La Famille Arseneault", Ca Swing Encore
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: ???

9:00pm - 9:30pm - Great Maine Lumberjack Show
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: Northern Maine Medical Center

9:30pm to closing - Music by HIGH RYDER
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: ???



Sunday, June 28, 2009

7:00am - 11:00am - Marquis Family Brunch - All you can eat Buffet (Open to the Public)
Location: Lakeview Restaurant, Ste Agathe

9:00am - 10:30am - Marquis Family Reunion Mass
Location: Ste Agathe Church, Ste AgatheSponsor: The Marquis Family Reunion

9:00am - 5:00pm - Town Wide Yard Sale ($10 fee for any participant)
Location: Guide Map availableSponsor: Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce 728-7000

10:30am - Firemen's Chicken BBQ - Tickets $7US - $8CD
Location: Madawaska Fire Station, Main StreetSponsor: Madawaska Fire Department

1:00pm - Acadian Festival Parade
Location: Main StreetSponsor: ???

3:30 - 6:00pm - Valley Football Challenge (Prizes to be given away)
Location: Multi Purpose Building, 7th Ave.
Registration from 3:30 to 4:00pm day of the challengeSponsor: Valley Mustangs

3:30pm - 7:00pm - Closing Ceremony
Event winners announcement, music by Ricky Dean & Ray Trio
Location: Bi-Centennial ParkSponsor: Acadian Festival

4:00pm - 8:00pm - 20th Maine Volunteers Civil War Encampment & Living History -
Period Clothing, Camp Life, Music, Military & Civilian Displays
Location: Multi-Purpose Building Lot

10:00pm - Fireworks Display
Location: Multi-Purpose Building Lot, 7th Ave.Sponsor: WAGMTV / FOX8