Le Festin Acadien

If you’re looking for a true culinary experience you can’t miss the Acadian Feast with lobster Friday at 5:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Served following the traditions of our big Acadian families, you can settle for a traditional Acadian meal such as soup, rapûre, meat pie and of course some tasty lobster from our Acadian coast. This evening would not be completed without a musical party to the rhythm of the violin of our greatest musicians and Acadian dancers. Pay yourself this treat, it’s worth it!!!

Acadian Festival Road Race

The Acadian Festival Road Race is the perfect opportunity to show your pride! Choose to walk or run the 5 kilometer race or even run 10 kilometers in the lovely Evangeline area on Saturday, September 1st at 9:00am. In addition, this activity offers a children’s race. A morning for the whole family to enjoy! All profits from the Acadian Festival Road Race will help with the construction of a new playground at École Évangéline. Promote physical activity, spend time with family and celebrate the Acadian culture all while helping a great cause.

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Activities for Children

This year children and all students are admitted free on Friday and Saturday. There are always plenty of activities organized for children. After all, we have to encourage our youth to participate in the festivities while they are still young. There are games and contests of all kinds. As well, on site, there is a sandbox, with plenty of legos and toys, in which children can play. They are also able to create arts and crafts while their parents partake in the concerts. 

Crafts

Each year, many craftsmen and craftswomen from the Évangéline region and the surrounding areas have their creations evaluated during the Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien. The evaluations complete, the handiwork remains on site through the weekend to allow visitors to admire its quality. Visitors also have the opportunity to admire beautiful blankets, pretty sweaters, rugs, oil paintings, pottery, ceramic objects and many other objects. Children are also encouraged to express their artistic talents as a result of a special category for children under 16. A craft sale is held on Sunday afternoon in the craft building, giving visitors the chance to buy the crafts they have admired throughout the weekend.

Cow Bingo

The cow bingo is a well known activity that is held during l’Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien. Everyone hurries to buy tickets in order to win the big prize! Picking numbers from a big board, people try to guess where the cow will do its business at the end of the afternoon on Sunday. The tickets for this activity are sold throughout the weekend. If we can rely on the last few years, nothing stops our cow friend from abstaining an extra few hours to make the fun last longer!!!

Parade

The parade has always been known as one of the best on Prince Edward Island. The parade usually attracts hundreds of spectators from the area and the neighbouring communities. The parade takes place on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. and lasts for about an hour. As for the parade route, all participants meet at the Évangéline School, where the parade begins. Parade then travels towards the Festival grounds to end at Club 50. The parade includes: floats, cars, clowns, music, bicycles, etc.. Since the area is full of creative people, many surprises await visitors. Why not become an active participant and show your gears!

Demonstrations

Those who come to the Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien can learn about arts and crafts through the many demonstrations that take place on the grounds throughout the weekend. It is a rich and creative environment which includes something for all tastes. Most of these demonstrations take place in the craft building.

Exhibitors

The residents of the Evangeline region and the surrounding neighbourhoods can win a variety of prizes offered by the Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien. Agricultural, arts and craft products are judged and the best entrants are awarded a prize. The farmers bring their best cows, while craftsmen and craftswomen bring their most beautiful crafts. The horse ring is always busy with a number of equestrian competitions and the P.E.I. Horse-Pulling Championship competition. Visitors to the event immensely enjoy the local flavour of the exhibits.

Meals

There is always good food at the Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien. The meals are well prepared and served at the Village musical acadien throughout the weekend. No one can resist the delicious food prepared by our cooks. We feel that the food is one of the main attractions of our event. We encourage everyone to come and sample our local Acadian cuisine: râpure (baked shredded potato dish), galettes blanches (Acadian bread rolls), local lobster, pâté (meat pie), etc. The lobster suppers are a real treat (Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.) and the roast beef dinner (Friday and Saturday at 12 p.m.) will bring memories of your Grandma’s kitchen!

The “Acazing” Talent Night

Come watch a talent show with the people from the surrounding area. There will be singing, step dancing, music and other talents that will impress you. Don’t miss the chance to come support your friends and family. The competition will take place Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 pm at the Evangeline Recreational Centre.