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2022 Madawaska Valley Artisan Festival: Call for Vendors

Makers of Madawaska Valley, we are pleased to bring back the 36th Annual Artisan Festival after a brief, pandemic-induced hiatus! This year’s event will take place on Saturday July 9 at the Railway Station in Barry’s Bay.

Please find more information on the festival below, and complete our online form to apply. You may also print and complete the form and deliver it via mail or in person drop off.

Applications are being accepted until 3 June 2022.

Madawaska Valley Artisan Festival Online Application Form

36th Annual Madawaska Valley Artisan Festival – Info Sheet

36th Annual Madawaska Valley Artisan Festival – Application Form

Celebrating four heritage communities, the Kashubian Griffins, Algonquin Thunderbirds, Irish Shamrocks, and German Black Eagles play for the Heritage Cup in this annual hockey tournament in Barry’s Bay.

Where: Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, Barry’s Bay

When: Last weekend in March

Who: This event is organized by local heritage organizations.

Stroll through the Polish Kashub Heritage Park and take in local music, great food, and other special events in celebration of the region’s Kashub heritage.

Where: Polish Kashub Heritage Museum and Park, Wilno
When: First weekend of May
Who: This event is organized by the Wilno Heritage Society

This event sees our busy Main Street in Barry’s Bay close for the day to allow for this annual all-day event, featuring live music, sidewalk sales, family fun, and more.

Where: Downtown Barry’s Bay

When: May Long Weekend

Who: This event is organized by the Barry’s Bay BIA

Every summer and fall local growers and makers sell their wares at two great local Farmer’s Markets.

Where: The corner of Mill St and Highway 62 in Combermere, and at the Royal Canadian Legion in Barry’s Bay
When:
Combermere: Saturdays, 8:00- 11:30 am, from the 3rd Saturday in June until Thanksgiving, at the corner of Mill Street and Highway 62.
Barry’s Bay: Fridays, 11 am-4 pm, from the May long weekend until Thanksgiving.
Who: these events are organized by their respective committees

 

Held annually on Canada Day, the Township of Madawaska Valley marks the occasion with family-oriented events and a spectacular lakeside fireworks show!

Where: Lakeshore Park and downtown Barry’s Bay
When: July 1
Who: This event is organized by the Township of Madawaska Valley

It starts with the swim in clean, beautiful Kaminiskeg Lake, then cycle the scenic and challenging hills around Barry’s Bay, with the run finishing at the beach on Lakeshore Drive, just a few minutes walk from downtown Barry’s Bay. This event attracts athletes from across the province.

Where: Lakeshore Park, Barry’s Bay
When: Late June/Early July
Who: This event is organized by its respective committee

Get in the spirit of the season with this parade through downtown Barry’s Bay, ending of at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre. Local businesses and organizations show off creative floats and Santa caps off the event.

Where: Downtown Barry’s Bay

When: First weekend of December

Who: Barry’s Bay Lion’s Club

Contact Us

Hannah Gutoskie
Recreation and Community Development Coordinator
Address: 85 Bay Street, Barry’s Bay, ON K0J 1B0