The Westport Heritage Festival Bedford Street

Bedford Street is going to become the most exciting place in Westport again this year during the Westport Heritage Festival. This year’s festival is taking place on June 18th, 2011 from 9am-4pm. The Westport Heritage Festival features a select group of quality vendors selling arts, crafts, gifts and food, as well as several displays, information booths and musicians.

This year the event will help mark the 50th anniversary of the Rideau District Museum, located in Westport, that first opened in 1961.

Westport Heritage Festival

There will be a Farmer’s & Crafter’s Market, Heritage Displays & Museum Tours, Musical Entertainment, Children’s Area & Activities including Facepainting, Balloon Animals, Fun by the Shriner’s Clowns. BBQ lunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. No gate charge – Food Bank donations gladly accepted.

  • Nicki Thacker

    June 1st, 2011, 2:16 pm

    A screening of the documentary film ‘Famine and Shipwreck – An Irish Odyssey’ will be shown as part of this years Westport Heritage Festival on June 18. The film tells the story of the Irish famine and follows the Westport based Murphy family in their search for their ancestors who left Ireland for Canada to escape the famine.

    The film screening is at the North Crosby Community Hall @ 7 pm. Admission is a non-perishable food item or cash donation to the Westport Food Bank. Filmmaker Brian McKenna, historian, author and journalist, will be on hand for the viewing. McKenna is best known for provocative, prize-winning films on Canada’s history: The Killing Ground, War at Sea, Valour and the Horror, Web of War and War of 1812, and Fire and Ice: The Rocket Richard Riot.

  • May 15th, 2011, 3:29 pm

    Great fits right into my vacation. My sisters and i will be spending the week-end at the sterling lodge. So i,m pretty sure we will be attending the event.

    Cecil McCann

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