2016 Schedule

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13th Annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament & Festival

August 21-27, 2016

Sunday August 21

TUNA FUN RUN - Sponsored by Let's Print It Ltd. and Honey Bee's Ice Cream Parlour

8am to 8:45am - Registration 

9am - Run

Come run or walk a 5K or 10K Fun Run starting at the Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport!

Children ages 12 and under can participate for FREE!

Get the registration form & routes here!

 

VENDOR FAIR & YARD SALE

12pm to 3pm - Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

Are you interested in getting a table to sell something? Call us at 902-663-2560 for details!

 

NEVERLAND PARTY FOR PIRATES & FAIRIES - Sponsored by Hatheway Orthodontic Clinic

2pm to 4pm - Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

Ahoy, mateys and fairies! Children ages 2 to 12 join us for snacks, crafts and activities during our afternoon adventure with the Tuna Princesses!

Cost: $5 per child

 

Monday August 22

OPENING CEREMONY WINE & CHEESE

7pm - Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

Organized by the Pageant Committee. Come eat, drink, explore the Wedgeport Tuna Museum and meet this year’s Pageant Princesses. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Wedgeport Tuna Museum or at the door.

Cost: $10 per person - includes one glass of wine and more wine can be purchased at the bar for $5.

 

Tuesday August 23

CAPTAINS' SEND OFF

7pm - Wedgeport Breakwater Wharf, Lower Wedgeport

Wish the fishermen well, as they set sail for the fishing grounds, a 12-hour sail! This activity is FREE!

 

MACKEREL TOSS

7:30pm - Wedgeport Breakwater Wharf, Lower Wedgeport

Teams of 2 toss and catch mackerel during this fun event!

Pre-registration at the Wedgeport Tuna Museum is recommended.

Cost: $10 per team of 2 people

 

Wednesday August 24

JUNIOR FISHING DERBY - Sponsored by D. K. Muise Motors Ltd.

2pm to 4pm - Wedgeport Breakwater Wharf, Lower Wedgeport

Anyone 16 and under can participate! Bring your rod, lures and mandatory lifejacket to catch some fish off the wharf. Parent or guardian must

be present. This activity is FREE (first 75 participants guaranteed a t-shirt)!

 

SCAVENGER HUNT

5:30pm - Registration 

6:30pm to 8:30pm - Scavenger Hunt starting at the Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

Bring a team of 2 or more, a car, and a camera and search Wedgeport to take pictures of a teammate with all the items on your list!

Pre-registration is recommended and can be done at the Wedgeport Tuna Museum.

Cost: $5 per person


Thursday August 25

WEDGEPORT TUNA TOURNAMENT PAGEANT

7pm - Tent behind the Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

Come watch the crowning of the 2016 Tuna Queen! It will be a Broadway Musical themed night featuring live entertainment!

Cost: $5 per person

 

Friday August 26

SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA

4pm - Tent behind the Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

Various seafood booths will be available including: Steamed lobsters, clams, lobster rolls, sushi, seafood chowder, bacon-wrapped scallops, tuna

steaks and more! The bar will open at 4pm!

 

TUNA WEIGH IN - Pending arrival of boats

6pm - Wedgeport Tuna Wharf, Lower Wedgeport

 

BEER GARDEN & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY GERARD LEBLANC

4pm to 8pm - Tent located behind the Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

 

Saturday August 27

TUNA WEIGH IN 

10am to 1:30pm - Wedgeport Tuna Wharf, Lower Wedgeport

 

BOUNCY CASTLE

10am to 4pm - Yarmouth Big Bounce Rentals will be here with a bouncy castle for the children! This activity is FREE!

 

FOOD BOOTHS

11am until supplies last - Rappie pie, fricot, seafood chowder, sushi, tuna steaks, lobster rolls, BBQ and more!  

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY GOLD RUSH
11am to 1:30pm
- Tent behind the Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

 

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Approximately 1:30pm- Tent behind the Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

Who will win the Milton J. LeBlanc Memorial Tuna Cup this year?


BEER GARDEN & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

9pm - Beer Garden opens

10:30pm to close - Merimac

Cost: $15 cover charge per person

Merimac is an energetic band from Halifax that put on a show that promises to please any crowd!

Youth under the age of 19 are not permitted at the beer garden.

 

There will be a free shuttle service August 26 & 27. Call 902-663-4345!


For more information, call Brandon Doucette at 902-663-2560 or email wedgeporttuna@outlook.com! Also visit our Facebook Page:

Wedgeport Tuna Tournament & Festival!