2017 Schedule

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14th Annual Wedgeport Tuna Tournament & Festival Schedule

August 20-26, 2017

Wednesday August 16

WEDGEPORT TUNA TRIVIA NIGHT WITH CHARLENE & CHRIS

7pm - Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport 

Call 902-663-2560 to reserve a table (limit of 8 people per team, ages 19 & over).

Cost: $5 per person

 

Sunday August 20

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!

Click here for the registration forms and run routes!

Cost: $20 (first 100 participants guaranteed a t-shirt)

 

VENDOR FAIR & YARD SALE

12pm to 3pm - Tent behind the Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

Come on out and see what the local vendors have to sell!

Cost for vendors: $20 per table (call 902-663-2560 to reserve a table)

 

UNDER THE SEA ADVENTURE - Sponsored by Hatheway Orthodontics

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

Children ages 2 to 12 can join us for under the sea themed activities, crafts and snacks during our afternoon adventure with the Tuna

Princesses!

Cost: $5 per child

 

A TASTE BY THE SEA

3pm - Wedgeport Nature Trail, Lower Wedgeport

Come and enjoy a stroll along the scenic shoreline of Wedgeport as you sample some local cuisines.

Register by calling Argyle Recreation at 902-648-3379.

Cost: $10 per person

 

Monday August 21

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.

 

FIREWORKS - Weather permitting

Approximately 9pm (at dusk) - Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

 

Tuesday August 22

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!

 

HERRING TOSS

7:30pm - Wedgeport Breakwater Wharf, Lower Wedgeport

Teams of 2 toss and catch herring during this messy event for people of all ages! The toss will take place right next to the wharf shortly after

the tuna boats set sail. Great family fun event!

Pre-registration at the Wedgeport Tuna Museum is recommended.

Cost: $10 per team of 2 people

 

Wednesday August 23

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

12pm to 2pm - 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 in the tent behind the Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

6:30pm to 8:30pm - Scavenger Hunt starting in the tent behind 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 at the Wedgeport Tuna Museum is recommended.

Cost: $5 per person

 

Thursday August 24

WEDGEPORT TUNA TOURNAMENT PAGEANT

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

Come watch the crowning of the 2017 Tuna Queen! It will be a Canada 150 themed night featuring live entertainment by Simon, André,

André & Shane!

Cost: $5 per person

 

Friday August 25

SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA

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

A large variety of fantastic food will be available including: Steamed lobsters, clams, rappie pie, lobster rolls, sushi, seafood chowder,

bacon-wrapped scallops, tuna steaks, hot dogs, hamburgers and more! The bar will also open at 4pm!

 

BEER GARDEN & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY GERARD LEBLANC

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

Take in the live entertainment while enjoying your meal at the Seafood Extravaganza!

 

TUNA WEIGH IN - Pending arrival of boats

6pm - Wedgeport Tuna Wharf, Lower Wedgeport

We will weigh in some of the giant tuna that have been caught by the fishing boats during the week. Watch the tuna teams celebrate their

catch and experience the excitement!

 

Saturday August 26

FOOD BOOTHS

11am until supplies last - Tent behind the Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

Rappie pie, fricot, seafood chowder, sushi, tuna steaks, lobster rolls, BBQ and more! 

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE TENT

11am to 1pm - Music by Julian Babin

1pm to 3pm - Music by Alumin8

 

BOUNCY CASTLE

11am to 5pm - Wedgeport Tuna Wharf, Lower Wedgeport

Yarmouth Big Bounce Rentals will be here with a bouncy castle for the children! This activity is FREE! 

 

TUNA WEIGH IN 

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

 

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Approximately 3pm - Tent behind the Wedgeport Tuna Museum, Lower Wedgeport

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

 

BEER GARDEN & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY THE RADIATERS

9pm - Beer Garden opens

10:30pm to 2am - The Radiaters

Cost: $15 cover charge per person

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Wedgeport Tuna Museum and at La Shoppe à Carl in Wedgeport, as well as at the door if there

are still tickets remaining. Get your tickets early to guarantee that you do not miss out on the fun!

Youth under the age of 19 are not permitted at this event.

 

There will be a free shuttle service in the Wedgeport area on August 25 & 26. Call 902-663-2560!


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

Wedgeport Tuna Tournament & Festival!