Berwick Gala Days
|Record #: BER0069||Last Modified: 31 May 2018||Last Full Update: 31 May 2018|
|Where To Find Us||
Berwick Town Hall
236 Commercial St St
Berwick, NS B0P 1E0
|Areas Served||Annapolis Valley Region|
|Description & Services|
The first “Gala Day” was held on September 2, 1945 in the town of Berwick.
The festival now attracts approximately 7,000 people annually.
The longstanding success of Gala Days is attributed to the many volunteers from the community at large.
Volunteers plan the festival all year long, and operate each event as it takes place throughout the weekend.
In 1945, the first Gala Days program included such events as horse pulling, a tug of war, a street parade, women’s softball, men’s baseball, a United Church supper and a street dance to end the day.
Current events include children’s activities, musical performances, horse and ox pulls, various strength competitions and races, parades, fireworks, a craft fair, a dance, eating contests, horse, livestock, and car shows, and the crowning of a Gala Day Queen.
The volunteer committee’s tireless efforts, along with support from the town’s Recreation Department, have allowed Gala Days to be a coveted festival for those who live within or near Berwick.
All funds raised go back to support youth activities in Berwick and its surrounding areas.
|Dates||August 29- September 3, 2018|
|Established||1 September 1945|
|Tags||Annapolis Valley Connect ; Community Organizations ; Family-friendly ; Festivals/Events ; Recreation Categories ; Running ; Social Gatherings ; Summer Programs ; Tourism ; Volunteer Opportunity|
|Categories||Fireworks Displays ; Parades ; Social Gatherings ; Special Events & Festivals ; Volunteer Opportunities|