Bordertown Festival IV May 2 - 6, 2018


David Myles, Tomato Tomato Headlines Fourth Edition of the Bordertown Festival May 2-6, 2018

Check out our beautiful Bordertown Booklet with artists and schedule here – 2018 Bordertown Book online

The fourth edition of the Bordertown Festival will be held May 2 to 6 in Sackville New Brunswick. Bordertown is a sample of Sackville’s many festivals, art galleries, local businesses, and restaurants. The Festival is, “about crossing the lines that categorize our community, working together, and celebrating all that this small town has to offer”.

This year’s edition features events in music, fine arts, and theatre and also has many activities for children and families. It includes a mix of some of Sackville’smost popular local performers with performers with a regional and national profile. “We’re very

Bordertown logoexcited about the diversity of this year’s festival”, said director Ron Kelly Spurles. “We’ve got something for just about everyone, and we’re really looking forward to the opportunity to show off our great little Town to visitors.”

As usual, this edition of the Festival has a strong music component. Saint John’s Tomato Tomato open the Festival on May 2nd, and May 3rd sees Country Music at the Sackville Legion with the Junior Jills, Drew Moore, and Stacey Lynn Read. Headliner David Myles will perform on May 4th as will Steve Haley  and Klarka Weinwurm. On Saturday the 5th David Greenberg performs, and there is also Kitchen Party with Frantically Atlantic, a performance by Peter Karp, a concert by Skylar Cameron and Branden Olsen, and a performance by Three Bob Night. Beverly Glenn-Copeland and the Indigo Rising close out the music on Sunday May 6.

Fine Art events include a Heather Lawson stone carving workshop, an Art Hive, an Owens Make Something Sunday, and a photography show reception with Adrian Kiva. There are also many events for children and families, including: the above mentioned arts workshops; the Sackville Farmers Market; Anansi’s Web play for children; Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s Drum Workshop; and Medieval Arts, Displays and Workshops.

Special events occurring on the weekend include the Sackville Wellness Fair. The Festival also includes a Salon Reading of a scene from an original musical about Chester Cole called “Cole” to be presented by Live Bait Theatre.

“We loved making it a night in Sackville last year for Bordertown Fest. Had supper, heard Lenny Gallant, stayed at a BB then took in the farmers market and quilt show. And we just live in Riverview NB.”   Neil McTiernan, Bordertown III (2017) attendee

For David Myles tickets click here or visit Sackville Town Hall, 31 Main St.


Bordertown Schedule

Check out our beautiful Bordertown Booklet with artists and schedule here – 2018 Bordertown Book online

Throughout the Festival – Fog Forest Gallery, 14 Bridge St. An exhibit entitled, “Between Friends” features original artwork by Mount Allison Alumni and Sackville Artists. Opening hours: Wed – Sat 10 am – 5 pm.

Wednesday, May 2                                        
7:30 PM
  • Tomato Tomato presented by Live Bait Theatre at Ducky’s Pub, 4 Bridge St. Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Available at Ducky’s Pub or by phoning 536-1344 after 3 pm, or at the door.
Thursday, May 3                                             
7:00 PM
  • The Junior Jills, Drew Moore, and Stacey Lynn Read at the Sackville Legion in the newly renovated hall on the second floor (the Legion has an elevator and accessible washroom on the second floor). 15 Lorne St. For information please call (506) 364-9900. A free event.
Friday, May 4                                    
6:30 PM
  • Salon Reading of scenes from “Cole” an original musical about Chester Cole presented by Live Bait Theatre at the Marshlands Inn, 55 Bridge St. Admission by donation.
8:00 PM
  • David Myles presented by the Town of Sackville at the Vogue Cinema, 9 Bridge St. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at door and they are available at here or at Sackville Town Hall, 32 Main St.
10:00 PM
  • Steve Haley and Klarka Weinwurm at Thunder and Lightning Pub, 23 Bridge St. $8 PWYC / 19+
Saturday, May 5                                              
Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6,  9:30 am – 4 pm – Stone Carving Workshop With Heather Lawson two day intensive. Presented by Fog Forest Gallery, $230 (includes materials), limited to 8 participants. Registration deadline: April 20, 2018.  To register: contact Janet at 536-9000 or


10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sackville Wellness Fair presented by CHMA, Tantramar Family Resource Centre, the Government of NB, and the Town of Sackville at Tantramar Regional High School, 223 Main St. For information click here or contact Denise Miller at (506) 852-3270
11:00 AM
  • Anansi’s Web play for children presented by Elizabeth and Glenn Copeland, Sackville Town Hall Council Chambers, 32 Main St. A free event.
12:30 PM
  • Hand Drumming WorkshopFun for All Ages!Hand drumming workshop with drummer and composer, B. Glenn Copeland. For adults and children ages six and up.  No experience needed, just the willingness to enjoy yourself! Bring your own drums/percussion instruments – including sticks, clappers, pot tops – if you have some. Glenn can provide a few instruments as well.  Sackville Town Hall Council Chambers, 32 Main St. A free event.
2:00 PM
  • David Greenburg Solo Bach & Tunes for Solo Baroque Violin presented by the Sackville Festival of Early Music, at Cranewood Bakery 113 Main St. Tickets $10 General, $25 Family, $5 student and are available at Tidewater Books and Browsery. For more information click here.  SORRY THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT!!
5:3 0 PM
  • Kitchen Party with Frantically Atlantic presented by the Sackville Commons, 64 Main St. Includes entertainment and a light supper. A pay what you can event.
7:30 PM
  • Skylar Cameron, Soprano & Branden Olsen, Baritone in Recital with pianist Rachel O’Brien, at St Paul’s Church, 125 Main St. Admission by donation.
9:00 PM
  • The Peter Karp Band presented by the Tantramar Blues Society, at George’s Road House, 67 Lorne St. Limited $15 advanced tickets are available at Ducky’s Bar (4 Bridge St. 536-1344) and $20 at the door.
9:00 PM
  • Three Bob Night at the Painted Pony, 26 Bridge St. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Sunday May 6                                          
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Sackville Art Hive at the Sackville Commons, 64 Main St. A free event.
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Andrian Kiva photography solo exhibition reception (show opens March 29), at Cranewood Bakery 113 Main St. Free.
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Pirate Crew of the Roisin Dubh (Black Rose) Medieval Arts, Displays and Workshops at 69 Main St.  A fun afternoon of Medieval Arts and Sciences including period Dancing, Fencing & Weaponry, Calligraphy, Illumination, Chainmaille Jewelry and Costuming. Many events and displays free. Workshop tickets are $3, available at the door. For more information or to pre-register email Sue Rose at
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Make Something Sunday “Plant Construction”  at the Owens Gallery, 61 York St. An informal hands-on workshop for kids 12 and under and their adults. A free event sponsored by The Rotary Club of Sackville.
7:00 PM
  • Beverly Glenn-Copeland and the Indigo Rising at Thunder and Lightning Pub, 23 Bridge St. $10 PWYC / 19+