Bordertown 2021 – Schedule

Sackville’s popular Bordertown Festival is excited to be back for a sixth edition in 2021. The Bordertown Festival is a multi-day celebration of art, music, and hospitality, which offers a sample of some of Sackville’s many festivals, art galleries, local businesses, and restaurants. The Festival provides a platform for local non-profit arts and culture groups and venues to present a sample of what they do, all packed together in one amazing weekend.

Thursday, November 18









2 pm – 6 pm Open Sky Bazaar/Open Farm Event

Presented by (and at) Open Sky Cooperative, 12 Folkins Dr.

An Open Sky Bazaar/Open Farm Event with a variety of activities to enjoy or participate in including:

 1)  DIY Button Making Workshop

2)  Walk our Mental Health Path on the Marsh with Tour Guides

3) Visit the Animals and Brush the Donkeys

4) Enjoy Live Music from Harris McSheffrey Music and Friends

5) Purchase a variety of goodies from the farm, including preserves and baked goods (think Cinnamon Buns!)









8 pm – “A One-Man Christmas Carol”

Presented by Live Bait Theatre, at 110 Main St. (the Sackville United Church) and also streaming online.

“A One-Man Christmas Carol” is a faithful adaptation of the book by Dickens, running about 70 minutes in length without an intermission. One actor plays more than 20 characters, using a technique that might best be described as “morphing” from one character to another. It’s a heartwarming story that everyone is familiar with, but often people don’t know the details which really make it compelling and moving. The performances are at 8 pm at 110 Main St (the Sackville United Church) and tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets are available in advance or at the door.

Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. Visit Live Bait’s website for details.


Friday, November 19 (Moonlight Madness day)






7 pm – Bordertown Country  Music & Fiddle  Program

Presented by (and at) the Sackville Legion, 15 Lorne St.

The country music, organized by Rod Allen, will feature many local entertainers. Maizie (13) & Marlise (16) Carter have been playing for 8 – 10 years & will be accompanied by Kyle Legere.

Tickets are $10 each. They are available at the Sackville Legion and at Carstar (Rod Allen Garage, 31 Bridge St.) and will also be available at the door on the 19th.

For more information contact Rod Allen at

8 pm – “A One-Man Christmas Carol”

Presented by Live Bait Theatre, at 110 Main St. (the Sackville United Church) and also streaming online.

For details see Thursday, November 19.









9 pm – Mike Trask

Presented by Sappyfest at Mel’s Tearoom, 17 Bridge St.

With his inimitable vocal style and raucous live shows, Mike Trask has become a staple of the east coast music community. Raised on a healthy dose of country, blues and folk music, Trask’s songwriting deconstructs traditional genre conventions to reshape the familiar into something extraordinary.

Tickets and other information visit


Saturday, November 20









10 am – 4 pm – Heart & Pocket Revue: Independent Craft Market

Presented by Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery at the Sackville Legion, 15 Lorne Street.

The Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery are pleased to present the Heart & Pocket Revue, an independent market featuring handmade wares by regional and national artists and artisans curated from an open call for proposals. Traditionally, this event was held in conjunction with A Handmade Assembly, an interdisciplinary community event that explored the intersections of the handmade and contemporary art.

While A Handmade Assembly came to a close in 2019, the Heart & Pocket lives on as a way to highlight and support the work of local, regional and national artists.

In keeping with the spirit of A Handmade Assembly, Sackville artist Alana Morouney will present a loom weaving demonstration during the event.

Alana Morouney is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice includes textiles, fibres, sculpture and performance. Alana has led workshops at the Owens as part of the MAKER MAKER series (2018) and during A Handmade Assembly (2017). At the last A Handmade Assembly, in 2019, Alana presented a durational weaving performance titled, Tell Me Something Good. She recently received the BMO 1st! Art Award for New Brunswick (2021).

Vendors include:

Anointment Natural Skin Care

Antigonish Bag Company

Atelier d’estampe Imago

Ava Thomas

Cricket Sound Studios

Gobsmacked Yarn

The Hardscrabble Press

Hunter Street Silver

Jerry Ropson’s First Year Drawing Class GUTT (Gum Under the Table)

Jeska Grue

Jessica MacDonald

Kaeli Cook Pottery

Laughing Bear Arts

Laura K. Watson

Lichen and Lace Hand Dyed Yarn

Marigold Studio

Melissa Morris

Olivia McNair

Patrick Allaby

Rebecca Blankert

Shoshi Designs

Masks are mandatory and proof of vaccination is required for all vendors and attendees. and









3 pm – Out of the Nest concert

Presented by the Sackville Festival of Early Music at Brunton Auditorium, 134 Main St.

Join the Sackville Festival of Early Music and the Bordertown Festival for a performance of The Spruce Larks’ debut album release Out of the Nest. This program features the mesmerizing sounds of Kirsty Money (Swedish Nyckelharpa) and Jude Pelley (bouzouki, mandolin and vocals) with a mix of traditional Scandinavian works, original compositions, old time tunes, and just a little bit of J. S. Bach for good measure.

The Spruce Larks are excited to share their love of these genres with you. Kirsty Money has been studying the nyckelharpa intensely for six years, performing professionally in the Maritime region over the past three years. She has worked as a clinician for the American Swedish Institute and was awarded a Professional Development grant by Women for Music to pursue the continuation of high-level studies in Sweden

Tickets are $10 and they are available here.









4 pm – Mark Green Band

Presented by Sappyfest at Mel’s Tea Room, 17 Bridge St.

The Mark Green Band is the foot stompin’ tail wagging true to roots blues machine you have been waiting for. Fans from across the globe all agree, with something for everyone, these guys are sure to get you moving. “The Mark Green Band” now are based out of Sackville New Brunswick. They are a blues band who play covers and originals that are easy to dance too, or at least so they have been told.

Tickets and other information visit

8 pm – “A One-Man Christmas Carol”

Presented by Live Bait Theatre, at 110 Main St. (the Sackville United Church) and also streaming online.

For details see Thursday, November 18.