Tag Archives: New Brunswick

Folly Fest: A Guide To Parenting And Festivals

We get asked one question more than any other, “Can I bring my kids to this festival?” Specifically to Folly Fest. We get it. You’re not dead yet, you’re just trying to retain something vaguely reminiscent of your former social lives in this post-apocalyptic world you call ‘parenthood’.

The answer is yes. Absolutely. But maybe it’s best you know what you’re getting into first. Continue reading Folly Fest: A Guide To Parenting And Festivals

Market Square Celebrates Canada 150 With A New Sculpture From Phil Savage

From time to time I like to revisit the work of one of my favourite artists, and now thanks to Market Square thousands of people will be able to do that daily. Phil Savage, a sculptor from Kingston, New Brunswick is having a multi-piece work permanently installed in Saint John’s Market Square Atrium today in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Continue reading Market Square Celebrates Canada 150 With A New Sculpture From Phil Savage

Exclusive: Future Forest Finally Releases 2017 Lineup & Poster

Future Forest has had more than its share of hard knocks this year. Festival organizer Tim Kukula had his home broken into, with money and equipment for the festival being stolen. Now, with festival season underway, it looks like Future Forest situation has drastically changed for the better. Continue reading Exclusive: Future Forest Finally Releases 2017 Lineup & Poster

Living Roots Music Festival: Firsthand Experience As A Festival Volunteer

I may not be a singer. I may not play an instrument. But I have a Song in Me.

On the last weekend of May, I enjoyed the Living Roots Music Festival. Being a festival goer last year and an ongoing festival volunteer (at other festivals), I decided the best way to enjoy Living Roots was throwing myself to the organizers’ whims as a volunteer. Continue reading Living Roots Music Festival: Firsthand Experience As A Festival Volunteer

Potatoes To Potent Potables – New Brunswick Farmers Produce New Vodka Line

Potatoes. God bless those earthy little miracles. They’re responsible for crisps, and poutine, and preventing Jonathan Swift from committing mass infanticide. Even in its passing from one to plane of existence to the next it gives us one final miracle, eau-de-vie – vodka.

Fortunately New Brunswick is a land blessed in starchy tubers, and now is home to the first farm-to-bottle distillery in Atlantic Canada. The Strang Family farm has long been associated with the spudsy wonders. The 6th generation farm (4th generation potato farmers) in Maiden, New Brunswick turns out over 20 million lbs of table grade potatoes a year. Now as Blue Roof Distillers they’ve found a way to make better use of all those potatoes that don’t make the grade. Continue reading Potatoes To Potent Potables – New Brunswick Farmers Produce New Vodka Line