The Muddiest Festival in the Valley!

An annual event that takes place every July in Wolfville to raise money to support The Mudley Fund!
The Mudley Fund is a non-profit program that helps Wolfville children and youth who experience barriers to participating in sport, recreational, and cultural activities because of financial limitations.

For more information on the Mudley Fund and how to access the funding support - click here!

Your Parks and Recreation staff team are happy to announce that traditional favourites like the Mud Challenge are back!

Mud Creek Days 2021 is a scaled-down version of regular events to help respect Public Health and Safety Guidelines while still offering this exciting Fundraiser in our community!

Schedule Below:

Friday Night

Saturday

Sunday

Annual Mud Challenge

Mud Creek Days Concert - Terra Spencer

2021 Mud Creek Days

July 23rd, 24th & 25th

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Schedule of Events 

 

Friday, July 23rd

6:30 pm - "Pop-Up" Choir - Clock Park

Co-Hosted by Music In Communities Cooperative

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Participants will work in groups to learn different parts for three "Summer Classics", then come together to sing in harmony!

The songs we will be learning are:

Lean On Me

Here Comes the Sun

Joy to the World

 

Lyric sheets and instruction will be provided! 

 

 Friday Night Outdoor Movie - Front Street / Robie Tufts Park

Co-Hosted by Al Whittle Theatre

Film starts at dusk (~9:30pm)

Join us on Front Street, at the back of the Al Whittle Theatre, for an outdoor showing of "The Princess Bride"!

Admission is Free, there will be a live music show by Heather Kelday before the film (7:30-9:30pm), and Free Popcorn!

Please bring your own chair. 

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This is the first in a 4-week series that the Al Whittle has planned!

Saturday, July 24th 

  

8 am - Sausage and Pancake Breakfast

Wolfville Lions Club

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Start your Saturday right with a delicious breakfast served up by our local Lions Club!

Come to the Wolfville Lions Hall, 36 Elm Avenue, to enjoy scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, bacon, homemade baked beans, hash browns, toast, coffee, tea and juice.

Social distancing and other Nova Scotia pandemic guidelines will be practised.

Please bring your mask.

Adults - $8 Children - $4

 

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Wolfville Farmers Market 

24 Elm Ave, Wolfville 

 

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Open Oven at the Front Street Community Oven! 

Robie Tufts Nature Park, 122 Front Street, Wolfville, NS

Visit the Front Street Community Oven and participate in a free wood-fired baking/cooking event! The oven will be fired up and anyone is welcome to come cook/bake, eat together, and picnic in the park. No booking is required, public health and safety guidelines will be in place. 

What will be provided: 

Several picnic tables are located around the oven

2 stainless steel prep counters

Pizza peels large enough to make 10-12 inch pizzas

Running water (June to September only)

The oven and the wood to heat it

Trained volunteers to keep the oven fire lit.

 

Click - here - for more information on the Open Oven! 

 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 2021 Annual Mud Challenge 

Willow Park, Wolfville, NS

MCD 2021 MUD CHAL.

Mud Creek Days

 

Registration Now Open!

Put together a Mud Challenge team to participate in the messiest and muddiest tradition in the Valley!

Lots of prizes up for grabs! 

Teams compete to race through muddy challenges for a chance to be named the 2021 Mud Challenge Champions! 

 

Register in teams of 4!

  Download Registration Form Here

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register or with questions.

 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Mudley's Giant Soap Slide 

Open for all ages! 

At 3:00 pm, Mudley's Giant Soap Slide will be used for the Mud Challenge Finale!

 

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - FREE Try It In Wolfville-Learn to Drum 

Clock Park, Wolfville 

Join Djugdjug Ensemble for a hands-on West-African drumming workshop. You will learn a few djembe rhythms and play along to a traditional song. Drums are provided, but feel free to bring your own. The workshop is intended for beginners, but all levels are welcome!

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register!

Spots are limited! 

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7:00 pm - Terra Spencer and the Class of 1971

Celebrate a Golden Year of Music - 1971

Waterfront Park Gazebo

 Join Terra Spencer and the Class of 1971 for a night of celebrating a golden year of music - 1971! 

Tickets are "Pay What You Can" (as a donation to the Mudley Fund), and can be purchased at Town Hall during business hours, the Wolfville Visitor Information Centre Wed.-Sun. 10am-6pm, or

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Only 250 tickets available! Purchases may be limited to 5 per person.

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Sunday, July 25th 

 10:00 am - 11:00 am FREE Yoga in the Park 

Waterfront Park, Wolfville 

All experience levels are welcome. Please bring your own mat (or borrow one of ours), and join us every week!

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wolfville Summer Concert Series 

The Town of Wolfville and Deep Roots Music Cooperative are proud to present the 2021 Wolfville Summer Concert Series!

Join us Sunday, July 25th, to enjoy music from The Jungernauts in the Gazebo.

Admission is free. Gathering limits may apply. 

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Click Here to check out the rest of this summer's

Concert Series lineup.

  

History of the Mudley Mascot 

Thank you to the Creator, Nicolle Muri!

 

Wolfville’s mascot, Mudley, has a birthday this summer. Mudley is 37 years old.

When Nicolle Muir was 10 years old, she won a contest at Wolfville Elementary School to create a mascot for Mud Creek days. The Grade 4 student entered the competition, she recalled, at the last minute. Her Mudley concept was based on her experience mud sliding and a whitish Al Capp cartoon character she was obsessed with at the time.

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“Shmoo was cute and kind of rolly polly,” Muir recalled about her inspiration. So she drew a unique mud-coloured image and came up with the name.

Her prize was cutting an official Mudley cake, a photo in the Advertiser and local America, Muir chuckles. “It was awesome,” she recalled.

Born Nicolle Francis, she grew up on Orchard Avenue and can describe the not entirely pleasant sensation of thick, dark mud drying on her limbs. Muir grew up and spent many years away in New York City and Scotland.

Three years ago, she and her husband Grant moved back to the Wolfville area to raise their daughter, who is now 15.

“My family is here, and I wanted my daughter to live in a small town where everybody knows your name. Wolfville is a great town.”

Muir’s late father used his woodworking skills to create little wooden carvings of Mudley. His talent adorns a town trophy or two.

Of the mascot she invented, Muir says, “I love that Mudley's still going strong.”

Wolfville seamstress Audrey Deal created the first Mudley costume. Retired town staff member Pat Stewart, the Fezziwig Society costume maker, started fabricating the second and third editions.

“I think we’re on the fourth now,” Stewart notes with a grin. “My kids all did it. They were not happy. (It was hot inside). There were even summer and winter versions.”

Generally, the town’s summer staff have the honour of climbing into the mud creature’s costumes. A fund in Mudley’s name now collects money toward recreational fees for those needing support.

-Contributed by Wendy Elliott, Wolfville Town Councillor

 

Teams compete in the annual Mud Challenge during Mud Creek Days for the prized Mudley Cup.  

The entrance fees for the contest ($100 per team) go directly to the Mudley Fund, which helps Wolfville kids access recreation programs.

 

Here is one of the Mudley Cup trophies created by Nicolle's father:

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...and the updated Mudley Cup to match the newest version of our mascot:

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A few iterations of the Mudley Mascot in action:

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Mudley2.jpg Mudley circa 2018