The Muddiest Festival in the Valley!

2019 Mud Creek Days

July 26-27-28

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2019 Mud Creek Days

Schedule of Events 

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Friday, July 26th
Saturday, July 27th
Sunday, July 28th

Mudley's Movie Night

Wolfville Tennis Club Mud Creek Days Celebrations

Mudley's Birthday Party

2019 Mud Challenge

Waterfront Party + Food Truck Rally + Beverage Tasting + Concert!

Finale Concert

 

Friday, July 27th

6pm - Official Opening of Mud Creek Days and Street Dance

Main Street between Elm Ave and Central Ave

Join us for the Official Opening of Mud Creek Days 2019 as we kick off the celebration of Wolfville's 126th birthday!

Catherine Kennedy will perform an outdoor show, right on Main Street! 

Stage will be located at the bottom of Linden Avenue.

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Watch from one of the patios on Main Street or join the party and dance in the street.

Official Mud Creek Days Opening at 6pm.

The Sundries will play from 6:30 - 8:30pm. 

Chalk Art, Games and More!  Fun for the Whole Family.

 

Dusk (Approx. 10pm) - Mudley's Movie Night!

Rotary Park (7 Victoria Ave)

Join us for some pre-show trivia, starting at 9:30pm.

Movie starts at dusk.

The Town of Wolfville will once again be hosting Mudley's Movie Night as part of the Mud Creek Days Celebration.  

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This year's movie at Rotary Park: Up

This is an outdoor movie showing.  Limited bleacher seating available.

Please bring your own chair or a blanket to sit on.

Rain location: Al Whittle Theatre.

 

Saturday, July 28th

7:30am - 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!

Pancakes, Sausage, Coffe, Tea, Juice.

Free will offering to support the Lions.

 

9am (Sat. & Sun.) - Wolfville Tennis Club

Mud Creek Days Celebrations

Rotary Park / Wolfville Tennis Courts

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11:30am - Mudley's Birthday Party

Clock Park

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Mud Creek's mascot, Mudley, turns 126 this year, and he wants to celebrate!

Fun for the whole family, including Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Music, Bouncy Tent, FREE Cake, and More!

Cash BBQ on site in support of the Wolfville Historical Society.

 

3pm - 2019 Mud Challenge

Willow Park

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Registration Now Open!

The messiest and most fun tradition in the Valley, with over $400 in prizes up for grabs! 

Teams compete to race through muddy challenges.  As fun to watch as it is to compete!  Come cheer on your favourite team, or register your own!

$100 Entry Fee.  Proceeds go to the Mudley Fund. 

Top Prize worth $250.

2nd Place: $100

Prizes for Best Costumes ($50) and Best Team Spirit ($50)

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.

 

5:00pm - Party on the Waterfront - Food Trucks

Waterfront Park

Food Trucks, Local Beverage Tasting, Music and Beautiful Scenery!

We'll have a great lineup of Food Trucks at Waterfront Park (in the parking lot), featuring:

Coldbrook Lions Mobile Canteen

Cotton Candy 4 U

Paddy's Mobile

Nippers' British Fish & Chips

 

6:00pm - Party on the Waterfront - Local Beverage Tasting Market

Featuring:

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Paddy's Pub

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Annapolis Cider Company

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Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

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Wayfarers' Ale Society

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Barrelling Tide Distillery

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Solas Kombucha

 

7pm - Party on the Waterfront - Live Music

Featuring

The Usual Suspects

followed by:

Fireworks!

10pm - Waterfront Park

We can't wait to see what FireworksFX have in store for this year's show in celebration of 126 years of the Town of Wolfville.

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Show starts at 10pm on Saturday, July 28th, and is best viewed from the Wolfville Waterfront.  See you there!

 

Sunday, July 29th 

12pm - Free African Drumming Workshop

Waterfront Park

Come try drumming with Bruno on the Waterfront, or stop by for a listen!

 

1pm - Try it in Wolfville - Family Earth Walk

Willow Park / Visitor Information Centre

Our experienced "Earth Guide" will take you on an enlightening trip 

that will lead you back to Waterfront Park for the

Mud Creek Days Finale Concert!

 

1pm - Lawn Games

Waterfront Park

We'll have some of our Try it in Wolfville

Lawn Games at the Park for you to test out

during the Finale Concert!

 

 2pm - Finale Concert

Waterfront Park

Featuring:

Swig

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Part of Wolfville's Summer Concert Series!

Come see Swig play in the Gazebo on the Waterfront

as we wrap up a great Mud Creek Days weekend!

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

Concert Series lineup.

 

 

Mudley Mascot Thanks Creator Nicolle Muir!

Wolfville’s mascot, Mudley, has a birthday this summer. He is 35 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. She drew a unique chocolate colored 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 13 now.

“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 wood working kills 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 he’s still going strong.”

Wolfville steamstress Audrey Deal created the first Mudley costume. Retired town staff member Pat Stewart, who is the Fezziwig Society costume maker, got her start 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 honor of climbing into the mud creature’s costumes. A fund in Mudley’s name now collects monies 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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