Year two of the Marine Heritage Festival in Southampton saw several changes (For 1st annual Marine Heritage Festival history, CLICK HERE ).
The 2nd annual Festival began with a new ‘gala launch’ hosted by the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre. The free family evening featured a BBQ, live entertainment on the outdoor patio for the adults and indoor activities for the children.
Saturday, day two, was a big day with new events added to the Festival. It began at Southampton Harbour and Pioneer Park with an early pancake breakfast hosted by the Chantry Island Cham-bettes and non-profit booth displays in the Park.
Then, it was time for the first ‘Cardboard Boat Races’ – an event that has continued to grow over the years. From a dozen cardboard boats crewed mostly by children and service clubs, the race has grown to include all ages and draws crowds that line the lake shore in Southampton.
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The day’s activities didn’t end with the races however, as people lined up for the BBQ lunch and enjoyed the live entertainment and beer garden in the main tent.
Then, it was back in the evening for the famous ‘Firefighters’ Fish Fry’ and beer gardens.