Roma’s Pioneer Festival
Roma at Three Rivers Pavilion, Brudenell
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Join us at Roma at Three Rivers, August 4 & 6 as we celebrate Jean Pierre Roma's arrival in 1732 and the early pioneers of Three Rivers.
The Pioneer Festival is all about historical recreations, workers in period costumes, interactive demonstrations, traditional foods and playing like children of the 1700s! Lots of FUN ...
Witness the dramatic meeting as personalities from different centuries meet: Jean Pierre Roma, A.A. Macdonald, Father of Confederation & Mi'kmaq Heritage Actors ...
Roma’s Pioneer Festival kicks off with “Friday NIGHT OUT” featuring The Chaisson Trio (Kevin Chaisson, Louise (Chaisson) MacKinnon, Sheila Fitzpatrick & Roma’s Troubadours while enjoying “Roasted Loin of Pork with spiced apple butter & roasted veggies” by Chef Robert Pendergast ...
Buffet is served at 5:00pm, and live entertainment till 9:00pm!
On Sunday ...
This festival celebrates the pioneer experience at Roma's Site. Featuring: music, dance, costumes, toys, heritage food & pioneer work such as: gardening, bread making, quill pens writing, drop spindle and cod fishing... pony rides and games for children!
Foods of the 1700s - Roma's Food Tent is open all day, serving fabulous foods typically eaten in the 1700s, with a few exceptions! Try - hearty vegetable soups, sensational seafood chowder, fish cakes, bread from the outdoor oven ginger cookies, frosted chocolate cake and coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water.
Daily Demonstrations - Quill Pen writing, Rug Hooking, Antique Musket Display - Ray Holden, Blacksmithing with Clayton Lavoie; Tim Mair, traditional wooden boat builder presenting Roma's replica chaloupe - the workhorse boat of the 1700s.