Festivals and Events
National Acadian Day
August 15, 2021
The Société Culturelle Nigawouek and the municipality of Neguac are organizing activities to mark the National Acadian Day. The event will take place on August 15th, everything starts with the flag raising at noon at the lighthouse in Île-aux-foins Park. Then there will be outdoor concerts and poutines râpées. Bring out your Acadian colours, along with your chairs, beach umbrellas and sunscreen. Come and celebrate Acadia with us! Admission is free.
Contact Info: Juliette Breau Barrette 506 776-5650
Black and White Gala
The Black and White Gala is a major fundraising activity for the Association des Loisirs St-Bernard Inc. Funds will be used for the upkeep of recreational facilities. Ticketholders for the Black and White Gala please note that clothing and accessories must be either black and white, all white or all black. No other colours are allowed, except for your wedding ring. The dress code is semi-formal (no jeans, no sweatshirts, nothing off-white, etc.).
Contact Info: 506 776-3950
Provincial Giant Pumpkin Festival
The Neguac Giant Pumpkin Provincial Festival will take place on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Club de l’Âge d’Or in Neguac. Due to the Pandemic, there will be no table rentals, no canteen and no pumpkin decorations for children. There will only be the weigh-off as last year at 2pm and registration from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.
This festival originated with a Neguac man who liked to grow giant pumpkins. In 1995, Camille Breau organized the first official weigh-in, with three participants and around twenty spectators.
For the first three years, Mr. Breau and his wife Monique did all the organizing for the competition. Due to the festival’s growing popularity, they had to use the Neguac Sportplex Arena to accommodate the growing number of participants and spectators. This is also why, in 1998, the Breaus partnered with the Neguac Club Richelieu Féminin to organize and run the festival, which had become known provincially.
Now moved to the Neguac Club d’âge d’or, organized by committee of citizens and in partnership with the municipality of Neguac since 2015, the festival is still very successful. A number of prizes with a total value of over $2,500 are awarded to participants. At the weigh-in in 2010, Mr. Edmund Hemphill of Mount Pleasant, New Brunswick, set a new record with a pumpkin weighing 1468 lb.
If you’re up for competition, camaraderie and fun, the Provincial Giant Pumpkin Festival in Neguac is the place for you!
Neguac Celebrates Fall
Lighting of the Christmas Tree
November 29, 2021
This opportunity brings to our municipality the atmosphere of the holiday season of merriment and joy. The celebration of this day begins at 6 pm with the tree lighting ceremony at Richelieu Park. Thereafter citizens are invited to visit the church basement to enjoy a little cake and a hot chocolate. Santa Claus will be present to give a surprise to the children.
Contact Info: 506 776-3950