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2018 Fossil Festival

The Joggins Fossil Institute (JFI) celebrates the Joggins Fossils Cliffs’ 10-year anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

In 2018, the Joggins Fossil Cliffs celebrates 10 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The JFI is pleased to mark this special anniversary with a number of events throughout the year and, in particular, on Saturday, July 7, 2018, with a fossil festival.

Schedule for the Joggins Fossil Festival

All events, unless noted, take place at the Joggins Fossil Centre.

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

9 am

  • Opening remarks — Dr. John Calder, Department of Natural Resources, Province of Nova Scotia
  • Blessing of the Cliffs — Emile Gautreau and Louise Goodwin

10 am to 4 pm

  • Local vendors sell their wares;
  • Historical and genealogical societies on hand at information booths
  • Tables of fossil displays from provincial collections;
  • Storytelling, games, and face painting for the children;
  • Elizabeth Copeland, 2018 ArtScape Artist-in-Residence

10:30 am and 1:30 pm

  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes Collection Tours — Dr. Melissa Grey, Curator of Science, Joggins Fossil Institute
  • Space is limited so register early at info@jogginsfossilcliffs.net
  • There is a $10/person charge — pay when you arrive at the Centre.

6 pm

  • Public anniversary reception at Joggins Fossil Centre — Everyone welcome

Sunday, July 8th, 2018 — Minudie Days

5534 Barronsfield Road, Minudie, Nova Scotia

Time: 11 am to 3 pm

  • Minudie Days — Meet me in Minudie for old-fashioned fun!!!
  • Sponsored by the Minudie Heritage Association
  • Amos Seaman School Museum — open for tours
  • St. Denis Catholic Church — open for tours
  • King Seaman Church — open for tours
  • Strawberry shortcake
  • Live county music
  • Games and face-painting for the kids
  • BBQ
  • Breath-taking scenery in one of Nova Scotia’s first Acadian settlements
Please note: The schedule and information for the Joggins Fossil Festival is in the process of being finalized and will be updated periodically so keep posted for news on this page.
Published: 2016-05-02