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Spryfield Days Festival takes place this weekend

On July 13 and 14, a number of activities will take place in the HRM community of Spryfield
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On July 13 and 14, a number of activities will take place in the HRM community of Spryfield.

"Lots of good entertainment, come on out and see it, it's going to be a fabulous afternoon," says Bruce Holland, chair of the festival committee.

This is the second year for the event, and Holland says things will take place rain or shine.

"We're expecting it to clear off as the day goes on, but even if it does rain we can continue on under the tent," he tells NEWS 95.7's The Todd Veinotte Show.

The main tent is located at the J. Albert Walker community field next to the Chebucto Heights Elementary School.

This morning, the festival kicked off with a 5 kilometre run at Long Lake Provincial Park, sponsored by RH Fitness and Wellness.

During the day Saturday, Holland says other events include an outdoor fitness class, a business expo, a yoga class, and a barbecue.

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, Holland says one of the most popular events is the duct tape races.

"People make boats out of cardboard boxes and duct tape, and then race them in Long Lake," he explains. "That's always a lot of laughs, a lot of fun."

Saturday afternoon features a free open-air concert featuring local artists including JJ Roots, April Arlene, Jeff Brown, and The Roadside Scarecrows.

"That leads up until 9:30, and at 9:30 the music will wind up and we'll shoot off our fireworks," Holland says.

The fireworks, shot off from Cowie Hill, will last about 20 minutes and Holland says most residents of HRM should be able to see them.

"We've got a big show for people," he says. "Not only will it be a show for Spryfield, it'll be a show for all of HRM."

The festival continues on Sunday with another barbecue, a motorcycle show and shine, and a strawberry social put on by the Spryfield Urban Farm.

Another concert wraps up the events tomorrow evening.

"In the evening City Church and all of the churches in the Spryfield ministerial are putting on a gospel concert," Holland says.

The organizer says all are welcome to come check out the events, not just residents of Spryfield.

"It's been widely put out there so that people from all over HRM will attend," Holland says.

For more info, visit the Spryfield Days Festival Facebook page.


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