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2018 summer festival grows bigger than ever

All proceeds raised through the weekend will be added to a fund that will afford Campbell’s Bay its own splashpad, set to fill the location of the old pool next to the baseball diamond. Pictured, Janie Cyr, one half of the animal education duo, The Keepers, receives a high-five from their parrot.
The weekend is centred around a three-pitch tournament, with other games mingled throughout, as well as some late-night homerun derbies and a dizzy bat challenge. Pictured, Olivia McLaughlin pitches a fast one during the junior exhibition game on Saturday.
Saturday night featured more baseball, two DJ’s, a dizzy bat challenge, a home-run derby, a mechanical bull and more. Pictured, Marc Levigne holds on tight to the mechanical bull.
Campbell’s Bay held it’s fourth Summer Festival over the weekend, seeing hundreds attend and featuring a wide array of activities for the whole family. From left: Brayson and Thane Gutzeit duke it out on one of the inflatable structures provided free for those attending.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
Aug. 17-19, 2018
Since the return of Campbell’s Bay’s Summer Festival, organizers have sought to make it bigger, more entertaining, and attractive to the whole family – and this year may be their hardest to top yet.
Running from Friday through Sunday afternoon, the amount of activities jampacked into one weekend was extraordinary, with something new happening nearly every hour.
Friday started in the evening with a Pontiac youth softball league game at 6 p.m., opening the flood gates for much more fun. Soon after, face painting, the three-pitch tourney, and soap box races started up, along with the ever-entertaining dunk tank started up. Later on, DJ’s would keep the party pumping, with a homerun derby running into the night.
Saturday started with a little bit of everything, from the continuing baseball tournament at 8:30 a.m., there was some yoga happening down at the river, inflatable structures towering alongside the recreation association building, animal shows, the baby zone, balloon art, a fastball exhibition game, performances by bands and solo acts, visits by superheroes, a craft show and more.


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