The Annual Berwick Gala Days Festival is held every Labour Day Weekend! The first “Gala Day” was held on September 2, 1945 in the town of Berwick. This event was sponsored by the Berwick Amateur Athletic Association to improve Rainforth Park. The event continues to be primarily held at Rainforth Park in Berwick and has expanded to a three day event, now called Gala Days. The festival attracts approximately 7,000 people annually.
The longstanding success of Gala Days is attributed to the many volunteers from the community at large. Volunteers plan the festival all year long, and operate each event as it takes place throughout the weekend. In 1945, the first Gala Days program included such events as horse pulling, a tug of war, a street parade, women’s softball, men’s baseball, a United Church supper and a street dance to end the day. Current events include children’s activities, horse and ox pulls, various strength competitions and races, parades, fireworks, a craft fair, a dance, a woodsman competition, eating contests, horse and car shows, and the crowning of a Gala Day Queen.
The volunteer committee’s tireless efforts, along with support from the town’s Recreation Department, have allowed Gala Days to be a coveted festival for those who live within or near Berwick. All funds raised go back to support youth activities in Berwick and its surrounding areas.
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Click here for the 2013 Berwick Gala Days gallery.
Fox Mountain Music Festivals
For the past number of years, the Fox Mountain Camping Park has hosted annual Bluegrass and Country Music Festivals to a sold out crowd. The campground can hold over 5000 people and has 1000+ RV spots, and features comedians, dance groups, and local personalities between music groups to keep you entertained!