Event: Ingonish Huckle Buckle Festival
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 to Tue, Oct 25, 2016
The Festival is located in Ingonish, with events primarily taking place at the Ingonish Beach Soccer Field and Cape Smokey Elementary School. Everyone is welcome to attend the festival events; both local residents and visitors are encouraged to attend! The following is a list of the primary annual events and activities that occur during the festival weekend:
• Guided Haunted Hike: This event is hosted by Cape Breton Highlands National Park and encourages families to be physically active in a unique and fun setting. Every person is issued a lantern and guided around Ingoinsh's Fresh Water Lake, while being entertained by historical ghostly stories.
• Children’s Movie Night: This event is held at Ski Cape Smokey and it's a fun evening activity for all to enjoy.
• Festive Farmer’s Market: Promotes Ingonish’s unique culture via local crafts, music and food this market is a must see.
• Children’s Bouncing Funfest: This is an all-day event that provides unique opportunities for children and youth to be physically active. We have a wide variety of inflatable equipment that provides buckets of fun for everyone. With earlier times for younger kids and later timer for the young at heart.
• Scenic Hike & Family Photo Shoot: Participants hike on a designated trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park and, on their way, can choose to have their family portrait taken by a professional photographer. Surrounded by the pristine beauty of Ingonish accompanied by the wonderful palate of fall colors put this activity on the top of your must do list.
• Various Community Dinners/Entertainment: These events occur over the course of the weekend at various locations in Ingonish and promote local culture via food and music (e.g., Pancake Breakfast, Oktoberfest Pub). Each event is hosted by a different local non-profit community group each giving their own taste of Ingonish.
• Various Prize-winning Contests: Leading up to the festival, children are given the opportunity to win prizes by participating in contests that encourage community involvement and healthy living. For instance, in 2014 children who completed a fun list of physical activities (e.g., hiking, kite flying, etc) had their names entered in a draw to win prizes. Such contests encourage children to be active explores of their own communities. The festival also includes a scarecrow contest and a fall preserve contest