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Fiddle away in Louisbourg for Super Fête

Travel Deal for August 19, 2013

vicky vacay deal of the dayIf you haven’t been to the No. 1 Place to Visit in Canada for 2013 yet, you’re in luck.

The much-anticipated Super Fête de Saint-Louis takes place this weekend, August 24-25, at Fortress Louisbourg in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

The Super Fête is the pinnacle of a wildly entertaining summer marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of the French colony on the site that is now a Parks Canada attraction.

The weekend’s celebrations will include musical performances by esteemed artists Natalie MacMaster, J.P. Cormier and Matt Andersen. Plus loads of other highlights inside the walls and out. MacMaster will be joined by 300 fiddlers in a bombastic show of Celtic culture. In fact, if you bring a fiddle, you receive free admission to the Sunday show at 2 pm.

Andersen and Cormier headline the Louis Rocks! concert series on Saturday at 7:30 pm. Tickets for that show are $30 each and include admission to the fortress. Regular-price admission is $17.60 for adults.

Find out all about Super Fête and the tricentennial celebrations on the Louisbourg300 website. Gears Up for Louisbourg300 writers have been to Cape Breton in advance of the festivities and were struck by the fortress’s authenticity and the region’s many compelling reasons to visit. Among them is a chance for one visitor each day to reign over the fortress thanks to a unique contest. Managing Editor Adrian Brijbassi writes: “The Governor for the Day contest involves winners who are given the opportunity to rule Louisbourg for an afternoon. ‘They will be dressed in a costume with the colours that would have been worn by the governor of the colony and be escorted by two personal guards,’ Visitor Experience manager Lester Marchand said, adding that there will be limits to their powers should any of the appointed governors feel the urge to declare war or order a companion to the gallows.”

Read the rest of this article on Louisbourg’s 300th anniversary bash

To order your Super Fête tickets: Visit the Louisbourg300 website or telephone 1-902-733-3548.

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