Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Where: Hay Field on Simms Rd, South Knowlesville
When: 12 pm - 4 pm
Cost: FREE ENTRY
Even if you don't have a kite, come!
We'll have kites to share!
- Plenty of kites to share
- Bring picnic lunch & blankets
- Come fly your kite with us!
Call 375-8623 for information
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Map & Directions
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Coming from the South on the new TransCanada Highway (Rt#2)
Duration: about 40mins from Woodstock
Take the TCH (Route #2) to Hartland and exit onto Route 130 at exit#172. You will pass the new regional hospital on your right fairly soon after exiting. Continue on Route 130 until you pass over the Hugh John Flemming Bridge on the outskirts of Hartland. The bridge takes you over the St.John River and you will proceed up a steep hill. Halfway up the hill is the Ja-Sa-Le hotel on your right. Turn right at the hotel and you'll be on Hwy 104.
Follow the 104 through Coldstream, pass a gas station on the left and up another steep hill. Stay right on the 104 for another 4km, don't turn off until you come to the 580. This is a very sharp left hand turn that brings you to Windsor. Follow the 580 for about 3km, until you decend a steep hill (enjoy the view). The base of the hill is you will take a sharp right hand turn towards Armond. The Windsor cemetary should be on your right. Follow this road for 2km until you come to a T-intersection. Turn left onto the Knowlesville Road. After 2-3 kms watch for your first road on the right (the Simms Road). You will see a wind turbine mounted on a blue pole and a small array of solar panels. This is New Brunswick's first Net-metering renewable energy site. Follow Simms Road right until you see the Kite Festival on your left!
Feeling adventurous and familiar with Fredericton? The backroad way from Fredericton takes 1hour & 20min.
Leave Fredericton by the Westmorland Street Bridge (towards Fred. North/ Nashwaskis), cross the bridge and go straight through both sets of lights. Follow the Hwy 105 until a Shell gas station appears on your left, about 25 minutes from downtown Fred. Immediately after is the right hand turn to the Hwy 104 (Millville). Take this right and go through Burts Corner, Zealand, and into Millville (about 30 minutes). You are now halfway to the Centre.
After passing through Millville, (you're still on the 104) watch for the intersection just after going down a steep hill. You will turn a sharp right as the road winds left and you'll still be on the 104. Follow through Cloverdale and you will see a sign for the Howard Brook Road on your right at a bend in Hwy 104, just after you pass an old school. Take the Howard Brook Road until you come to an intersection (pavement has ended by now) where you will bear left up a steep hill. At the next intersection you will see another old school - the Armond School (on your left) and the pavement resumes here. Go straight through the intersection and after 2-3 kms watch for your first road on the right (the Simms Road). You will see a wind turbine mounted on a blue pole and a small array of solar panels. This is New Brunswick's first Net-metering renewable energy site. Follow Simms Road right until you see the Kite Festival on your left!
Coming on the TransCanada highway from Perth Andover:
Take exit#153 towards Florenceville. Follow Route 110 across the St John River and exit at the Florenceville/Bristol exit. Turn right after the exit ramp towards Bristol. A few km later, you will enter Bristol. Watch for and follow the signs for the 107 towards Juniper and Stanley, taking a right hand turn away from the river and up a steep hill. It is about 10km into Glassville where the highway forks to the left at a stop sign, then immediately to the right (passing a small convenience store and gas station on the left before you turn right). Once out of Glassville, watch for Knowlesville Road, on which you turn right. You will pass the Knowlesville Women's Institute Building and Baptist Church on your right and climb a hill out of Knowlesville. You will pass a large dairy farm with red barns on your right at the summit of the hil. The next road on your left will be Simms Road. You will see a wind turbine mounted on a blue pole and a small array of solar panels. Follow Simms Road right until you see the Kite Festival on your left!