Kinkora’s Somerset Festival concludes Sunday with fireworks

Nancy MacPhee
Published on July 17, 2014
The tractor pulls are always a highlight of Somerset Festival. 
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KINKORA — The 35th annual Somerset Festival continues this weekend with tractor pulls, a parade and the popular car rally.


The Linkletter Welding Car Rally goes Friday, with the first car departing O’Shea’s Restaurant shortly after 5 p.m.

Entertainment will follow at O’Shea’s featuring Kevin Arthur.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Big Dog Convenience dance for kids aged five to eight takes place followed by the dance for those aged nine to 13 from 8:30 until 10 p.m. There will be a canteen on site.

On Saturday, from 8 to 10 a.m., will be the registration for the tractor pulls. For more information contact Darcy Mulligan at 902-439-5605.

From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., there is a mosquito ball tournament sponsored by Noonan Petroleum and Somerset Festival Committee at the Kinkora ballfield. For more information, contact 902-436-0022.

At 9 a.m., it’s the Seymour DesRoches Construction Ltd. Family Fun Run followed by tractor pull from 10 a.m. to noon.

Also at noon, there will be ice cream to beat the heat at Chez Shea followed by the McCain Foods Street Parade at 1. This year’s theme is Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference.

From 2 to 4 p.m., there will be free ice cream at the Kinkora Irving sponsored by Noonan Petroleum and, also at that time, there will be children’s events at Kinkora Place, including remote control car races.

Also at 2 p.m., there will be heritage events, a Young Millionaires presentation, a barbecue in aid of Kinkora High School and the beer tent opens with entertainment by the Dave Doyle Band.

From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Kinkora Place will be the site of an adult dance featuring Faces.

On Sunday, from 9 a.m. to  noon, the fire department is hosting a pancake breakfast.

At noon, tractor pulls resume while from 3 to 7 p.m. the beer garden opens with entertainment from the Dave Doyle Band.

The festival concludes with fireworks at dusk.