Join us for the Official Opening of Mud Creek Days 2019 as we kick off the celebration of Wolfville's 126th birthday!
Catherine Kennedy will perform an outdoor show, right on Main Street!
Valmy will open the show at 6pm,
and Catherine will take the stage around 715pm.
Stage will be located at the bottom of Linden Avenue.
Watch from one of the patios on Main Street
or join the party and dance in the street.
Official Mud Creek Days Opening at 6pm.
Valmy will play from 6 - 7pm.
Catherine Kennedy will play from 7:15 - 9pm.
Chalk Art, Games and More! Fun for the Whole Family.
Chalkmaster Dave will be creating Live Chalk Art during the Street Dance!
The Chalkmaster will have lots of chalk available
for kids and adults to give him a hand or
create their very own piece of art on Main Street!
Check out some of his work here:
Join us for some pre-show trivia, starting at 9:30pm.
Movie starts at dusk.
The Town of Wolfville will once again be hosting Mudley's Movie Night as part of the Mud Creek Days celebrations
...with: FREE Popcorn!!
This is an outdoor movie showing. Limited bleacher seating available.
Please bring your own chair or a blanket to sit on.
Rain location: Al Whittle Theatre.
Start your Saturday right with a delicious breakfast
served up by our local Lions Club!
Pancakes, Sausage, Coffe, Tea, Juice.
Free will offering to support the Lions.
Mud Creek's mascot, Mudley, turns 126 this year, and he wants to celebrate!
Fun for the whole family, including Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Music,
Bouncy Tent, FREE Cake, and More!
Cash BBQ on site in support of the Wolfville Historical Society.
The messiest and most fun tradition in the Valley, with over $400 in prizes up for grabs!
Teams compete to race through muddy challenges.
As fun to watch as it is to compete!
Come cheer on your favourite team, or register your own!
$100 Entry Fee. Proceeds go to the Mudley Fund.
Top Prize worth $250
2nd Place: $100
Prizes for Best Costumes ($50) and Best Team Spirit ($50)
The Town's Giant Soap Slide will be open for children and adults
from 2pm until the Mud Challenge Finale! (approximately 4pm)
Food Trucks, Local Beverage Tasting, Music and Beautiful Scenery!
Coldbrook Lions Mobile Canteen
Cotton Candy 4 U
Nippers' British Fish & Chips
Annapolis Cider Company
Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
Wayfarers' Ale Society
Barrelling Tide Distillery
We can't wait to see what FireworksFX have in store
for this year's show in celebration of 126 years of the Town of Wolfville.
Show starts at 10pm on Saturday, July 28th,
and is best viewed from the Wolfville Waterfront.
See you there!
Come try drumming with Bruno on the Waterfront, or stop by for a listen!
Our experienced "Earth Guide" will take you on an enlightening trip
that will lead you back to Waterfront Park for the
Mud Creek Days Finale Concert!
We'll have some of our Try it in Wolfville
Lawn Games at the Park for you to test out
during the Finale Concert!
Part of Wolfville's Summer Concert Series!
Come see Swig play in the Gazebo on the Waterfront
as we wrap up a great Mud Creek Days weekend!
Wolfville’s mascot, Mudley, has a birthday this summer. He is 35 years old.
When Nicolle Muir was 10 years old she won a contest at Wolfville Elementary School to create a mascot for Mud Creek days.The Grade 4 student entered the competition, she recalled, at the last minute. Her Mudley concept was based on her experience mud sliding and a whitish Al Capp cartoon character she was obsessed with at the time.
“Shmoo was cute and kind of rolly polly,” Muir recalled about her inspiration. She drew a unique chocolate colored image and came up with the name.
Her prize was cutting an official Mudley cake, a photo in the Advertiser and local America, Muir chuckles. “It was awesome,” she recalled.
Born Nicolle Francis, she grew up on Orchard Avenue and can describe the not entirely pleasant sensation of thick, dark mud drying on her limbs. Muir grew up and spent many years away, in New York City and Scotland.
Three years ago, she and her husband Grant moved back to the Wolfville area to raise their daughter, who is 13 now.
“My family is here and I wanted my daughter to live in a small town where everybody knows your name. Wolfville is a great town.”
Muir’s late father used his wood working kills to create little wooden carvings of Mudley. His talent adorns a town trophy or two.
Of the mascot she invented, Muir says, “I love that he’s still going strong.”
Wolfville steamstress Audrey Deal created the first Mudley costume. Retired town staff member Pat Stewart, who is the Fezziwig Society costume maker, got her start fabricating the second and third editions.
“I think we’re on the fourth now,” Stewart notes with a grin. “My kids all did it. They were not happy. (It was hot inside). There were even summer and winter versions.”
Generally the town’s summer staff have the honor of climbing into the mud creature’s costumes. A fund in Mudley’s name now collects monies toward recreational fees for those needing support.
-Contributed by Wendy Elliott, Wolfville Town Councillor
Teams compete in the annual Mud Challenge during Mud Creek Days for the prized Mudley Cup.
The entrance fees for the contest ($100 per team) go directly to the Mudley Fund, which helps Wolfville kids access recreation programs.
Mudley circa 2011
Mudley circa 2015
Mudley circa 2018