- Start Date: Saturday October 07
- End Date: Saturday October 07
- Start Time: 11:00 AM
- Location: Wilson's Point Historic Site
- Phone Number: 5066270162
- Event Website: Website
If you have grown up on the Miramichi you know exactly how gorgeous
it is here in the fall. Colors of every hue adorn the trees and the river
often lays so still so that they can admire their own reflection all along it.
What you may not be aware of is a tiny hidden gem tucked away under
centuries old pines where the North and South branches of the
Miramichi meet called Wilson’s Point Historic Site. This site has a long
remarkable history that stretches beyond 4000yrs encompassing the
Mi’kmaq First Nations, the Acadians, the Scottish and Loyalists.
Wilson’s Point is beautiful no matter the season, but it is especially
magical, once the days grow short and Mother Nature casts out her
blankets of colors over the land. If you sit and listen long enough, you
can imagine the clip clop of horse hooves and clickety clack of full
wagons being pulled down the road leading into the churchyard.
Laughter mixing with deep Halòs and children’s giggles as the spirits
come to life one last time before winter settles in. The bustle of folks
gathering and bragging of fine crops, games of jacks, marbles and
hopscotch taking place and ladies gossiping as whiffs of wood smoke
billow and dance in the air.
Step back in time with us this October 7 th as we celebrate the magic of
with the season with a Historical Fall Market and the Great Miramichi
Haggis Hunt. There will be vendors with period style items: knitted
goods, honey, farm to table, leather goods, candles, baked goods, and
more. Children will be able to sign up for the Great Miramichi Haggis
Scavenger Hunt event where they will meet the odd character, learn bits
of history that surrounds the Point and maybe even catch sight of the
illusive Howzitgoan, our very own Miramichi Haggis. The scavenger
hunt requires photo proof so be sure to bring along a phone or tablet
capable of taking pictures. There will be raffle tickets sold on a complete
Thanksgiving meal and a Scottish Goodie basket and prizes for the
Haggis Hunt participants.
Admission is free, join us from 11am-2pm Saturday October 7 th at
Wilson’s Point Historic Site 8 Enclosure Road Derby Junction. For more
details check out Wilson’s Point Historic Site on Facebook or call 506-
627-0162 between 930-430