Mud Creek Days set to get underway in Wolfville

Published on July 24, 2014

The annual Mud Creek Challenge lets participants get down and dirty - literally. It goes Friday evening. Advertiser file photo

Wolfville residents will get dirty this weekend as the town celebrates Mud Creek Days.

Returning this year is the popular Mud Challenge, billed as the messiest tradition in the Valley. Teams will compete to race through muddy challenges on July 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Willow Park.

The festival will kick off on July 25 with the mayor’s bike ride leaving Rotary Park at 6:30 p.m., followed by a free showing of The Lego Movie in Rotary Park at 8 p.m.

The July 26 events also include a special Tastes of the Valley celebration of local foods at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market, while an art festival will run from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Wolfville Curling Club parking lot. Concerts, a tennis tournament and tours of the Irving Botanical Gardens are also scheduled.

Mudley’s Birthday Party will run in Waterfront Park from 3-7 p.m., featuring plenty of activities and music for kids, while the day will wrap up with fireworks at 10 p.m.

July 27 will see the tennis tournament wrap up, more garden tours and a bike jam and skills workshop in Reservoir Park from noon until 3 p.m.