About Us

Hours of operation:

The tourist season at the Village musical acadien runs from mid-June to mid-September, but the establishment is open year round for special events and group bookings.

La Trappe Resto-Bar and La Galette Blanche bakery are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

History

The Centre Expo-Festival (Expo-Festival Centre) was created in 1998. At that time, it was a community facility which served as a dining room and an auditorium. Since its opening, the Centre Expo-Festival organized several activities of all kinds for the community. In 2000, a center related to multiple uses and a campground for RVs were added to the property. Subsequently, in 2001, an external mobile stage was built. Since 2010, the Expo-Festival Centre operates a restaurant and a bakery during the summer months.

In 2014, the Centre Expo-Festival was transformed into the Village musical acadien. This large construction project added an outdoor venue which includes a small performance hall with an interactive learning area and a hall of fame, an outdoor stage, an art gallery and a lovely outdoor terrace. In addition, the center itself was completely redesigned to harbour a beautiful reception area with a gift shop, a new performance stage, an addition to the concert hall, a new restaurant, a new bakery, a renovated kitchen and new washrooms.

The Centre Expo-Festival / Village musical acadien has organized and is still organizing several cultural activities:

  • The “M. le Homard” Show with Talididanse (2001-2002)
  • Acoustic music jams (since 2002)
  • “La boucane dans la cabane” comedy show (2003-2004)
  • “V’nez Veiller” dinner theater (since 2005)
  • “Le Fricot” cabaret evening (2006-2009)
  • Step dancing workshop (since 2010)
  • Christmas Shows (since 2008)
  • Comedy Festival (2010-2011)
  • Country Music Festival (since 2010)
  • Kitchen Party (since 2014)

In addition, this complex has hosted and is still hosting several events in the community:

  • Community Flea Market (since 2001)
  • Farmers Market (2002-2006)
  • Acadian Games Finals (2000)
  • Evangeline Bluegrass Festival (since 2001)
  • Atlantic Fiddlers Jamboree (since 2005)
  • Outdoor Market (2005-2006)
  • Good Sam Samboree Club (since 2004)
  • Fall Bluegrass Festival (2005-2008)
  • Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival (annual)
  • Clammin N Jammin (since 2010)
  • 4-H Rural Fair (biannual event)

The Village musical acadien has become the main cultural and tourist destination in the Evangeline region through the dedication of many volunteers and community workers.

Board Members

  • Dick Arsenault (Co-chair)
  • Marcel Bernard (Co-chair)
  • Jean-Guy Arsenault (Vice-President)
  • Claudette Arsenault (Treasurer)
  • Jeannette Blaquière (Secretary)
  • Nancy Smith
  • Pierrette Arsenault
  • *Vacancy*