Acoustic Roots FestivalDate: Fri, Sep 1 2017 - Sun, Sep 3 2017
The Acoustic Roots Festival offers a variety of music including country, folk, celtic, blues and bluegrass. The event features some of the best in east coast music.
Along with the music, festival goers are able to enjoy the numerous activities available at Two Rivers Wildlife Park, that include:
- Fish ponds
- Petting zoo
- Walk through wildlife enclosure trails
- Swimming in the Mira River
Workshops are available at the festival lead by some of the regions finest musicians . The festival attracts music fans from surrounding communities, as well as nationally and international tourists. With the numerous activities available at the park for all ages, the festival is a wonderful event for families with young children.
The festival venue, Two Rivers Wildlife Park, is a 500-acre community-run park located where the Salmon River meets the Mira River. The unique geography is such that the two rivers together form natural boundaries that surround most of the park. The land is fertile and the hills are gentle thus an abundance of natural wildlife and plant species adds to the natural beauty of the two rivers.The land that the Park occupies is of great historical significance as part of the old French Road passed through the property from the Fortress of Louisbourg to other parts of Cape Breton. Stone markers can still be seen in the area dating back to those early days.