Photo Credit: Corey J. Isenor

Photo Credit: Corey J. Isenor

SappyFest is a little independent music festival produced annually in Sackville, New Brunswick.

SappyFest 11 will take place on July 29 - 31, 2016

The SappyFest Mainstage site is a combination of two large tents, beer garden, merchandise market and uncovered open space with a capacity of 2000. The site is located in the heart of downtown Sackville, on Bridge Street, closing down the main commercial thoroughfare while creating a vibrant, high-profile epicentre for the festival.

Now a registered non-profit organization, SappyFest Incorporated, the festival was founded in 2006 by the good people of Sappy Records. At the time it seemed like a more feasible way to get all our friends together than a wedding, and certainly more fun than releasing records into the ether.

We hope you can make it out.


Crown Camping on King Street: Set up at the Mount Allison University parking lot on the corner of Main Street and King Street in Sackville, NB, just a short walk from the festival site on Bridge Street. This space is offered for festival attendees to find a place for rest during the festival weekend. The cost to rent a space for the entire weekend (July 29-31) is $40.00 per site. A limited number of spots are available. Please check out the full details and rules for Crown Camping on King Street and sign up HERE.

May we recommend the Mount Allison University Dorms? Registration available HERE.

The Town of Sackville also has a very lovely website with information on all the great places you can stay;
hotels, campgrounds, and bed & breakfasts.

Please be nice and respectful, as always.


SappyFest has a wide variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities for this year's festival. If you are interested in advertising for your business or group, or would like to know more information, please contact our Creative Director, Lucas Hicks, at or (506) 540-1327.


Sackville is a small college town of roughly 5000 people, it is geographically central within the maritime region, roughly 2 hours to regional centers Halifax, Fredericton, Saint John, and Charlottetown. On the Trans-Canada Highway and the VIA Rail line, and only 25 minutes to the International airport in Moncton, it’s an ideal location for a summer getaway.