Photo Credit:  Corey J. Isenor

Photo Credit: Corey J. Isenor

SappyFest is an independent music and arts festival produced annually in Sackville, New Brunswick.

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, a vibrant, high-profile epicentre for the festival on the main commercial thoroughfare.

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.


May we recommend the Mount Allison University Residences? Close to the Festival site, clean, friendly and easy to book.

The Official Sappy Camping on King campground will be open again this year. Corner of King and Salem beneath the friendly trees. PEACEFUL SLEEPING. MAGIC DREAMS. Book your site now on through our ticket page.

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 email:


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.