Sussex, New Brunswick

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, we left Woodhaven Campground north of Halifax, NS after 3 nights heading back into New Brunswick.  We made it to Sussex where we stayed in Town & Country RV Park which is built around an old active drive in theater where they actually show movies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.  We could not figure out the attraction for this place since all the 100s of RVs were sitting here unoccupied until we discovered that this is the Balloon Capital of New Brunswick and we had just missed the Atlantic Balloon Festival held on Canadian Labor Day weekend.  They rent these places all year to have a place to see the balloons!  This started in 1985 and has grown to include a huge craft fair and antique auto show & shine with over 500 cars from all over.  The bandstand also has continous entertainment for 3 days! Next we made a quick run into town for fuel & few groceries at Atlantic Superstore (which I think is related to Tom Thumb as they carry President’s Choice products).  Then we got a good night’s rest before heading into Saint John the next day. We keep finding these places where over 30,000 people come all at one time.  Thank goodness our timing has been just off enough to miss the huge crowds.

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