About Duthie Point Festival Park
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|Festival Park during the New Richmond Bluegrass Festival|
Duthie Point is a beautiful 82-acre site presenting the fascinating heritage and culture of New Richmond, Quebec. Several historic buildings from the years 1775 to 1910, including the Chaleur Bay Military Museum, the Gendron General Store and the Duthie's Point Lighthouse, are found on this former port and shipyard.
Festival Park is located on the southeast portion of Duthie Point and was once a landing strip for fishermen who came to the area to enjoy salmon fishing on the Grand Cascapedia River and now provides and ideal location for camping. The park includes the Willett House which is now an inn and vacation home, an outdoor stage which hosts some of bluegrass music’s best acts at our annual bluegrass festival and the barn, a 120 X 40 foot building which is closed on three sides and hosts several events during the summer.
|The landing strip|
The site hosts two major events annually – New Richmond CountryFest and the New Richmond Bluegrass Festival. In addition, the park hosts several weddings and family events each summer.
Festival Park at Duthie Point also offers lodging in theWillett House as well as RV and tent camping and onsite tent rentals.
|The Willett House|