• Best Beard Contest
  • Pokemon Go
  • Redneck Water Pong Tournament
  • Metzler Tire Freestyle Burnout
  • Parts Canada King and Queen of Chrome
  • Time Trials
  • Show ‘n’ Shine
  • Rat Bike Competition
  • Armwrestling
  • Tattoo Competition

* New in 2016:

Best Beard Contest

Hosted  and sponsored by The Artful Dodger, the categories in this contest are:Artful Dodger

  • Best Moustache
  • Best Long Beard
  • Best Short Beard
  • Best Goatee

The prize packages are sure to be good. Even if you don't want to enter the contest, stop by their booth to check out the beard oil!

Pokemon Go

Rats and rats and rats. Rats everywhere in Digby! Play the game and show up with your device to prove you've played. Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Most rats collected
  • Most powerful rat

Redneck Water Pong Tournament

Details in the working: the tournament will start 1 pm in the Beer Garden. Teams of two. Must be 19 or older. Further details to be provided shortly. Be there! Have fun! Keep your aim! Win a prize!


Metzler Tire Freestyle Burnout

Thank you to Metzler Tire for sponsoring the 2016 Wharf Rat Rally (and Bean're!). We're glad to have you on board.

MetzelerLogoLet's try this again! This year's burnout contest will be on Sunday, September 4th on the Wharf at 6pm. It will be a freestyle burnout, in the area where the Hub City Stunters perform.

Here's how it'll go: when you are considering taking part, you'll head to the wharf (around 5:30). There, you'll be connected with Gates Power Equipment - probably by text - to tell them what size and type of tire you need. Gates will check if they have one in stock and let you know; once you know if there is a replacement tire and what that tire will cost you, you can decide whether or not you want to enter. After the contest starts, Gates will bring the tires down to the Wharf to be replaced after the competition is over. There will be a tire changer on site - around $30 or $40.

The winner will receive a voucher for a complete set of Metzler Tires.

The runner-up will receive a voucher for a new back tire from Metzler Tires. The voucher will explain how to collect your tires after the Rally.

There won't be any cash prizes, just a lot of smoke and cheers. As with all our contests, no charge to enter.

We hope to see you here!


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A new contest, the Parts Canada King of Chrome and Queen of Chrome will be crowned on Sunday afternoon on the Marina in front of the Parts Canada booth. Take your bike down at 1pm to enter in the contest; prizes will be awarded at 2:30pm.


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Back for another year:

Drag Race/Time Trials

Back again in 2016! Drag Race/Time trials at the Digby Municipal Airport.

Gauge your bike against the clock. Tune it up and run again! Time trials will run two at a time; tentative times are from noon to 5pm on Friday, 11am to 5pm on Saturday and from 11am until 3:30pm on Sunday. The Wharf Rat Rally has no control over helicopter and plane landing times and apologizes for any interruptions that may occur.

Registration will be upon arrival at the airport. $10.00 per registrant for 2 runs. A third run is free with restaurant receipt dated during the Rally from a local restaurant.


Show ‘n’ Shine

A perennial favourite, the Show ‘n’ Shine is back this year on Saturday afternoon. Th

  • Best Custom
  • Best Cruiser
  • Best Chopper
  • Best Non-conventional
  • Best Paint
  • Farthest Away
  • Most Miles

A People's Choice award will also be presented with the winner's name added to the trophy at Headquarters.

The Show n Shine is scheduled for Saturday, with registration going from 1:45pm until 2pm and final judging taking place at 3:45pm. It will be held in the  parking lot of the Heritage Hall. No charge to enter.


Rat Bike Contest

Once again, we'd like to thank NSCC Akerley campus for providing the Rat Bike Contest trophies. It's always wonderful to receive the community support!

The contest will take place on Sunday beginning at 4:30 in the parking lot of the Heritage Hall. No charge to enter - bring out the rats!

** This year ** this will be a People's Choice award.


Armwrestling Competition

The Nova Scotia Armwrestling Association will be hosting an amateur competition during the Wharf Rat Rally on Saturday, September 3rd (Rally waterfront stage). This is open to all amateur and novice armwrestlers. There will be both men's and ladies' classes. The men's right hand classes are 154, 176, 198 and over 198lbs. The left hand classes are 176 and over 176lbs. The ladies will be open in both the right and left hand classes.

There will also be several challenge matches that will pit the best armwrestlers in Nova Scotia against the best from the other Maritime provinces.You will see several Canadian Champions fighting it out against one another in the Battle of the Atlantic, now an annual event.

Weigh-ins are at 12pm on Saturday and the competition will be at 1pm. For more information check out our website: www.NovaScotiaArmWrestling.com or contact Rick Pinkney at 902-489-9008.


Tattoo Contest

The 2016 Tattoo Contest will be held on Sunday on the outside stage at the Sunset Pub in Conway during the Twisted Throttle event.

This year’s competition include the following categories:           sunset logo x 150

  • Best large black & gray
  • Best small black & gray
  • Best large colour
  • Best small colour
  • Best sleeve
  • Best back
  • Best overall

Each winner will receive a plaque for themselves, and a trophy for their artist. 

Entry fee: $10 per category. Participants will be able to enter as early as Wednesday, August 31st at the Sunset Pub.