Nova Scotia Farmers Markets

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Farmers markets have been around for thousands of years. They have always been a gathering place for local producers and artisans to showcase and sell their products. Where you find people gathered you will also find great food and entertainment. Nova Scotia has an abundance of markets featuring locally grown produce. In addition you will probably find local artisans selling high quality bespoke items.
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Nova Scotia Music Festivals

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Nova Scotia is known world wide for it’s music. Nova Scotia has hosted some of the biggest bands and recording artists in the world. many communities in this province host music festivals. From Rock, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, Rap and many more. Be sure to take in one or more music festivals on your journey’s through Nova Scotia.
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  • Chester, Fiddles and Feet concert of traditional Celtic tunes full of fiery fiddles, August
  • Clare, Bluegrass Festival Country, bluegrass, open mic, August
  • Dartmouth, Rock the Harbour Rock concert at Alderney Landing, August
  • Lunenburg, Folk Harbour Society Held at UNESCO World Heritage town, August
  • New Glasgow, The Jubilee 3 days of great music – August 2-4 – set in an open-air amphitheater, August





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Nova Scotia Community Festivals

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Many communities in Nova Scotia celebrate their great heritage and culture. Most of these festivals include music but are not solely a music event. You will find great food and activities as well as local artisans.

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  • Cheitcamp, Festival de l’Escaouette Celebrates the rich Acadian culture and traditions, August
  • Digby, Digby Scallop days, Celebrating the heritage in the scallop fishing industry, August
  • Louisburg, Crab Fest, delicious crab dinners, along with “toe tappin” live entertainment, August
  • Lower West Pubnico, Blueberry Festival Wonderful blueberry desserts and live music, August
  • Musquodoboit Harbour, Pride Festival array of events all week, welcome to everyone, August
  • Windsor, Avon River Days, Lots of activities, August



  • Mahone Bay, Scarecrow Festival Antique and vintage market, children’s activities, pie baking contest, photography contest and more, September – October
  • Halifax, Nocturne: Art at Night Independent, free, contemporary art festival, October
  • Ingonish, Huckle Buckle Festival, Guided Hikes, fabulous food, children’s activities, pumpkins, scarecrows and ceilidhs, October
  • Lake Charlotte, Forrest Festival Golden Axe-throwing Competition, October
  • Lake Charlotte, Fibre Arts Festival Shop, learn, and be inspired, October
  • Parrsboro, Parrsboro Film Festival Three days of short film competitions, speakers and film viewing, October
  • St Ann’s, Writer Festival a three-day celebration of the written word, October
  • Wolfeville, The Food Film Fest International festival celebrating cinema, food & wine, October


  • Halifax, Hal Con Sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention, November


  • New Ross, Christmas Festival, Caroling, sipping hot chocolate and awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus, December


  • Pictou, Frost Fest Cozy outdoor fire pits, sleigh rides, guided hikes, more, February


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