Nova Scotia – October 2017 Event Listings

There are some great events taking place throughout the month of October 2017 – stay tuned for more, but in the meantime hit the road and take in these highlights of Nova Scotia.

EVENT-150x150AND...if you've got an event coming up - drop us a line at [email protected] with the details and we'll do our best to get it in there. For more info on submissions click here

Hands on History- Sherbrooke
runs until the end of September
Hands On History invites people young and old to participate in Village life by offering a “Hands On”, interactive, educational and fun experience. Visit the website to learn more

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Maple Sugar Brunch and Guided Tours at Sugar Moon Farm-Earltown
Every Saturday and Sunday
Sugar Moon Farm serves their signature fully-licensed maple brunch.
Be sure to take a free guided tour of the maple sugar operation and plan to hike the Rogart Mountain Trail. Visit the website for more details:  www.sugarmoon.ca

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sunday ceilidhSunday Ceilidh-Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique 
every Sunday
For more information, go to the website

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Saturday Ceilidh's at the Doryman -Doryman Pub and Grill, Cheticamp
Every Saturday
Fiddle music every Saturday afternoon. For more information, call 902-224-9909

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square dancingFamily Square Dance-West Mabou Hall
Every Saturday
Traditional square dance where the whole family is welcome. Contact Margie MacInnis for more details: 902-945-2814

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Acadian Arts and Craft Day- West Pubnico
every week on Thursday
For traditional craft demonstrations such as artist painting, hooked rugs, braided rugs, basket weaving, wool spinning, crochet tatting, quilting and red work. To find out more, check out  the website.

 

Mother Goose / French for Fun Program- Petit de Grat Library
Wednesdays
With Rachel MacGillivray & Louise Migneault every Wednesday from 10am-11:30am at the Petit de Grat Library in Petit de Grat, NS, for ages 0-6.  Program includes 2 stories (English & French), a light snack, a craft, children's songs, and ends with a musical exercise game. Please contact the Petit de Grat Library at (902) 226-3534 or email [email protected]ibrary.ns.ca for more information.

 

ghost toursGhost Walks- Wolfville, Windsor, Kentville, Grapely, Halls Harbour
runs until October 31
This gravely ghost walk is a two-hour historical production that moves throughout the streets of five different Valley towns, depending on the schedule. It is a creatively spooky and fun way to get a history lesson about a truly unique part of the world. To learn more, visit Jerome the Gravekeeper

 

Candlelight Tours of Garrison Graveyard - Annapolis Royal
until October 30

For a unique and memorable adventure, explore the Oldest English Graveyard in Canada by candlelight with a colourful, costumed interpreter. Visit the website for more information visit the facebook page here.

 

Citadel Ghost Tour - Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Fridays and Saturdays until October 29
Dare to be scared!
Learn about the many ghost stories and bizarre legends that haunt this British fort as you are lead by candlelight along the ramparts and through the passages of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site here.

 

Wolfville-winery-busWolfville Magic Winery Bus Tour
Sundays and Saturdays
The Wolfville Magic Winery Bus is a one of a kind in North America hop-on, hop-off tour of four local wineries in a traditional British double decker bus. Guests are offered a professional guided tour on the bus sharing with them the region’s historical connection with food production and the recent establishment of the wine industry. For more information, visit the website

 

Mahone Bay Scarecrow and Antique Fair
September 29 - October 1
The Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair is one of Nova Scotia's most popular Fall events attracting visitors from all over the continent. We have 100's of stage worthy scarecrows decorating the entire town. Stroll the fabulous and fun Pumpkin Walk, where hundreds of carved pumpkins are on display. The ever popular Antique Fair offers treasure hunters a wide variety to choose from. Nova Scotia's finest purveyors of antiques and collectibles are found at this Fair. Check out the website to learn more

 


 

the-last-little-pumpkin-sbValley Pumpkin Festival- Kentville
October 1-29
The Valley Pumpkin Festival celebrates the bounty of the land every October in the famed Annapolis Valley. Sample local cuisine; tour a winery; or harvest your own fruits and vegetables at our local u-picks and farms. The pumpkin symbolizes family fun and events such as Windsor's Pumpkin Weigh Off & Regatta, Kentville's Pumpkin People, Wolfville's Magic Winery Bus Tour are just a sampling of the many community events that take await you and your family. To learn more, click here

 

The Annual Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin Weigh Off & Regatta - Windsor Waterfront
September 30 Pumpkin Weigh Off

October 15 Pumpkin Regatta
Giant pumpkins grown on the Dill family farm are turned into PVCs (personal vegetable craft). The giant pumpkins are carved out, decorated and then paddled or motored across the lake.For the full Pumpkin Regatta event schedule, please visit the website 

 

Atlantic Fashion Week - Halifax
October 2 - 7
Please join us in celebrating our Atlantic Canadian design Talent in a 5 night extravaganza. Happening from October 2 to Oct.7th at three locations throughout Halifax.... This is a week that no fashionista should miss. For all the details visit their facebook page here

 

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Bluenose Ghost Festival- Alderney Landing, Dartmouth
October 5-7, 12-15, 19-22 & 26-31, 2017

The Bluenose Ghosts Festival is an ongoing initiative by Alderney Landing to preserve the cultural heritage and integrity of Dartmouth by engaging many levels of the community. The Festival offers school programs and activities as well as cemetery tours, haunted house, and other related events. For more info, click here

Celtic Colours International Festival- Cape Breton, various venues
October 6 - 14
Since 1997, the Celtic Colours International Festival has featured hundreds of musicians from all over the Celtic world and attracted tens of thousands of visitors to Cape Breton Island. For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is home to a unique celebration of music and culture as the Celtic Colours International Festival presents dozens of concerts all over the island, an extensive line-up of hundreds of community cultural events workshops, a visual art series of exhibitions, and a nightly Festival Club. For a complete schedule of performances, visit the website

 

valley harvest marathonValley Harvest Marathon - Wolfville
October 7 & 8

Grab some friends and get  down to the Valley for a run on Thanksgiving Weekend!
Visit the website for more details: www.valleyharvestmarathon.com

 

Kejimkujik Pumpkin festival - Kejimkujik National Park
October 7 & 8

Book your campsite early for Keji's most popular weekend of the year! The Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest is a great opportunity to see hundreds of glowing pumpkins. Take in special haunted hikes and don't miss the Annual Cold Turkey Swim. To find out more, give Jackie a call at (902) 682-2772

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Thanksgiving Day Celebration - Ross Farm Museum
October 9

Can't think of anything special to do on Thanksgiving day? Bring the family out for some good old fashioned fun. There will be so much to do and see. It is your chance to step back in time and experience Thanksgiving settlers style. Enjoy demonstrations of open-hearth cooking, coopering and sauerkraut making. To find out more click here

Nocturne at Night- various venues, Halifax
October 12 & 14, 2016
Nocturne: Art at Night is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6 p.m.-midnight. The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax. For a complete schedule of events and venues, visit the website

THE GREAT BIG BOO - Halifax
October 28 & 29
The Great Big Boo!,” is a live-action, family-friendly Halloween show playing at Scotiabank Theatre Halifax on October 28th and 29th 2017,  The 50-minute non-scary live show follows the story of Zoe and Justin who sing and dance their way through Boo Alley on a quest to save Halloween, meeting larger-than-life characters along the way. The show features a dynamic original score and spectacular dance numbers. After each show, the audience will be invited to meet. "The Great Big Boo!” combines the best of musical theatre and the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating. The show is appropriate for all families and specifically for children aged two to twelve. Tickets are priced at $22 per person. For more information regarding “The Great Big Boo!”, to search for show locations or to purchase reserved tickets please visit www.thegreatbigboo.com/.

 

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