Nova Scotia – September 2019 Event Listings

There are some great events taking place throughout the month of September 2019 – stay tuned for more, but in the meantime hit the road and take in these highlights of Nova Scotia.

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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


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:



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


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


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


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
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] for more information.

Acoustic Roots Festival- Two Rivers Wildlife Park, Cape Breton
acoustic roots festivalAugust 30 - September 1
The sixth annual Acoustic Roots Festival is pleased to announce the talent line-up for the 2019 edition of the event. The Cape Breton festival showcases some of Atlantic Canada’s most popular folk, country, Celtic, bluegrass and blues artists. Click here to see the list of performers.


Atlantic Fringe Festival- various venues, Halifax
Until September 8
This years festival has over 55 shows, happening in 15+ venues, over 11 days! There is something for everyone! See you there! Go to the website for a complete schedule of shows click here

Musique Royale! 32nd Summer Festival
runs until September 27
A cross-province festival established in 1985, Musique Royale brings performances of early and traditional music to settings of historic and cultural significance within communities throughout the province. St. John's Anglican Church, at the heart of old town Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage site - is the primary venue for Musique Royale events. Musicians from the local, national and international concert stage perform in over 20 communities each July and August. Consult the website for more information.



2019 Hike the Highlands Festival- Cabot Trail
September 13-22
A ten day fall hiking festival in September along the Cabot Trail, that features guided hikes, evening activities & presentations, the hiker distance award, opening & closing ceremonies and a photo contest. Check out the website for details.

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival- various venues, Halifax
September 12 - 19
FIN Atlantic International Film Festival (AIFF) is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax – a charming and historic coastal city – into an international Mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers.  For more info click here

The Word on the Street- Halifax Waterfront
September 14
The Word on the Street is an annual one-day literary festival that takes place on the third Sunday of September in conjunction with other Word on the Street host cities. The event celebrates reading and writing, promotes Atlantic and Canadian writers, poets, books, and magazines, and raises awareness about literacy issues in Atlantic Canada. Click here to find out more.

20th Annual Whirligig & Weathervane Festival- Shelburne
September 21 & 22
For many years the festival was the only one of its kind in the world and continues to be the largest featuring hand crafted machines and only one of its kind in Canada.  Whirligig makers can register in advance or at the Festival. Check it out here.

POMBA's Fall Fundraising Consignment Sale- Halifax Forum Multipurpose Centre
September 21
Filling 18,000 square feet with the best in high quality gently-used baby, children’s and maternity items, it's the largest and longest-running children's consignment sale in the HRM area. See all the details here.

Garrison Oktoberfest- Halifax Seaport
September 21 & 28 and October 5
The Halifax Oktoberfest is a yearly celebration of German heritage.  People of all ages are invited for a free and authentic taste of German culture throughout the Seaport. An adult only Beer Gardens featuring  traditional and pub music with fresh craft beer. Further details can be found by clicking this link

Lumiere- various venues, Sydney
September 26 - 28
Held each September, Lumière is a transformative art festival that takes place in Sydney, Cape Breton. The festival consists of workshops and community events, and culminates in a spectacular art-at-night event.This year’s festival will take place over three days on September 26-28,2017.  Click here for more details.

2019 Deep Roots Music Festival- Wolfville
September 26-29
The Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival is an  event enjoyed by music lovers of all ages. With the natural surroundings as a beautiful backdrop, the Festival brings together some of the finest folk and roots singers, songwriters and musicians in the world for a weekend of concerts, workshops, and celebration. See the festival schedule here.

40th Annual Tatamagouche Oktoberfest
September 27 - 28
This event includes a beer garden on Saturday afternoon plus a dance on Friday and Saturday evenings. Top notch German bands play endlessly at the three functions. The concession booths include Canadian and German cuisine, such as sausages, schnitzel, lobster roll and delicate cheesecakes. Many beverages are available from domestic and German beers to local wines and imported spirits, and the infamous Schnapps bar, soft drinks and coffees are also available.  For a complete schedule of events, go here


Mahone Bay Scarecrow and Antique Fair
September 27 - September 29
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

Afterglow Art Festival- Bridgewater
September 27-28
Afterglow Art Festival is a free art at night celebration of community creativity. For five years the event has brought together artists of all kinds, from budding young artists to experienced professionals from across Lunenburg County to bring exposure to the talent of our rich community. See the detailed listing here.

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