Nova Scotia – October 2019 Event Listings

There are some great events taking place throughout the month of October 2019 – 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


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.


ghost toursGhost Walks- Wolfville, Windsor, Kentville, Grapely, Halls Harbour
runs until October 30
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
Runs Select Dates til October 15 and then October 24 - 26

28th Fun-Filled Year ~ Come see for yourself why the Candlelight Graveyard Tours in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia have been recognized by two of Canada's Prime Ministers. Don't forget to bring your sense of adventure! For more information visit their website here.


Citadel Ghost Tour - Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings until October 26
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
Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays & Sundays
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



Garrison Oktoberfest- Halifax Seaport
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


the-last-little-pumpkin-sbValley Pumpkin Festival- Kentville
October 4 - 27
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  Dill Farm Windson
October 5 Pumpkin Weigh Off

Hurricane Dorian Squashes this years Windsor~West Hants Pumpkin Regatta  PLAN B being floated for a Family Fun October!  Please visit the official website  for new event and weigh off details.


bluenose ghosts festival

Bluenose Ghost Festival- Alderney Landing, Dartmouth
October 4-6, 10-12, 17-20, 24-27, 29 & 30
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 11-19
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 12 - 13

Grab some friends and get  down to the Valley for a run on Thanksgiving Weekend!
Visit the website for more details click here.


Kejimkujik Pumpkin festival - Kejimkujik National Park
October 11 -14

Soak up the brilliant colours of fall and enjoy what has become one of Kejimkujik’s most popular weekends of the year! Participate in the annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, the Haunted Jaunt, and take the plunge at the annual Cold Turkey swim. It’s the perfect weekend to spend with friends and family. For details click here.




Thanksgiving Day Celebration - Ross Farm Museum
October 14

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




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