Events in Nova Scotia
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Sheffield Mills Eagle Watch
End of January - beginning of February
This is a unique opportunity during the winter months for viewing bald eagles at close range at the roadside without disturbing them. During the festival weekends, there is a raptor display at the hall, a pancake and sausage breakfast on first two weekends and the third weekend features a luncheon. There is opportunity to talk with naturalists, watch videos, view prize-winning photos and purchase related items. Maps available year round at info site on Middle Dyke Road.
Nova Scotia Icewine Festival
Beginning of February - mid-February
Celebrate Nova Scotia's internationally award-winning Icewines. Sample Icewine paired with local cuisine, learn how Icewine is made, try your hand at pruning or book a Winter Icewine Experience Getaway. Nova Scotia winemakers and some of the province's finest chefs come together to celebrate their passion for local food and wine during the Winter Icewine Festival
The 2012 festival marks the fifth annual Nova Scotia Winter Icewine Festival. With over 40 events taking place over 10 days - There is something for everyone!
Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival
End of May - beginning of June
The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival is a springtime celebration of our traditions & Agricultural heritage. The aim is to promote the best family festival to all our Valley Communities and visitors, making it the leading festival in Atlantic Canada.
Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival
Mid-September - mid-October
Celebrate the fall harvest with Nova Scotia's winemakers, chefs and sommeliers from September to October during the Annual Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival.
Featuring over 50 wine tastings, the festival also includes grape stomps, winemakers' dinners, cooking classes and food pairing events across the province.
Mud Creek Days
Mid to end of July
Home to Acadia University, Wolfville is well known as the University Town. Their population of around 3700 basically doubles when students arrive for the school year. Acadia has been a pillar to the community since before Wolfville officially became a town. It was incorporated in 1893 - 55 years after Acadia was founded.
Prior to 1830, Wolfville was known as Mud Creek because of its mud filled harbor. This name is still celebrated with the annual Mud Creek Days Festival.
Deep Roots Music Festival
Mid to end of September
The Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival Celebrates Nova Scotia's rich and diverse musical traditions - blending the music of our founding cultures with modern roots music from across North America and around the world. The tree-day festival kicks off Friday afternoon with the "Artists at Acadia" seminar series. Activities, especially for young people, take place throughout the three days. Most Festival activities take place indoors.
Annapolis Valley Pumpkin Festival
Month of October
Many communities in the Annapolis Valley hold annual harvest festivals or fall fairs. These festivals were first started as a celebration to honor the bounty of the land and the crops it produced.
The eastern end of the Annapolis Valley from Kentville to Windsor have joined together to provide a full month of pumpkin fun and harvest festivals. There will be over thirty pumpkin events going on and twenty-five restaurants will be participating with harvest meals and pumpkin desserts. Farm markets and U-Picks will be going full force with all your favorites. You will also find art displays, concerts, dances, races and games happening in several communities throughout the month.
As part of this festival, Kentville will again host their famous Pumpkin People Displays all over town and Windsor will also be holding their very popular Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin Regatta.
Towns in this Valley-wide Pumpkin Harvest include Kentville; New Minas; Wolfville; Grand Pre; Hantsport; and Falmouth.