January 26, 2017 Imbibe: A Cocktail Event Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada A collection of Nova Scotia's best mixologists brought together to create legendary cocktails for guests to imbibe! With 25 restaurant/bars plus the NSLC you're in for a night of delicious sample size cocktails - more than 40 to be exact - hors d'oeuvres and music make this event the perfect evening out! 7:00pm - 9:30pm. $55 + HST. *Must be 19 to attend event.
February 1-March 15, 2017 - Dine Around: The Flavours of Nova Scotia Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Every year, restaurants across the province showcase an array of Nova Scotia product and creativity at an attractive price during Dine Around. Running for the month of February, three course prix-fixe menus are offered at participating restaurants for the price of $25, $35, or $45 per dinner. Book directly with participating restaurants.
February 9, 2017 Decadence - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada An evening of pure indulgence, Decadence pairs artisanal cheeses and succulent chocolates with wines, a beer and a cocktail from around the world. Cheese kicks off the night as raw cheeses are paired with wine, along with that cheese in a finished dish. The second half of the evening follows suit as raw chocolate and finished chocolate dishes are again paired with wine, showing the complex pairing abilities a single wine can achieve. Students from the Nova Scotia Community College in the Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts Programs master these dishes under the direction of their Chef Instructors and are on hand to serve and explain the dishes as you indulge the night away. 7:00pm - 9:30pm. World Trade and Convention Centre. $55 + HST
February 24, 2017 Rare and Fine Wine - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada An evening for the true wine lover. With a selection of over 40 wines, rated above 90 points and above by the world's major wine publications, these wines have never been available in Nova Scotia before. Quench your wine palate with world class wines from Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa Valley, Piedmonte, Veneto, and Tuscany, amongst many others. All wines are poured in Riedel Glassware, accompanied by decadent hors d'oeuvres while overlooking the Halifax Harbour with live jazz music. Throughout the night Bishop's Cellar staff will be on hand to help you purchase any wines with which you fell in love. Compass Room, Casino Nova Scotia. 7:00pm - 9:30pm. Regular Ticket $119 + HST *Must be 19 + to attend event.
March 9, 2017 Savour Food & Wine Show Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada The Savour Food & Wine Show is Atlantic Canada's premier food and wine event, showcasing Nova Scotia's finest restaurants, wines and beverages. Operating now for ten years, it has attracted a wide and dedicated audience to make it 'the' food and wine event of the year! Over 70 restaurants, wine and beverage merchants create delectable samples allowing you to taste the night away. World Trade and Convention Centre. $85 + HST (General Admission, 7pm). $99 + HST (Premium, 6:30pm) *Premium tickets holders will be granted 30 minutes early entrance to show, along with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine upon arrival!
March 24-26, 2017 Pictou County Home Show New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada This all-new event is a showcase of products and services related to new home construction, renovations, remodels and home improvement project… and, it will be co-located with the Stones RV Spring Forward Sales Event! (also: www.mpltd.ca/homeshows/ )
March 26-27, 2017 - ApEx 2017 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ApEx is Atlantic Canada's largest foodservice and hospitality trade show.
March 31-April 2, 2017 - NS Spring Ideal Home Show Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Atlantic Canada’s largest home show! Halifax Exhibition Centre is the place to be this spring for the region’s ultimate showcase for indoor and outdoor living. (also: www.mpltd.ca/homeshows/ )
April 22, 2017 Earth Day - Worldwide Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
May 24-29, 2017 85th Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada A springtime celebration of our traditions and agricultural heritage. The aim is to promote the best family event for all Valley communities and visitors making it the leading festival in Atlantic Canada. The second longest consecutive running festival in Canada. Attendance: 150,000.
June 1-4, 2017 Shelburne County Lobster Festival Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada Come experience the Lobster Capital of Canada and enjoy a weekend full of family fun activities, events and of course, lots of lobster! Our festival is held every June to celebrate the end of our Lobster season (November to May) and to recognize the importance of our lobster fishing industry to the economy, history and culture of Shelburne County.
August 5, 2017 - Food Day Canada 2017 - Nationwide The largest national food event in the country, encouraging and inspiring people to celebrate local food and community.
August 10-13, 2017 43rd Annual Digby Scallop Days Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada The Town of Digby has been an active fishing community throughout the years, famous for the delicious scallops harvested from our local waters.
August 11-12, 2017 Halifax Seaport Beer Fest 2017 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada The annual "Beer on the Pier" festival will feature 200 beers and ciders, great East Coast food, 3 local bands, and one awesome weekend!
August 18-September 2, 2017 Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival Various Locations, Nova Scotia, Canada Nova Scotia is the largest processor of wild blueberries in the world and is the second largest producer on earth (2nd only to Maine). Many, many events in communities throughout the region.
October 9, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY CANADA - Nationwide, Canada A day of thanksgiving celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. (2nd Mon. in Oct.)
November 27-29, 2017 Acorn Conference and Trade Show Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada ACORN (Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network) Organic Conference and Trade Show
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January 18, 2016 Nova Scotia Organic Forum Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada Committed to learning more and contributing to the future of organic agriculture in Nova Scotia? The NS Organic Forum is a great chance to gather and get inspired by your organic peers, while also providing guidance to the ACORN team as they set goals for 2016/17!
September 17-25, 2016 Organic Week - Nationwide, Canada Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. (Also: www.facebook.com/organicweek )
October 8, 2016 Shelburne County Pumpkin Festival Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada Many activities including NS Giant Pumpkin weigh-off, pumpkin carvings, children's events, BBQ's, and scarecrow making.
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February 6-7, 2015 Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada The ECFE brings together the key buyers from across the region to the Mariners Centre on a bi-annual basis. There isn’t a better medium to meet current and new customers face to face. Don’t be left on the dock…raise your sales by exhibiting at the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition!!
October 9-13, 2015 Maritime Fall Fair Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada The Maritime Fall Fair will not be taking place in 2015. Please stay tuned for details as planning is underway for the Fair in 2016.
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September 4-6, 2014 Right Some Good Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada The ultimate foodie adventure! Sea, sky, soil and the seasons are working overtime – just for you. Join us as we welcome ten of the world’s most renowned chefs. Experience for yourself the event that everyone will be talking about. Connect with world-class, international Chefs. Hear their stories and taste their Island inspirations, as you make your mark on this innovative series of events. Expect the unexpected when an acclaimed international chef, an inspired local chef and a talented future chef collaborate to create unique menus. Discover – and savour – delicious, regional ingredients at the heart of every dining experience. With exceptional local entertainment, unconventional venues and beauty in the details, this adventure promises to be a feast for the senses.
November 12-16, 2014 Devour! The Food Film Fest Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada This November join us in Wolfville, Nova Scotia for five jam-packed days of film, food and wine. We will be serving up the latest from the world of culinary cinema, paired with wine tours, tastings, pop-ups, and industry sessions. Not to mention the fabulous gala dinners featuring renowned chefs celebrating the very best of local and international food and wine. DevourFest. Eat it up!
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Sept 13-Oct 14, 2013 Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival Province-wide, Nova Scotia, Canada Promotes Nova Scotia's amazing wines and wineries and celebrates the harvest season with entertaining wine and food events--grape stomps, winemakers' dinners, seminars and much more.
October 5-27, 2013 Valley Pumpkin Festival Annapolis Valley Region, Nova Scotia, Canada The festival captures and communicates the agriculture, cuisine and culture of the fall season in the Annapolis Valley. Corn mazes, pumpkin people, pumpkin weigh-off, wine events, art displays, Pumpkin Idol, pumpkin regatta and much more!
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July 19-23, 2012 CATCH - Nova Scotia Seafood Festival Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada CATCH looks forward to seeing seafood fans again in 2012 on the Halifax waterfront. Visit the culinary stage at the Halifax Tall Ships Festival.
September 17-18, 2012 Canadian Chefs’ Congress 2012 Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada This congress will focus on the importance and struggle of the family farm in Canada and the rich culinary history and influence of Acadian culture in Canada and the world.
September 22, 2012 Honey Harvest Festival - Sydney, NS, Canada Sponsored by the Cape Breton Organic Beekeepers' Cooperative, the festival offers honey tasting, beeswax candle making, live honey bee observation hive, and music.
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October 8-9, 2011 Savour Louisbourg - Louisbourg, NS, Canada At the Fortress of Louisbourg you can experience living history at more than a dozen buildings, including three authentic working 18th century restaurants. Savour Louisbourg includes 18th century culinary workshops on the basics of early French cuisine, food preservation, baking and more.
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September 19-21, 2010 Culinary Tourism World Summit Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada The theme of this Summit is "One World, One Table: Using Culinary Tourism for Economic Development." This is a timely theme, given the financial crisis sweeping the globe. All people must eat, but not everyone chooses to shop, play golf, or go to the theater or ballet. Cuisine is the only attraction purchased by all visitors that can be fully leveraged to enhance further the economic development of businesses and destinations. Attend the World Summit to get ideas about what you and your business can do to help you survive.