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Annual Outtings

Municipality of Chester

"Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun." Randy Pausch

Mark your calendars and make plans to enjoy our annual events. No matter the month – there’s some sort of celebration. From community suppers and craft shows, to pleasure filled picnics and full-on festivals.

Select your season and we’ll give you a reason to visit the Municipality of Chester year after year after year.

New Year’s Day Levies January 1st

South Shore ATV Club Fish 'n Chip Rally - January 25, 2020 website

Coldest Day of the Year Party at The Foc’sle Chester Village -  February event page

For the Love of LOBSTER Chowder Competition, Market & More!!! in Chester Basin - Sunday, February 9, 2020 feature page

Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl - The Whole Month of February  event page

Mayfest Yard Sale Weekend - First weekend in May

PRO Kids Fundraiser “Dollar Auction & Bake Sale” - First Saturday in May

Chester Cut N Run - Early June

Chester Village Hosts World Wide Knit in Public Day - June 8, 2019 event page

Bonny Lea Farm Annual Plant Sale & Breakfast - June events page

Graves Island Show 'n Shine, Graves Island - late June 2021  event page

Pumpkin Planting at Ross Farm Museum, New Ross - June event page

Hubbards Barn Food Truck Rally, Hubbards - early July visit website

Annual Heritage Auction and Flea Market at the Old Train Station in Chester - July group page

Mackerel Snappers Picnic, Graves Island - Will be back August 2021 event page

Chester Race Week, Chester Village - Will be back August 2021 feature page

Coveside Classic Horse Show, Haddon Hill, Chester - August 19 - 23,2020 feature page

Western Shore Parade & Garden Party, Western Shore - August event page

New Ross Community Fair, New Ross - Third Friday and Saturday in August Returning 2021 event page

Pumpkin Harvest at Ross Farm Museum, New Ross - September  event page

Fall in Love with Chester, Seaside Village of Chester - Every Saturday in October event page

Annual Open House at Aspotogan Heritage Trust, Hubbards - October 4th, 2019 page

Oktoberfest in the Forties, New Ross - Full month of October event page

Remembrance Day Services and Ceremonies - November 11th

Victorian Craft Show at The Lordly Museum Chester Village - November website

New Ross Social Evening & Silent Auction - November event page

Christmas Crawl Festival, all over the South Shore - November 10,2019 to January 5, 2020 group page

Christmas at the Barn, Hubbards - Nov/December website

Chester Village Christmas - November 27-29, 2020 website

New Ross Christmas Festival - First weekend of December (Dec.4-6, 2020 event page

By the Way...

We’re on the way to these amazing annual events so if you’re headed there – be sure to swing by here! We can’t wait to see you!

Mahone Bay Fat Bike Festival (February)

Annual Family Sand Castle Rissers Beach (July)

South Shore Exhibition Bridgewater (July)

Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts (July)

World Tuna Flat Races Hubbards (returning July 2019)

Lunenburg Craft & Food Festival (July)

Bike or Hike Tancook Island (July)

Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival (Lunenburg) (August)

Tancook Family Picnic (August)

Lunenburg Folk Festival (August)

Annual Heritage Blueberry Festival Maplewood (Always held the Saturday following the Labour Day weekend)

Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair (Sept/October)

Lunenburg Octoberfest (October)

Spirited Away in Lunenburg (October)

Mahone Bay Father Christmas Festival (December)




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