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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

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 Western Shore - Sunday, February 9, 2020 - for details click here

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

Mayfest Yard Sale Weekend - First weekend in May (May 4th & 5th, 2019)

PRO Kids Fundraiser “Dollar Auction & Bake Sale” - Saturday, May 4, 2019

Chester Cut N Run - Sunday, June 2, 2019

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 - June  event page

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

Hubbards Barn Food Truck Rally, Hubbards - July 6, 2019 visit website

World Tune Flat Races, Hubbards - July 27, 2019 event page

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

Mackerel Snappers Picnic, Graves Island - July event page

Chester Race Week, Chester Village - August feature page

Coveside Classic Horse Show, Haddon Hill, Chester - August event page

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

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

Pumpkin Harvest at Ross Farm Museum, New Ross - September  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 17, 2018 to January 2, 2019 group page

New Ross Christmas Festival - First weekend of December event page

Chester Village Christmas - November/December event page

Christmas at the Barn, Hubbards - Nov/December website

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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