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Municipality of Chester

As the leaves change from green to brilliant reds and yellows the warm ocean breezes shift until crisp sea air blows in to greet you.

Lake view taken through fall leaves.

While summer remains the busy season throughout the municipality, there’s no denying the fabulous appeal of fall here on the South Shore.

View of Water Street Chester showing wooden houses and wharves being reflected by the ocean in front of it with fall leaved trees in the background.

We locals love it and visitors to the area are quickly catching on – Autumn is awesome in the Municipality of Chester.  There are lots to see and do with everything from boat tours to fall-infused menus, autumnal art shows, seasonal sales, movie screenings and so much more. 

Beetroot and colourful carrots tied in bunches.

Our Farmers' Markets remain in full swing, offering a wonderful assortment of fresh products, baked goods, and artist creations. 

View of golf course surrounded by ocean with a white building and golf carts in view


And fall is a fabulous season for golfing in the Municipality of Chester - all three of our three golf courses feature fantastic foliage and stellar play.

Young blonde girl holding a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch.

Late September is Pumpkin Harvest time at Ross Farm Museum. After planting the seeds in June - farmers of all ages bring their families to pick up their pumpkins - just in time for all the fall fun! 

Close up of a pumpkin with many pumpkins in the background.


Life sized moose Mounty scarecrows behind a boat and sea prop with beaver scarecrows. Text reads "#MahoneBay. #ScarecrowFestival".



Our neighbours in the town of Mahone Bay host their annual Scarecrow Festival & Antique Show every fall. 

Just north of New RossKentville hosts their Pumpkin People Festival


Sunset through clouds on Chester's back harbour which has silhouettes of boats and a wharf in the ocean.