What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia August 30 to September 5, 2016?
How will you spend your last long weekend of summer? Warning: Blueberries, oysters and wine dominate what’s cooking in Nova Scotia this week…
September 1 to 11: Atlantic Fringe Festival
This years’ Fringe Festival has over 55 shows, happening in 15+ venues, over 11 days! Between shows, refuel (for food and drink) by stopping at some of these downtown businesses: Obladee Wine Bar, 2 Doors Down, Tempo Food + Drink, Agricola Street Brasserie, Lot Six, Morris East or Studio East Food + Drink.
Until September 3: Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival
Enjoy a HUGE schedule of events including live music, community picnics, teas, suppers and pancake breakfasts, farmers’ markets, pie eating and baking contests, quilt fairs, exhibitions, children’s activities, U-Picks, blueberry wine fest, beer garden, kitchen parties and more! See you at the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival!
September 4: Oyster Fest
Celebrate the long weekend with oysters. Planters Ridge Winery combines the joys of oysters, the tastes of wine with a hint of learning at Oyster Fest! Tickets: $50 includes half-dozen oysters, wine tastings, refreshments and souvenir glass. More Info: Oyster Fest
Until October 16: Wolfville Magic Winery Bus
Ready to be transported? The Wolfville Magic Winery Bus is the perfect way to explore the Good Cheer Trail. It’s a classic British double-decker that will whisk you away for an incomparable day of tasteful adventure in the heart of Nova Scotia wine country. A North American one-of-a-kind, this hop-on, hop-off excursion visits four of the most storied and beautiful local wineries. Dates: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 16th. Cost: $25-$30
Other Long Weekend Suggestions
- Continue your Seafood Trail adventures with a trip to Cape Breton. Be sure to stop for seafood chowder and a round of golf at Cabot Links!
- Finish (or start) a hike with Wild Blueberry & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast at Sugar Moon Farm
- Hit the Good Cheer Trail in Guysborough with Authentic Seacoast Company for Sea Fever Rum, Fortress Rum, GLYNNEVAN Whisky and Rare Bird Craft Beer.
- Try the Grand Banker Bar & Grill Lunenburger: made with local ground beef, Nova Scotia lobster and finished with a bacon wrapped scallop (pictured below)
- Decompress, rejuvenate and detoxify in the heart of a unique UNESCO Biosphere Reserve amidst the Acadian Forest at Trout Point Lodge.
- Take a wine/beer tour with Grape Escapes or Go North Tours.
- Cocktails in Halifax at Harbour City Bar & Grill, Gio, Temple Bar or Field Guide
- Take a scenic drive along the south shore and stop for lunch at Mateus Bistro, Charlotte Lane, The South Shore Fish Shack, Lane’s Privateer Inn, Rebecca’s Restaurant or The Kiwi Cafe.
Save the date!
September 8: Sparkling wine awaits! Spend the evening learning about L’Acadie Vineyard’s traditional method sparkling wines with winemaker Bruce Ewert. Tickets: $15 + tax More Info: Evening with Winemaker Bruce Ewert
September 10: Buzz buzz – it’s honey harvest season! Bee sure not to miss this event. More Info: Honey Harvest Festival
September 10: Dine on the ocean floor with wine from Avondale Sky Winery, beer from Meander River Farm & Brewery and meal by The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery. Spectacular views included! More Info: Dining on the Ocean Floor
September 15 – 17, Oktoberfest: The Coast’s Halifax Food Truck Party – Oktoberfest will be held in partnership with Garrison Brewing Company! Taste Members: Garrison Brewing Company, Heartwood and Kitchen Door Catering. More Info: Food Truck Party!. More events: Friday, September 16: Hops ‘N’ Brats ( a mini NS Craft Beer Fest and way too many sausages). Saturday, September 17 – Oktoberfest: A celebration of Bavaria Tradition.
September 24: Cask Throwdown Craft Beer Cask Competition.
September 20-25: Festival of Wines 2016 brings together wines of old and new with this year’s event “Old World and New World Wines”. More Info: 2016 Festival of Wines