What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia August 30 to September 5, 2016?

A photo of a woman at Planters Ridge Vineyard
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.

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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!

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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

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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

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Other Long Weekend Suggestions

Save the date!

September 8: Meat on the Cheap: Chicken – Demo Cooking Class with Chef Velden at The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery Ltd.

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 14: Preserving the bounty of the season with The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery Ltd.  More Info: Preserve The Bounty Workshop

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 CateringMore 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

October 1: The Loop Harvest Film Dinner at Planters Ridge Winery More Info: Harvest Dinner 

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