EVENT: Saltscapes 2018

The Taste of Nova Scotia Experience at Saltscapes 2018

The annual Saltscapes Expo is back for another year of great food and great times! Join us for three days of fun-filled culinary adventures on April 20, 21 and 22, 2018. Find new favourite local products, watch chefs compete for the best chowder, sample delicacies and enjoy educational demos.

Dates: April 20, 21 and 22, 2018

Times: Friday, April 20: 12 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 21: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 22: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Location: 350 Horseshoe Lake Drive in Bayers Lake (the former RONA building)

Tickets: $13 a day or $37 for a three-day weekend pass

Purchase Tickets: Saltscapes Expo 2018

Culinary Stage:

Stop by the Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Stage to watch the engaging, locally-inspired tastings, educational demos and culinary competitions. Some of this year’s topics include: Fresh Summer Cocktails with Coldstream Clear Distillery, Seafood Pizza with Style with J. Willy Krauch & Sons/Comeau’s Sea Foods, Nova Scotia Wine 101 with Sommelier NSCC’s Amy Savoury and A Taste of Nova Scotia’s History with Chef Ben Kelly of Kitchen Door.

Chowder Cook-Off:

Saltscapes Chowder Cook-Off

Cheer on local chefs as they face off in the Taste of Nova Scotia Chowder Cook-Off! Our Nova Scotia chowders are warm and comforting, much like the character of our people. This year, eight of our Taste of Nova Scotia chefs will be vying for the title of best chowder in the province. Stop by and cheer on Chefs Shane Robillard (Fox Harb’r Resort), TJ Pittman (The Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar), Dale Nichols (Digby Pines Resort & Spa), Robert Reynolds (Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre), Jeffrey MacNeil (Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar), Richard Sanford (Durty Nelly’s: An Authentic Irish Pub), Ivan Chan (The Orient Chinese Cuisine) and Andrew Shannon (Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery).


Photo of: Saltscapes Haskapa

Of course, one of the best parts of Saltscapes is sampling all of the delicious local products! Follow the signs for Taste of Nova Scotia to taste samples and purchase product. Keep an eye out for these members in our Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Area: Halifax Distilling Co, Coldstream Clear Distillery, Farmer John’s Herbs, Still Fired Distilleries, Schoolhouse Brewery, Valley Flaxflour Ltd., Planters Ridge WinerySpa Springs Mineral Water, The Pork Shop, Compass Distillery, Ironworks Distillery, Devonian Coast Wineries, Meadowbrook Meat Market, Garrison Brewing Co., The Quarterdeck Beachside Villas & Grill, Bulwark Cider, Barrelling Tide Distillery, Avondale Sky Winery & D’Vine Morsels and The Cake Lady.

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