What’s cooking in Nova Scotia August 5 – 19?

Culinary-related events for the week of August 5 – 19, 2014

August 6 – 10:

The 39th Annual Digby Scallop Days may be the tastiest thing happening this week. Where else can you watch competitions in categories like Scallop Shucking, Scallop Skipping and Scallop Net Knitting?

Seared Sea Scallops, Le Caveau Restaurant

August 8 & 9:

Hit the Halifax Seaport BeerFest for the 8th annual “Beer on the Pier” Friday August 8 & Saturday August 9. Atlantic Canada’s largest annual celebration of craft beer and cider features producers from around the world. Look for local favourites like Garrison Brewing Co.Rare Bird Craft Beer and Bulwark Cider.

Garrison - Krista Spurr

August 10:

Join the Rose & Kettle Tearoom at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum  for the perfect afternoon Garden Party August 10 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Go for the one hour concert by Walt Music and stay for an elegant afternoon tea in the garden; dainty sandwiches, sweets, tea and lemonade. Tickets are available through the museum.

The Farm Garden - Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

August 13:

White Point Beach’s Sand, Surf and Song series continues with a live show from the talented Dylan Guthro. Arrive early for dinner at Elliot’s Dining Room

Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada

August 14:

Pete’s Pop-Up Dinner on the Hill  at Luckett Vineyards features 5 local chefs, creating 5 courses for your enjoyment.  Chefs include Chef Ray Bear of Scanway, Chef Bee Choo Char of Gio and in house chef, Richard Harmes. 


August 15 – 30:

Enjoy two jam packed weeks of live music, community picnics, pie eating contests, u-picks, processing tours, blueberry wine fest and kitchen parties all celebrating Nova Scotia’s provincial berry with the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival. Full schedule of events available here.

Blueberry Harvest


August 15:

Be a part of the first ever movie night in the vineyard with Grand Pre WineryAttend a viewing of A Good Year, under the stars with Grand Pre’s Movie Night at dusk.

Grand Pre @ Night

August 14 – 24:

Local Connections Sausage Fest features tons of fun this week. Check out the full schedule here.

Thursday August 14

– Ladies Beer League Roof-top Party at Scanway Catering (SOLD OUT)

Friday August 15

– Sausage Fest Prix Fixe Menu at Brooklyn Warehouse

– Prop’r Cask Night ft. Chef Ludo of Agricola Street Brasserie hosted by Propeller Brewing Company

Saturday August 16

– Picnic by the Sea at Alderney Landing featuring Meadowbrook Meat Market, Propeller Brewing Company and Just Us! Coffee Roastery 

– Sausage Sliders & Wine at L’Acadie Vineyards

– Sausage BBQ featuring Mark Bezanson at Gaspereau Vineyards

Tuesday August 19 

-Sausage Patio Party at Bramoso Pizzeria 

Sausage Fest

August 16:

Avondale Sky Winery presents Avondale’s Bite of Nova Scotia.  Sample some of the best offerings from local restaurants while you listen to live music and browse wonderful art from across the Maritimes.  Enjoy samples of the wines of several neighboring wineries and local craft brewers. Event runs from  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Avondale Ice Bottles



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