What’s Cooking in Nova Scotia September 20 to 27, 2016?

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This week will mark the first day of fall (though the humidity didn’t seem to get the message), and there are so many ways to celebrate the season’s arrival. This week is brimming with events and food festivals featuring the best of Nova Scotia wine, beer, and even sausage! Read on and get geared up for what this week has in store, but remember to save room for next week’s festivities, too!

September 20-24: Festival of Wines


In case the mere name of this festival isn’t enticing enough, this event is a vino-lover’s dream that boasts plenty of new events whether you’re a total wine expert or more of a newbie. This year’s theme is “Old World and New World” wines, so whatever world you’re in, swing by this ultimate celebration of wines. Tickets + More Info: The NSLC Festival of Wines 2016

September 20-25: Halifax Sausage Fest

Halifax Sausage Fest

Local Connections’ Halifax Sausage Fest is exactly what it sounds like- a massive roundup of unique sausage creations from some of your favourite local spots. Make sure to stop by Agricola Street Brasserie, Battery Park Beer & Eatery, Bramoso Gourmet Pizzeria, Meadowbrook Meat Market, Morris East, Primal Kitchen, Studio East Food + Drink, and The Stubborn Goat to sample modern twists on the classic sausage. More Info: Halifax Sausage Fest

September 22: Portland Street Block Party

Photo of: The Coast Food Truck Party

Come hang out in Downtown Dartmouth this Thursday for the Portland Street Block Party! This free festival is going to be seriously epic- live music, acrobats, street vendors, a bouncy castle, and plenty of food! While you’re in the neighborhood, pay a visit to Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery, Evan’s Seafoods & Restaurant, or The Canteen! Admission: Free! More Info: Portland Street Block Party

September 23: Grapely Ghost Walk

Grand Pre @ Night

Quality local wine, the sun setting between the vines and history lessons from ghosts! Get in the Hallowe’en spirit early with a Grapely Ghost Walk, and take a tour of the historic Grand Pré Vineyards guided by Jerome the Gravekeeper and his ghostly companions. Make this an evening of family fun, or a night of sampling some of Nova Scotia’s finest wines with friends. Tickets: $15-20 More Info: A Grapely Ghost Walk

September 24: Cask Beer Throwdown

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Halifax’s first-ever cask beer festival, Cask Beer Throwdown, is brought to you by Local Connections as part of Halifax Sausage Fest. This time, sausage takes a step back to give some of Nova Scotia’s best craft beer the spotlight. From Garrison to Propeller, can you really go wrong with sampling local brews? Bonus: Tasty bites will be provided by T DOGS, The Food Wolf, and Bramoso Gourmet Pizzeria. Tickets: $33 + tax More Info: Cask Beer Throwdown 2016

September 24: Beautiful Brunch Basics


Ah, brunch. Great for between breakfast and lunch, and sometimes even better for supper! At Beautiful Brunch Basics by The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery, you’ll learn how to master the staples of this mid-morning meal. You’ll never ruin a family breakfast with your cooking again! Cost: $75 + tax More Info: Beautiful Brunch Basics Hands-On Cooking Class

Save the date!

October 1 – Halifax Oyster Fest: Get ready to shuck, The Coast’s Halifax Oyster Fest is approaching! Click here for more information.

October 1 – Savour the Trail in Kejimkujik: Delight your taste buds in the great outdoors! Click here for more information.

October 1 – The Loop Harvest Film Dinner: Enjoy a hearty Harvest Dinner at Planters Ridge Winery. Click here for more information.

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