Memory Lane Heritage Village

Thank you for a wonderful 2022 festival! 2023 details and tickets will be posted in the spring.

Located on the grounds of Memory Lane Heritage Village in Lake Charlotte, less than an hour from Halifax along Nova Scotia’s scenic Eastern Shore.

Our Eastern Shore culture is anchored in the coves, harbours, and inlets that form the wild shores where we live. These cold, clear waters yield some of the best seafood in the province, and we celebrate that coastal connection in a big way! Whether you're looking for contemporary dishes, simple steamed shellfish, or tried and true traditional favourites, there's something for everyone at the Cold Waters Seafood Festival. Join in the family activities and skills demonstrations such as paint-your-own-buoy and dory rides. 

This is a rain or shine event, so come downeast for great eats, live music and family fun.​​​​​​ We can't wait to dive back in with you and stuff ourselves with delicious local seafood again soon!

Memory Lane Heritage Village has free-roaming farm animals on site and does not allow pets within the Village grounds.


Accommodation Partners Lots to see and do at the Cold Waters Seafood Festival

Tickets, Tastes, & Packages

All advance purchased tickets will be held at the gate under the name of the purchaser. Please bring your proof of purchase and know your Order Number. 

Seafood offerings are purchased using festival "Taste Tickets." All "Taste" prices will be determined by the vendor. 

A Waste Free Festival

The Heritage Society and Memory Lane are committed to keeping all of our events as waste-free as possible, including the Cold Waters Seafood Festival. We minimize our festival footprint by providing re-usable dishes to vendors, composting food waste at a local farm, sorting remaining garbage and recyclables before being sent to municiple waste facilties, and electricity consumption is offset by the Memory Lane Heritage Village Solar Array.


Support our local harvesters, producers, and restaurants by purchasing and supporting local anytime. Many of our vendors have a storefront where you can purchase seafood offerings or grab a bite most days of the week. Whether it's lunch at a local restaurant, seafood mix for your chowder, or a cool oyster stout on a hot day, our vendors have it all!

Health & Safety

Here's what we're doing to keep you safe...

The Cold Waters Seafood Festival is an outdoor event. Festival attendees will enter and exit through the main gate of the Heritage Village. We have expanded our covered outdoor seating options, with plenty of distance between tables. Many hand-wash stations will be set up around the festival grounds. And all Seafood Festival staff and volunteers will be masked. 

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