Nova Scotia Forest Festival

Sat, October 05, 2024

Grab Your Plaid and Head for the Woods! 

The Nova Scotia Forest Festival is back at Memory Lane Heritage Village on Saturday, October 5th.

The festival will run from 11 AM to 4 PM and is a showcase of the many ways Nova Scotians connect to our forests for their livelihood, housing, recreation, food, and heritage. The event culminates in the Golden Axe-throwing Tournament where local businesses will be going axe-head to axe-head to see who has the chops. 

The Nova Scotia Forest Festival is free admission and is rain or shine, so come on out no matter the weather! 
See below for activity details!

Please Note: Memory Lane Heritage Village has farm animals on site and does not allow pets within the Village grounds.


2024 Forest Festival Activities 

For a hands-on festival experience, please keep these times in mind as you plan your visit! 
This schedule is subject to change.

The 2024 Activities list will be posted closer to the event. Please check back.


On the Grounds

Campfire Entertainment
There's nothing like some campfire tunes to get the toes a'tapping! Enjoy the campfire and a few marshmallows while you listen.
11:00 am to 11:45 am - TBA
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm - TBA
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm - TBA
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm - TBA
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm - TBA

Cookhouse (Building #17)

Eat Like a Lumberjack
Meals in The Cookhouse, served on enamel dishes just like back in the day!
$16 - Purchase your meal in the Hosking General Store

2024 Menu TBA

*Vegetarian option: Stick to your ribs veggie chilli topped with cheese, Memory Lane brown bread, and ginger bread with rhubarb sauce.
*Also comes with coffee, tea, lemonade, iced tea, and water.

(BBQ will also be available for purchase down in the Axe-Throwing area.)


6th Annual Eastern Shore Golden Axe-Throwing Tournament

Time: 1:30pm to approx 3pm

Never before has promoting your business been so much fun! We are looking for local businesses to take part in the 6th Annual Golden Axe-Throwing Tournament at the Nova Scotia Forest Festival. Public Axe Throwing will be available before and after the tournament.

Find out if you have the chops!

Assign one person to represent your business in the tournament and they'll go axe-head to axe-head to find out who will take home the Golden Axe (and bragging rights) until next year!

Deadline for businesses to enter is Monday September 25th at 11:59pm. 

To register a participant, please contact Thea Wilson-Hammond at 902-845-1937 or at


Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!