The Nova Scotia Forest Festival is a showcase of the many ways Nova Scotians connect to the Province’s forests for their livelihood, housing, recreation, food, and heritage. From hands-on demonstrations and activities to learning to throw an axe or paddle a canoe, come and enjoy an array of activities in the fresh fall air!
After working up an appetite, head on over to the Cookhouse where we will be serving traditional lumberjack meals on enamel plates and bowls, just like back in the day! $12 for your choice of a bowl of Soup, Stew or Baked Beans, along with brown bread, gingerbread with lemon sauce, and a beverage - all cooked and baked according to traditional recipes! A BBQ will also be available during our axe-throwing tournament, which will take place from 1 - 3PM.
The Nova Scotia Forest Festival runs from 11am to 4pm and is rain or shine, so come on out no matter the weather!
Please Note: Memory Lane Heritage Village has farm animals on site and does not allow pets within the Village grounds.
Download and print a copy of the schedule before you come, OR help us reduce printing costs and minimize waste at the festival by downloading a copy of the Activities Schedule for your mobile device! (To properly view the schedule, click on the image below to expand it to full size.)
Please Note: The schedule has been formatted to be printed on legal size paper.
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Support our local businesses while they go axe head to axe head to see who will take home the 'Golden Axe' (and bragging rights until next year)! There will be BBQ available to purchase beside the Sober Island Brewing beer truck, so you can grab a burger and a brew while you cheer on your favourite team!
Stay tuned for the 2020 list of participating teams!
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fee: Free admission, donations welcome
Cookhouse menu TBA. Please check back for 2020 details closer to the event.