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Sat, October 02, 2021

Nova Scotia Forest Festival

Grab Your Plaid and Head for the Woods! 

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! 

The Nova Scotia Forest Festival is free admission and runs from 11am to 4pm and is rain or shine, so come on out no matter the weather! 

Please Note: Distancing and masks will be required, even in outdoor areas.

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

Take a peek at the 2019 Forest Festival activities in this video from our last event!

2021 Forest Festival Activities 

This year's demonstrations and activities will include:

  • Axe-Throwing with Darren Hudson 
    • Public Axe Throwing (11am to 1pm)
    • Golden Axe Throwing Tournament (1:30pm to 3pm)
  • Horse Logging Demonstrations by Hatfield Farm (11am to 3:30pm)
  • Shubenacadie Wildlife Park with Specimens, Skulls, & Tracking Kits (11am to 4pm)
  • Campfire (11am to 4pm)
  • Nature Walks (11am to 4pm)
    • Learn-to-Canoe on the Dufferin Pond (11am to 4pm)
  • Maple Syrup Tasting (11am to 4pm)
  • Traditional Lumberjack Meals in the Cookhouse (11am to 3pm)
  • BBQ (11am to 4pm)
  • Wood-Stacking (11am to 4pm)
  • Heritage Demonstrations (11am to 4pm)
  • Sober Island Brewing Beer Truck (11am to 4pm)



3rd Eastern Shore Golden Axe-Throwing Tournament

Times: 1:30pm to approx 3pm

Find out if they have a chops! 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!)

Public Axe Throwing will be available before the tournament from 11am to 1pm. Hosted by Wild Axe Productions with champion lumberjack Darren Hudson. Presented by KW Select Realty.

This year's participating businesses are:

  • CBDC Bluewater
  • E&F Webbers Lakeside Resort
  • Halifax Surf School
  • Jeddore Variety
  • KW Select Realty
  • Musgo Rider
  • Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean
  • Nova Life Homes
  • Ship Harbour Auto & Excavating
  • Webbers Store
Thank you to our sponsors! 

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free admission, donations welcome

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Beef Stew OR Baked Beans OR Soup of the Day served with Memory Lane's famous Brown Bread and Gingerbread with Rhubarb Sauce for dessert.
Meals include Tea, Coffee, Lemonade, Iced Tea, and Water.

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