TIBS Family Dinners, Various Dates, Two If By Sea Café & Bakeshop, Dartmouth, NS. Tickets generally go on sale about a week or two beforehand, but they go fast! Join in for this community-focused, family-style dinner with local creations from The Feisty Chef, Renee Lavallee, and staff at Two If By Sea in Dartmouth. To get on the mailing list, e-mail email@example.com
Farmers Market Week, August 4-11, Various Locations around Nova Scotia. With a weeklong celebration of over 40 Farmers Markets around the province, it’s the perfect chance to experience the fresh, local produce NS has to offer. For a schedule of events, visit Farmers’ Markets of NS.
Storehouse Sunday Dinner, August 5, Storehouse Butchery & Produce, Halifax, NS. Community-focused and intimate dinners for 10, brought to you by Chef Jessi Gillis, owner of Storehouse, and Chef Frederic Tandy, owner of Ratinaud French Cuisine. For more information and to RSVP, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Digby Scallop Days, August 8-12, Digby, NS. With the theme “From the Sea,” Digby will be celebrating local products from the sea, including not only scallops, but also lobster, clams, mussels, fish, dulse, and other artisan products. There will also be a parade, dances, woodsmen competitions and much more. Visit digbyscallopdays.com for more information.
Halifax Seaport Beerfest, August 10-11, Halifax, NS. 200 beers and ciders, great East Coast food, 3 bands, one awesome weekend. For information, visit seaportbeerfest.com
Dutch Mason Blues Festival, August 10-12, Truro, NS. As part of a three-day festival of blues music celebrating the local legend Dutch Mason, enjoy camping, an artist fan fair and a BBQ competition. Visit the Dutch Mason Website for more information.
Off The Beaten Path, August 10, 5-7pm, Bishop’s Cellar, $20 at door. We have all heard of Pinot Grigio and Merlot but what about Aligote or Mencia? Tonight’s tasting will include all those varietals that are truly just a little unique. Wines will be paired with some delicious treats. Be sure to RSVP and visit Bishop’s Cellar for more information.
Baking for Fido, August 12, 10am-12pm, Bedford Superstore, $15. Join Pastry Chef Susan Morrison in learning how to bake for your pets! For more information and to learn how to register, visit Sue Morrison Baking Arts.
Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival, August 17-September 1, Various Locations, NS. With over 60 events celebrating the blueberry harvest across the province, there is something for everyone. For a complete listings of events, visit wildblueberryfest.com
Right Some Good, August 18-26, Various Times/Locations/Prices, Cape Breton, NS. “Ten world class chefs. One extraordinary foodie adventure”. With nine days of events like chefs competition, gourmet street food fair, farm to table dinners, and a restaurant takeover all over Cape Breton, this is a must do event for any food lover. For more information, visit rightsomegood.ca
Incredible Picnic, August 19, Halifax Waterfront, NS. The Select Nova Scotia IncrEDIBLE Picnic is back on the Halifax waterfront this summer. This community picnic will give people an opportunity to meet, chat with, and buy food from local farmers from Nova Scotia. Yo keep up to date, visit Select Nova Scotia throughout the month.
Halifax Seaport Farmers Market’s Incredible Picnic Sunday, August 19 , 11:00am – 5:00pm Local food street party in front of the market building. A local food street party with tasty treats from local chefs, producers, and Halifax Seaport Market vendors. Details
Harvest for Hunger NS’s Incredible Picnic Sunday, August 19 , 1:00pm – 4:00pm Masstown Market’s Captain Cob’s Crazy Cornundrum Corn Maze. Corn on the cob, Sausages on a bun, Blueberry shortcake, Blueberry ice cream, Milk (plain, chocolate). Details
Annapolis Valley Co-Ops Family Picnic, August 19, 1-4 pm, Kentville, NS. Bring the family to enjoy games, magic, live music and a picnic featuring corn on the cob to celebrate the UN International Year of the Cooperative. More details on their Facebook Page.
Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers Market’s Incredible Picnic Sunday, August 19 , 11:00am – 6:00pm. Park at Eastern Shore Community Centre. Pig roast, BBQ Jimmie Dogs, Salads, Fresh blueberries and cream Details
North Sydney County Exhibition’s Incredible Picnic Saturday, August 18 , 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Cape Breton-Richmon Federation of Agriculture. Buffet of salads, sandwiches, and fruit desserts made with local ingredients. Local producers will be on-site sampling their products as well! Details
Wedgeport Tuna Tournament’s Incredible Picnic Friday, August 24 , 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Behind the Wedgeport Tuna Museum.Seafood Extravaganza! Steamed lobsters, Lobster rolls, Fish chowder, Steamed clams, Oysters, Sushi, Bacon wrapped scallops, Tuna steaks, Rappie Pie, Milk and juice, Hamburgers and hotdogs. Details
Back to School Savings, August 24, 5-7pm, Bishop’s Cellar, $20 at door. Back to school means purchasing new books, new sneakers, and unfortunately, the end of summer vacation. With this in mind we have put together a line up of our best-valued wines under $25. Wines will be accompanied by some delicious food. Be sure to RSVP. Visit Bishop’s Cellar for more information.
Maritime Meat Mayhem, August 24-25, Truro, NS. Join Boneheads BBQ and the Canadian Southern BBQ Association, in a BBQ competition not to be missed. For details visit the Meat Mayhem Facebook Page.
Wile’s Lake Farm Market greenhouse Saturday, August 25 , 5:00pm – 8:00pm.Appetizer, Soup, Main Course and Dessert. All ingredients sourced from within 100 km. Vegetarian option available. Details
Back to Baking School: Pastries & Breads, August 26, 10am-1pm, Bedford Superstore, $20. It’s back to baking school with Chef Sue! Come out for this special, 3-hour class to learn how to master pastry- and bread-baking. For more information and to learn how to register, visit Sue Morrison Baking Arts.
Hubbards Barn’s Incredible Picnic Pig Roast Sunday, August 26 , 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Hubbards Barn and Community Park. Pig roast, baked beans, viniagrette coleslaw, grain salad, rolls, blueberry dessert, tea and coffee. Cash bar and non-alchoholic drinks available. Details
Festival Of Flavors, August 12-18, Florenceville-Bristol, NB. Create your own experience with 7 days of flavorful hospitality, extraordinary food, spirits, wine, arts, entertainment, and more in Florenceville-Bristol! The 5th Annual Festival of Flavour offers numerous events throughout the week for all ages. For more information, visit festivalofflavour.com
Kings County Agricultural Fair, August 22-25, Sussex, NB. Celebrate all things agriculture in Sussex by coming out for BBQs, food fairs, and craft fairs. Visit Celebrate Sussex for more information.
Kent County Agricultural Fair, August 23-26, Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, NB. Four days of events with agricultural activities, craft displays, gardening and horticulture, commercial exhibits, food and fun for everyone. Visit expokent.ca for more information.
St. Peters Wild Blueberry Festival and Homecoming, August 1-7, 2012, St. Peters, PEI. Celebrate blueberries and other island favourites! Treat your tastebuds to everything blueberry. New this year: pies, cupcakes, tarts, and muffins. Take in the blueberry pancake brunch on Saturday, or the BBQ on Sunday serving up fresh island baked potatoes, steak, mackerel and blueberry buckle, then stay for Sunday fireworks over the Bay. Visit PEI Flavours for more information.
Acadian Days in Rustico, Aug 7, 14, 21, 12-2 pm, Rustico, PEI. A traditional Acadian lunch with charismatic chef Robert Pendergast, prepared using the traditional outdoor clay bake oven. Visit Festivals PEI for more information.
St John’s Time, August 1-5, St. John’s, NL. Continuing from the George Street Festival, St. John’s Time includes a regatta, a Busker Festival, and the Folk Festival. For complete details, visit stjohnstime.ca
26th Annual Mussel Bed Soiree, August 3-13, Lewisporte, NL. A festival for young and old, with a classic rock concert, Newfoundland music, and a gospel concert. Youth and adult dances, children’s story-time trail, boat parade of lights, fireworks display, traditional Newfoundland meals, and a family fun day. For more information, visit the Lewisporte Mussel Bed Soiree website.
Scuff n’ Scoff, August 5-7, Jackson’s Arm Arena, Jackson’s Arm, NL. Will include classic Newfoundland dishes, live entertainment, “Screech-ins”, games for kids and adults, BBQs, and a beer tent. Visit the website for Newfoundland and Labrador for more information and to keep updated.
Blueberry Festival, August 9-12, Brigus, NL. Celebrate all things blueberry at the 25th Annual Blueberry Festival including community breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Visit the Brigus website for more information.
Thanks to Aimee White from Food: Je t’Aimée for or compiling the event listings for Atlantic Canada.