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Special Events

In addition to the daily tours and demonstrations, a series of Special Events are held throughout the year. Generally, special admission fees will apply.
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Eastern Shore Cold Water Seafood Festival

Welcome to Nova Scotia's newest Seafood Festival! The cold clear waters of the Eastern Shore yield some of the best seafood in the province, and now you can sample some of the freshest: Lobsters, Mussels, Oysters, Clams and Smoked Fish along with traditional heritage foods such as Solomon Gundy, Boiled Herring and Potatoes, and Fishcakes and Beans.

Family activities and skills demonstrations such as paint-your-own-buoy, dory rides and learn to row, net knitting, and lobster trap building. Learn to row in the same dory that Eastern Shore residents Karl Richardson and Frank Stevens used to row around Nova Scotia.

The details:

Admission $5, children under 12 are free

"Tastes" are $5 each. Purchase as many as you like and use them for any of the "tastes" available from local vendors. All "tastes" will be $5, with the exception of steamed whole lobster, which will be $10 (two "taste" tickets) if market price remains stable. All local vendors will be set-up on the Heritage Village grounds, with outdoor tables on the Village common (unless there is rain, in which case we will be set up in the Clam Factory and Cookhouse). On offer:

Seafood Chowder from The Henley House, Sheet Harbour.

Steamed Clam Harbour Clams from local clam digger, Darcy Baker.

Fish Cakes and beans from Memory Lane Heritage Village, salt fish supplied by Abriel Fisheries.

Fresh caught Eastern Shore Lobsters from Lobster World, Oyster Pond.

Lobster Rolls from Salmon River Country Inn.

Steamed Mussels from Aquaprime Mussel Ranch, Ship Harbour.

Oysters on the half shell with specialty sauces from Sober Island Oyster Farm, Sober Island.

Smoked Mackeral & Hot Smoked Salmon from J. Willy Krauch and Sons, Tangier.

Solomon Gundy and Boiled Herring & Potatoes from Bakers Point Fisheries, East Jeddore.

Date: Saturday June 6th - Sunday June 7th, 2015
Location: at the Memory Lane Heritage Village Grounds
Fee: $5 admission, children under 12 free
Hours:
from 11 AM - 5 PM


For more information call: Toll Free 1-877-287-0697 (Local (902) 845-1937) or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


15th Annual Antique Car Show

 

A Father’s Day outing the whole family will love. Enjoy a wide range of vehicles on display throughout the Heritage Village grounds. Special Father’s Day draws and live music in the Clam Factory. Plus kids can challenge Dad to a Kub Kar race after they have made their own car in the Boatshop. Snacks and a variety of Cookhouse meals available on site. Rain date is June 29th.

Date: Sunday June 21st, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: $5.00, 12 and under free
Hours:
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Dominion Day “Old Time” Village Fair

 

A festive day celebrating the coastal villages in the Lake Charlotte area. Come see dozens of remote controlled model boats in action on the Dufferin Pond. Enjoy a free freshly made donut from our vintage Belshaw Donut Robot, then work off the extra calories with some traditional 1940s games and races with the kids, or try panning for gold.

Date: Wednesday July 1st, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: Free admission, donations welcome
Hours:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 or 1 (877) 287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Heritage Variety Show

 

A Variety Show with a difference! We'll have wartime sing-alongs, poetry, recitations, historical readings and theatrics.

Date: Friday July 10th - Sunday July 12th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village, Clam Factory
Fee: Good Will Donation
Hours:
Friday 7:00 PM, Sunday Matinee: 2:00 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


WWII Encampment

Members of the Atlantic Canadian World War Two Living History Association set up a two day encampment on the Heritage Village grounds. Dedicated to the authentic portrayal of the soldiers, sailors, air force personnel, and civilians of World War Two. The members, in period uniforms, will explain the equipment and role of soldiers during the Second World War. Displays feature tents, medic supplies, artillery, rations and home front items.

 

Date: Saturday July 11th - Sunday July 12th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: Free admission, donations welcomed
Hours:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Women’s Heritage Celebration


 

This annual celebration of women’s work in the home and community will celebrate the art of rug hooking with an all-day hook-in on the Saturday and a weekend exhibit of traditional and contemporary hooked rugs. Visit the homestead to make pickles, knead bread, or taste rhubarb jelly. Kids will love cranking the rollers when we wash laundry. Check our website for a complete schedule of demonstrations, Sunday Tea Social and Ecumenical Church Service. An event for the whole family.

Date: Saturday July 18th - Sunday July 19th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: Free admission, donations welcomed
Hours:
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


For more information call: (902) 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Old Fashioned Tea Social

 

An old fashioned summer tea party in the Clam Factory using antique china and serving lots of sandwiches, squares and our famous butter tarts.

Date: Sunday July 19th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village, Clam Factory
Fee: $8 per person
Hours:
2:00 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


12th Annual Atlantic Canada Harmonica Festival

 

Spend the day with musicians who love this unique and versatile instrument. If you have ever thought about playing the harmonica, this is the place to start. If you played in the past and it’s now gathering dust, we’ll inspire you to start again. And if you’re a regular player, you’ll be happy to jam or share a tune with other professional and amateur performers.

This is a relaxing and intimate festival, held on the grounds and inside the Heritage Village historic buildings.

Check the Harmonica Website too for more information at http://www.harmonicafestival.ca/index.html

Date: Saturday August 15th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: Festival Pass $49, Dinner $15, Evening Concert $10
Hours:
11 AM - 10 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


“Inspired by Music” Heritage Dinner & Musique Royale Concert

 

Back by popular demand, a Musique Royale Concert in the historic Memory Lane church, followed by a lamplit dinner in the Cookhouse will feature classical music paired with classic dishes inspired by the musical repertoire (TBA). Reservations must be made by the Thursday before the concert.

Date: Saturday September 12th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village, Church & Cookhouse
Fee: $52 includes Dinner & Concert
Hours:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 or 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Harvest Celebration Dinner

 

A lamp-lit three-course dinner celebrating the harvest from the Memory Lane Village garden. Menu to be announced. By reservation only. Cash bar opens at 6:30 and dinner served at 7:00. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.

 

 

Date: Saturday October 24th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village Cookhouse
Fee: $27 per person
Hours:
Cash Bar Opens 6:30 PM, Dinner Served 7:00 PM


For more information call: (902) 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Traditional 1940s Christmas Dinner


An authentic 1940s Christmas dinner served by lamplight in our traditionally decorated Cookhouse. No turkey! Reserve by August 30th to avoid disappointment. Cash bar opens at 6:00 PM. Candlelight concert precedes the dinner at 5:00 PM in the Memory Lane church.

Date: Saturday November 14th - Sunday November 15th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village Cookhouse
Fee: $25.00 per person
Hours:
6:30 PM


For more information call: (902) 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)