Nova Scotia Forest Festival

Sat, October 13, 2018

Grab Your Plaid and Head for the Woods! 

We are excited to bring back the Nova Scotia Forest Festival, a showcase of the many ways Nova Scotians connect to the Province’s forests for their livelihood, housing, recreation, food, and heritage. 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! ($10 for your choice of a bowl of Soup or Baked Beans, along with brown bread, gingerbread, and a beverage. All cooked and baked according to traditional recipes!) 

Explore the Woodworkers Craft Market with local artists and artisans.

Demonstrations & Activities

  • Guided Forest Walks with interpreters from Parks Canada and the N.S. Museum of Natural History
  • Campfire with live entertainment (and marshmallows for roasting!)
  • Axe-Throwing Instruction (10 AM - 12:30 PM) and Tournament (1 - 3 PM) 
  • Canoeing on the Pond
  • ATV Rides
  • Chainsaw Round-up
  • Maple Syrup Tasting
  • Wildnerness Survival Tips and "Learn-to-Camp"
  • Crafts and activities for forest-lovers of all ages
  • Wood Stove Cooking in the Homestead

In addition to these hands-on activities, there will be demonstrations of our operational shingle mill, belt-driven woodworking equipment, and more!

Axe-Throwing Tournament (1PM - 3PM)

Presented by Champion Lumberjack, Darren Hudson of Timber Lounge in Halifax. Grab a beer from the Sober Island Brewing Truck and cheer on the competing local businesses. Stick around after the tournament for a special lumberjack performance by Darren Hudson! 

Competing Local Businesses:

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


Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free admission, donations welcome

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