Check out what’s happening in the Annapolis Valley…There is always something fun and entertaining for our visitors to indulge themselves, including the many tours, festivals, or sporting activities that are ongoing throughout each season.
End of January till the beginning of February.
This is a unique opportunity during the winter months for viewing bald eagles at close range without disturbing them. During the festival weekends, there is a raptor display at the hall, a pancake and sausage breakfast on the first two weekends and the third weekend features a luncheon. There is opportunity to talk with naturalists, watch videos, view prize winning photos and purchase related items
NOVA SCOTIA ICE-WINE FESTIVAL
End of February beginning of March. the dates change slightly each year. A note it has been cancelled this year due to Covid.
Taking place over the course of two weekends, the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival is an annual celebration, offering a variety of fun activities to take part in.
Celebrate Nova Scotia's internationally award-winning Ice-wines.
Sample Ice-wine paired with local cuisine, learn how Ice-wine is made, try your hand at pruning or book a Winter Ice-wine Experience Getaway. Nova Scotia winemakers and some of the province's finest chefs come together to celebrate their passion for local food and wine during the Winter Ice-wine Festival.
End of May till the beginning of June.
The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival is a springtime celebration of our traditions & Agricultural heritage. The aim is to promote this family festival to our Valley Communities and visitors, making it a premier festival in Atlantic Canada.
NOVA SCOTIA FALL WINE FESTIVAL
Mid September to mid October.
Celebrate the fall harvest with Nova Scotia's winemakers, chefs and sommerliers from September to October during the Annual Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival.
Featuring over 50 wine tastings, the festival also includes grape stomps, winemakers' dinners, cooking classes and food pairing events across the province.
MUD CREEK DAYS
Mid to the end of July.
Wolfville was originally called Mud Creek due to the muddy residue that is left behind on the out-going tide of the Minas Basin. Mud Creek Days is a chance to celebrate our community and we invite those from the Annapolis Valley, and beyond, to join us in the muddiest, funnest festival of the Valley!
DEEP ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Mid to the end of September.
The Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival celebrates Nova Scotia's rich and diverse musical traditions - blending the music of our founding cultures with modern roots music from across North America and around the world. The three-day festival kicks off Friday afternoon with the "Artists at Acadia" seminar series. Activities destined for young people take place throughout the three days. Most Festival activities take place indoors
VALLEY HARVEST MARATHON
This weekend marathon has been a tradition in Wolfville for a number of years. You can choose a full marathon, half marathon, 5 & 10k based on your level. Kids are also encouraged to participate with a small run schedule for the Saturday while the marathon itself takes place on the Sunday morning.
AANNAPOLIS VALLEY PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Month of October.
Many communities in the Annapolis Valley hold annual harvest festivals and fall fairs. These festivals first started as a celebration to honour the bounty of the land and the crops it produced.
The eastern end of the Annapolis Valley from Kentville to Windsor have joined together to provide a full month of pumpkin fun and harvest festivals. There are over thirty pumpkin events taking place, and twenty-five restaurants participating with harvest meals and pumpkin desserts. Farm markets and U-Picks will be going full force with all your favourites, including corn maze's and haunted barns/houses. You will also find art displays, concerts, dances, races and games happening in several communities throughout the month.
As part of this festival Kentville will again host their famous Pumpkin People Displays all over town and Windsor will also be holding their very popular Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin Regatta.