Welcome to the Municipality of the District of Chester

Welcome to the Municipality of the District of Chester

The Municipality of the District of Chester is a municipal district in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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PO Box 369, 151 King Street,
Chester, Nova Scotia, B0J 1J0

Phone: (902) 275-3554
Fax: (902) 275-4771
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Mayfest Listings

Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 is the Mayfest Weekend! Browse or sell in the Municipality of Chester's biggest yard 'sale-ing' event of the year! Attend special Mayfest events too! Having a sale or event? Register with us and get listed below and in our Mayfest brochure, distributed to these locations starting May 3:

  • Pharmasaves in Hubbards, Chester and Chester Basin
  • Richardson's Garage in Western Shore
  • Islandview Canteen in Western Shore
  • Vittles in New Ross
  • Municipal Office in Chester
  • The Deck in Blandford
Hubbards & Area
May 5
9:00 a.m.
10 Shore Club Road
St. Luke's Anglican Parish Hall, Hubbards
Indoor yard sale and bake sale. Free admission/coffee/ available.  www.twocoves.ca Rain or shine.  
May 5 and May 6
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
544 Highway 329
Fox Point
Gigantic yard sale with bicycles (all ages), furniture, exercise equipment, toys, lamps, suitcases, tires (P205/75/R14) and much, much more. Shine only.
May 5 & May 6
9:00 a.m.
21 Alexander Avenue
Fox Point
Yard sale filled with things from the basement - many new items, toys, DVDs, a new tent, collectibles, dishes, pots and pans, and new shoes. Shine only.
May 5 and May 6
8:00 a.m.
1425 Highway 329
Mill Cove
Yard sale items and homemade preserves. Shine only.
Aspotogan Peninsula

May 5 & May 6
8:00 a.m.

5620 Highway 329
Blandford
Yard sale with many, many items. Rain or shine.
May 5
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
134 Upper Blandford Road
Deep Cove
Yard sale with household items. Shine only.
May 5
9:00 a.m.

7639 Highway 329
The Village Hall, East River

Indoor garage sale. Rain or shine.
Chester & Area

May 5
9:00 a.m.

4205 Highway 3
South Shore Metalworks
Marriotts Cove
Yard sale with antiques, collectibles and regular yard sale items. Rain or shine.

May 5 and May 6
8:00 a.m.

Corner of North Street and Valley Road
Chester

Huge yard sale with many vendors. Shine only. Contact Muriel O'Connell, 902-275-3359.
May 5 at 9:00 a.m.
May 6 at 10:00 a.m.
46 King Street
Chester
Moving sale with an eclectic mix from two households including some unusual items, some collectibles, and some nearly new kitchen items. Rain or shine.
May 5
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
151 King Street
Municipal Office
Chester
Bake sale and Chinese Auction PRO Kids Fundraiser by Parks & Recreation. Rain or shine.
May 5 and May 6
9:00 a.m.
66 Tremont Street
Chester
Gently used women's clothing and footwear and jewellery galore! A few odds and ends thrown in! Shine only.

May 5 and May 6
8:00 a.m.

29 Old Trunk 3
Chester

Yard sale with antiques, furniture, collectibles, knick knacks, craft materials, toys and games,
tools, books, an eclectic collection of gently loved items. Shine only.
May 5 and May 6
9:00 a.m.
36 Target Hill Road
Chester
Yard sale and plant sale with a large selection of household goods, tools, crafts and used windows. Also a wide variety of perennial plants for sale. Rain or shine. Email Edward & Linda Rafuse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
May 5 and may 6
8:00 a.m.
92 Stanford Lake Road
Chester
Multi-family yard sale with household goods, new/used clothing, lawn furniture, bedding, curtains, cushions, etc. Rain or shine.

Chester Basin & Area

May 5 and May 6
9:00 a.m.
277 Borgels Point Road
Chester Basin
Yard sale with free-range eggs and chicks. Shine only. Contact Lee Harnish at 902-275-5938 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
May 5
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
5533 Highway 3
Chester Basin
Basement of St. John's Church
Yard sale with new-to-you items, yummy baked goodies and also serving delicious hamburgers, hotdogs, tea, coffee, and soft drinks. Rain or shine.
May 5 at 8:00 a.m.
May 6 at 9:00 a.m.
5430 Highway 3
Chester Basin
Something for everyone - household items, crafts, scrapbooking items, books,
furniture, etc. Shine only. Call 902-277-0043.
May 4, 7:00 p.m.
May 5, 9:00 a.m.
May 6, 9:00 a.m.
25 Highway 12
Royal Canadian Legion, Everett Br. 88, Chester Basin
Friday: May Pole Lighting at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Penny Auction and Yard Sale from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with BBQ from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: Penny Auction 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (draws start). To rent a table for $10, call Nat at 902-273-2341.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 902-275-4767, or visit chesterbasinlegion.ca
Rain or shine.
May 5 and May 6
9:00 a.m.
12 Lacey Mines Road
Chester Basin
Yard sale. Shine only.
May 5
8:00 a.m.
21 Countway Road
Chester Basin
Yard sale. Shine only.
May 5 and May 6
9:00 a.m.
1501 Highway 12
Chester Grant
This is a multi family yard sale (4 - 6) with items for every member of the family. Just over 6 km from the 103 exit on Highway 12 towards New Ross.Shine only. Call 902-275-4952.
May 5 and May 6
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
55 Lower Grant Road
Chester Basin
Two-family yard sale with lawn chairs, hardwood tables, many miscellaneous items. Rain or shine. Contact Malcolm Demont at 902-275-5776.
May 5
9:00 a.m.
107 Lower Grant Road
Chester Basin
Yard sale with craft and art supplies, beads, artwork, picture frames, household goods, and women’s clothing (small sizes). Shine only. Contact Kathi Giberman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
902-277-1082.
May 5 at 9:00 a.m.
May 6 at 10:00 a.m.
21 Middle River Road
Marriott's Cove
Yard sale. Rain or shine.
New Ross
May 5
7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
4927 Highway 12
New Ross Fire Hall
Mayfest Breakfast & Bake Sale. Enjoy eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beans, toast, pancakes, juice, tea/coffee. Rain or shine.
Gold River/Western Shore
May 5 and May 6
9:00 a.m.
5921 Highway 3
Gold River
Yard sale. Shine only.
Martin's River & Area
May 5 and May 6
9:00 a.m.
210 Martin's Point Road Yard sale with just about anything! Shine only.
May 5
9:00 a.m.
163 Station Road
Martins River Community Fire Hall
St. Martin's Anglican Church Annual Mayfest Cookie Sale. Cookies are 1 dozen for
$4.00 and 1/2 dozen for $2.00. All homemade. Something for everyone. Rain or shine.

PRO Kids Sponsorship

  PRO Kids Application Guidelines

 PRO Kids Application (Online Form)

  PRO Kids Application (PDF Form)

 

 

 

 

 

Who Can Apply?

The criteria for accessing PRO Kids funding is

  1. Recipients must be 0-18 years of age, live in the Municipality of Chester and, due to lack of funds, can not participate in sport, recreation and cultural activities.
  2. Applicants can apply for assistance with registration fees and equipment costs at any time of year, but approval will only be considered once per season.
  3. Recipients must be registered with an organized community group in order to receive financial assistance.
  4. Applicants must fill out an application form and submit the completed form to the Recreation & Parks Office at least three weeks prior to the start of the program. Please note, that late applications may not receive approval in time to start the program.
  5. Approval is based on a Reference System. Applicants must provide the name of a reference that is familiar with their personal and financial situation and who can verify that the applicant requires financial assistance. The reference should be an adult who knows the family (not a relative or close friend). (Examples of Reference: Social Worker, Clergy, Group Leader, Coach, Teacher, Doctor). If the applicant is a client of Community Services, they can get Community Service to stamp the application form and no reference would be required. The applicant will be contacted if any further information is required.
  6. Applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis.
  7. Applicants should hear the results of their application within 3 weeks of applying.
  8. Cheques for registration fees will be made payable to the organization where the child is registered.

~ Confidentiality of all recipients will be protected. ~

Games Team

Our Games Team can provide kids' fun and excitement at your event during the summer months! We usually provide up to two summer staff for an hour to play games, do activities and run around with the kids!

Forward requests to our Community School Coordinator via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone at 902-275-2712. The Games Team's schedule tends to fill up fast, so first come, first served!

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