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Hey! You found us!

Now that you're here we can tell you - we're just a few weeks away from our brand new website at TourismChester.ca

Packed with every kind of wonderful experience - our dynamic new on-line home will showcase all the amazing things there are to see and do throughout the entire Municipality of Chester. Plus, we'll have a truly comprehensive list of shops, accommodations, services and MORE - along with an easy to navigate Events Calender filled to the brim and beyond with something for everyone to enjoy.  So please - stay tuned!

In the meantime we invite you to follow us on line as follows - just click on the button for the links.  And PLEASE tag us in your posts & pics so we can share in all the fun you get up to.

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As noted above our new site will have an awesome new Events Calendar - in the meantime though please check out the listings below for what's going on in the Municipalty of Chester for the next few months and get going!  It's set to be an action packed summer SEAson and we're looking forward to seeing YOU out and about.

HAVE FUN!!! Team Tourism Chester

ps - if you have any questions regarding Tourism Chester please drop a line to our Team Lead Stephanie Beaumont via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MAY EVENTS

Art Classes and Workshops

Chester Art Centre

Chester, NS

www.chesterartcentre.ca

 

Chester Seaside Farmers and Artisan Market

Opening May 25th and then open every Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Chester Train Station

Facebook @ChesterFarmersandArtisanMarket

 

Card Lake Morning Observation Walks

Every Tuesday Morning, 10:00am to 11:00am

Card Lake Provincial Park

www.chester.ca

 

East River Hike: Nature Notes – The White-Tailed Deer

May 3, 2018, 10:00am to Noon

East River

www.chester.ca

 

Mayfest 2018 Yard Sale Weekend

May 5 – 6, 2018

Watch for lots of yard sales and events throughout the Municipality of Chester.

www.chester.ca/mayfest

 

Mayfly Dance

May 5, 2018, 9:00pm

New Ross Legion

www.newross.ca/event/mayfly-dance/

 

Castle Rock Open Hike Day

May 5, 2018, 10:00am to 2:00pm

East River

www.chester.ca

 

Joy & Harmony Fundraiser for Musical Friends

May 6, 2018 at 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

Go South (South Shore that is!) Family Get A-Way

May 11 – 13, 2018

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

www.atlanticaoakisland.com/specials-packages/themed-weekends/

 

Hubbards Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday Beginning May 12, 8:00am to Noon

www.hubbardsbarn.org

 

Confessions of a Red Headed Coffee Shop Girl

May 12, 2018 at 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

Castle Rock Hike for Teens

May 12, 2018, 10:30am to 2:30pm

East River

www.chester.ca

 

Aspotogan Arts and Crafts Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

May 12-13, 2018, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Blandford Community Centre

www.aaandc.org/events.html

 

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 13, 2018

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre, Western Shore

www.atlanticaoakisland.com/specials-packages/special-deals-events/

 

Mother’s Day

May 13, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Murder On The Shore Weekend

May 18 – 20, 2018

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre, Western Shore

www.atlanticaoakisland.com/specials-packages/themed-weekends/

 

Short Notice

May 19, 2018, 9:00pm

Chester Legion

Facebook @chesterlegion44

 

Wooly Weekend

May 19 – 21, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

WWII Encampment

May 19 – 20, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Nova Voce

May 25, 2018 at 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

Ox in a Box - Rug Hooking Workshop

May 26, 2018, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Family Nature Walk

May 26, 2018, 10:00am to Noon

Aspotogan Consolidated Elementary School

www.chester.ca

 

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Art Classes and Workshops

Chester Art Centre

Chester, NS

www.chesterartcentre.ca

 

Chester Seaside Farmers and Artisan Market

Every Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Chester Train Station

Facebook @ChesterFarmersandArtisanMarket

 

Hubbards Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, 8:00am to Noon

www.hubbardsbarn.org

 

New Ross Country Market

Every Saturday, 9:00am to Noon

New Ross

Facebook @newrossfarmmarket

 

Rural Roots Market

Every Sunday, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.ruralrootsmarket.ca

 

Pumpkin Planting

June 2 – 3, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

8th Annual Chester Cut N Run

June 3, 2018

Chester Area Middle School

www.chester.ca/explore/things-to-do-and-see/cut-n-run-2018

 

Heart of Luna Moon Yoga Retreat Weekend

June 8 – 10, 2018

Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

www.atlanticaoakisland.com/specials-packages/themed-weekends/

 

Something to Crow about - Rug Hooking Workshop

June 9, 2018, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Hillsburn

June 16, 2018 at 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

Cover Up

June 16, 2018, 9:00pm

Chester Legion

Facebook @chesterlegion44

 

Father’s Day

June 17, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

27th Annual Graves Island Show ‘N’ Shine

June 24, 2018

Graves Island Provincial Park

Facebook @GravesIslandCarShow

 

Artist Poppy Balser Art Show Opening

June 24, 2018

Amicus Gallery

www.amicusgallery.ca

 

JULY EVENTS

Art Classes and Workshops

Chester Art Centre

Chester, NS

www.chesterartcentre.ca

 

Chester Seaside Farmers and Artisan Market

Every Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Chester Train Station

Facebook @ChesterFarmersandArtisanMarket0

 

Hubbards Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, 8:00am to Noon

www.hubbardsbarn.org

 

New Ross Country Market

Every Saturday, 9:00am to Noon

New Ross

Facebook @newrossfarmmarket

 

Rural Roots Market

Every Sunday, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.ruralrootsmarket.ca

 

Summer Bandstand Concert Series

Every Sunday 7:00pm

Chester Bandstand

www.chesterbrass.com

 

Tea with Ms. Lordly at Lordly Manor

July 1, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Lordly Museum, Chester

Facebook @lordlyhousemuseum

 

Parade of Sail

July 1, 2018

www.chesteryachtclub.ca

 

Happy Birthday Canada

July 1, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Picnic in the Park

Every Tuesday evening, 6:00-8:00pm

Features a live band

Lordly Park, Chester

Facebook @Picnicintheparkchester

 

Urinetown...presented by the Chester Drama Society

July 4 - 7, 2018 at 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

Stave Mill in Operation

July 5, 2018, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Hubbards Barn Food Truck Rally

July 7, 2018

www.hubbardsbarn.org

 

Poison Cherry

July 7, 2018, 9:00pm

Chester Legion

Facebook @chesterlegion44

 

The Village Blacksmith

July 7 – 8, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Artists Susan Paterson and Joanne Hunt Art Show Opening

July 12 – 25, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Amicus Gallery

www.amicusgallery.ca

 

Stave Mill in Operation

July 12, 2018, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

39th Annual Mackerel Snappers Picnic

July 14, 2018, 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Graves Island Provincial Park, East Chester

 

“Fantasy Taper” Candle Workshop

July 14, 2018, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Light My Fire Studio, Chester

www.chestercandles.com

 

Annual Heritage Auction and Flea Market

July 14, 2018, 9:00am to 2:00pm

Old Chester Train Station

 

Chester Playhouse Galapalooza Fundraiser

July 14, 2018

Moore Residence, Chester

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

A Handful of Straw

July 14 – 15, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

The Other Women Collective’s Tidal Women – Braving the Storm

July 18 – 21, 2018, 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

Stave Mill in Operation

July 19, 2018, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Tea with Ms. Lordly at Lordly Manor

July 21, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Lordly Museum, Chester

Facebook @lordlyhousemuseum

 

World Tuna Flat Races

July 21, 2018

Facebook @WorldTunaFlatRaces

 

Tatting Demonstration

July 21 – 22, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Tribute to Hank Williams starring Ryan Cook

July 25 – 28, 2018, 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

Chester Garden Club Annual Flower Show & Tea

July 26, 2018, 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Chester Legion

www.chestergardenclub.wordpress.com

 

Art Show Opening Artist Malcolm Calloway

July 26 – August 8, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Amicus Gallery

www.amicusgallery.ca

 

Stave Mill in Operation

July 19, 2018, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

4” Ball Candle Dip & Carve Workshop

July 28, 2018, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Light My Fire Studio

www.chestercandles.com

 

Family Fun Day

July 29, 2018

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

Movie Monday

July 30, 2018, 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

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Art Classes and Workshops

Chester Art Centre

Chester, NS

www.chesterartcentre.ca

 

Chester Seaside Farmers and Artisan Market

Every Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Chester Train Station

Facebook @ChesterFarmersandArtisanMarket

 

Hubbards Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, 8:00am to Noon

www.hubbardsbarn.org

 

New Ross Country Market

Every Saturday, 9:00am to Noon

New Ross

Facebook @newrossfarmmarket

 

Rural Roots Market

Every Sunday, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.ruralrootsmarket.ca

 

Picnic in the Park

Every Tuesday evening, 6:00-8:00pm

Features a live band

Lordly Park, Chester

Facebook @Picnicintheparkchester

 

Summer Bandstand Concert Series

Every Sunday 7:00pm

Chester Bandstand

www.chesterbrass.com

 

Opti Jam Chester

August 1 – 2, 2018

Chester Yacht Club

www.chesteryachtclub.ca

 

Joe Norris Folk Art Exhibition

August 1 – 18, 2018, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Chester Art Centre

www.chesterartcentre.ca

 

Jake’s Gift

August 1 -4, 2018, 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

The Apple Barrell Industry

August 1, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Kids Make Art Day - Folk Art!

August 3, 2018, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Chester Art Centre

www.chesterartcentre.ca

 

Rolled Beeswax Candle Workshop

August 4, 2018, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Light My Fire Studio

www.chestercandles.com

 

Tea with Ms. Lordly at Lordly Manor

August 4, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Lordly Museum, Chester

Facebook @lordlyhousemuseum

 

Maritime Bluenose Championships

August 4 – 5, 2018

Chester Yacht Club

www.chesteryachtclub.ca

 

Bonny Lea Farm Annual Lobster Supper

August 5, 2018

www.bonnyleafarm.ca

 

Nova Scotia Schooner Race Week

August 6 – 11, 2018

Chester Yacht Club

www.chesteryachtclub.ca

 

New Ross Birthday

August 7, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

6 Guitars starring Chase Padgett

August 8 – 11, 2018, 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

Art Show Opening Artist William Downey

August 9 – 23, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Amicus Gallery

www.amicusgallery.ca

 

Chester Classics Weekend

August 10 – 12, 2018

Chester Yacht Club

www.chesteryachtclub.ca

 

Yellow Birch Hats

August 11 – 12, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Chester Race Week

August 15 – 18, 2018

Chester Yacht Club

www.chesteryachtclub.ca

 

Mary Poppins Jr. presented by the Summer Theatre School

August 15 – 18, 2018, 7:00pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

New Ross Community Fair

August 17 – 18, 2018

www.newross.ca

 

Tea with Ms. Lordly at Lordly Manor

August 17, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Lordly Museum, Chester

Facebook @lordlyhousemuseum

 

4” Ball Candle Dip & Carve Workshop

August 18, 2018, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Light My Fire Studio

www.chestercandles.ca

 

Spoon Making Demonstration

August 18 – 19, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Movie Monday

August 20, 2018, 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

10th Annual Coveside Classic Horse Show

August 22 – 26, 2018

Coveside Stables

www.covesidestables.com

 

One Discordant Violin presented by 2b Theatre

August 22 – 25, 2018, 7:30pm

Chester Playhouse

www.chesterplayhouse.ca

 

Nothing but the Flax

August 22, 2018

Ross Farm, New Ross

www.rossfarm.novascotia.ca/events

 

Art Show Opening Maritime Blacksmith Association

August 30 – September 13, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Amicus Gallery

www.amicusgallery.ca

 

IOD North Americans

August 31 – September 2, 2018

Chester Yacht Club

www.chesteryachtclub.ca

 

Boat Pump Out

The Municipality offers a pump out service for boats passing through the area. The pump out area is located at the Red Cross Wharf in the Back Harbour, Chester. To schedule a time, please contact the Public Works Department at 902-275-1312.

Pump Out Chester