Annual Great Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair

Make your way to Mahone Bay on October 3rd, 4th & 5th for the 18th annual

Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair where a fun-filled family weekend awaits your arrival…



 Click here for a Map & full Schedule of Events





 We Have Some Exciting New Events this year…



Sponsered by Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

With a focus on kids and families, join us for free fun kids activities on Saturday and Sunday afternoon featuring live entertainment, music and crafts and a special scarecrow display with some of your favourite classic Disney characters.  




Shopping for antiques is a passion loved by both young and old and you are sure to find a unique treasure at the show. From decorative items to sought after collectibles and rare antiques, our 3 halls showcase the very best antiques in the Atlantic Provinces.

The three venues are the Anglican Church Hall, the Legion Hall, and the Mahone Bay Centre. Friday 10-6pm, Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 11:30-4pm. An entry fee of $5 per person gets you into all three halls.

New events this year on Sunday afternoon

Bring your favourite antique or collectible to our specialist for evaluation at the Mahone Bay Centre 1-3pm on Sunday - Sign up sheets at the door.

At the Anglican Church Hall and the Legion on Sunday you will have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to be used at th dealer of your choice.

  Click here  to watch an informative video about the 2014 Mahone Bay Antique fair  

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As well as the many fantastic bakeries, bistros, restaurants and cafes in Mahone Bay you will also find food available at the following locations

The Lions Club will be hosting a BBQ at the Irving all weekend long and at the Masons Lodge on Clairmont St (just across from the Pumpkin Path) on Saturday afternoon & evening.

The Legion Ladies Auxillary will be serving food at the Legion all weekend long and open late on Saturday evening for the Pumpkin Path.



Saturday 4th October - 9pm at the Blockhouse School

Tickets available at the Kinburn Pharmasave & at the door.

Costumes should be a Fall theme of some sort.

$20 single/$30 couple



scarecrow ball 


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Or call the Mahone Bay Visitor’s Information Center .  


There are too many individual volunteers to possibly list them all here.

I want to thank all of you- without such dedicated volunteers this festival would not be possible. We look forward to another spectacular weekend this year.

Warm Regards,

Lara Carrigan


Thank you to our generous volunteers and supporters:



Amos Pewter

Atlantica Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre

Bank of Montreal

Kedy’s Inlet Restaurant

Mahone Bay Trading Company Quality Footwear

Mateus Bistro

The Mug and Anchor Pub

Northern Sun Gallery & Gifts

Progress Bulletin

Sailor Studio

Save Easy

Simple Things

Sweet Ride Cycling

Superstore, Bridgewater

The Teazer

Zack and Nemo Mercantile



Festival Coordinators:

Festival Chairperson -  Lara Carrigan

MBACC, Festival Liaison - Sue Bourinot   

Children’s Activities- Hailey Thompson & Nancy Petrie 

Antique Fair- John  Merchant  

Scarecrow Design- Krystle Retieffe, Jan Kay and Kara Turner  

Graphic Design- Meg Craig, Sailor Studio 

Public Relations- Quentin Casey 

Pumpkin Path- Sue Bourniot, Scott Lutes & Janine Smith  

Social Media- Kara Turner


Antique FairMake sure to attend the Antique Fair this year to enjoy three halls brimming with antiques from the most respected dealers from Nova Scotia and beyond. Just $3 per person gets you into all three halls. Venues: Anglican Church Hall, Legion Hall, and the Mahone Bay Centre  Friday, Sept 28, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sept 29, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, Sept 30, 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.