Annual Great Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair


Click here for a full 2014 Great Scarecrow Festival & Antiques Fair

 Schedule of Events



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

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


 We Have Some Exciting New Events this year…



Sponsered by Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

With a focus on kids and families again this year join us for 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.

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


 Antique Fair 2013



 “Antiques Roadshow” 1-3 pm Sunday October 5th at the Mahone Bay Center

We are thrilled to host our very own Antiques Roadshow with Wayne Cameron of Cameron’s Fine Art and Antiques in Chester. Mr. Cameron has 35 years experience in buying, selling and appraising antiques and fine art. He specializes in Canadian, European and American fine art and antiques from the 16th to 20th centuries. He is full member of the Canadian Association of Personal Property Appraisers and has been involved in numerous “Antiques Roadshows” over the past 10 years. Bring your favourite antique or collectible to the show and Mr. Cameron will take a look at it. That garage sale item may be worth a lot of money!


On Sunday while at the Anglican Church Hall and the Mahone Bay Legion you can enter our contest to win a $100 dollar gift certificate from the dealer of your choice. Must be present to win.



Historic Graveyard Tours: Tour historic Bayview Cemetery with local

know it all Bob Sayer. Learn about the history of Mahone Bay through the

pioneering lives of our settlers and discover your “founding family”

ancestor amongst the Hysons, Ernsts and Slaunwhites. Tour lasts about 40

minutes and cost $5 per person. Meet at the Visitor's Information Centre.



The Lions Club will be hosting a BBQ at the Irving Station on Main St. during the weekend, be sure to drop by. 


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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.