September Newsletter

This is a monthly listing of events which are happening in and around my community in Dartmouth.
Wishing everyone a safe school year!

Through to October - Hubbards Farmers’ Market – It’s here again! The perfect Saturday morning starts at the Hubbards Farmers Market. Over 20 years in operation and in the middle of 6 acres of woodlands and fields, located at the beautiful Hubbards Barn & Community Park, one of the hidden gems on the South Shore, the market offers a fantastic selection of local products, local music and more. Unique. Fresh. Local. 8am to 12 noon. Hwy 103, take exit 6 to Hubbards.

Through to October 28th – Corn Maze – Noggin’s Corner Farm Corn Maze is a fall favourite, with an enormous 7-acre maze. Weave your way through the history of the farm and find all 18 stations before you break free into their Family Fun area! This challenging maze is equipped with tunnel slides, giant tire mountains, duck races, rope mazes, sand boxes. Noggins Farm. For more info visit

Through to October 27th – Halifax Citadel Ghost Tour – Slip into the shadows of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and come find out if the many legends of ghost hauntings are true, if you dare! Tickets go on sale every Sunday for the week. Online ticket sales close at 4pm the day of the ghost tour. Adults - $12, Youth $8, Students/Senior $10 and family is $35. For more info Call 902-426-1990 or email:

Through to September 5th – Pop Goes the Easel – Karla Frew turns up the volume at the Dart Gallery with this pop culture inspired/graffiti style show awash in bold hues. The Dart Gallery. For more info visit their Facebook page at The Dart Gallery

Sunday, September 8th – Halifax Colour Festival 2018 – The 4th annual “Halifax Colour Festival” Where you can play with colours and dance music. The name itself means rain full of colours. This event represents one of the major festivals of India. It represents Unity and Diversity. The core values of the festival are to spread love and joy amongst all people. In addition to that they will have music and fun games! All ages welcome. Tickets are $12 for early birds (2 colour pouches) $17 regular (2 colour pouches) and $25 all in (5 colour pouches, white event t-shirt. Dalhousie University. 6299 South Street. For more info visit

Wednesday, September 12th to October 7th – Emily Lawrence – Scratch & Sniff Menu – A translation of the food related memories generously shared during interviews by people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The foods recalled during these interviews were recreated, photographed, and printed using scratch and sniff technology as a means to explore the power of olfactory promoting as a means of memory retrieval. The Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing. For more info visit

Thursday, September 13th to 20th – 38th FIN Atlantic Film Festival – An eight-day celebration of film, music and media from around the world. This festival turns Halifax into an international Mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers. The festival offers a first-look at the best international films of the festival season and is the platform in Atlantic Canada to showcase the regional filmmaking community. 5657 Spring Garden Road. For more info visit

Saturday, September 15th – 2018 Word on the Street Book & Magazine Festival – Welcome to the Word on the Street Halifax, one of Atlantic Canada’s premier book festivals, and the largest free literacy event in Nova Scotia. For the past 23 years the festival has aimed to be inclusive, and welcoming to all ages, and best of all it is FREE! There is plenty to see and do for the whole family. Halifax Central Library. For more info visit

Saturday September 15th to October 28th – U-Pick Apples – During this week the orchard is accessible by foot only with beautiful walking trails which take you down to the orchard. On weekends they offer tractor drawn wagon rides to and from the apple orchard. Wed to Fri – 10am to 6pm and Sat, Sun and Holidays 10am to 7pm. Noggins Corner Farm, Annapolis Valley. For more info visit

Friday, September 28th and 29th – Halifax Oyster Festival – Celebrate NS’s rich oyster harvest with fresh NS oysters, local wines, spirits, ciders and craft beers on the beautiful Halifax Oyster Festival. The quality of the Nova Scotia oyster is ranked among the best in the world. Hosting over 2,500 attendees, Halifax Oyster Festival offers a unique experience to meet and learn from 20+ Nova Scotia oyster farmers as well as Nova Scotian wine, beer, spirit and cider. $65 to $130 for tickets. For more info phone 902-422-6278 or visit

Friday, September 28th, 29th and 30th – 22nd Annual Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair – A fun filled family weekend awaits you. Over 200 hand-made, life size scarecrows. The festival kicks off on Friday morning with all scarecrows on display. Saturday there is a pumpkin walk, where hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins adorn the path all lit up to create a magical night. Hot apple cider on hand. Also, special children’s activities, crafts, musical entertainment, historic graveyard tours, book sales, BBQ’s, yard sales, the quilt jamboree and of course the largest antique show in the Maritimes. For more info visit the Facebook page under mbscarecrowfestival.

Save the date: Nocturne: Art at Night – October 13th, A Fall festival that brings art and energy to the street of Halifax and Dartmouth between 6pm and midnight. The free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene. Nocturne is designed and planned largely by volunteers and is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Halifax and Dartmouth in a whole new light. The program guides residents and visitors alike to a variety of exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city. Admission is FREE

Rosie’s Listings Include: 18 Herbert Road, Halifax, $229,900; 303-1351 Dresden Row, $344,900; 1206-3471 Dutch Village Road, Halifax $345,000

Shameless Plug of the Month: Weekly Dartmouth Hike, Thursdays at 9:45am. Join Chebucto Hiking Club every Thursday for a 10km (2-hour) hike through Dartmouth. Meet at the Graham’s Grove Park parking lot on Prince Albert Road in Dartmouth, opposite the Atlantic Superstore on Braemar Drive. Everyone Welcome!


If you have any info you would like included in the October newsletter, please call Rosie
at 209-7073 or email

See you out there! 

Rosie Porter

7071 Bayers Road
Halifax, NS
B3L 2C2

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Cellular Phone : (902) 209-7073
Office Phone : (902) 453-1700
Office Fax : (902) 461-2689