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Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

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Queens County has a bounty of festivals that offer amazing experiences for you and your family.

Here are some of our more famous offerings:

Privateer Days
This historically based festival strives to recreate the privateering era with re-enactments, waterfront festivities, sporting events, music, and more.  Step back to 1780 for a celebration of the area's colourful past.  Late June/early July.  Annual.

Queens County Fair
Located in Caledonia, the Queens County Fair hold numerous events during the year, culminating in their multi-day festival every Fall.  From the Ox Cart Pull, to old-fashioned jam competitions, BBQs, and music, there is always something to do!  Mid-September.  Annual.

Hank Snow Tribute 
This annual celebration of Hank Snow's music returned to Liverpool in 2013 after spending several years outside the County.  This popular event brings in country music enthusiasts from all over and keeps everyone's toes a-tapping the whole weekend long.  Third weekend in August.  Annual. 

Liverpool International Ukulele Ceilidh
With its resurgence in popularity, the music of the ukulele provides a unique and delightful sound.  The Ceilidh encompasses workshops, concerts, jam sessions, and restaurant performers.  Musicians travel from all over the globe to play at this gathering.  October.  Biennually in odd years.

Liverpool International Theatre Festival
The LITF is an amateur theatre competition hosted at the historic Astor Theatre.  The festival attracts participants from all over the world and offers performances in many languages and styles.  Workshops, critiques, and musical entertainment round out the fun.  May.  Biennually in even years. 

Video: Privateer Days, Liverpool, Nova Scotia - short version with music from The Picture House on Vimeo.

 

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