Sherbrooke Village Schedule of 2021 Activities
Adventures Galore Every Day at Sherbrooke Village!
Sherbrooke Village will be following all Covid 19 Provincial Restrictions.
Note: Activities are subject to change.
For more information or to register for programs call us at 1-888-743-7845
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June 27 to Mid-September, Open Daily 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Daily Self-Guided Tours at your own pace.
Prearrange Specialized Guided Tours, Pre-register for these unique experiences at
1-888-743-7845 (Extra charges apply)
June 27 to Mid-September, Open Daily 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Daily Self-Guided Tours at your own pace.
Prearrange Specialized Guided Tours, Pre-register for these unique experiences at Add-ons available include; an ambrotype photo, pre-packed picnic and period dress-up opportunities. Call 1-888-743-7845 (Extra charges apply)
Sundays in the Park performing arts Series – Sunday afternoons July 25 to September 5 at 2 pm. Admission by donation to local charities. Celebrating the new Sherbrooke Village park featuring a mix of music, dance and theatre. Final concert will be held on Saturday, September 11, 7 to 9 pm at the Performance Centre, as part of our Show & Shine Antique Car Show. HAL BRUCE will offer a lively performance of originals and old favorites. Proceeds from this concert will go to the St. Mary’s Food Bank. Bring your own chair.
TREASURE HUNTS - Search for the museum’s hidden history treasures as you tour the site. The Sherbrooke Village Treasure Hunts add an element of adventure and interaction to your tour of the museum for children and families alike. Those who successfully complete their quest will be rewarded with a bounty from the treasure chest! Register at the Visitor Reception Centre to take part. Stop at Village Treasures & Gifts or the Visitor Reception Centre on your way out to pick up your bounty. Free
2021 PREMIER EXPERIENCES TO CHOOSE FROM:
“STEEPED IN TIME” (New) Take a walk on the wild side with your Victorian guide as you discover history and nature’s bounty. Leave with an authentic, “made for you” Sherbrooke Village keepsake. Thursdays and Saturdays in August 1-4 pm (book for up to 8 persons in your bubble for an exclusive, private experience). Pre-register for these unique experiences at 1-888-743-7845 (Extra charges apply)
“PRINT & PRESS” Sherbrooke Village’s Master Printer will share all she knows about the art as it was back in the 1800s. Spend the day in the authentic print shop and custom make your very own printed creations.
- Immerse yourself in history as you spend the day in our authentic print shop complete with a 150 year old paper cutter and foot powered print press.
- Learn techniques and safe handling from our skilled heritage artisan
- Explore Sherbrooke Village: Take a self-guided tour of authentic Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia’s largest Provincial Museum, where costumed interpreters bring to life the 1860s- when the village was a prosperous boom town.
Artisan for a Day - Interested in learning a traditional skill from yesteryear? Take part in a one-day workshop focusing on an original heritage skill, in a fun and educational atmosphere. Learn the fine art of wood turning, or print pressing from our talented professionals. Produce your very own creation to take home with you. Workshops are from 10 am - 4 pm. Cost is $125 + HST per person (materials included). Class sizes are limited to four participants per day and ages range from 16 to 90. Call now and get your Hands-on History at Sherbrooke Village! Pre-register for these unique experiences at
June Events 2021
Sunday, June 27
Sherbrooke Village opening – It is so nice to invite you all in! Join us at Village Treasures & Gift Shop at 1 pm as we welcome Clary Croft to give a reading and book signing of his new book, “My Charmed Life in Music, Art, and Folklore”. Village Treasures & Gifts will be offering a 10% discount in celebration of opening day!
July Events 2021
Thursday, July 1
CANADA DAY – Sherbrooke Village will not offer their regular Canada Day celebrations but will follow the recommendation of our Prime Minister, “This coming Canada Day, I think we all need to pledge ourselves to doing what we can to continue that effort to make Canada better, all while respecting and listening to those for whom it’s not yet a day of celebration. I think all of us need to aspire and work hard to get to the point where everyone across this country will be able to celebrate fully.”
Saturday, July 3
SHERBROOKE VILLAGE WILD & WOOLLY EXPERIENCE – Come meet our resident Cotswold sheep, Dolly & Peppa and our Village Mascot, Brutus. They have shed their winter coat in the time-honoured tradition of shearing. Join Village staff as they work the natural, shorn, sheep wool through the process of washing, drying, picking, carding, spinning, weaving and knitting to produce functional wool products of a century ago.
Saturday, July 10
RHUBARB ROUNDUP- Nothing says “fresh” quite like the sweet-tart taste of the year’s first rhubarb! Savor the tastiest homemade rhubarb treats being made on the woodstove at the jail! Pick up a recipe from the print shop, after visiting the Village stop by the Village Tea Room to enjoy their special “rhubarb” dessert.
Saturday, July 17th & Sunday July 18th
SHERBROOKE VILLAGE GAELIC/SCOTTISH HERITAGE DAYS
Join us for a celebration of Gaelic language, culture, song and arts. You might just learn a new Gaelic word or two while you’re here, try the oatcakes and maybe learn a Gaelic proverb!
Sunday, July 25th
GRAND OPENING OF THE 2021 INDIGENOUS ART EXHIBIT - Join us at the Indigenous Art Centre for our annual Grande Opening at 11:00 am. Stay around for the 1st “Sundays in the Park” concert with Klorrisa & Myles at 2 pm! Strawberry Shortcake, lemon-aid or ice tea will be served for $5
Sunday, July 25th
SUNDAYS IN THE PARK –Mighty Fine Fiddling with Klorissa & Myles Farnsworth. Top it off with the sweet flavor of homemade strawberry shortcake with tea or lemonade $5. Bring your own chair, 2pm. Admission by donation, proceeds to SHOPS.
Saturday, July 31
DRUM MAKING WORKSHOP AT INDIGENOUS ART CENTRE – Facilitated by Neenie and Carolyn Landry, 12 to 4 pm. Pre-Register by calling 902-522-2400 Ext. 238
August Events 2021
Saturday, August 1
Story time at the Indigenous Art Centre. 10am to 1pm, pre -register by calling 1-888-743-7845
Sunday, August 1
SUNDAYS IN THE PARK – Indigenous drum and music with NEENIE and CAROLYN Landry. Bring your own chair, 2pm. Admission by donation, proceeds to St. Mary’s Palliative Care.
Saturday, August 7
COUNTRY HERITAGE DRIVING DAY – Presented by The Nova Scotia Driving Society in conjunction with Historic Sherbrooke Village. The Sporting Day focuses on traditional horse and carriage driving and includes three phases: Turnout Inspection, a Country Drive with several driving tests or challenges scattered throughout Sherbrooke Village, and the Cones Course. 10 am - 3 pm.
Sunday, August 8
Sundays in the Park - MacLeod School of Highland Dance group, cutest little dancers you will ever see! Bring your own chair, 2pm. Admission by donation, proceeds to St. Mary’s District Lions Club.
Saturday, August 14
St. Mary’s RIVER DAY – We’re celebrating good old-fashioned outdoor FUN for the whole family, taking place along the St. Mary’s River at Sherbrooke Village!
OLD TIME COUNTY FAIR – The Old-Fashioned County Fair and cash BBQ will begin at 12:00 pm in Centrefield. Try your hand at the variety of games, crafts, pie eating contest and cake auction. You’re invited to take part in a stuffy parade (bring your own stuffy), and a noise parade leading us to the boat ramp in time for the Cardboard boat race. Plan to spend your day with us and be sure to build a seaworthy cardboard boat.
CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA - Register at the Boat Club Wharf for the Cardboard Boat Regatta from 3:30 pm to 4 pm for the 4 pm launch. Children’s heat 1st followed by adults heat for those16 years of age and older. Costumes and boat descriptions encouraged. Theme this year is BUBBLES so bring yours for some Old-Fashioned Fun! Times will be posted – who can you beat! Get more information and registrations at the Village office or web page: https://sherbrookevillage.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/st-marys-river-days
Sunday, August 15
SUNDAYS IN THE PARK - Lion’s Den Theatre perform their take on the timeless classic “Mother Goose”. Bring your own chair, 2pm. Admission by donation, proceeds to Old Fashioned Christmas Association.
Sunday, August 22
SUNDAYS IN THE PARK - First Nations Fiddler and Mi’kmaq singer, MORGAN TONEY with ECMA Winner, KEITH MULLINS offer a Songwriting experience and concert and their Mi’kmaq Connections. Keith and Morgan's workshop consists of modernizing older traditional Mi’kmaq songs, involving singing the songs accompanied by guitar, drum and fiddle and playing songs that they have written together. The songs they wrote are rooted in the Mi’kmaq tradition and use more well-known Mi’kmaq phrases and philosophies. Talks include traditional Mi’kmaq instruments, like the introduction of the drum into traditional Mi’kmaq songs and the Jigamahan. The concert is designed to introduce First Nations culture through music. Bring your own chair, 2pm. Admission by donation, proceeds to Sherbrooke and Area Fire Department.
Sunday, August 29
SUNDAYS IN THE PARK – Originals & Favorites with Jess & Greg Favaro. Bring your own chair, 2pm. Admission by donation, proceeds to Payton Moore/Payton’s Path.
September Events 2021
Saturday, September 4
SHERBROOKE VILLAGE APPLE ROUND UP- It’s a pressing situation at the Sherbrooke Village Jail! We are pressing apples to make cider and apples will be the featured ingredient in the jail kitchen. What is your favorite recipe? We’ll show you ours. Stop by our tearoom to try their favorite apple dessert!
Sunday, September 5
SUNDAYS IN THE PARK - Saltwater Joy, are puttin' the fiddle, cor'deen and all 'ther strings to Atlantic Coast Music favorites and more. 2pm, admission by donation, proceeds to Sherbrooke Show & Shine.
Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12
SHERBROOKE SHOW & SHINE ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR SHOW – A gathering of antique, custom, and classic vehicles. Event will feature a road rally, music, and concert at the performance centre. Free registration and awards for registered automobiles. https://sherbrookevillage.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/sherbrooke-show-shine
Saturday, September 11
Our Annual Sherbrooke Show & Shine Car Show Concert, 7 pm at the Performance Centre. Featuring HAL BRUCE playing highlights of the last 60 years of popular classics, country favourites and originals. Free Admission to Show & Shine car show participants. Bring your own chair, 2pm. Admission by donation, proceeds to St. Mary’s Food Bank. http://www.halbruce.com/
October Events 2021
Sunday, October 31
PUMPKIN HARVEST – You are invited to our carving party! There will be prizes to be won and an opportunity to display your creation during fright night activities taking place in the evening. There will be some pumpkins on hand to purchase, but feel free to bring your own to be sure you have one. Plan a design or try one of ours, 1 pm at the Village Park.
SHERBROOKE VILLAGE FRIGHT NIGHT- Ghosts and goblins of all ages will enjoy this Spooktacular event! Inviting Trick or Treaters to visit between 5 and 7 pm.
New this year – Jack-O-Lantern carving contest and tour through the park.
Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas
Friday, Nov. 26th to Sunday, Nov. 28th
SHERBROOKE VILLAGE OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS – Celebrating 25 years in 2021! Make plans now to attend this years’ Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas. The event will feature a huge Christmas tree, fireworks, visit to “Whoville”, outdoor theatre, Christmas Maze, and entertainment. Please follow our webpage and Facebook page for updated information. There’s something for everyone this holiday season so visit us to get into the holiday spirit at Sherbrooke Village! https://oldfashionedchristmas.sherbrookevillage.ca/ https://sherbrookevillage.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/special-events/sherbrooke-village-old-fashioned-christmas