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2019 Amherst Christmas Parade "Light Up the Night Traditional Christmas" - Saturday, November 16

Departs from TD Canada Trust parking lot in downtown Amherst and 6:00 p.m. and travels west on Victoria St. to Church St, then up Church St. to Albion, finishing at the Amherst Centre Mall.  Everyone is invited to visit "Santa's Village" in the mall for carolling and hot chocolate.

2019 Amherst Cookie Crawl - Dec. 6 and 7 

Only 100 tickets available for this event. Tickets go on sale at 9:00 a.m. on Sat. Nov. 16 at www.2019AmherstCookieCrawl.eventbrite.ca

Victorian Christmas - Saturday, Dec. 11

 Make holiday shopping a joy with the sounds, sights, and scents of a traditional Christmas. Costumed carollers, horse-drawn wagon tours, and a Victorian photo booth will help you make wonderful memories with friends and family.

Major Festivals

Bordertown Biker Bash: July. Annual motorcycle rally with tours of scenic Nova Scotia, a burnout competition, stunt shows, live music, and a live concert.

'A Fest: September. Family-friendly activities and live music.

Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival: October. Atlantic Canada's largest fiber arts festivals with exciting creative workshops, stunning exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations.

 Amherst Winter Carinval: February. Celebrate heart, culture, and play with more than 100 activities over seven days. Highlights include a chili challenge, live entertainment, art classes, skating parties, an outdoor play day, and Heritage Day activities.

French Toast Fest: March 26-April 1, 2020. When you have an egg factory, a bread factory, and are surrounded by maple sugar woods, what's a town to do? Have a French Toast Fest! Local chefs create specialty French Toast dishes especially for French Toast Fest.



Registration for Local Performers & Entertainers Master List

Please fill out the below form if you are a performer looking to register on this master list. The information will be kept on file in the event a performance is needed for a future event but please be advised it does not guarantee a booking.

Performer/Entertainer Registration

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