Festival Info


Find out how we give back to the community and help us achieve our goal!

Our Mandate: To develop Antigonish Town & County into a world class event tourism and eco-tourism destination while using the profits to create summer music camps for local youth.


  • Gates open daily at 11AM
  • Music starts at 3:30pm on Friday August 23
  • Music starts at 1:00pm on Saturday August 24
  • Vendor hours of operations are 11am to 11pm
  • Keppoch Mountain activities will take place on Saturday August 24 from 9am to 4pm
  • Keppoch Mountain activities include a Kids Bolder Climb, Kids Zone, Adult Fun Run, Guided Hikes, Guided Mountain Bike Tour, Lodge Wine Tastings, Lodge Beer Tastings and more (Specifics will be well advertised in the coming weeks)
  • Folding chairs, blankets, and umbrellas are permitted
  • All bags and purses will be subject to a safety inspection
  • First Aid & Lost/Found will be at the Main Entrance
  • Children under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult
  • No outside alcohol permitted
  • No outside food or beverages are permitted onsite
  • Nova Scotia Summer Fest will have a variety of local food vendors selling lunch, and dinner items each day
  • There will be a beer garden onsite (Age 19+)
  • Underage drinkers will be reported to security staff and an onsite police officer
  • No smoking of any kind on festival grounds for fire safety reasons and public smoking by-laws
  • No weapons, no firearms, no drugs, no coolers, no fireworks and no drones
  • No pets (licensed seeing eye dogs permitted)
  • No unauthorized vending
  • The festival is wheelchair accessible (see map for entrance way)
  • No fires allowed of any kind anywhere
  • Do not lose or take off your admission bracelet. It can not be replaced