Lunenburg County RIB FEST

Date July 21 2017

Region Town of Bridgewater
Category | Food | Music | Kid Friendly | Outdoor Activity

The Best BBQ ribs in North America will be the main attraction at the inaugural Lunenburg County Rib Fest, hosted at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre [LCLC] in Bridgewater from July 21 to 23!

The outdoor, family-friendly event will include live music, ribs, PLUS other delicious local food vendors and community information booths.

Join us in the LCLC parking lot at 135 North Park Street:

Friday, July 21: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 22: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 23: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Nearby attractions

Bull Run Trail

This 24 km trail connects to the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater and to the Region of Queens.  This trail features a covered bridge in the community of Hebbville along with various restaurants and services along the route.  Parking is available at access points along the trail.  Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. 

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DesBrisay Museum

While visiting the south shore, you will want to include a visit to DesBrisay Museum. Learn about Bridgewater’s growth as a lumber town, and the terrible fire of 1899 that nearly destroyed it.  Explore the First Nations Gallery with its famous porcupine quill cradle, and learn more about Mi’kmaq culture.  Appreciate folk art from Lunenburg County artisans; and discover some of the oddities collected by Judge Mather Byles DesBrisay in the late 1800’s.  The research centre is a valuable resource for genealogists and historians, and the gift shop carries a good selection of books on the local area. Kids are encouraged to be ‘history detectives’ as they tour the museum and enjoy kid friendly activities throughout the museum. Situated in Woodland Gardens Park, with walking trails, a duck pond and picnic area, there is plenty of free parking, and the museum is certified Senior Friendly.  We are looking forward to your visit! 

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Fort Point LaHave Museum

The First Capital of all of New France from 1632 - 1636.

Before beginning your walk on beautiful Fort Point, imagine that today’s date is May 8, 1604. Look southwest across Dublin Bay toward the Atlantic Ocean. Beyond the islands you may see the good ship Le Don de Dieu as it drops anchor for the first time in the New World. Samuel de Champlain, the man who would change Europe’s understanding of this vast continent, stands on the foredeck sketching the first of his famous maps. Do you see him waving to you?

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LaHave Island Marine Museum

Welcome to the LaHave Islands Marine Museum Website.
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on the history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands in Nova Scotia, Canada. Through this website, you can learn about the LaHave Islands and the surrounding area. You can also see photographs of some of the artifacts we have on display at the museum.

In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. It relied on fishing, both in-shore and off-shore, for its prosperity and it was hard to find someone who wasn’t involved in the fishing industry in their day to day lives.

Today, the fishing industry has died down and most of the homes on the islands are used as cottages by summer vacationers. 
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum seeks to preserve the memories and artifacts of the past and put them on display for all to see and remember. We are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm in the summer from June 1st to September 1. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The museum can also be opened outside of these times by appointment.

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Miller Point Peace Park

Located just off Hwy 3 in Dayspring, this is a 5km. looping trail system with interpretive stations, picnic tables, benches and outdoor washroom facilities. Trails are level, smooth and wide with plenty of parking available at the park entrance. Beautiful views of the LaHave River are an attractive feature of this trail system. Use of these trails is limited to hikers, bicycles and skiers.
You can see hundreds of lady slippers and other wild flowers along the 5 km of walking trails. The trails are all level, smooth, and accessible to walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs. The inner parking area is open from early spring to late fall, but visitors are welcome all year long.
In the spring you will be able to see hundreds of lady slippers and other wild flowers. In the fall, the changing of the colors are absolutely beautiful. This park has a long history of being an old local settlement, which is indicated by the remains of stone foundations throughout the site.
The park is open daily from 8:00 a.m to dusk.
Special events are held in the park throughout the year and are open to the public. Watch our Recreation Guides for information or call 902-541-1343.
Dogs are welcomed, as long as they are on a leash to be respectful of other park users, and don’t forget to pick up after your furry friend!
Please note: All sites are unsupervised and there is no winter maintenance.

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Veteran’s Memorial Park

This Day-Use Picnic Park and Boat Ramp are maintained by the LaHave River Watershed Enhancement Foundation.

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Zwicker Woodworking

Zwicker Woodworking Ltd. in Upper LaHave, Nova Scotia was founded in the 1980’s and is, since early 2003, a family owned company run by René and Esther Haltner.

Zwicker Woodworking Ltd. is producing and marketing quality made outdoor furniture in solid Pine and Western Red Cedar wood.

It is the home of the original Zwicker Adirondack chair, designed by Richard Zwicker.

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Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

Blarney Stone Restaurant Ltd.

The Blarney Stone Restaurant is a small family owned establishment featuring local seafood and hearty meals.  We are located on Highway 103 just west of Exit 14 at Hebb’s Cross.  From our famous seafood chowder to our clams and fries our extensive menu has something to offer everyone.

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Diner 325

Diner 325

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Take out and Delivery Available
Homemade Turkey dinners and Soups and chowders
Easy to find off the 103 hwy at exit 13

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Little Red Barn Restaurant

Little Red Barn Restaurant

Old Fashioned Oven-Baked Subs
Freshly made local ingredients,
Open Tuesday-Wednesday 10-6 / Thursday -Friday 10-7/ Saturday 11-7/  Sunday/ Monday Closed
located in Wileville off exit 13 on the 103 Highway.
Pizza
Spaghetti
Lasagna
“Delly” Cakes
Cookies
Sticky Buns

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Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

Old Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof

The Black Forest Cafe and Gasthof serves authentic German cuisine and excellent desserts.  Located between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg on Route 3.  Closed Monday.

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The River Pub

The River Pub

Is the sun out?  Then it’s a perfect day to relax on the licensed patio of the River Pub, directly on the LaHave River.  All the pub classics are on the menu, as well as a bar well-stocked with domestic and international beers.  Take out is available if you’d like to take your fish and chips with you.

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Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger

Located North of Bridgewater only 5 km on Highway 10 is the Turkey Burger Restaurant.  Serving seafood and Famous for its Forklift hamburger.  Homemade desserts are a treat.  Eat in or take out.  Check their facebook page for hours of operation www.facebook.com/turkey-burger-restaurant

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Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

Best Western Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

“Where guests are like family, & family is always welcome.”

This Bridgewater, Nova Scotia hotel offers a personal touch. With modern, pet-friendly, non-smoking accommodations and just minutes from Bridgewater’s town center and convenient access to some of Nova Scotia’s most renowned cultural and scenic landmarks the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre is the place to stay. Newly constructed in August 2010, this Bridgewater hotel offers convenient access to many local attractions, businesses and shopping. Whether traveling on business or pleasure, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre has it all!

Each beautifully appointed guest room at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre features modern decor, lush linens, refrigerator, in-room movies and high-speed Internet. During your stay you will also receive free parking and a freshly made hot buffet breakfast to ensure a great start to each day. Half of the guest rooms at this Bridgewater hotel offer beautiful views of the forested LaHave River Valley. Other hotel amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool with corkscrew waterslide, hot tub and exercise facility. This Bridgewater hotel also comes fully equipped with a 24-hour business center, meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 300 people and an on-site restaurant where guests will enjoy a variety of delicious dishes.

Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre are a short drive from beautiful sand beaches, spectacular ocean vistas, historic towns and an endless variety of galleries and shops. Guests looking for a little more excitement can climb aboard a lobster boat, surf or kayak Nova Scotia’s rugged shoreline and sail the Bluenose II when she is in port.

The hospitable staff at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre offers a superior guest experience in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

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Bridgewater Comfort Inn

Bridgewater Comfort Inn

Conveniently located in the heart of Bridgewater, the Main Street of the South Shore, and near the local industrial parks and hospital, guests of the Bridgewater Comfort Inn have easy access to all major destinations in the area including the Bridgewater Mall, Eastside Plaza, Bridgewater Curling Club, Wile Carding Mill Museum, DesBrisay Museum and Exhibition Centre and the South Shore Exhibition, better known as the Big Ex.  Our modern amenities and friendly staff are the perfect combination for a vacation along the beautiful Lighthouse Route of Nova Scotia’s south shore.

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Days Inn & Conference Centre Bridgewater

Days Inn & Conference Centre Bridgewater

Close to South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater Mall & Mahone Bay & Lunenburg
Get the most value out of your Nova Scotia getaway! You will find all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay at our pet-friendly hotel. Comfortable accommodations includes refridgerator, work desks and access to laundry facility. We serve free hot OR cold breakfast each morning and offer free Wi-Fi so you can access the Internet from your hotel room. During your downtime, you can relax in your room with your 32-inch flat-screen TV, or work out at our on-site fitness center. Enjoy a delicious meal at our on-site restaurant.
Days Inn is situated in the center of town close to the popular destination in the area, the South Shore Exhibition in July, one of our Heritage Properties, Wile Carding Mill Museum, DesBrisay Museum and just 20 minutes away from beautiful Crescent beach, Rissers beach and Greenbay Beaches.

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Lighthouse Motel

Lighthouse Motel

Join us for an amazing carefree vacation in South West Nova Scotia. Our spacious motel rooms and waterfront rentals are only minutes from the legendary white sand beaches; quaint fishing villages; world class restaurants and artisans, and historic towns that dot Nova Scotia’s picturesque Lighthouse Route.

Open from May through October, our established motel is a brief 10 minute drive from the town of Bridgewater, the hub of the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Here on the banks of the beautiful LaHave River, visitors can relax and absorb all the splendor, solitude and excitement the region has to offer.

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LaHave River Campground

LaHave River Campground

We offer you fun camping at our secluded riverside campground. Located in Newburne on the north branch of the LaHave River, we lie at the foot of a hill 250m (700 ft.) away from the highway. No road noise!
There are lots of outdoor games and two great spots in the river for swimming. Campers gather at the Shelter for picking and singing, games, parties and, on occasion, suppers.
This is our service building that houses the office and camp store, washrooms, and laundry.
We invite you to come camp with us in Newburne this summer anytime from May 15th to October 15th
Looking forward to meeting you.

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Little Lake Campground

Little Lake Campground

Dear Campers!
We would love to see you and the family come to Little Lake Campground for one of your summer camping trips!

Our Weekends are always full of fun with many activites. We have dances with Local talent, bands and a DJ every second weekend. We dance and sing from 8:30 pm until 12:00 am. We also have magic shows, fireworks and many special theme weekends like Christmas in July, Halloween, Pot luck meals, yummy Breakfast meals etc. A men’s Talent show (now thats a must to see) Don’t miss out on the good times, for young and old.

Little Lake has an outdoor swimming pool with a shallow end and a deep end. We have a canteen where bundles of wood for your own campfire   can also be purchased; lots of candy and kool aid slushies. and also other small grocery items.We have a Landry room as well   as toilets & showers. We have a playground for kids, where Basketball and Badminton can also be played. We have a games room with a pool table and a Jubebox.

Little Lake is a Tenting,and RV park we will take any shape and size of a tralier!  Hope to see you at our campground.

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Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

Oakhill Pines Camp & Trailer Park

60 total RV sites, can accommodate RV’s up to 45ft, full hookups, 20/30-amp service, WiFi, Restrooms with hot showers, laundromat, picnic tables, fire pits, public telephones, game room with pool table, canteen, ice, wood, mail service, swimming pool, playground, tenting sites, horseshoe pit, basketball area, mini-golf, theme weekends, and hiking trails. Located eight miles from Lunenburg and one mile from Bridgewater.

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Petite Villa Guest Cottage

Petite Villa Guest Cottage

The Petite Villa Guest Cottage is spacious and luxurious, exquisitely furnished and decorated. Petite Villa has hardwood floors, a fully equipped kitchen and bath, private patio and lawn, soaring cathedral ceiling, magnificent floor-to-ceiling fireplace; and with two bedrooms and a pull-out sofa bed in the living room, can sleep six comfortably.
The luxury and charm of the Petite Villa make it particularly suitable for romantic honeymoon or anniversary celebrations, yet it’s great for families as well. There’s a large lawn with croquet & badminton sets for your use and enjoyment, and we offer bicycles and a canoe for exploring the region up close.

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The New-Found Guest House

The New-Found Guest House

Looking for a private, country setting 5 minutes from Mahone Bay? This completely renovated loft suite is a fully equipped self-contained unit consisting of two double beds in the loft, a separate bathroom, a bright sitting area and kitchenette on the main level.

Located only 45 minutues from Halifax, The New-Found Guest House offers spacious grounds, a safe play area for children and quiet areas for walking or bike riding.

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