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Fall in Dartmouth with the Kids

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An October 2006 trip to Dartmouth by grannola

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia More Photos
Quote: There are lots of fun things to do in Dartmouth around Halloween.

Maritime Fall Fair

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Maritime Fall Fair Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Maritime Fall Fair is an annual event at Exhibition Park. This year I went with a school group, the 8-year-old and his whole class.The Fall Fair includes exhibits of giant vegetables, farm exhibits on various Nova Scotia products, a livestock show, a quilting room, and other exhibits, like a dog show.We started out in an exhibit room with exhibits all sponsored by the Government of Canada. There were puzzles and quizzes, but the kids were not terribly interested in most of it. It was more for adults... a lot of reading and browsing computer sites. At this point we were still all together in a large group. After that, we ended up splitting up quite a bit.The second area had a lo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 12, 2006

Maritime Fall Fair
200 Prospect Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3T 1P2
+1 902 876 8214

Alderney Landing

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Attraction | "Kids Pumpkin Carving Contest"

Alderney Landing Photo, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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Being huge fans of 'free' we decided to check out the Alderney Landing Pumpkin Carving Contest for kids this year.The event was scheduled to take place from 10am until noon the Saturday before Halloween. We got there around 9:55am and there were already 1/2 dozen kids there working on their pumpkins. In fact, there were so many people who started early that the table designated for pumpkin carving was full. After a few minutes, the organizer and her helpers (a couple of teen-age girls) managed to get another table and some chairs set up so that there was enough room for about 6 more kids to carve pumpkins. The pumpkins were all free, so some people chose to take them home rather than w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 12, 2006

Alderney Landing
2 Ochterloney Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3Z3
(902) 461-4698

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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Attraction | "The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia"

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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We went to check out the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Family Sunday Halloween festivities. The AGNS had a display on ancient Egypt this year, so the Halloween activities focused on Egyptian symbols. Immediately inside the front door, there is a giant spider to help decorate, with bits of scraps to tie on. The prices are: Family Rate (2 adults +3 youths) $25, adults $12, senior (60+) $10, students $5, youth (6-17)$3, children 5 and under - free, but they charge an extra $3 for special exhibits (like the Egyptian Stuff). We had a coupon for buy-one-get-one-free so our total cost was $21.To get to the Egypt display, you take the elevator to the basement and go underground to a second b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 13, 2006

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1V9
(902) 424-7542

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

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Attraction | "Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Ghost Stories"

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm and Tea Room is an interesting farm museum right in the middle of a busy town. It is surrounded by subdivisions, and visible from the busiest stretch of Cole Harbour Road.Mom wanted to go to the ghost stories at the farm, which were available on either Friday or Sunday before Halloween. She bought a ticket in advance for $4. The tickets were sold at the Tea Room, which is open and serving tea Monday-Saturday. She also bought herself a new (used) tea mug with a Norman Rockwell print for $1 while she was there.The farm also had a farm museum that the kids have been to, with animals wandering about, etc. The museum closed for the season October 15 and reopen...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 14, 2006

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum
471 Poplar Drive
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia B2W 4L2
(902) 434-0222

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On Remembrance Day here in Canada (November 11th - same as US Veterans Day) we honour veterans and those who gave their lives defending our Country. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we have a moment of silence to remember those men and women who fought for us.There are ceremonies all across Canada at local monuments (Cenotaphs). The ceremonies all have a lot of common features. The ceremony that I attended this year with the 8-year-old took place at Cole Harbour Place Cenotaph, which is at Cole Harbour Place, a local community center which has a swimming pool, a skating rink and a library.Everyone wears a poppy as a symbol of remembrance. The poppy's are given out fo...Read More