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April 2018

13th Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brightwood Golf and Country Club, 227 School Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 2Y5 Canada
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$50.00

Our 13th Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser takes place on Saturday, April 7 at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club. It's a fun evening which includes a silent auction (5pm to 6:30pm) to start things off, followed by a welcome and remarks by the CHRHS and special guests and a delicious 3-course roast turkey dinner (vegetarian options available upon request).  The evening wraps up with the live auctioning of our most unique items! The ticket price (which covers the cost…

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Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop (April)

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$99

Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a one day "Introduction to Blacksmithing". The workshop takes place inside our historic Blacksmith Shop, a working shop developed within one of the site's original heritage barns. The workshop gets underway at 9am. You'll start with a brief presentation by the Blacksmith (fresh coffee provided!) on the process of blacksmithing and the role of the Blacksmith in the community. Once you've completed the presentation you will head to the forge…

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May 2018

Mothers’ Day Tea

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15

An indulgent afternoon tea featuring a selection of dainty tea sandwiches, sweets and squares, and a bottomless pot of tea. You'll be seated in our charming Rose & Kettle Tearoom, located in the Settle House, circa 1850, at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. There are two seatings of one and 1/2 hours, the first from 1pm until 2:30pm and the second from 2:30pm until 4pm. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Tickets go on sale to the general public…

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Farmers’ Market Grand Opening

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are celebrating the beginning of our growing season with a community farmers' market, including vendors from Cole Harbour, the Eastern Shore, Dartmouth and Halifax. Goods will include free range meats and eggs, vegetables, herbs, preserves and baked goods, as well as the craft beers of Sober Island Brewing Company and a Jamaican Food Truck! Come join in on the fun; meet the new animals, plant some seeds, and support community.

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Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$99

Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a one day "Introduction to Blacksmithing". The workshop takes place inside our historic Blacksmith Shop, a working shop developed within one of the site's original heritage barns. The workshop gets underway at 9am. You'll start with a brief presentation by the Blacksmith (fresh coffee provided!) on the process of blacksmithing and the role of the Blacksmith in the community. Once you've completed the presentation you will head to the forge…

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June 2018

Sheep Shearing Day!

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the Farm Museum as our little flock of Miriam, Leila and Sooty lose their thick wooly winter coats! Shearer Peter Kozier will be demonstrating both traditional and modern shearing methods. You can watch the process as it happens, ask questions and afterwards enjoy a visit on the Farm!  Shearing sessions will be happening at 11am and again at 1pm. This event takes place rain or shine inside our main barn. This event is by donation to support…

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Rhubarb Rhapsody

June 9 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Rose & Kettle Tearoom, 471 Poplar Drive
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada
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$15

A Rose & Kettle classic to celebrate the end of spring and arrival of summer! Our Rhubarb Rhapsody takes place in our charming Tearoom, located in the old Harris House, circa 1850. A choice of vegetable chowder or beef chili followed by a scrumptious dessert selection featuring our own harvest of this perennial Nova Scotia favourite - rhubarb! (Tea/coffee and cold beverage also included) There will be two sittings for this event and tickets must be purchased in advance. The…

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Fundraising Concert with Cole Harbour Arts

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for our 3rd annual "Feed the Farm" fundraising concert in the big barn, hosted by Cole Harbour Arts.  Performers from Cole Harbour and beyond will be performing throughout the afternoon to support our 2018 "Feed the Farm, Enrich the Community" program, a fundraiser which helps to enable us to keep our animal program going each year. Admission by donation!

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Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop – Fathers’ Day Edition

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$150

A one-of-a-kind gift for dad! This is an opportunity to share a very unique experience with your father. For this workshop only, you will create your main project together as well as make an addtional small memento for you both to remember the day. The workshop fee of $150 covers dad plus one son/daughter (18+ only). For full workshop details and to purchase visit Eventbrite. Please note, to optimize the learning experience, the workshop can accommodate three "teams" only.

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July 2018

Strawberry Social

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$12

Our famous, super-sized strawberry shortcake, fresh local strawberries and real cream served with homemade lemonade and enjoyed in the farmyard. Live musical entertainment with Vince Morash and Friends. With this event you can purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Advance tickets guarantee your strawberry shortcake, whereas walk-in are on a first-come-first-served basis. Advance tickets also get to skip the queue for tickets at the door and move immediately to the buffet table. Tickets are available here.

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Fibre Frolic

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, 471 Poplar Drive
Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia B2W 4L2 Canada
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Admission by donation

The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is pleased to partner with Sisterhood Fibres to deliver the first annual Cole Harbour Fibre Frolic. Admission is free to this family-friendly event. Demonstrations and vendors will be on-site from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Demonstrations will include spinning, weaving, felting and knitting! Vendors will showcase fibre arts, fibre animals and other small farming ventures with a focus on fibre products. If you are interested in participating, please contact the farm. Admission is as always, by…

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August 2018

Movie Night at the Farm

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Admission by donation

Come on out to the farm on August 11th to see the movie CHICKEN RUN! Bring the kids and a blanket, snack on some popcorn, and enjoy watching this hilarious film projected right on the side of our barn. Admission by donation!

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