As Canada’s oldest Bluegrass Festival and North America’s 2nd oldest continuously operating, the Nova Scotia Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Festival is a family event presented by the Downeast Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of bluegrass music in Eastern Canada.
Gates open on Monday and the entertainment starts Thursday evening with our annual Thursday Evening Open Mic which will be featuring some special guests this year! This year's festival band lineup includes Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice (Virginia US), Acoustic Heartstrings (NB), The Bluegrass Unit (NS), Next Generation (NS), The Bluegrass Diamonds (NB), Janet McGarry & Wildwood (PEI), Ryan Dillman & Shadow River (NS), and Bluegrass Tradition (NS). Saturday features workshops for beginners to advanced players chances to improve their skills, the 4th Annual Youth Concert (a real treat you won't want to miss!), as well as an afternoon Children’s program, introducing kids to the music while giving parents an afternoon break and a chance to see their pride and joy play on the big stage. A non-denominational Church service is available Sunday morning.
The festival also features on-site first-aid and security, indoor and portable toilets; hot, indoor showers and a variety of on-site concessions. We hope to see you at the 46th Annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Festival.
Advance Full Weekend
A full access pass to the festival including rough camping from Thursday – Sunday.
Advance Full Weekend (Senior - 65+)
Advance ticket for seniors age 65+ Full festival access including rough camping from Thursday – Sunday.
Serviced Lot: Thursday - Sunday (4 days, 3 nights)
Enjoy a fully serviced camp site including water & electrical hookup from Thursday – Sunday. Must be purchased with a Full Festival Pass.
Serviced Lot: Including Early Bird Monday - Sunday (7 days, 6 nights)
Enjoy a fully serviced camp site including water & electrical hookup from Monday – Sunday. Must be purchased with a Full Festival Pass.
Advance Rough Festival Camping – Monday to Wednesday
$10.00 / Day - Payable at the gate.
*Service Fees apply.