There is no facility quite like the NSPEC Complex in all of Atlantic Canada.
The Complex offers the convenience of being located in the geographical hub of the Maritime Provinces; situated close to Truro's downtown amenities and nestled in the rural, agricultural setting Nova Scotia is known for. The NSPEC Complex is a year-round operation, housed on 65 acres, and home to a multitude of facilities capable of playing host to a variety of events, community groups, and long-term tenants.
What's Going On
Motorsports will be a feature of the 2018 NSPE with events planned daily for the Centerfield.
We have the Demolition Derby, Antique Car Show, Truck and Tractor Pulls and the ATV Obstacle course planned for this year.
We hope to have the schedule for these events posted in the near future!
47th Annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival
July 26 - 29, 2018
FESTIVAL TICKET PRICES
Advance Full Weekend - $75.00 Includes all festival events and camping Thursday - Sunday nights (inclusive); all workshops and access to all concessions plus the free onsite festival bus service.
Advance Full Weekend (Senior - 65+) - $70.00 Includes all festival events and camping Thursday - Sunday nights (inclusive); all workshops and access to all concessions plus the free onsite festival bus service.
Serviced Sites Available (Electric & Water)
Price and availability - TBA
Advance Rough Festival Camping – Monday to Wednesday
$10.00 / Day - Payable at the gate.
On-site Dumping Station (manned so you don't have to get your hands dirty!)
$10.00 to Dump
Full Weekend at the Gate:
Regular - $85.00 - Includes all festival events and camping Thursday - Sunday nights (inclusive); all workshops and access to all concessions plus the free onsite festival bus service.
Seniors - $80.00 - Includes all festival events and camping Thursday - Sunday nights (inclusive); all workshops and access to all concessions plus the free onsite festival bus service.
DAY PRICES - TBA
Gates open Monday July 23rd, and entertainment starts with the annual Thursday Evening Open Mic on the big stage, which will once again be featuring some special guests; Saturday's interactive workshops are for those looking to improve their instrument skills or just to watch a master instrumentalist at work close up; Saturday also features the Annual Youth Concert (a real treat you won't want to miss) and a Children’s Program designed to introduce kids to the music (while giving parents an afternoon break). Parents then get to see their pride and joys playing/singing on the big stage! A non-denominational Church Service is available Sunday morning, followed by another day of wonderful Bluegrass and Oldtime music!
PLUS a FREE BUS SERVICE around the festival grounds to help you enjoy as much of the festival as possible!
The festival also features on-site first-aid and security, indoor and portable toilets; indoor showers and a variety of on-site concessions including restaurant / canteen service with indoor seating (and what some call the best fish and chips around!).
The annual family friendly Nova Scotia Bluegrass and Olditme Music Festival is Canada's oldest and North America's second oldest continuously running Bluegrass Festival, and is presented and hosted by the Downeast Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Bluegrass and Oldtime music in Eastern Canada.
Hope to see you at the 47th Annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Festival!
Time to clear out the closets and make some extra money! Email Angela today to book your table.
The yard sale will take place at the NSPEC Complex in the 4-H Barn.