NSPEC Complex


Welcome to the NSPEC Complex!


A Community, Agricultural, and Entertainment Complex
in the Heart of Colchester County

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 at the NSPEC?


Winter Hours

The NSPEC Complex office will be closed from Jan. 4, to March 31, 2019. The email and telephone messages will be checked during the work week and replies will be done as soon as possible; however there may be delays.

Have a great winter and we will see everyone in the Spring!


Public Riding at MacMillan!

We are happy to announce, the NSPEC will be opening the Mac Millan Show Center to public riding on Tuesdays. This will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 13th from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Price will be $45 + HST per rider, for the night's ride. A copy of rider's NSEF insurance will be kept on file with the NSPEC; a maximum of 8 riders accepted per evening.

Bookings will be accepted on a first come first served basis and payment will be required prior to the evening's ride and paid at the NSPEC office during regular working hours of Mon. - Thurs. 8 am to 4 pm. We accept Visa, MC, Debit or Cash. Cancellations by the NSPEC will be honoured at the next available ride date.

ALL Riders are required to sign and submit a waiver at time of payment. Under 19 riders will be required to have parental consent and signature on the waiver.

Flat work only, absolutely no racing of any kind; no lunging inside the arena, helmet is required, appropriate behaviour of both animals and riders is necessary. Western and English riders welcome.

If demand is high, we will open other dates through the week. Stay tuned for further updates.


Nova Scotia Guitar Finger-Picking Society

Located at the MacMillan Show Center Classroom, NSPEC Complex

Non-judgemental, friendly atmosphere to jam with other players. Many different styles of guitar finger-picking including: folk, jazz, country, etc.

All levels from beginners to advanced, are welcome to attend!

For more info, please direct your inquiries to: Michael Laycock, 1-902-305-4272 or email: laycockmichaelj@gmail.com

Please do not call the NSPEC for info as this is a outside event. Thank you.



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The 2019 4-H NS Provincial Show will be held in Colchester County.

Colchester County 4-H Council President Lisa Patton says it will be held at the NSPE Complex in Bible Hill September 27-29, 2019.

Patton says with this announcement, and the continued community support for the Colchester 4-H Barn Renovation Project, they hope to have the provincial 4-H show in Colchester County in the coming years.

The 4-H NS Provincial Show is the largest 4-H show in Canada and members work all year to earn their spot to compete in this final event of the 4-H year.

The 2018 4-H NS Provincial Show was held at the South Shore Exhibition Grounds in Bridgewater.

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