December at the Market – Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market

During December, the Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market (at the Historic Gardens) can help you prepare for the holidays! Get some special holiday-themed products, or talk to your favourite vendors about special orders for the holidays. And be sure to enter our Market Holiday Draw each time you make a purchase. We are here EVERY Saturday in December, 9am-12noon,  for your convenience! (Market Vendors are located inside and out, so don’t let the rain (or snow) deter you!)

Download our December Market Schedule with all the details!

Meet you at the Market!


Annapolis Royal Market Extravaganza – Dec 3

This coming Saturday, December 3, there is EVERY reason to come to Annapolis Royal to do your Christmas shopping! There are 3, count ’em, THREE Christmas Craft Markets in Annapolis Royal that day PLUS the Winter Farmer’s Market – something like 170 vendors in total between the four sites. And since Annapolis Royal is so tiny, all these sites are within a mile of each other! Add to that all the great shops, studios and restaurants in Town – well you can see how you can spend a whole day here quite easily!

The attached download outlines the 4 market locations along with hours, etc. Have a look, and start planning your Saturday accordingly!

Market Extravaganza MAP

See you there!

Goblets & Goblins October 28

A Bewitching Evening of Wine & Merriment in the Historic Gardens

Staff and volunteers at the Annapolis RoyalHistoricGardensare pleased to announce their final Wine Evening of the 2011 season… the much-anticipated Goblets & Goblins on Friday October 28, 7-9pm!

What is “Goblets & Goblins” all about? Organizers don’t want to give away too much, but imagine yourself wandering down a Garden path on a dark October evening, lanterns lighting the way, to enjoy some wickedly good treats, local award-winning wines, and the odd ghost story, all in a toasty warm location! Visualize yourself setting out again, down another path, to another place where you can warm your hands by the fire and tempt your tastebuds with some devilish delectable delights!

A Wine Evening with a seasonal twist or two awaits you at the HistoricGardenson Friday October 28, 7-9pm. The event is “indoors & out” at the Gardens, rain or shine. So dress warmly. Dress is casual “come as you are”… but if you have a halloween costume in your closet that you are just dying for an excuse to wear, you are welcome to do so. Goblets & Goblins tickets are $10 per person, including food and entertainment, and there will be a cash bar (Wine & Scotch). (Please note this is a 19 & over event.)

For further information, or to order tickets, call 532-7018 or drop by the Historic Gardens, 441 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal.

Or you can purchase tickets through our website at

GHOST TOWN Geo-Quest 2011

Feel like enjoying the great outdoors with a GPS in hand? Doing some exploring? Up for a challenge?

From now until November 1, 2011, as part of our GHOST TOWN offering, we have a special Geo-Quest set up in Annapolis Royal. It’s a family-friendly challenge, and a great way to spend an hour or two discovering areas of this community.

If you are interesting in learning more, please follow this link to our GHOST TOWN Geo-Quest page!

Be a GHOST TOWN Survivor!

We’re sure you will want to participate in lots of GHOST TOWN events, and we’re going to help make it easy for you!

Historic Gardens, Sinclair Inn Museum and Fort Anne are offering a GHOST TOWN Passport, which includes admission for:

~ October 21, 22, 28, 29 – 7-10pm: A Haunted House. Ghosts and ghouls will entertain you at the Sinclair Inn Museum.

~ October 21, 22, 28, 29 – 7-9pm: A Skeleton Revealed. Uncover the mystery of Private Simpson at Fort Anne.

~ October 21, 22, 29 – 7-9pm: Ghostly Gardens After Dark. A hauntingly good time for the whole family at the Historic Gardens!

For only $10 you can attend all three events (Family rate of only $25 for two adults and your dependent children).

You don’t have to attend all 3 events on one night – your passport is good for one visit to each of these events whichever nights you choose. PLUS – if you attend all three events using your passport, you will receive a special GHOST TOWN Survivor award!

GHOST TOWN Passports are available anytime after October 20 at the Historic Gardens and O’Dell House Museum, and at the Winter Markets Oct 22 and 29 at the Gardens. Call 532-7018 or email for details. 

Be a GHOST TOWN Survivor!

Blooms by the Sea

As beautiful as the springtime is in Annapolis Royal, sometimes it is important to get out on the road to remind people that we are here.  In the global shuffle of determining where to spend time on vacation, we can easily forget that we have amazing attractions in our own backyard.  To that end, we are heading to Yarmouth this weekend (April 30 – May 2) to participate in the Blooms by the Sea show.  Based on our success at last year’s event, we are looking forward to a good time chatting with our friends from around southwest Nova Scotia.  If you would like to learn more about Annapolis Royal’s vibrant arts community, our museums and historic sites, the Historic Gardens or just have the opportunity for a friendly chat, please stop by for a visit.

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