Truro Buskerfest

Thursday August 8 – Saturday August 10, 2024

The Truro Buskerfest Festival is coming back to Downtown Truro on August 8 – 10, 2024. Comedy fans, music lovers, acrobatic enthusiasts, foodie fanatics – all are welcome to explore the captivating curiosities that can be found at the Truro BuskerFest. Three days of non-stop, action-packed fun for all ages, all happening in Civic Square!

Presenting sponsor:

Government of Nova Scotia

Event sponsors:

Inn on Prince Hotel

Performance Schedule

Friday, August 9th 2024

1:00 PM

Gracie B

2:00 PM

Fraser Hooperrs

3:00 PM

Ruby Rubberlegs

4:00 PM

Gracie B

5:00 PM

Fraser Hooper

6:00 PM

Ruby Rubberlegs

7:00 PM

Gracie B

8:00 PM

Fraser Hooper

9:00 PM

Serpentine Studios

Saturday, August 10th, 2024

1:00 PM

Ruby Rubberlegs

2:00 PM

Gracie B

3:00 PM

Fraser Hooper

4:00 PM

Ruby Rubberlegs

5:00 PM

Gracie B

6:00 PM

Fraser Hooper

7:00 PM

Ruby Rubberlegs

8:00 PM

Gracie B

9:00 PM

Serpentine Studios

Meet Our Buskers

Ruby Rubberlegs

Meet Rani Huszar, the mastermind behind Ruby Rubberlegs, a character who defies categorization by contorting herself into knots. Rani thrives on audience interaction, using physical comedy to showcase the absurdity of labels. With a career spanning over 32 countries, she brings joy and connection through her playful and engaging shows. Whether on stage, in cabarets, or outdoors. Rani’s mission is simple: to spread laughter and celebrate the hilarity of life with people from all walks of life, making every occasion a memorable, comedic experience.

Gracie B

Gracie B, aka “The Thunder from Down Under,” returns with a hilarious twist this year. As an Aussie lifesaver, she ensures beach safety with a comically absurd “Safety Demonstration.” Amid her serious dedication to saving lives, she also brings beachside joy with circus acts, hula hooping, quirky magic, and tons of family fun!

Fraser Hooper

Fraser Hooper traded a successful career in menswear for a dazzling act that’s charmed audiences worldwide. For three decades, his award-winning comedy, inspired by silent clowns, blends mime, audience interaction, slapstick, and eccentric dance. From Europe to Australia and Canada, Hooper’s performances captivate all ages at major street, theatre, and clown festivals.

Serpentine Entertainment

With over 20 years in the business of entertainment and event production, Serpentine Studios Entertainment Agency includes world-class dancers, circus artists and performers who have been dazzling audiences all over the world.

Buskerfest Activities

Non-Profit

Carnival Games

Local non-profit organizations will be offering you a chance to win great prizes when you participate in Carnival Games!

Halimac Axe Throwing Truck

Axe Throwing

Our friends at Halimac Axe Throwing will be setting up a mobile axe throwing station in Civic Square.

Family Fun Entertainment

Balloon Animals

Get a custom-made balloon animal from the talented artists at Family Fun Entertainment.

Family Fun Entertainment

Face Painting

Pick one of the beautiful face paint designs from the arts at Family Fun Entertainment.

Vineeta Rajani

Henna Tattoos

Vineeta uses natural and organic henna paste to create intricate pieces of art on your skin.

The Truro Buskerfest midway will open in Civic Square in Downtown Truro from 1pm – 9pm on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10. Come on down and try your luck at non-profit Carnival Games, Mobile Axe Throwing from Halimac Axe Throwing, or watch in wonder as our buskers take the stage. There are activities for everyone at the Truro Buskerfest.

Halimac Axe Throwing

Started by a pair of cousins, HaliMac Axe Throwing is an expanding chain of urban hip axe throwing lounges.

Vineeta Rajani – Henna Tattoo Artist

Vineeta is a dedicated henna professional and carries a strong passion for henna! Halifax Henna was started by Vineeta in June 2013.

Family Fun Entertainment

 Family Fun Entertainment is a family-owned business and offers face painting, glitter tattoos, airbrush tattoos, inflatables, and ballooning at birthday parties and other events.

Buskerfest Food Trucks

PIZZA

Sticks and Stone Woodfired Pizza

Sticks and Stone Woodfired Pizza offers a a variety of a neo-neapolitan a Nova Scotian twist!

HAWAIIAN SHAVED ICE

Shaved Ice

Offering 55 flavours of Hawaiian-style shaved ice.

DESSERTS

BeaverTails

BeaverTails specializes in fried dough pastries that are individually hand stretched to resemble a beaver’s tail, topped with sweet or savoury ingredients.

MEXICAN TACOS

Chula Vista

Food Truck bringing the flavours found in every corner in the North of Mexico and across the border.

SWEETS & TREATS

Not Your Grandma’s Kitchen

Bespoke sweets and treats created by a Beatles singing, butter slinging, Pastry Chef.

DEEP FRIED CHEESECAKE

Barnyard Grill

Farm Fresh. From our Farm to your Plate, with plenty of creative dishes you have got to check out.

Vendor booths and food trucks will be open from 1pm – 9pm at Civic Square in Downtown Truro on Friday August 9th and Saturday, August 10th. Come get a delicious bite to eat while you watch the busker performances and shop a variety of vendors including press-on nails, purses, artisan creations, and more!

Event sponsors:

Inn on Prince Hotel