Truro Harvest

Truro Harvest Festival

September 17 – October 31, 2021

The Truro Harvest Festival is a celebration of all things autumn and harvest in Downtown Truro throughout the fall season. Our Downtown Truro businesses are working to provide opportunities for residents of Colchester County and visitors to our region to come out and enjoy our beautiful downtown while following all public health guidelines. We have several key initiatives that businesses can choose to sign-up for in advance to help make this festival a fun and successful annual event for our downtown.

Scarecrow Village

From September 17 – October 31, Downtown Truro will be transformed into Scarecrow Village. Businesses can create or sponsor scarecrows to help with this initiative to draw residents and visitors to the downtown core over 7 weeks this fall.

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Fall Features

From September 17 – September 23, we’ll be featuring items related to autumn / fall / harvest season from businesses in Downtown Truro to encourage visitors and locals to get out and shop in this fall.

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From October 7-9, restaurants in Downtown Truro can offer a harvest-themed 3-course meal to help bring dining customers into our downtown core to learn about the fantastic culinary experiences our town has to offer.

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Pumpkin Contest

From October 22 – October 31, businesses can participate in our Pumpkin Contest by decorating or carving pumpkins to help draw residents and visitors into Downtown Truro to view all of the creations and vote on their favourites!

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Event Promotion

The Truro Harvest Festival will be promoted through a variety of channels, including a custom-built event website, paid and organic social media posts from Downtown Truro and partnering organizations, newspaper and radio advertisements, and a printed brochure which will be distributed through key locations downtown. Our key target markets for paid advertising will include residents of Colchester County, Pictou County, Cumberland County, East Hants, and the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Additional Information

While the 4 initiatives highlighted on this registration page require businesses to sign up by August 27, 2021, we are currently exploring several possibilities for additional events for this festival including:
Horse and Wagon Rides
Haunted History Tours
Friday Night Fright Movies
Scarecrow Crime Mystery Games
Themed Events in Collaboration with the Town of Truro
Themed Events in Collaboration with the Truro Farmers’ Market
Please note that this list is not final, and all events and activities are dependant on continued planning and the public health regulations in effect at the time the events are scheduled to occur.

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