We're looking for a few good men - and women!   

Celebrating Whirligig & Weathervane builders!

Two days of great family fun on the waterfront!
Sept 15 & 16, 2018
Winner, Best Nova Scotia Community Event!

So, what's in it for you as a builder?

Your gigs on proud display to 1000 or more happy festival-goers
  Possible to win some of the great awards we dish out each year
  Possible to get your share of the $1500 in prizes awarded
  Great chance to sell some whirligigs - our visitors are hungry to own them.
  Your whirligigs featured on our web site and future promotion!
  Playing your part in keeping our little Festival one of Nova Scotia's best community events ever

                   Looking forward to seeing you at the ‘Fest. 

Now, get into your shops and basements...
... and start building! 

Program (sample)


Contact: Timothy Gillespie: Festival Committee







  • New! Founders' Award

  • New! "Sea Monster" Theme - 

  • People's Choice

  • Best of Show

  • First Time Entrant

  • Most Historical

  • Best Weathervane 

  • Youth Category

  • Best workmanship 

  • Most Creative 

  • Most Whimsical

  • Human Whirligigs 



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