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Sausage Fest 2014

Thursday August 14, 2014 – Sunday August 24, 2014

For 10 days this August, Nova Scotians will have access to a wide range of restaurant and retail specials where the sausage takes centre stage, along with an amazing series of pop-up events. Halifax, Lunenburg, and the Annapolis Valley will be THE place to be from August 14 - 24, and this website is where you will have access to all Sausage Fest activities.

Here is our list of Official Sausage Fest Participants!

LOCAL EATERIES
Ace Burger Company, Agricola Street Brasserie, The Auction House, Boneheads BBQ, Bramoso Gourmet Pizzeria, The Brooklyn Warehouse, Dee Dee's Ice Cream, Durty Nelly's, enVie - A Vegan Kitchen, FRED., The Grand Banker Bar & Grill, harbourstone sea grill & pour house, Lincoln Street Food, Lion & Bright Café Wine Bar, Morris East Restaurant, Obladee Wine Bar, The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, The Press Gang, Relish Gourmet Burgers, Saege Bistro, Scanway Catering, Cake & Pastry Shop Halifax, The Stubborn Goat Gastropub

LOCAL MARKETS & VINEYARDS
L'Acadie Vineyards, Gaspereau Vineyards, Getaway Farm, Grand Pre Wines and Restaurant Le Caveau, Highland Drive Storehouse and Butchery, Local Source Market, Luckett Vineyards, Meadowbrook Meat Market, Pete's, Ratinaud French Cuisine, Wolfville Farmers' Market

POP-UP EVENTS
For a list of our pop-up events, including Picnic by the Sea and The Summer Sizzler, simply have a look below.

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Ladies Beer League Roof-top Party at Scanway

Thursday August 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

Ticket cost cover addmission, your take-home glass and first fill. Pay-as-you-go after.

We will have 3 casks from Propeller, Garrison & Boxing Rock (this is our contest cask).

Tasty sausage-morsels from Scanway will be available for purchase including "Thai fermented sausages with garlic" and "Seafood Sausage." The theme is sausages, though there will be a vegetarian option.

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Sausage Fest - Prix Fixe Menu

Friday August 15, 2014 – Saturday August 16, 2014

For two days only, Chef Mark Gray at The Brooklyn Warehouse will be rocking a special menu, just for Sausage Fest 2014.

COURSE 1
Sausage of Scallop Mousse, Lobster & Mussels, Smoked Heirloom Tomato Broth, Ratatouille, BK Garden Herbs

COURSE 2
Brome Lake Duck “In Tube Form”, Seared Quebec Foie Gras, Chanterelles, Creamy Brown Butter Polenta, Sage & Black Currant Gremolata

COURSE 3
Dark Chocolate & Marshmallow Roulade, Milk Chocolate Icing, White Chocolate Ganache, Candied Raspberries, Bacon Crumble

$45 Reserve your space today!

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Join us Friday, August 15th for a special 'Sausage Fest Edition' of Propeller Brewing Company's Prop'r Cask Night. For this magical evening, local chef Ludo Eveno of Agricola Street Brasserie will prepare a sausage feast worthy of memory. Of course being a Cask Night, patrons will also get to enjoy a very special one-off beer along with a fine roster of Propeller craft brews. Included in the ticket price is an Official Commemorative Sausage Fest Glass to remember this special event!

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Picnic by the Sea

Saturday August 16, 2014 at 9:00am – 6:00pm

Join us at Alderney Landing Ferry Park for a day-long family food celebration!

The event will feature a showcase of local restaurants and food producers, a pop-up retail market, the Pete's Sausage Cook-off (think Iron Chef), the Premium Nova Scotia Porks Chef vs. Sausage, live music, kids' activities, plus free Wifi and more. We'll have lots of seating, including a BYOPB (bring your own picnic blanket) picnic area, and all are welcome!

This will be on top of all the amazing activities which are already taking place at the Alderney Farmers' Market, so there's really no place better place to be on August 16.

More details to come in the coming weeks.

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Sausage Sliders and Wine

Saturday August 16, 2014 at 11:00am

L’Acadie Vineyards will be offering great food and wine pairings every Saturday this summer. On Saturday, August 16th, Edible Sideshow will be delighting all who visit the winery with chorizo sliders piled with ginger, garlic and coriander slaw, all cozied up in a homemade brioche bun. Either of L’Acadie’s two famous rosé wines is light, summery pairing choice with this dish, or you could go big or go home with their Passito, a bold red that matches up brilliantly with BBQ.

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Sausage BBQ ft. Mark Bezanson

Saturday August 16, 2014 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm

This year, Gaspereau will be celebrating their Sausage Fest, with patio sipping and munching. Come and enjoy fabulous local wine paired with juicy links off the BBQ, all while tapping your foot to the tunes of Mark Bezanson and the Idle Threats..

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Patio Cook-out at Obladee Wine Bar

Saturday August 16, 2014 at 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Come join us for our Patio Cookout! We'll be BBQ'ing up a custom-made sausage from Sweet Williams infused with a local wine, dressed with our special fixin's and paired with a glass of wine for a festive price. Live music will also be on-hand. We'll reveal the local wine used in the sausage on the day!

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Meat Up on Agricola

Sunday August 17, 2014

Join us at Lion & Bright for an Italian sausage inspired 4-course family style dinner - $25 a person

COURSE 1
Garlic fennel Sausage, Ricotta Gnocchi, Tomato Vodka Sauce, Fresh Basil, Romano Cheese

COURSE 2
Italian Sausage, Onion, Mushrooms, Peppers, Zucchini, Fennel

COURSE 3
Apple Rosemary Sausage (Wild Mountain), Torn bread, Apple, Arugula, Tomato, Cucumber, Spiced pumpkin seeds, EVOO

COURSE 4
Dessert - House-made crepes, Stuffed with red wine poached cherries, Tarragon, Honey, Quark (Fox Hill), Candied Sunflower Seeds

Reserve your space today!

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Sausage Brunch and Beer Brunch

Sunday August 17, 2014

Join us for a special brunch at harbourstone sea grill & pour house on Sunday August 17th from 10:00am to 3:00 pm as part of Halifax's Sausage Fest 2014. Our Executive Chef Trevor Simms has created an amazing menu using a variety of sausages handcrafted by our Banquet Chef Brian Avery. We will also be offering local micro-crafted beer From Garrison Brewing Company and North Brewing Company.

Come in to help us celebrate another amazing Sausage Fest!

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Sausage Patio Party at Bramoso Pizzeria

Tuesday August 19, 2014 at 4:30pm – 8:00pm

On August 19th Bramoso will be hosting a Patio Sausage Party at their Quinpool location, where they’ll serve up sausage pizza samplers and a selection of local wine and craft beer.

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Brews & Brats - Propeller Tap Takeover at Lion & Bright

Tuesday August 19, 2014 at 6:30pm – 11:00pm

On Tuesday August 19th from 6:30pm - 11pm Propeller Brewing Company will takeover all eight taps at Lion & Bright with One Hit Wonders & Specialty brews. The team in the kitchen will be serving from an inspired menu featuring the the mighty sausage! As well a live DJ will keep the room lively all night.

$15 gets you in the door and a ticket for your first beer. As well you will take home an official commemorative Sausage Fest glass.

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Les saucisses en folie ~ 2014 ~ Sausage Madness!

Wednesday August 20, 2014 – Thursday August 21, 2014

Sausage Madness returns, bigger and better than ever!

Join us at the shop for our annual, over-the-top, sausage extravaganza. For Sausage Fest 2014, Ratinaud French Cuisine is again hosting the sausage feast, Les saucisses en follies. And this time we're doing it twice!
Like last year, the menu will feature our entire fresh sausage line including Toulouse, Herb, Chorizo, Fennel & Basil, Merguez and Boudin. All cooked to perfection and served with the classic sides. The evening’s menu will also include our dry cured Saucisson Sec, Chorizo and Spicy Salami. We’ll have condiments, our in-house baked bread and some amazing surprises!

As an added bonus, our buddies from Boxing Rock Brewery will be joining us to cover all the beer pairings you’d ever want.

Join us for Les saucisses en follies and return to the madness!

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The Summer Sizzler

Saturday August 23, 2014 at 8:30am – 1:00pm

Join Local Connections Halifax, Devour! the Film Food Fest, and Select Nova Scotia for a wonderful Saturday at the Wolfville Farmers' Market. On top of the regular market activities (which are awesome), we'll be hosting Devour! The Kitchen (kitchen take-over featuring local chefs) and a sausage BBQ. We'll also have loads of other activities which will be announced shortly.

Regardless, you might want to mark that date in your calendars!

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Weekend Drive to the Annapolis Valley

Saturday August 23, 2014 at 8:30am – 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event is for friends of the magazine. If you are not yet a friend of the magazine in an official capacity, this could be the weekend where it all comes together!

So, on the final weekend of Sausage Fest 2014, join LOCAL CONNECTIONS HALIFAX for a full day Wolfville adventure.

The day begins at 9:30am at the Wolfville Farmers' Market for our Summer Sizzler event. Devour The Food Film Fest will be hosting a kitchen take-over, and there will be lots of other activities as well. Things to eat and taste, and good times all around.

The group will then leave the market just before noon to catch the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus (make sure to buy tickets for the 12:30pm bus beforehand), and begin the afternoon touring of four magnificent vineyards.

Once on the bus, you will be able to go at your own pace, but keep in mind that you have the option of joining us at Grand Pre Wines and Restaurant Le Caveau for dinner at 5:30pm as well. If this interests you, please make sure to book reservations in advance. It's going to be a fabulous celebration!

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Into The Woods

Tuesday September 9, 2014 – Sunday October 5, 2014

How far would you go for your happily ever after? Follow Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of the beanstalk fame), a baker and his wife as they take a journey into the woods to find their happiness. It’s a magical, bewildering place full wonders and fears. Come into the woods with us where a witch, a wolf and a mysterious stranger entangle familiar fairy tale characters to create a new story of self-discovery. Wishes come true here, but at a price. Even storybook characters must face the music – of which there is plenty – in this multiple Tony Award–winning tale.

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Mending Fences

Tuesday October 21, 2014 – Sunday November 9, 2014

A touching story mixed with Norm Foster’s signature comic wit.
A comic drama from one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights that is as funny as it is touching. Harry Sullivan hasn’t seen his son, Drew, in thirteen years. Then one day Drew announces that he’s coming to visit his father at his rundown Saskatchewan ranch. His motives for the homecoming aren’t clear, nor are Harry’s feeling about his son – who is now all grown up. A story about repairing broken relationships, with no shortage of laughs, this drama will pull at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone!

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Billy Bishop Goes to War

Tuesday November 4, 2014 – Sunday November 23, 2014

This classic Canadian musical captures the life of legendary WWI fighter pilot Billy Bishop. Follow one Canada’s greatest flying aces down into the trenches, up to the skies and inside the human spirit as he attempts to reconcile the joys of flying with the horrors of war. Capturing the humor and the hellfire of an extraordinary career, this powerful musical teaches us about the life of a lively and inspiring war hero. Canadian history has rarely sung with such force.

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A Christmas Story

Tuesday November 25, 2014 – Wednesday November 25, 2015

This holiday classic follows ten-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his parents, his teacher and even the big man, Santa Claus himself. The response? “No, you’ll shoot your eye out!” Featuring all of the elements from the beloved film including a pink bunny suit, a triple-dog-dare to lick a frozen pole and the infamous leg lamp. This nostalgic look at a bygone era is perfect holiday treat for the entire family!

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The 39 Steps

Tuesday January 20, 2015 – Sunday February 15, 2015

Hitchcock meets hilarious in this comedy thriller based on the 1935 classic espionage movie. Follow the incredible adventures of handsome hero Richard Hannay as he encounters devious murders, double crossing secret agents and devastatingly beautiful women. This suspenseful whodunit is brought to life by four fearless actors, playing 130 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced silliness!