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Music Under the Vines

Thursday July 2, 2015 – Thursday August 27, 2015

These nights at Domaine de Grand Pré are legendary! Enjoy live music, martinis, mojitos, and tapas on the outdoor patio every Thursday, weather depending of course (it's outdoors).

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Devour! The Vines

Sunday August 9, 2015 at 6:00pm

Join Chef Jason Lynch and guest chef Jesse Vergen, competitor on Season Four of Food Network's Top Chef Canada, on Sunday, August 9, for a 4 course dinner with optional wine pairings.

After the meal, get ready to take a road trip through California wine country from the comfort of one of the valley’s finest vineyards. Laugh along with this classic film from Alexander Payne, following the exploits of Miles and Jack as they pursue perfection in the bottle and, ummm... otherwise, in Sideways.

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Swing Under the Stars

Saturday August 22, 2015 at 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Visit us up on the mountain to enjoy a fabulous night featuring The Annapolis Big Band providing you with swinging’ tunes throughout the night!

Tickets include dinner, admission and 1 glass of select wine, Sealevel Beer or Bulwark Cider!

Make sure to do your stretches before, because those dance moves are going to be outta’ control!

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Sausage Throwdown 2015

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 11:00am – 3:00pm

Join Local Connections Halifax the September for our first ever Sausage Throwdown. This event will be a competition between participating restaurants, and you will be the judge. Your ticket will include $20 in food tickets (for sausage plates and wonderful sides), 12-4oz. craft beer samples (4 glasses), a Belgian-style take-home glass, and access to the event. Entertainment TBA.

Restaurant and market list so far includes: T DOGS​, Agricola Street Brasserie​, Obladee Wine Bar​, Getaway Farm and Pete's​. 1 more TBA.

Craft brewery list so far includes: Boxing Rock, Big Spruce, Bulwark (cider), Garrison, Good Robot, North Brewing, Propeller, and Sea Level. 1 more brewery TBA.

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Bluegrass BBQ & Corn Boil

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 5:00pm – 10:30pm

It’s the perfect time of year to celebrate the fruits of our labours in the midst of harvest! Join us on our patio for the perfect combination of wine, beer, cider, great food and rockin’ tunes! We have Pretty Archie joining us for their first time performing at Luckett Vineyards, so let’s show them how we do!

Tickets include dinner, admission and one glass of select wine, Sea Level beer or Bulwark cider!

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Sausage O' the Night

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Join Local Connections Halifax on this fine September eve for our first ever Sausage O The Night. This event will be a competition between participating restaurants, and you will be the judge. And let's be clear, this will be a feast of deliciously local sausages and Nova Scotia craft beer.

Your ticket will include $20 in food tickets (for sausage plates and wonderful sides), 12-4oz. craft beer samples (4 glasses), a Belgian-style take-home glass, and access to the event. Entertainment for this event will be the Mike Cowie Quartet, The Karaoke Kid (aka. John Shadow), and Devour! The Food Film Fest.

Restaurant and market list for far includes: T DOGS​, The Stubborn Goat Gastropub​, Obladee Wine Bar​, Getaway Farms' Butcher Shop​, Morris East Restaurant​, and Pete's​.

Craft brewery list includes: Boxing Rock, Big Spruce, Bulwark (cider), Garrison, Good Robot, North Brewing, Propeller, and Tatamagouche.

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Downtown Halifax Sausage Crawl

Sunday September 20, 2015 – Friday September 25, 2015

Don't miss the official Sausage Fest 2015 Food Tour!

Join us for the #SausageFestHfx Sausage Crawl Food Tour
...including inspired sausage-themed tastings by our best local chefs, as well as tastings of the Official Beers of Sausage Fest! Tour includes substantial sausage and beer tastings at Durty Nelly's, Pete's Fine Foods, The Stubborn Goat and The Five Fishermen Grill.

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Spirited Away in Lunenburg

Friday October 16, 2015 – Sunday October 18, 2015

Mix 5 exceptional Mixologists with all their creativity, 5 Nova Scotia Distilleries with more than 50 locally produced products, all shaken and stirred up in one incredible location, Lunenburg.

Tastings, workshops, a Sip and Dash competition, Rum Runner tours, a make your own Gin event...the list goes on. Accommodations, events, fine dining, after hours music....all within easy walking distance in the beautiful venue of Lunenburg. Come join us October 16th - 18th, 2015.

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Devour! The Food Film Fest 2015

Wednesday November 4, 2015 – Sunday November 8, 2015

Foodies and film fans unite this fall to celebrate in the heart of Nova Scotia’s wine country for Devour! The Food Film Fest, the world’s largest food and film festival from November 4-8, 2015. Just one hour from Halifax, Wolfville, Nova Scotia is “Canada’s Secret Foodie Destination” (The Hollywood Reporter) and the “New Napa of the North” (Gusto TV), which makes it the perfect backdrop for this collision of food and film.

Revel in the newest food movies, take in a workshop on everything from food writing to wine pairings, snack at some of the hottest food trucks around, indulge in the pleasure of Kings County’s bounty on one of our experiential tours or dine red-carpet-style at one of the celebrity dinners to make it a full day. Better yet, buy a pass for the whole week and #EATITUP.

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The Third Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration

Thursday January 14, 2016 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Join Local Connections Halifax for its Third Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration. For year three we’re going bigger and better, moving things down the street to the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront. Tickets will again be all inclusive (food and drink), and include a lovely Belgian-style take-home glass. We are in the process of locking down the entertainment, but have already confirmed the Mike Cowie Quartet.