2019 Saltscapes Halifax Expo #15 and the 1st annual Saltscapes Cape Breton Feastival are behind us. Both of these events were fantastic weekends as we celebrated all that is great about our regions. The weekends provided incredible sales for amazing “Made Right Here” products, and inspiring local businesses. Our continued heartfelt thanks to our incredible partners, exhibitors and consumers for trusting our team to create these performance driven buy local events, celebrating Canada's East Coast Together!
What's next?? The 2019 Saltscapes Harvest Greets the Holidays Expo is scheduled for November 8-10, 2019. We are humbled and thankful that Saltscapes Harvest Greets the Holidays has tripled in size since its launch in 2015, but the high execution costs in a weather dependent, tented venue in November threatened its business model. Therefore, in 2019, the Saltscapes Harvest Greets the Holidays 5th annual event will be relocated from Masstown to the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Complex (NSPEC) in Bible Hill, offering a weather proof venue, a broader performance based buy local mandate and stability for future November events.
The NSPEC will be transformed into an old fashioned Christmas village offering a farm to table “homespun and handmade” experience, with non-stop demos and stages throughout the venue. Daily demonstrations hosted by Saltscapes favourite food editor, the Kilted Chef Alain Bosse will feature local chefs and culinary producers inspiring home cooks with all local menu ideas, year-round food & travel escapes and other at-home holiday ideas. We will also shine a spotlight on local cocktail recipes acknowledging the growth and excellence of beverage alcohol producers. Saltscapes will add innovative, agricultural exhibition activities to enhance the event experience in addition to, the farm to table, dock to dine philosophy keeping the buy local economic agenda top of mind.
Continued thanks for celebrating Canada’s glorious East Coast together with us!
Jim & Linda Gourlay