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Wasn’t that a party?!

We had such fun for the past five years celebrating Nova Scotia craft spirits and cocktails in beautiful Lunenburg.

The work involved in organizing such an event has proved to be more than we are willing to continue to take on, so we have now decided that we will not be holding another festival this fall of 2020.

In the future we may pick some of the most popular workshops and events and hold them on a smaller more intimate scale, but for the moment we’re taking a break.

Stay tuned for more information.

But we’ll leave the programme from 2019 here, so we can all remember the good times we had!

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Mixologists / Bartenders: West meets East!

A talented group of Mixologist / Bartenders joined us every year to introduce everyone to the evolving new world of Nova Scotia’s evolving cocktail culture and talented distillers. Leading workshops, showing off in a celebration of cocktails, inspiring Lunenburg’s talented chefs in dining events, these knowledgeable cocktail enthusiasts always ensured a unique colourful weekend of fun.


More than thirty varieties of spirits and liqueur were already being created by eleven distilleries in the province of Nova Scotia. Rum, whiskey, vodka, brandy, liqueurs, gin, and more, all made locally, were celebrated during the fifth and final annual Spirited Away Festival in 2019. Here’s a list of everyone who joined us over the years.


The beauty of holding the Festival in Lunenburg, was always that everything was within easy walking distance. The following Hotels & Inns participated in past years offering a variety of accommodation packages for the festival weekend. Each is in the heart of Lunenburg, within easy walking distance of the main festival event and dining venues.