The Arts

*Clicking on the name of each underlined item will bring you to their websites.

Creamery Square 
39 Creamery Square
(902) 657-3500

Creamery Square is an historic waterfront development site in Tatamagouche, located along the Northumberland Shore’s scenic Sunrise Trail driving route that boasts a unique Creamery Squarecombination of exciting and interactive visitor activities.

The very popular Farmers’ Market provides a vibrant facility to support local farm products, crafts, baked goods, artisans and more. The new waterfront canopy built onto the Farmers’ Market will impress you with a spectacular view of the Waugh River. Open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

The national award-winning Heritage Centre will delight and educate visitors of all ages with professionally designed and interactive exhibits. Investigate detailed genealogy records, maps and documents in our Resource Centre. Don’t miss our Gift Shop for souvenirs to remind you of this one-of-a-kind heritage experience.

Tour our Boat Shop and watch as historic, interpretive boat building skills are demonstrated in the construction of the 18th century wooden boat called the Chaloupe. A sales & information kiosk as well as public washrooms with shower facilities are accessible in this building located adjacent to the Heritage Centre.  Call ahead for Boat Shop hours.

It is anticipated that summer 2014 will see the opening of the 160 seat Centre for the Arts. Already many outdoor music and performance events utilizing both our Outdoor Stage and Waterfront Deck are being considered. Check out their Events page for further details.

graceexterior_2048x1374_filterGrace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre                          31 Creamery Road  (902) 657-3500

Located in Creamery Square, at the meeting of the French and Waugh Rivers, the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre is a performance venue in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Home of live entertainment, visual art, and community events, the Grace features a 170-seat auditorium, the Ice House Gallery art exhibition space, and the outdoor Senator’s Stage. We feature year-round performances by local and internationally-acclaimed musicians, artists, and thespians. The Grace is the place!

The Fraser Cultural Centre
362 Main St.
(902) 657-3285

Located in Tatamagouche in the Northumberland Shore region, the Northumberland Arts Council Fraser Cultural Centre promotes arts, crafts and cultural activities in the North Shore area and helps to preserve and present this areas heritage.

The Centre houses the Fraser Gallery – a historical exhibit on Nova Scotian giantess Anna Swan as well as a Visitor Information Centre. We also offer Internet access for our visitors. Special events are held throughout the year.

Facilities / ServicesFraser Cultural Centre
•Bus tours
•Meeting facilities
•Picnic tables
•Public washroom
•Wheelchair accessible
•Internet access

Admission: FREE – No admission charged

The North Shore Bavarian Society – Oktoberfest
The largest Oktoberfest east of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario , takes place on the last weekend in September, each year with over 3,000 partygoers traveling to Tatamagouche, to attend the North Shore Bavarian Society Oktoberfest. The event will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2014.

The event includes a Beer Garden on Saturday afternoon plus a dance on Friday and Saturday evenings. Top notch German bands play endlessly at the three functions.

The concession booths include Canadian and German cuisine, such as sausages, schnitzel, lobster roll and delicate cheesecakes. A variety of souvenirs are available including, beer steins, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, pins and other novelty items. Many beverages are available from Domestic and German beers to local wines and Imported spirits, and the infamous Schnapps Bar, soft drinks and coffees are also available.

Sharon UnitedSharon United Church
15 Church Street
Phone (902) 657-2699

Built in 1854, Sharon United Church stands proudly at the entrance to the village of Tatamagouche. Weekly services at 11am with everyone welcome to come as they are.

This is a popular venue for concerts open to the public held throughout the year.

North Shore Players 

Community Theatre in Tatamagouche since 2006.

North Shore Players

North Shore Performing Arts was created with these goals in mind:

– To give area residents who have an interest in theatre and the other performing arts a chance to participate in and contribute to them; to provide an outlet for the existing creative talent in the area – including writers, actors, designers, dancers, musicians, and theatre technicians -and to stimulate and develop new talent.

– To offer quality live entertainment to the residents of the North Shore, both by producing shows locally and by bringing in performing groups from elsewhere.

– To give the young people of the area a grounding in and an appreciation for the performing arts.

In working toward these goals, North Shore Performing Arts intends to be as inclusive as possible, offering productions that will appeal to a wide range of tastes and ages and utilizing performers and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, so that those who are less experienced can benefit from working alongside those with more experience.

Sara Bonnyman Pottery
326 Maple Avenue
(902) 657-3215

Visit Sara Bonnyman Pottery studio located in Sara Bonnyman PotteryTatamagouche, part of the Northumberland Shore region, where you can see her workshop and watch her most weekday mornings throwing pots on her wheel. Sara focuses on making functional stoneware. Informal guided tours are available most afternoons. View Sara’s large collection of antique Nova Scotia pots and enjoy the vibrant gardens that surround her studio. Sara’s inspired rug-hookings and hand-woven baskets from Ghana are also on display, along with the world-famous Moss Shaving Scuttle.

Sara Bonnyman Pottery has been recommended by Fodor’s and Frommer’s Travel Guides. Visa, MasterCard and Direct Debit are accepted.  For special events, please see her website.

1 Response to The Arts

  1. SUsan Linfield says:

    I enjoyed re-reading this. SOme items need to be updated.


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