Get into the Holiday spirit, and get your shopping done early this year. Shopping local doesn’t have to be challenging this year, there are many shops offering great locally made products across the Annapolis Valley. Here are just 20 places to check out this holiday season to shop local.
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A Christmas Grace Craft Market
3 Day craft market event, Saturday both hybrid Trade/Live/Craft Webathon to raise money for a Wheelchair Accessible Van.
November 20, 2020 from 12 pm – 9 pm, November 21, 2020 from 10 am – 8 pm, and November 22, 2020 from 10 am – 5 pm
Country Fair Mall, 9256 Commercial Street, New Minas
$6 for Adults, and $5.00 for Students/Seniors
Christmas By The Bay – Artisan Christmas Market
Come grab a drink of hot cider, and browse what all our talented local artisans have for you. Vendors will be set up inside & outside. Free admission!
November 21 & December 5, 2020 from 10 am – 3 pm
3201 Long Point Road, Berwick
’The Mavens’ Christmas Craft Sale
Vendors, which will include Mavens and other crafters, will be located inside the church, and hot cider will be served! Come see what this talented group has to offer!
November 22, 2020 from 10 am – 3 pm
North Mountain Market, 3201 Long Point Road, Berwick
5th Annual ICE Craft and Vendor Fair
It’s back for another year. Do some Christmas shopping and support ICE Empire Cheer.
November 28, 2020 from 9 am – 3 pm
Royal Canadian Legion, 35 Empire Lane, Windsor
Market Between the Mountains
Market Between the Mountains is a lovely shop that has a great selection of products from the Maritimes. The market offers great gifts for all ages. They do have an online shop, which offers a smaller selection of what the shop offers.
145 Commercial Street, Berwick
Sandras Country Treasures
Offering a blend of local handmade items, vintage treasures, and antiques, Sandras Country Treasure is a popular option for those who are looking for country themed items. They also stock locally made candles and soaps.
4358 Highway 1, Berwick
The Market has been part of Wolfville for over 45 years and is a beloved store. It is filled to the brim with everything from vinyl records, to cool t-shirts, to jewellery and so much more. It is the perfect place to browse if you need great gift ideas.
466 Main Street, Wolfville
Designed to make the world a happier place, Lee’s Shop supports both local and international charities. You never know what you are going to find when you head into this lovely gift shop.
9845 Main Street, Canning
School Street Studio Glass
Learn how to create your own fused glass art, and see the beautiful pieces that over 100 fused artists have made at the School Street Studio Glass. Their pieces are lovely and breathtaking when the light hits the glass.
53 Main Street, Hantsport
Our Mother’s Keepers
Shop local and meet Sammie the store cat at Our Mother’s Keepers. Cat’s Creations is a special line at Our Mother’s Keeper, and is a fundraiser for Ivy’s Memorial Rescue which is a local feral/stray cat rescue group.
74 Gerrish Street, Windsor
Offering great gifts for the foodies in your life, the Tangled Garden creates unique jams, jellies, vinegars, and liqueurs that are made by using the herbs and flowers from their garden. They even offer pre-made gift packs if you don’t know what flavours to pick up.
11827 Highway 1, Grand Pre
The first thing that comes to mind when you hear Noggins Farm is most likely their u-pick and corn maze. They also have a farm market that is stocked with more than just fresh fruits and vegetables. Noggins stocks many locally made pet care items, home goods, and even pre-made gift boxes.
9995 Highway 1, Greenwich
Wolfville Farmer’s Market Farm & Art Market Store
New to the Wolfville Farmer’s Market, the Farm & Art Market is open from Wednesday to Sunday. The Market features a selection of products from the Farmer’s Market vendors, making it the perfect spot to find local gifts and treasures during the Holiday season.
24 Elm Ave, Wolfville
New Scotland Candle Co
Hand poured in the Annapolis Valley with a storefront in Downtown Kentville, the New Scotland Candle Co offers unique scents inspired by the Maritimes. If you grew up in Nova Scotia and know what the Beep drink was, check out their ‘What the Beep?! Candle’, it smells exactly like the popular Farmer’s Dairy drink.
381 Main Street, Kentville
Kentville Farmers’ Market
Moved inside for the winter, the Kentville Farmers’ Market offers both fresh local produce, and great hand-made local gift options. Closer to Christmas, Marie Et Guy French Bakery offers amazing chocolate and holiday baked goods.
34 Cornwallis Street, Kentville
You never know what you are going to find when you enter Cinnamon Creek since they stock a variety of antiques, candles, yarns, footwear, accessories, and much more. The staff knows their products, so feel free to ask for help, especially if you need to find a gift for that hard to buy for person on your list.
65 Commercial Street, Middleton
Bent Ridge Winery and Bent Nail Craft Beer
The Annapolis Valley is often called Nova Scotia’s wine country with Wolfville being a popular spot to visit for wine lovers. If you look in the Avon Valley, you will find something truly unique, a winery with a micro Brewery. The slightly bent wine bottles will stand out in any wine lovers collection. The Bent Nail is a microbrewery that brews up four rotating beers.
4499 NS-14, Windsor
Annapolis Cider Company
If you are looking for a delicious local cider, you have found the right place. Made by using apples from nearby orchard around the Valley, pressed into juice down the road, and fermented into cider on Main Street in Wolfville, Annapolis Cider is as local as you can get. Taste the difference local makes at their tasting bar, and even pick up a bottle to take home, or some great merchandise.
388 Main Street, Wolfville
Just Us Coffee
Roasted right in the Annapolis Valley, Just Us Coffee brings fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolate to the Valley. Their Holiday blend is super popular, and is normally served at the Acadia Christmas Craft Show.
11865 Highway 1, Hortonville, 450 Main Street, Wolfville
Nova Scotia Fisherman Skincare
Did you know that this popular skincare and body care line is made in New Minas? Starting with two men and some sea kelp, the Nova Scotia Fisherman Skincare company has grown into a national brand that is available at many shops. You can still visit the processing location in New Minas. They do have a limited Candy Cane lip balm and soap bar for the holidays.
15 Jones Road, New Minas