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Ghostly Gardens - Enjoy in Daylight October 17, 2014 - October 31, 2014, 10am-4pm

The Historic Gardens will take on an amazing transformation in late October in celebration of GHOST TOWN. Explore the Ghostly Gardens by daylight, finding the many Halloween inspired areas. Admission to experience our Ghostly Gardens by Daylight is by by donation.

You may then choose to join us for one of our AFTER DARK events. For six special evenings (Fri-Sun), you are invited to experience these Ghostly Gardens After Dark. Enter the Witch’s Lair to see how she lives (she loves visitors…), gather around the Bonfire and share Ghost Stories, grab a lantern and check out the awesome creatures inhabiting the Gardens, and become a Hallowe’en archaeologist in our Bone Dig (dem bones, dem bones). Lots of fun for the whole family! $6 per person or included with your GHOST TOWN Passport.

Visit www.ExploreGhostTown.com for more

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Ghostly Gardens... After Dark! October 17, 2014 - October 31, 2014, 6:30-9:30pm

The Historic Gardens will take on an amazing transformation in late October in celebration of GHOST TOWN. Explore the Ghostly Gardens by daylight, or better yet, join us AFTER DARK. For six special evenings (Fri-Sun), you are invited to experience these Ghostly Gardens After Dark. Enter the Witch’s Lair to see how she lives (she loves visitors…), gather around the Bonfire and share Ghost Stories, grab a lantern and check out the awesome creatures inhabiting the Gardens, and become a Hallowe’en archaeologist in our Bone Dig (dem bones, dem bones). Lots of fun for the whole family!

Visit www.ExploreGhostTown.com for more!

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North American Conkers Championship October 18, 2014, 10am-1pm

Go NUTS in Annapolis Royal on October 18 Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal, NS

Conkers? Has anyone really heard of conkers? New to many Nova Scotians, but an old tradition for anyone of British heritage, Conkers has been making a reappearance in Annapolis Royal in recent years.

The game of conkers involves, quite simply, a chestnut on a string. Well, two actually, as each person in the duel requires the same armament. The objective – to break your opponent’s conker. Sounds simple, but it is actually quite difficult and makes for great fun for participants and spectators alike. To quote the Annapolis Royal organizers, conkers is “A game of Kings and school boys - This centuries old form of sporting battle is about to re-emerge.”

The 3rd Annual North American Conkers Championship will be held “centre-Courtyard” at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens on Saturday, October 18 during the Winter Market. Registration is at 10am and the tournament begins at 10:30am as participants vie for the coveted Crofton Chalice. No entry fee, no experience necessary, all ages welcome! For details, visit www.annapolisroyalconkerclub.ca

After the tournament, head over to the Annapolis Royal Golf Club at 2:00pm to try your hand at a putting competition that will drive you NUTS, during the “Great Putting Challenge”. Yes, you guessed it – instead of balls you will be putting with conkers! Putter and conkers are provided.

Join us in Annapolis Royal for this unique day of events, and while you are here be sure to enjoy some of our many GHOST TOWN activities (www.exploreghosttown.com).

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Winter Farmers Market - Season Kickoff October 18, 2014, 9am-12noon

Join us at the Historic Gardens for the beginning of the 2014-15 Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market season.
Coffee, baked goods, fish, meat, produce, preserves, and the list goes on!
The Annapolis Royal Winter Farmers Market runs EVERY Saturday October 18 until mid May.
Meet you at the Market!

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