Follow the Road to Fun!

Welcome to another year of fun and excitement at Quinpool Road’s Quinfest! This year brings carnival games, a live concert featuring the Swamp Donkeys, a variety of food samplings, and lots of great deals!

Saturday, September 15th, from 11am until 3pm

Crafts, Critters, & Carnival Fun

Meet some working animals at the Halifax Vet parking lot where the K9 Unit will be stationed alongside a fire truck and games! Play carnival games with NSCECE, Oxford Learning, Subway, The Trail Shop and Scotia Physiotherapy. CIBC will have face painting from 12 to 2pm and Clay Café will have face painting and crafts from 11am to 3pm. Colour a giant mural with your friends at TD Canada Trust or play the Goldfish Fishing Game at The Ikebana Shop. Visit new retail business Sarah and Tom for activities, prizes and balloons.

Former St. Pat’s Green Space

Join us at the former St. Pat’s Green Space for food sampling courtesy of Seasons by Atlantica and corn on the cob with Relish Gourmet Burgers. Challenge yourself to an obstacle course or just take a bounce on the Justice League Bouncy castle courtesy of Shoppers Drug Mart. Meet the volunteers from Community Health Teams and Common Roots Urban Farm where they will be selling products, produce, and flowers. Enjoy a free live concert with the Swamp Donkeys from 1:30 to 3pm, presented by Dilly Dally Coffee Café.

Indoor & Outdoor Sidewalk Sales

Stroll along Quinpool and cash in on the savings at some of your favorite stores including: Aerobics First, Finer Things Antiques and Curios, Nautilus Aquatics and Hobbies, Pro Skates, 2b Theater Company, The Atomic Café, The Trail Shop, Trinity Jewellers and Vogue Optical.

West End Baptist Church

Join us for a free BBQ, kids play area, henna tattoos, and funnel cakes.

Much, Much More!

Visit us online or at the Halifax Veterinary Hospital parking lot or Oxford Learning the day of the event for a complete list of displays, sales, food, and fun!

Free Food Samples
From 12 until 2pm

Dilly Dally Coffee Café, East Coast Bakery, Freeman’s Pizza, Lucky Penny Coffee Co., MLA Gary Burrill, Organic Earth Market, Royal Bank, Scotiabank, Song’s Korean Restaurant, SweetHereafter Cheesecakery, Subway, and The Atomic Café.

Drop by Oxford Learning for a BBQ courtesy of Superstore in support of Kidsport or visit Dilly Dally Coffee Café and build your own soda in support of the SPCA!



Free Live Concert – 1:30 to 3pm at the former St. Pat’s site

The Swampdonkeys brings together a smooth collaboration of rock, pop and country. Each talented in their own genre: Shaky White, Clint Newcom, Mark McCormack and Shelton Swinimer create an acoustic fusion of unforgettable music that appeals to the masses.

The Swampdonkeys have formed together for special events over the past couple of years and their chemistry was evident. They formed in 2017 after 12 years of performing as solo artists. Hope to see you all there!

Shaky White is a professional studio session bass player and songwriter who performs in many music festivals throughout the Maritimes including Cavendish Beach Music Fest and the Stan Rogers Folk Festival.

Clint Newcom, Based out of Nashville, TN, toured with country artist Billy Currington as lead guitarist before moving to Nova Scotia.

Mark McCormack is a singer/song writer acoustic guitar player who is known to play at the Beaver Bank Station. He was a finalist in Country Idol 2006.

Shelton Swinimer began playing drums at 6, and by 16 he was performing and recording regularly, with his first EP release in 2010. Shelton has preformed with many different artists including Aaron Pritchett, Tj King, Ryan Roberts, and Cas McCrea.

Shaky White

Clint Newcom

Mark McCormack

Shelton Swinimer

Special Thanks to Our Quinfest 2018 Sponsors:

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We’re dog friendly! You and your
four legged friends are welcome at
Quinpool locations with this sign.

We’re dog friendly! You and your
four legged friends are welcome at
Quinpool locations with this sign.

Saturday, September 15th, from 11am until 3pm