Who we are ...

... the South Shore Exhibition is the largest agricultural exhibition in Nova Scotia. We have been around since 1891 and are located on 42 acres.

We are here to bring the fun back to the summer by offering good, old-fashioned horse & oxen pulls daily, light horse competitions, show horse events, arts & crafts, 4-H, beef & dairy displays,  poultry displays, petting barn, music and performances from local groups in our Main Building, vendors selling their wares, big name country music Saturday and rock on Friday on our Main Stage, and the parade always kicks off the week on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

 We have the Road to the Stage singing competition for ages 16 and up, Open Mic for kids 12-15, and Little Kid's Got Talent for ages 4-11, Strongman Competition, Kids day (Wednesday) with face painter/ balloon twister/ entertainment specifically for the kids (free for Kids 12 and under when accompanied by an adult), free admission everyday for kids 7 and under, Campbell's Midway has the rides & games, there are many food vendors available to satisfy any appetite, and so much more. There is something for every one in the family.  

Come see why we were voted by readers of the South Shore Breaker as the 2017  "Best Annual Community Event on the South Shore!!"

The Executive

Tommy Mailman

– President & Parade

Angie Brown

– 1st Vice President, Main Building, Arts & Crafts, and Grounds & Concessions

Robert Wentzell

– 2nd Vice-President, Beef Display, 

and Christmas Tree Display

Paul Olmstead

– Secretary, Media & Public Relations

Cyril McInnis

– Treasurer & Trailer Park

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The Directors

Roddie Benoit

– Light Horse

Wade Bruhm

– Pulling Horse and Demolition Derby

Herbie Eagle

– Dairy Display

Emilie Hayward

– Show/Mini Horse

Richard Himmelman 

– Pulling Horse

Tylor Hurlburt

– Oxen

Richard Pernette 

– Poultry & Petting Barn

Greg Rodenhizer

– 4-H, Parade

Melissa Demone


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The Business Office

Gwen Olmstead

- Exhibition Manager

Jeanette Penney

- Office Administrator

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OUR STORY

From 1891 to present

An Idea Is Born

In 1891, Bridgewater was the home to the first Exhibition held in the Drill Shed.  Records indicate that the Lunenburg County Exhibition was to be held in Bridgewater on the 5th & 6th days of October.


The Lunenburg County Exhibition (1891).

The Lunenburg County Exhibition Commission (1960).

The Lunenburg County South Shore Exhibition (1967).

And finally, in 1973 the name was changed and remains The South Shore Exhibition.


We continue to grow

The exhibition has continued to grow and has expanded to approximately 42 acres of land, and houses over 500 head of livestock, commercial booth space, a large Arts & Crafts display, 4-H exhibits, Arts & Heritage building, Senior’s Drop in Centre, hourly musical entertainment in the Main Building, Big Name Country artists on the Main Stage Saturday evening, the midway – which is provided by Campbell’s Amusements, and so much more.