South Shore Exhibition


Located on 43 acres of land in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, the South Shore Exhibition is the largest Agricultural Exhibition in the province.  We have been operating an exhibition since 1891. The Board of Directors, Manager and Staff strives to provide you with a summer experience like no other, with good old-fashioned horse & oxen pulls, light horse competitions, show horse events, arts & crafts, 4-H displays and competitions, beef & poultry displays, kids petting zoo, live 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. Little Kid's Got Talent for ages 4-11, Children's day (Wednesday) with face painter, balloon twister and other 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 Amusements provides the midway with rides & games for people of all ages. 

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 & 2018 "Best Annual Community Event on the South Shore!!"

The Executive

President - Tommy Mailman

1st Vice President - Robert Wentzell 

2nd Vice President - Greg Roden​hizer

Secretary - Melissa Demone

Treasurer - Cyril McInnis

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The Directors

​Roddie Benoit

Wade Corkum

Herbie Eagle

Emilie Hayward

Tylor Hurlburt

Richard Pernette 

Tammy Rowter

Neil Veinotte

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The Business Office

Jeanette Penney

- Exhibition Manager

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Julie Johnson

- Office Administrator

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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, daily entertainment in the Main Building, Big Name Country artists on the Main Stage Saturday evening, the midway – which is provided by Campbell Amusements, and so much more.