About Lunenburg

Photo by Garry Woodcock (note Festival Mainstage tent)

The Town of Lunenburg, in Nova Scotia, Canada, was formally established in 1753 as the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax. These early settlers were from various parts of Germany, Switzerland, and the Montbeliard region of France. They followed in the footsteps of earlier Mikmaq and Acadian inhabitants in the area. A vibrant and stable economy was built on farming, fishing, ship building and ocean-based commerce, particularly in the West Indies trade. More than 200 years in fishing, ship-building and marine related industries has provided Lunenburg with a strong infrastructure including significant buildings and utilities.

Check out some of Lunenburg’s links

Official Town Of Lunenburg Website

Lunenburg Board of Trade


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Where to Stay and Eat

Folk Harbour is blessed to be supported by many local hotels, inns, beds & breakfast and restaurants.  Their support, along with all of our sponsors, helps us keep our ticket prices relatively low.  You can say ‘thanks’ to them by patronizing our sponsors — and by telling them that is what you are doing!  Most are located right in Old Town Lunenburg.

While everyone’s experience will vary, we believe that each of these businesses provides good service and product.  They are listed in descending order of sponsorship level and alphabetically within each level.

Restaurants & Food:

Knot Pub

Ironworks Distillery
The Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Icehouse Bar

Lunenburg County Winery

Bluenose Lodge (Bay Leaf Eatery)
Fleur de Sel
Lincoln Street Food
Rime Restaurant + Wine Bar
Rumrunner Restaurant

Sweet Indulgence Creative Catering
Sweet Treasures Confectionery
The Dockside Restaurant 

Hotels, Inns, B&B

Lunenburg Arms
Mariner King

Solomon House B&B

Atlantic Sojourn B&B
Rumrunner Inn
The Dockside Inn
Boscawen Inn

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