Aestival Festival of Craft Anachronistic 2020

Friday, November 20th, 2020 TICKETS NOW ON SALE!



To see the 80 items up for grabs by ticket holders visit our fundraiser website,

To see our silent auction items (anyone can bid!) visit the silent auction site,

Each year, to celebrate the beginning of summer, members of Craft Nova Scotia donate their work in support of our organizations programs and services.

This year due to the global pandemic it is a virtual event to be broadcast to the comfort of your own home or office via Zoom.

Plans are taking shape for our re-imagined Craft Nova Scotia fundraiser for 2020. Our Aestival* Festival Anachronistic** fundraiser will be happening virtually, with very solid real world results. You'll be able to choose works from some of the finest craftspeople in our region.

Tickets are $80 each, just fill in the form linked below, and pay by e-transfer, or by credit card over the phone.  Those of you who already purchased your tickets prior to the date change will be contacted with your new electronic ticket information. Please fill out the form and indicate that you are already a paper ticket holder.  




How it will work...

Ticket holders and Craft Nova Scotia staff and volunteers will gather on Zoom on Friday, November 20th.  Feel free to get glammed up for the festivities, or wear your coziest pajamas, your call.

There will be two "sittings" of 40 donations each, 6pm to 8pm for group one, 8:30pm to 10:30pm for group two.  With 80 pieces of beautifully handcrafted work up for grabs we want to keep your time online manageable, so splitting things up just made technological sense. You'll have the opportunity to note your preferred time slot on the form below.  Please note that we can't guarantee you'll get the time you want, but we will try our very best.  If we have an overwhelming majority asking for a particular time slot we will do a random draw to determine who is in each group.

From there the action will be much like you see in person.  You'll have a chance to see images of the works up for grabs, and when your ticket is drawn you'll have 30 seconds to make your selection.  You will have to unmute yourself when we call your name to yell out your selection.  We will then mark your selection as taken on the screen, and draw the next ticket.  We expect it to be a fast paced, fun filled online extravaganza of craft!  No doubt there will be heckling from the crowd when a highly prized piece of craft gets snapped up.

We are excited about this chance to get to see you all through the looking-glass (computer screen), and can't wait to reveal our donations for 2020. Our members continue to outdo themselves year after year!

Thank you for your ongoing support for Craft Nova Scotia in these strange times.

Julie Rosvall
Program Director 
Craft Nova Scotia (formerly known as NSDCC)
1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

c. 902-691-1493 (best way to reach me)
p. 902-423-3837
f. 902-422-0881
Twitter, FB & IG @craftnovascotia

*aestival - of or occurring in summer
** anachronistic-
belonging to a period other than that being portrayed.

Craft Nova Scotia is the officially recognized provincial crafts organization, with a mandate to encourage and promote crafts in Nova Scotia, and to increase the public awareness and appreciation of craft products and activities. We are a registered non-profit charitable organization.

Would you like to support Craft Nova Scoita's programs and services? You can send an e-transfer to Be sure to send us an email with the password and your full name and if the donation is over $20 include your postal address so we can send you a charitable tax receipt.

Tickets for the Craft NS Annual Fundraiser are ON SALE NOW! $80 per ticket.  The perfect gift!  Contact the Craft NS office for details and tickets, or 902-691-1493. 




Aestival Festival photos 2013