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The 2023 Devil's Half Acre Motorcycle Rally is happening on the weekend of June 24-25 in Kentville, NS. This planned to be the biggest and best year yet! Each year Phantom Effects has represented K-town proud by being a vendor, creating creatures as event preformers, we have been a sponsor and now we are hosting the Beard Competition and opening the Phantom's FreakShow as a supporting event. We know the promoters of this event are pulling out all the stops to make this year a memorable one and we can't wait to be a part of it again.
airbnb - Kentville Vacations & Homes
Airbnb is an online marketplace that connects people who want to rent out their homes with people who are looking for accommodations in that locale. Kentville and surrounding areas are filled with great opoortunities for you to make a nice fall staycation. Click the image to find out more information about the local listings.
ENJOY A KENTVILLE MURAL WALK
Stroll around the historic town of Kentville and visit these beautiful works of art that have been created over the years for the public to enjoy.
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Jaimie Peerless & Phantom Effects from Kentville painted this beautiful and interactive mural over the first COVID shut down (2020). Check it out at inside the Kentville Centennial Arena on Webster Street.
This beautiful mural can be found in the front of the Main Street Station, it was painted during the Apple Blossom Festival 2019, as a part of the Maritime Express Cider party. Painted by Trackside Studios, Halifax.
This historical mural of the Dominion Atlantic Railroad can be found at Station Lane, Kentville. Painted by local artist, Edwin Hollett (2018).
Another COVID Mural located in the Centennial Arena on Webster Street. Painted by the charismatic Gerald Little, who also works for the town of Kentville and is the creative mastermind behind the pumpkin people displays.
Kentville’s Memory Lane painted by Edwin Hollett (2017). You can find this piece on the opposite side of the warehouse wall showing the train station. The mural depicts Kentville as it was at various times over the past 150 or so years. The mural has 15 panels with 23 scenes of old-time Kentville; most of the scenes show buildings that have long since vanished.
The first mural that Phantom Effects created (2018) was part of the rejuvenation of the Main Street Station (formerly the Cornwallis Inn). Walk into the Mezzanine area and look up to see this beautiful cloud ceiling in the newly renovated and historically restored space. Be sure to grab a local cider from Maritime Express while you visit.
Created by local artist Miyoshi Kondo. The painting is displayed on the wall of D.M. Reid Jewellers facing Centre Square (2018), where the town’s Farmers Market and other events during Apple Blossom, the Multicultural Fair gather.
2021 Kentville Mural Festival Additions
The above mural was created by Jaimie Peerless from Phantom Effects and can be found around back of the Main Street Station. The pant suit mural (upper right) was painted by Celine Gabrielle on the wall of 3C Wealth 366 Main Street. The mural installation of flowers (direct right) was completed by Ellen Cere; this piece can be found on the side of the public pool 125 Main Street.
... More 2021 Mural Festival Additions
The above mural was created by Halifax artist Sarah Cannon; her artwork can be found on 17 Leverett Avenue. The Indingenous piece (upper left) was painted by Mi’kmaw artist Lorne Julien frm Millbrook. This mural can be found at the entrance of Centre Square, 381 Main Street. The wave (direct left) was completed by Halifax artist Paloma Dawkins and can be found in an alley of Centre Square, 373 Main Street.
PLACES TO STAY
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Wickwire House Bed & Breakfast
An historical, award-winning Bed & Breakfast in Kentville. This place is rich in history and staying here will flash you back to the charm and character of the 1800's. The Phantom actually moved from BC to this property back in 1994 where his family renovated and restored this home to emphasize it's glory and stature within the town. They sold the Wickwire House in 2005.
2022 Kentville Mural Festival Additions
The above mural was created by Sarah Mosher, Monique Silver, Cameryn Mattie and can be found at 441 Main Street behind Tan Cafe. The Matthew Cupido piece (far right) was painted by Jaimie Peerless along with her husband and their team from the Phantom's FreakShow in the alley 373 Main Street. 274 Main Street you will find a train mural by grafiti artist Justin Donald Fraser-Fong (bottom left). Kristen De Palma created a graphic illustration to promote Kentville (bottom middle). Jason Skinner, along with two students for Horton created the animal mural in the alley of 395 Main Street (bottom right).
Bryan Gibson Mural Installation
After 2 plus years of planning, and a lot of help from the community, Jaimie Peerless was pleased to announce the celebration and reveal of her mural which honours the illustrious life and boxing career of local hero Bryan Gibson (Olympian, Coach, and Referee). Erected May 24th, 2022 in the Kentville Public Gardens. The 12 x 24 foot installation can be found on the West facing wall of the Kings Arms Pub by Lew Murphy's (390 Main Street).
Alan Syliboy Installation
(direct left) Little Thunder and the Stone Canoe 8 x 10 print was installed on the side of the Kings County Museum December 16th, 2021.
Get Ready For 2023
Expect top class vendors, bands,
exciting characters, street food,
classic pubs on every corners,
BLP Automotive dyno, beard
competition, stunt team, old
school wrestling & much more.
What Times We've Had
It's been incredible journey with our friends at the Devil's Half Acre Motorcycle Event. Over the past years we've had a blast making new memories and building strong business relationships with other local businesses. We love playing in our own backyard.