Welcome to Esther Fest

Celebrating Canada’s Greatest Ghost Story

And that’s a wrap on Esther Fest 2023!!!

We want to take a moment to thank everyone who worked so hard to make Esther Fest such a great success this year. Thank you to the Town of Amherst, NS and the Amherst Downtown Business Association for all their support, as well as the many volunteers who attended months of meetings and then worked at the events.

Thank you to the actors, presenters, psychic readers, story tellers etc. who were such an important part of the Festival. Shout out as well to the local people, businesses and organizations who loaned equipment and let us use their spaces, as well as the groups who added their own events to our list of activities.

We were lucky to partner with so many wonderful people! And finally we have to thank all of you who showed up and supported the following events: The Scarecrow Stroll, The Great Amherst Ghost Walk, Campfire Ghost Stories and Witch Dance, Paranormal Conference, Ghost Hunt with Paranormal Phenomena Research & Investigation, The Great Amherst Halloween Ball, Guilty! The Story of the Great Amherst Mystery – A Staged Reading, SHIVERS – Three Supernatural Tales of Tantramar by Andrew Ennals, The Great Amherst Scarefest, Ghost Hunt with ParaSight, CANU’s Great Amherst Escape Room, Halloween Drag Show at Teazer’s Pub, Scary Movies at the Amherst Theatre, The Lockyer Family Haunted House, Psychic Fair.

We had a blast! Here’s to Esther Fest 2024!

Oh, and Happy Halloween!

If you want to learn the story of Esther Cox and the strange things that happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia…

click here for the story of

October 17-30, 2023

Check out 2023 events and tickets here

Mural with Zombie Walk Participants