Kingston

Kingston is located on the north bank of the Annapolis River. Originally named Kingston Station, the village was located on the Halifax-Yarmouth main line of the Dominion Atlantic Railway and developed into a local service and light manufacturing centre.

In the 1940s, the adjacent village of Greenwood was selected to be the site of a Royal Air Force and later Royal Canadian Air Force station. Today, CFB Greenwood and the village of Greenwood comprise a much larger population than Kingston.

The villages of Kingston and Greenwood are sometimes called Kingston-Greenwood as they share the same Highway access.

Kingston remains as a major service centre for the apple growing industry in the area of western Kings County and has a growing retail district, owing to its access to Highway 101.

Every year in July, the village hosts its annual Steer BBQ, involving a parade and a small fair, where an entire steer is roasted. This has been a tradition in the community for over 50 years.

 

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Related Links
Village Web Site

Visitor Information Centre
510 Main Street
(902) 765-6678

Farmers Market
Wednesdays from 3-7pm during the summer at the corner of Bridge and Main streets

Community Festivals
Kingston Steer Barbeque and Village Fair (July)

 


 

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