Though it only has about a thousand residents, tiny Tatamagouche is a force to be reckoned with. Canada's second-largest Oktoberfest (800/895–1177 www.nsoktoberfest.ca)—a boisterous event complete with sausages, schnitzel, and frothy steins of beer—takes place here each fall. Summer brings strawberry and blueberry festivals, lobster, and chowder suppers. Within a 10-minute drive of Tatamagouche you have the opportunity to
visit two historic mills.