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2024 Carnival Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

The Lobster Fishers of Prince Edward Island Marketing Board is the presenting sponsor of the Summerside Lobster Carnival. The board, made up of twelve elected lobster fishers from across PEI, promotes and markets Island lobster to the world. As the primary fishery in Prince Edward Island, the sustainable wild lobster fishery is valued at over four hundred million dollars.  The fishery has 1280 independent fishers, and employs 8500 people.


A number of the board members will be on the front lines of the carnival, cracking open PEI lobsters, and sharing the stories of their industry and why it plays such an important role in Island culture and economy.

Premier Sponsors:

The City of Summerside assumed responsibility for Summerside’s primary festival in 2013. Service organizations had founded and operated the festival since 1956. However, as the service groups’ membership grew older and fewer in numbers they found it impossible to continue the presentation of the carnival.  A request was made of the City to take over the planning and execution of the community event that is near and dear to the hearts of many.


The Summerside Lobster Carnival is now organized by Culture Summerside, the arts, heritage, and culture division of the municipal government with site assistance from the Departments of Municipal and Community Services.

The Government of PEI supports the Summerside Lobster Carnival through funding from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Department of Tourism through their Festival and Event Funding Program.

Based in Summerside, the Journal Pioneer is western P.E.I.’s premier news outlet. With roots in Prince County dating back to 1865, it is one of the oldest news agencies in the country. Now owned by SaltWire Network, the paper has been published daily since 1951. When the pandemic began, the paper switched to publishing once a week. It covers both local and global affairs in print and online. The Journal Pioneer is an integral part of Island community. 

Callbecks Home Hardware & Leon's Furniture Store is a locally family owned and operated business with over 120 years of serving community. The 20,000 square foot Home Hardware Building Centre Superstore has everything needed for that construction project. The adjacent Summerside Leon's Furniture Store offers the latest in home furnishing styles. Callbecks Home Hardware & Summerside Leon's Furniture Store believes in the Island community.

Summerside Chrysler Dodge is a family owned and operated business since 1937. We’re committed to providing the highest level of service and product satisfaction to our customers while offering a large inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles. We are largely community driven and enjoy supporting local organizations and charities. We’re proud to be a sponsor for this years Summerside Lobster Festival! 

Summerside Seafood Supreme Incorporated is an operating subsidiary company of Sogelco International Incorporated, Montreal QC. The plant operates with a 40,000 sq.ft. CFIA-approved factory located at Queens Wharf in downtown Summerside. The business mandate of Summerside Seafood Supreme Inc., is the production of finished food service and mass retail seafood products under the “Sogel” brand name.

The product lines include traditional processed lobster products and a range of innovative specialty seafood products. These include a range of pasteurized and chilled and frozen seafood ready-meal products, for example, Mussels in Garlic Butter, Paella and Cioppino. Also, Clams Marinière and Mussels Arrabiata and Mussels Thai Curry are produced at the plant. These seafood ready-meal products are directed to mass retail distribution in North America and beyond. In addition, a range of food service products are manufactured derived from lobster and crab by-products. These include Lobsterine and Crabterine and Lobsterine “70” and Crabterine “70” product lines. In addition, the plant manufactures lobster oil products and lobster and crab bisque under the Chef Forté brand. The Summerside plant employs >85 persons and operates on a year-round basis rotating its product lines with the seasonal supply chains and the needs of its customer base.

Red Shores Summerside Raceway is a vital partner and sponsor of the Summerside Lobster Carnival. Harness racing has long held an important place in the culture of Prince Edward Island. It currently supports seven hundred and fifty jobs, and generates sales for Island businesses of over 81.6 million dollars.

Red Shores at Summerside houses a casino and the West End Bar and Grill.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Community Partners!

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