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Summerside Lobster Carnival

Friday, July 7, 2023   

* Please Note: Program subject to change*

12:00 pm:  Lobster Carnival Grounds and East Coast Amusement Midway Open

Credit Union Place grounds, 511 Notre Dame Street - Look for the Carnival Tents and Midway on Rufus Street entrance – plenty of free parking between the carnival grounds and Red Shores Summerside Raceway.



Lobster Culinary Demonstration and Food Tent – 

Event Chef Robert Pendergast


PEI lobster, and lobster salsa with taco chips available throughout the afternoon. Purchase tickets (also Lobster Supper tickets) at the Lobster Trap Merchandise Store located inside the tent.
Visit the Lobster Prince Edward Island Booth. Water station available.

Lobster Culinary Demonstrations and Activities
Celebrating PEI's wild sustainable Lobster Industry  


12 noon: Lobster Demonstration and Taste Testing: Lobster cornmeal pancakes and lobster omelettes


1:00 pm: Lobster Demonstration and Taste Testing: PEI Beef Burger with PEI Lobster Fondue Sauce


2:00 pm: Chef Adam Sweet of The Cook's Edge: Practical Tools to Crack your Lobster


3:00 pm: Lobster Demonstration and Taste Testing: PEI Lobster Corn Chowder


4:00 pm: Tent closes to prepare for Lobster Supper

5:00- 7:00 pm: Traditional Island Lobster Supper: Lobster, potato salad, coleslaw, cucumber, roll, ADL Dairy Isle butter, cookie, water and tea. $30.00 taxes included. Lobster fishers will crack your lobster and answer industry questions. Cold plate available, includes: chef prepared ham and turkey, potato salad, coleslaw, cucumber, roll, ADL Dairy Isle butter, cookie, water and tea. $22.00 taxes included. Take out available. Island craft beer available at additional cost. Supper entertainment features Acadian fiddle music with Louise Arsenault and Helen Bergeron. Buy Lobster Supper and Cold Plate tickets here. 



Entertainment Tent and Courtyard 

Featuring the best of Island, Maritime, and “From Away” entertainment


12:00 noon: Danspirations Showcase of Dance for 2023. A variety of excellent local dance talent!


1:00 pm: Lively Songs for Little Folks family show with Music Man Mike Pendergast. 


1:30 pm:  Not a Magic Show- presented by Circus Surreal


2:00 pm:  The Snow Circus- presented by Circus Surreal

2:30 pm: Newfoundland singer/ songwriter Rosemary Lawton


3:30 pm: Nathan Wiley Music Show 


4:30 pm:  Lively Songs for Little Folks family show with Music Man Mike Pendergast


5:00- 7:00 pm: Entertainment Tent closes for Lobster Suppers 


7:30 pm: Island Pro-Wrestling. Watch the pros (men and women) in the ring. Meet the wrestlers after the show.

10:00 pm: Variety Fire Show presented by Circus Surreal


11:00 pm: Grounds and midway close – reopen 12 noon Friday. 


Ice Pond Nature - Greenwood Drive across from Carnival Grounds

4 pm to 8 pm: Lobster Carnival Trout Fishing Derby presented by Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association (BBEMA): No licence required and no entry fee. Prizes: Biggest fish $50.00, Fifteen and under for biggest fish: $50.00, Most Caught: $50.00. Great family event.


Downtown Historic Water Street

6 pm- 9 pm: Downtown Classic Car Night. View the vintage and antique cars on display, dance in the street to the music of Fallback. Event happens each Friday night through July and August. 


Carnival presenting sponsor
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