Thursday, July 11, 2019  


10 am-4 pm:  Downtown Summerside Sidewalk Sale and Entertainment on Historic Downtown Water Street

12 noon:  Carnival Grounds and East Coast Amusements Midway Open - Credit Union Place grounds


Lobster Demonstration and Food Tent – Carnival Grounds

Celebrating PEI's Wild Sustainable Lobster Industry


*One pound PEI lobster and lobster roll available throughout the afternoon in the tent*

12 noon:  Lobster 101 Demonstration and Taste Testing:  How to buy and cook the perfect PEI lobster. 

1 pm:  Biscuit and Roll Competition:  Enter your rolls or biscuits to compete for prizes and bragging rights - Musical entertainment during judging

2:30 pm:  Lobster Demonstration and Taste Testing:  Making the perfect potato bread and lobster filling for the perfect Maritime Lobster roll. Sponsored by PEI Potato.

3:30 pm:  Lobster and Food Trivia: Individual play - Test your lobster and food knowledge for chances to win prizes!

4 pm:  Lobster Demonstration and Taste Testing: Creating mouth-watering lobster omelette with PEI lobster and PEI eggs. 

5 pm: Tent closes to prepare for Community Barbeque

5:30 pm: Community Barbecue and Taste Testing: Lobster in the Pot (samples while quantities last) Sponsored by Grant Thornton. Chef Pendergast's lobster dip, ADL cheese and barbecued hot dogs. Lobster eating competition: Enter your name onsite to be one of the ten competitors. 

Entertainment Tent and Courtyard – Carnival Grounds

12 noon:  Silly Robbie Children's Show

12:30 pm: NorthFIRE Circus Show

1 pm: "Step Up" Dance Show

2 pm:  Fraser Newcombe and his Lobster Guitar Show presented by StandardAero.

3 pm:  Marcella Richard and Larry Campbell in Concert

4 pm: Silly Robbie Children's Show

4:30 pm:  NorthFIRE Circus Show

5 pm:  College of Piping Pipe Band Performance and Official Opening of the Carnival: The award winning band will parade from the race track oval to the Lobster Carnival Courtyard and continue the performance. The Carnival will be officially opened to a drum roll at 5:25 pm. 

5:30 pm:  Community Barbecue: Complimentary food -  Entertainment with the band Patina - Circus Rovers out and about.

6:20 pm:  Registration check-in for Journal Pioneer Lobster Trap Stacking competitors.  6:30 pm:  Journal Pioneer Lobster Trap Stacking Competition: Island lobster fishers or crew members compete in this marathon sport for fastest time moving and stacking lobster traps.

8- 10 pm: Richard Wood Trio Kitchen Party

10 pm: NorthFIRE Circus Fire Show presented by Island Petroleum.

11 pm: Midway Closes

Red Shores Summerside Raceway – Next to Carnival Grounds   

6:15 pm:  Harness Racing 101:  Learn the Basics of Harness Racing.  Meet the Stars – Drivers and Horses.  Presented by Prince County Horsemens Club.  (Look for the signs) 7 pm:  Post Time: Harness Racing at the Track. 

8 pm:  Seafood Night at the Track: Sponsored by Red Shores, Tyne Valley Oyster Festival, and Prince Edward Aqua Farms Inc. Free sampling while quantities last.