Summerside Lobster Carnival
Thursday, July 7, 2022
* 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 –
Sponsored by Summerside Toyota
One pound PEI lobster and lobster chowder 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 101 Demonstration and Taste Testing: How to buy, cook, and open lobster.
1:00 pm: Summerside Lobster Carnival Biscuit and Roll Competition: Complimentary tea and bakery biscuit served during the judging of this intense competition. Click here for categories and entry form.
2:00 pm: Lobster Demonstration and Taste Testing: Pairing lobster, Malpeque oysters, and fish.
3:00 pm: Lobster Demonstration and Taste Testing: Pairing PEI Lobster and PEI Potatoes.
4:00 pm: Tent closes to prepare for Community Barbeque.
5:00 pm: Official Opening - Summerside Mayor and Council Free Community Barbeque. Complimentary food with lobster being front and centre. Carnival Official Opening featuring entertainment by the high-energy Richard Wood Trio sponsored by Key Murray Law.
Entertainment Tent and Courtyard -
Sponsored by Curran & Briggs
Featuring the best of Island, Maritime, and “From Away” entertainment
12:00 noon: Throwzone Juggling Show with Jeremiah Johnston
12:30 pm: Silly Robbie Children's Show sponsored by McDonald's
1:00 pm: Holley/ McLure: Celebrating Atlantic Talent
2:00 pm: The Nick Doneff Band
3:00 pm: Country Trio Band
4:00 pm: Throwzone Juggling Show with Jeremiah Johnston
4:30 pm: Silly Robbie Children's Show sponsored by McDonald's
5:00 pm: Official Opening - Summerside Mayor and Council Community Barbeque: Complimentary food with lobster front and centre. Carnival Official Opening featuring entertainment by the high-energy Richard Wood Trio sponsored by Key Murray Law.
6:20 pm – 6:30 pm: Registration for the Journal Pioneer Lobster Trap Stacking Competition
6:30 pm: Journal Pioneer Lobster Trap Stacking Competition: Island lobster fishers or crew members compete in this marathon sport for the fastest time moving and stacking lobster traps. Register here.
8:00 pm: The Lumber Jills Kitchen Party featuring high-energy step dancing, fiddling and East Coast music.
10:00 pm: Juggling LED Light Show with Jeremiah Johnston
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 Fishing Derby presented by Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association (BBEMA): Registration opening soon. No entry fee. Various categories. Prizes will be given out at the official opening of the ice pond on Saturday, July 9th at 1:30 pm.