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Summerside Lobster Carnival

A culinary celebration of Island lobster paired with great entertainment the

Saturday, July 8, 2023

* Please Note: Program subject to change*

12:00 noon:  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.

Callbecks Home Hardware and Home Furniture and Appliances Store Summerside Lobster Carnival Parade


12:00 noon: Parade begins, route on back of program. Free entry for the perfect advertising opportunity for your business or organization. Prizes sponsored by Callbecks Home Hardware and Home Furniture and Appliance Store:
Best Overall Float: Yeti Tundra Cooler, valued at $425
Most Creative Entry: Huntington 25,000 BTU BBQ valued at $250
Best Blast from the Past: 4 Yeti Rambler Tall Can Colsters valued at $160



Summerside Seafood Supreme Lobster Culinary Demonstration and Food Tent – 

Event Chef Robert Pendergast


PEI lobster, and lobster salsa with nacho+ chips available throughout the afternoon. Purchase Lobster Supper tickets online, at the Lobster Trap Merchandise Store, or at the door during the suppers .
Visit the Lobster Prince Edward Island Booth. Water station available.

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


1:00 pm: Lobster Demonstration and Taste Testing: Chef Pendergast's Lobster 'Fricot'


2:00 pm: Lobster Eating Competition: Sign up in the tent to be one of ten competitors to open and eat a one- pound lobster. Judged on time and clean lobster body. Three top finalists will compete in a second round. Winner receives lobster themed prize. Sea shanties performed by Mike Pendergast. 


3:00 pm: Lobster Demonstration and Taste Testing: Island Lobster Pasta


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

5:00- 7:00 pm: Traditional Island Lobster Supper includes 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 and 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 offered at additional cost. Supper entertainment features Acadian fiddle music with Louise Arsenault and Helen Bergeron. Buy Lobster Supper and Cold Plate tickets here. 


Red Shores Entertainment Tent And Courtyard 

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


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: Three's Company Music Show


3:30 pm: Fascinating Ladies Music Show


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


5:00- 7:00 pm: Tent closes during lobster supper

7:00 pm: The Lady Slipper Dancers: "Kicking Up our Heels and Toes" Show sponsored by Cavendish Farms


8:00 pm: Richard Wood and Keelin Wedge Show sponsored by Tim Hortons and Wendy's 


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


11:00 pm: Grounds and midway close- See you in 2024!

Ice Pond Nature Park - Greenwood Drive across from Carnival Grounds

2:00 pm: NOVUS Auto Glass Cardboard Boat Race (NOVUS Summerside and Charlottetown locations). Participants arrive with the cardboard boat they built and compete in heats to stay afloat while crossing the pond at the best time. Frist prize: $1000.00, Second: $250.00, Third: $100.00. 

2:30 pm: BBEMA Rubber Ducky Race Fundraiser supported by the Summerside Lobster Carnival. Ducks can be purchased on the BBEMA website: OR on the day of the race at the pond. One duck is $5.00, five ducks is $20.00. One thousand ducks are available. Ducks will be released at 2:30 pm in the pond. First duck to cross the pond: $500, Second duck: $200, Third duck: $100.00.


Red Shores Summerside Raceway

The Biggest Week of Harness Racing in Summerside begins on Sunday, July 9th concluding with the running of the Governor's Plate on Saturday, July 15th. For more information, visit

Carnival presenting sponsor
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