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The Municipality of the District of
The Lobster Capital of Canada
We can’t wait to welcome you to Nova Scotia’s southern destination – Shelburne County. Located on the Southern end of Nova Scotia’s South Shore, we are home to many pristine white sand beaches, majestic lighthouses, communities rich in culture and heritage, fine seafood dining and outdoor adventure! Come and experience the Lobster Capital of Canada during Shelburne County’s Lobster Festival.
Enjoy a weekend full of family fun activities, events and of course, lots of lobster! Our festival is held every June to celebrate the end of our Lobster season (November to May) and to recognize the importance of our lobster fishing industry to the economy, history and culture of Shelburne County.
The Shelburne County Lobster Festival has received provincial recognition (TIANS 1991 Festival Award and the Recreation Nova Scotia Community Cooperation Award in 1989) for its community-based approach to events planning and the cooperation that exits among the various communities involved.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
6-8pm - Tinker’s Arena Dance - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Barrington. Music by DJ Blang. $5 admission. For Grades Primary to 6 (ages 5-12).
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
2-4pm - Shelburne County ATV Annual Lobster Rally Registration - Barrington Lion’s Hall, 2904 Hwy. 3, Barrington. Visit Facebook - Shelburne County ATV Association.
6-8pm - Shelburne County ATV Annual Lobster Rally Registration - Barrington Lion’s Hall, 2004 Hwy. 3, Barrington. Visit Facebook – Shelburne County ATV Association.
7pm - Lobster Festival Opening Ceremony - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Barrington.
7pm - The Great Lobsterman Challenge - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Barrington. Competitors compete in lobster challenges including banding lobsters, splicing rope, coiling rope and baiting traps. Contact Suzy 902 637-8166.
Lobster Shelling Competition - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Barrington. Competition to be held during the break of the Great Lobsterman Challenge. See how fast you can shell 3 lobsters!
7-9pm - Shelb. Co. ATV Annual Lobster Rally Meet & Greet, with Log Rolling Demo - Barrington River, 5 Petticoat Lane, Barrington.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016
7am - Seal Island Breakfast - Island and Barr. Passage Fire Hall, Centreville, CSI.
9am - River Hills Founders 2-Ball Invitation Golf Tournament - Clyde River. Call 902 637-2415 or 902 656-3092 (Rose) to register www.riverhillsgolf.ca
9am - 2 k Tinkers Run / Walk - North East Point Beach Gazebo. Call the Barrington Recreation Department to register, 902 637-2903 $2 / person. For children up to 12 years old. Refreshment available after the run.
9:30am - Shelb.Co. ATV Annual Lobster Rally Bike Run - meet at kiosk next to MacDonald’s, $20 per bike, includes lunch, variety show and chances to win prizes
11am - 10th Annual Log Run - Forest Ridge Academy, Barrington. Contact School to purchase your mini log. 902 637-4340
11am-4:00pm – Open House & Tour Tea – Former Wesley United Church, Barrington – open house with tours and displays of historical interest. Tea, Coffee & Cookies.
6-7:30pm - East Coast Kitchen Party Songwriter’s Circle - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Barrington. Hosted by Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Lynne Crowell. Featuring local singers, songwriters for an evening of original music. $5 admission.
6-8pm - Shelb. Co. ATV Annual Lobster Rally Boiled Lobster Supper - Barrington Lion’s Hall, 2904 Hwy. 3, Barrington. $25 per person, must register by May 5.
8pm - Shelb. Co. ATV Annual Lobster Rally Variety Show and Prize Draws - Barrington Lion’s Hall, 2904 Hwy. 3, Barrington.
9pm-1:30am - East Coast Kitchen Party Arena Dance - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Barrington. 19+. Live Band – Rain Over St. Ambrose & Ghost Town Heros - $10 admission. 19+ only – ID will be required.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
10am - Shelb. Co. ATV Annual Lobster Rally Mud Run, Shelburne Exhibition Grounds, 77 John Street, Shelburne. $10 per bike.
10am-3pm Lobsterfest Geofest Geocaching, Barrington Regional Curling Club, Barrington. Contact Suzy 902 637-8166.
10am - 8th Annual 5k and 10 k Lobster Festival Runs - Starts and ends at Sherose Island Recreation Centre, Barrington. Contact the Barrington Recreation Department to register 902 637-2903.
10am – 4pm - Public Artillery Display by the 84th Independent Field Battery - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena Parking lot. Come visit their display of small arms, LG1 gun, Gun tractor and children can have their faces painted in camo colours.
2pm - Grand Re-opening of the Sherose Island Nature Trail - Sherose Island. Come explore the new and improved trail. Follow the signs to the trail head. There will be a scavenger hunt, refreshments and prizes. 902 637-2903.