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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.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
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 2, 2016
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. Doors open at 6PM - Lobster Expo vendors will be on site.
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!
SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017
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.
11am - 11th 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.
9pm-1:30am - Lobster Party Arena Dance - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Barrington. 19+.$10 admission. 19+ only – ID will be required.
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017
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.