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Lobster Festival

June 7st – 10th, 2018

Lobster Festival 2018Welcome to 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.

2018 Schedule for the Barrington Area (more events coming soon!)

 

MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018

7pm - Brushes, Brews & Bites Paint Night  - TBA, Barrington. More details to follow 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018

6PM - Movie Night - Finding Dory - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena - $5/person or $15/family

8PM - Movie Night - Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena - $5/person or $15/family 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018

 6 pm    2k Tinker Run / Walk. Start and finish location TBA. For runners up to age 12. Refreshment and prizes provided after the run. Admission $2. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call the Barrington Recreation Dept. 902-637-2903          

6:45PM   2k, 5k & 10 Run / Walk. Start and finish location TBA. For runners older than 12. Refreshment and prizes provided after the run. Admission $2 for the 2k; $5 for the 5 10 k.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018

6 pm – 8 pm   Family Fun Lobster Festival Activities. Sherose Island Ballfield, Barrington. Free activities for children up to age 12. Sponsored by the Barrington Recreation Dept. 902-637-2903.   

7PM - Lobster Rope Mat Workshop with Terry Faye, Wesley Heritage Community Centre, Barrington. $65 / person. Call Suzy to register, 902-637-2015.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018

11am – 4:00pm - Lobster Expo and Market - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Call Suzy for vendor booth information 902 637- 8166 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 4:30 pm           Lobster Chowder, Samuel Wood Museum, Woods Harbour. 902-723-0346 or 902-635-3022.   

6PM  Lobster Festival Soccer Tournament, 3754 Hwy 330, Richard Swain Soccer Field. Contact Barrington Recreation Dept. 902 637-2903

7 pm    Official Opening of the Shelburne County Lobster Festival. Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Barrington. (Doors opened at 6 pm).

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. 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018

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

9 am    Lobster Festival Soccer Tournament, 3754 Hwy 330, Richard Swain Soccer Field. Contact Barrington Recreation Department 902-637-2903.

10 am – 3 pm Car Show, Wood’s Harbour Ball Field. 902-723-0366.

10am-3pm - Lobster Expo and Market - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Barrington. Call Suzy for vendor booth information 902 637- 8166 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4 pm – 6 pm   Lobster Chowder Supper. Barrington and Area Lions Club, Barrington. Sponsored by The Cape Sable Historical Society.

5:30 pm           Lobster Shelling Contest, Barrington and Area Lions Club, Barrington. Sponsored by the Barrington Recreation Department. See how fast you can shell 3 lobsters!

10pm-2am - Lobster Party Arena Dance - Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena, Barrington. 19+.$10 admission. 19+ only – ID will be required.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018

Founders Golf Tournament, River Hills Golf & Country Club, 2 persons teams. 902-637-2415.9 am   

Lobster Festival Soccer Tournament, 3754 Hwy 330, Richard Swain Soccer Field. Contact Barrington Recreation Department, 902-637-2903.

10am-3pm Lobsterfest Geofest Geocaching, Barrington Regional Curling Club, Barrington. Contact Suzy 902 637-8166.

2 pm    Memorial Service, Calvary Baptist Church, Wood’s Harbour. 902- 723-0366.

3:30 pm           Kids Fish Derby, Wood’s Harbour Wharf, 902-723-0366.

Dusk    Parade of Lights, Wood’s Harbour Wharf. 902 -723-0366.