2016 Feedback

Hi everyone

Hope you all had a great summer!

Thank you for participating in the 2016 edition of the Summerside Lobster Festival, presented by Cavendish Farms.

Whether you were a sponsor, partner, audience member, performer, vendor, volunteer, Friend of the Festival, resident or visitor to Summerside, we’d love to get your input on your experience at this year’s Lobster Festival.

Send in your responses so that we can develop future programming for the Summerside Lobster Festival!

For Lobster Festival Survey click here

Thanks for your support and see you next year!

The LobsterFest Team

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Thank you

We had a fantastic week of weather (with a couple of exceptions) and an incredible group of performers, vendors and activities.

We must thank all of our partners, sponsors, staff, volunteers and especially the City of Summerside, who continue to support this amazing event!

Stay tuned for some amazing images from the week.

Thanks again everyone. You know who you are!

The Lobster Fest Team

Sunday, July 24 – Schedule

SUNDAY JULY 24TH – DiverseCity Festival – in partnership with the PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada

Special Activities today:
2:00pm – 8:00pm – Sandcastle Building
2:00pm – 8:00pm – Vendors – Food, Crafts and Cultural information displays
3:00pm – 5:00pm – LEGO Lobster building – Kids Fun Zone
10:00am – 7:00pm – SandjamSummerside – ticketed event
2:00pm – 10:00pm – Entertainment provided by DiverseCity Festival

Ashley Cao/Asian (Chinese) Cultural Artist Group
Ayessa Divina
Chinese Islander Band / Union Band
Chinese Nation Dance
Sherika Joyce Annang
Zabulon Kujumbura
Jorge Pẽna
Esther Li
Kristia (Ke) Deng
Kristy Wang
Mi’kmaq Legends
Scott Parsons Band
Maryam Abdipour
Shayan Abdipour
Tomoko Craig
Urmila Khanal
Usha Khanal
Yu Yonghao
Yu Yu
I and the Village

Beer provided by Upstreet Craft Brewing (5pm-10pm)
Daily Activities:

2:00pm – 10:00pm – DiverseCity Festival Activities
2:00pm – 8:00pm – Kids Summer Fun Zone (Sponsored by Consolidated Credit Union)
12:00pm – 10:00pm – Midway on the Festival Grounds at Green’s Shore

Saturday, July 23 – Schedule

SATURDAY JULY 23RD – Atlantic Canadian Day / Family Day

Special Activities today:
12:00pm – 10:00pm – Buck a shuck – Oysters – PEI Shellfish Association
1:00pm – 8:00pm – Sandcastle building
2:00pm – Carboard Boat Races Cardboard Boat Race Rules 2016
10:00am – 8:00pm – Vendors
3:00pm – 5:00pm – LEGO Lobster building – Kids Fun Zone
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Face Painting
5:00pm – 8:00pm – Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart
6:00pm – 11:00pm – Upstreet Craft Brewing
10:00am – 6:00pm – Sandjam Summerside – ticketed event
9:00am – 10:00am – Chef Matt – Great Lobster Cookbook signging at Summerside Market
10:00am – 10:30am – Stretch Fitness – public workout in front of Main Stage
12:00pm – 1:30pm – Great Lobster Chowder Challenge – with Chef Matt Dean Pettit
2:00pm – 11:00pm – Entertainment in partnership with Music PEI and the East Coast Music Association and Small Halls Inc.
2:00pm – Songwriter concert – with Andy Brown (NB), Brianna Gosse (NL), Tian Wigmore (PE) – Special Guest Host: Catherine MacLellan
3:00pm – Songwriter Concert with Nathan Wiley (PE), Don Amero (MB), Ashley condon (PE) – Special Guest Host: Catherine MacLellan
4:00pm – Brianna Gosse (Newfoundland and Labrador) – in partnership with ECMA
5:00pm – Andy Brown (New Brunswick) in partnership with ECMA
6:00pm – Nathan Wiley (PE) in partnership with Music PEI
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Chef Matt with Chefs Norman and Rick from the Galley Gourmet food Truck
7:00pm – Hillburns (Nova Scotia) in partnership with Music Nova Scotia
9:00pm – Paper Lions (PE) in partnership with Music PEI

Things Lobster with Chef Matt, Chef Norman and Chef Rick in the Festival tent at Green’s Shore

Buy tickets for PAPER LIONS – SATURDAY, JULY 23RD – 9PM

Beer provided by Upstreet Craft Brewing (4pm-12pm)

Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart (5pm – 8pm) – $25 with all the traditional fixin’s
Lobster Rolls -$12
Daily Activities:
12:00pm – 8:00pm – LobsterFest Shuttle
1:00pm – 8:00pm – Kids Summer Fun Zone (Sponsored by Consolidated Credit Union)
12:00pm – 10:00pm – Midway on the Festival Grounds at Green’s Shore

Today’s line up of activities at Lobster Fest

SATURDAY JULY 23RD – Atlantic Canadian Day / Family Day

Special Activities today:
12:00pm – 10:00pm – Buck a shuck – Oysters – PEI Shellfish Association
1:00pm – 8:00pm – Sandcastle building
2:00pm – Carboard Boat Races Cardboard Boat Race Rules 2016
10:00am – 8:00pm – Vendors
3:00pm – 5:00pm – LEGO Lobster building – Kids Fun Zone
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Face Painting
5:00pm – 8:00pm – Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart
6:00pm – 11:00pm – Upstreet Craft Brewing
10:00am – 6:00pm – Sandjam Summerside – ticketed event
9:00am – 10:00am – Chef Matt – Great Lobster Cookbook signging at Summerside Market
10:00am – 10:30am – Stretch Fitness – public workout in front of Main Stage
11:00am – 11:45am – Mike Pendergast – Chilrens / family entertainer – Main Stage
12:00pm – 1:30pm – Great Lobster Chowder Challenge – with Chef Matt Dean Pettit and guest judges (($12) in the Main Tent
2:00pm – 8:00pm – FREE musical Entertainment in partnership with Music PEI and the East Coast Music Association and Small Halls Inc.
2:00pm – Songwriter concert – with Andy Brown (NB), Brianna Gosse (NL), Tian Wigmore (PE) – Special Guest Host: Catherine MacLellan
3:00pm – Songwriter Concert with Nathan Wiley (PE), Don Amero (MB), Ashley condon (PE) – Special Guest Host: Catherine MacLellan
4:00pm – Brianna Gosse (Newfoundland and Labrador) – in partnership with ECMA
5:00pm – Andy Brown (New Brunswick) in partnership with ECMA
6:00pm – Nathan Wiley (PE) in partnership with Music PEI
6:00pm – 7:00pm – All things Lobster with with Chef Matt with Chefs Norman and Rick from the Galley Gourmet food Truck ($15) in the Main Tent
7:00pm – Hillburns (Nova Scotia) in partnership with Music Nova Scotia
9:00pm – Paper Lions (PE) in partnership with Music PEI

Buy tickets for PAPER LIONS – SATURDAY, JULY 23RD – 9PM

Beer provided by Upstreet Craft Brewing (4pm-12pm)

Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart (5pm – 8pm) – $25 with all the traditional fixin’s OR Lobster Rolls -$12 in the Food and Beverage Tent

Daily Activities:
1:00pm – 8:00pm – Kids Summer Fun Zone (Sponsored by Consolidated Credit Union)
12:00pm – 10:00pm – Midway on the Festival Grounds at Green’s Shore

Friday, July 22 – Schedule

FRIDAY JULY 22ND – Acadian Day

Special Activities today:
9:00-10:30 a.m. – Breakfast cooking demo at Open Eats Restaurant with Chef Matt and Chef Megan – ticketed event
1:00pm –  Special Appearance / Book signing‎ at JMK Fishmart – no tickets required – free samples
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Vendors
4:00pm – 5:00pm –  Appearance / Book signing‎ at sobeys summerside – no tickets required – free samples
10:00am – 7:00pm – Sandjam
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Buck a shuck – Oysters – PEI Shellfish Association
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Sandcastle building
3:00pm – 5:00pm – LEGO Lobster building – Kids Fun Zone
5:00pm – 8:00pm – Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart
6:00pm – 10:00pm – Upstreet Craft Brewing
4:00pm – 10:00pm – Entertainment (provided by La Belle Alliance) Appearances by ÉVANGÉLINE AND GABRIEL
8:00pm – 10:00pm – Ten Strings & A Goat skin

Beer provided by Upstreet Craft Brewing (6pm-11pm)
Lobster Rolls -$12
Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart (5pm – 8pm) – $25 with all the traditional fixin’s

Daily Activities:
3:00pm – 8:00pm – LobsterFest Shuttle
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Kids Summer Fun Zone (Sponsored by Consolidated Credit Union)
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Midway on the Festival Grounds at Green’s Shore

Thursday, July 21 – Schedule

THURSDAY JULY 21ST – Mi’kMaq and Aboriginal Cultural Day – in partnership with Lennox Island and MCPEI

Special Activities today:
9:00am – 4:00pm – Downtown Sidewalk Sale
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Vendors (including MCPEI booth / Lennox Island Judo club 5-7pm)
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Buck a shuck – Oysters – PEI Shellfish Association
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Sandcastle building
3:00pm – 5:00pm – LEGO Lobster building – Kids Fun Zone
5:00pm – 8:00pm –  Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart
6:00pm – 10:00pm – Upstreet Craft Brewing
3:00pm – Birch Bark and Porcupine Quill Art Demonstrations (interactive)
3:30pm – Traditional Story telling (in the TEE PEE)
4:00pm – Don Amero
4:45pm –  asket Weaving Demonstrations (interactive)
5:30pm – Hey Cuzzin’s DRUM Group and Traditional Dancers (Interactive Dancing)
6:00pm – Culinary – Chef Matt Dean Pettit with Lennox Island Chief – cooking demonstration
6:00pm – The Game of Waltis and Traditional Birch Bark Games (Interactive)
7:00pm – Mi’kmaq Songs and Hand Drumming (Interactive)
7:30pm – Hey Cuzzin’s DRUM Group and Traditional Dancers (Interactive Dancing)
8:00pm – Don Amero
9:00pm – War Horses

Unfortunately the Lobster Trap Challenge has been cancelled

Beer provided by Upstreet Craft Brewing (6pm-11pm)

Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart (5pm – 8pm) – $25 with all the traditional fixin’s
Lobster Rolls -$12
Daily Activities:
3:00pm – 8:00pm – LobsterFest Shuttle
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Kids Summer Fun Zone (Sponsored by Consolidated Credit Union)
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Midway on the Festival Grounds at Green’s Shore

Wednesday, July 20 – Schedule

WEDNESDAY JULY 20TH – Celtic Day

Special Activities today:
9:00am – 4:00pm – Downtown Sidewalk Sale
2:00pm – 10:00pm – LobsterBowl Step-Dancing Competition – Confederation Bridge Main Tent
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Vendors
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Buck a shuck – Oysters – PEI Shellfish Association
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Sandcastle building
3:00pm – 5:00pm – LEGO Lobster building – Kids Fun Zone
5:00pm – 8:00pm –  Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart
6:00pm – 10:00pm – Upstreet Craft Brewing
6:00pm – 10:00pm –  Seafood Night at the Racetrack / Lobster Festival race card
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Entertainment
3:00pm – 3:30pm – College of Piping
3:45pm – 4:30pm – Prince County Fiddlers
4:45pm – 5:00pm – Scottish Country Dancers
7:00pm – 7:45pm – Cosan
8:00pm – 8:45pm – Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Unfortunately the Lobster Trap Challenge has been cancelled

Beer provided by Upstreet Craft Brewing (5pm-10pm)

Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart (5pm – 8pm) – $25 with all the traditional fixin’s
Lobster Rolls -$12
Daily Activities:
3:00pm – 8:00pm – LobsterFest Shuttle
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Kids Summer Fun Zone (Sponsored by Consolidated Credit Union)
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Midway on the Festival Grounds at Green’s Shore

Tuesday, July 19 – Schedule

TUESDAY, JULY 19TH – Youth Day

Special Activities today:
9:00am – 4:00pm – Downtown Sidewalk Sale
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Vendors
3:00pm – 7:00pm – Airbrush Tattoos and Sensational Sand Castles – Parks Canada
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Buck a shuck – Oysters – PEI Shellfish Association
3:00pm – 5:00pm – LEGO Lobster building – Kids Fun Zone
5:00pm – 8:00pm –  Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart
6:00pm – 10:00pm – Upstreet Craft Brewing
3:00pm – 12:00am – Entertainment
3:00pm – 3:45pm – Dakota Oliver
5:00pm – Atlantic Academy of Arts
5:30pm – Spotlight Entertainment
6:00pm – 6:45pm – Julia Dunn
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Youth Talent contest – PEI Mutal and PEIAE
8:50pm – 9:00pm –  Brett and Zak (special guest performers)
9:00pm – 9:45pm – Makayla Lynn (NS)
10:00pm – 12:00am – DJ – DEXZ (Youth night)

Unfortunately the Lobster Trap Challenge has been cancelled

Beer provided by Upstreet Craft Brewing (6pm-10pm)

Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart (5pm – 8pm) – $25 with all the traditional fixin’s
Lobster Rolls -$12

Daily Activities:
3:00pm – 8:00pm – LobsterFest Shuttle
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Kids Summer Fun Zone (Sponsored by Consolidated Credit Union)
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Midway on the Festival Grounds at Green’s Shore

Monday, July 18 – Schedule

MONDAY, JULY 18TH – Opening Day / Parade Day

Special Activities today:

11:00am – 12:00pm – “Get Hooked on Seafood with Chefs Mike and Jen” – Food Demo – PEI Dept. of Fisheries
11:00am – 8:00pm – Vendors (incl Nature Conservancy, Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association)
12:30 – 4:00pm – Face Painting with Anna Doran
1:00pm – 2:30pm – Parade
3:00pm – Opening Ceremonies
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Midway on the Festival Grounds at Green’s Shore
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Buck a shuck – Oysters – PEI Shellfish Association
3:00pm – 7:00pm – Airbrush Tattoos – Park Canada
5:00pm – 8:00pm –  Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart
6:00pm – 10:00pm – Upstreet Craft Brewing
3:30pm – 10:00pm – Entertainment
3:30pm – Ashely Condon
4:30pm – Ivan Daigle
5:30pm – Brett & Zak
6:30pm – Dakota Oliver
7:30pm – Johnny Oliver
8:30pm – Ivan Daigle & the Dirt Country Confederates
9:30pm – Andrew Waite & the Firm

Time TBA – Special boat tour; information on Lobster fishing, Oyster fishing, Summerside and Holman’s Island – in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Beer provided by Upstreet Craft Brewing (6pm-10pm)

Traditional Lobster dinners provided by JMK Fishmart (5pm – 8pm) – $25 with all the traditional fixin’s
Lobster Rolls -$12

Daily Activities:
3:00pm – 8:00pm – LobsterFest Shuttle
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Kids Summer Fun Zone  (Sponsored by Consolidated Credit Union))
3:00pm – 10:00pm – Midway on the Festival Grounds at Green’s Shore