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Dive into Fun: Summerside Lobster Carnival is Almost Here!

Get ready for a shell of a time because the Summerside Lobster Carnival is just around the corner, from July 11th to 13th, and it’s packed with fun for the whole family!

A Celebration Rooted in History

Before we dive into the exciting events awaiting you at the carnival, let's take a moment to appreciate the rich history of lobster fishing on Prince Edward Island. Lobster fishing has been a cornerstone of PEI's maritime heritage for centuries. The island's pristine waters are home to some of the world's finest lobsters, making it a prime location for this age-old industry.

Lobstering on PEI began as a subsistence activity among the island's Indigenous peoples, who skillfully caught lobsters using traditional methods. European settlers, recognizing the abundance of this valuable resource, soon adopted and refined these techniques. By the late 19th century, lobster fishing had evolved into a thriving commercial industry, with traps and canneries dotting the island's coastline.

Today, PEI lobsters are celebrated worldwide for their exceptional quality and taste. The Lobster Carnival in Summerside is a testament to this enduring legacy, honoring the hard work and dedication of the island's lobster fishers and the communities that support them.

Here's a glimpse of the excitement waiting for you at the carnival:

🎉 Parade Extravaganza: Witness the vibrant and lively parade that brings the community together in a sea of color, music, and joy. It's a must-see spectacle that kicks off the festivities with a bang!

🍪 Biscuit Competition: Show off your baking prowess or cheer on the talented bakers in this mouth-watering contest. It's a delightful blend of creativity and deliciousness that promises to tantalize your taste buds!

🎤 Youth Talent Competition: Support our young stars as they dazzle the crowd with their incredible talents. Who knows, you might spot the next big thing in music, dance, or magic!

🎣 Fishing Derby: Grab your rods and reels for some friendly competition on the water. Perfect for anglers of all ages, it's a great way to enjoy PEI’s natural beauty while trying to catch the big one.

🎟️ Free Admission to the Grounds: Yes, you read that right! Enjoy all the festivities without spending a dime on entry. More savings means more fun, making it accessible for everyone to join in the celebration.

More than Just Events

The carnival grounds will be buzzing with energy. It's the perfect way to immerse yourself in the local culture and savour the rich maritime traditions.

Take a stroll through the bustling marketplace, where local artisans display their crafts, or indulge in some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste. The carnival isn't just about lobsters – it's a celebration of everything that makes PEI unique.

Join the Celebration

Don’t let this incredible event slip through your fingers. Book your stay at Ye Olde Sailor and make your trip to the Lobster Carnival a part of an unforgettable summer adventure. Our cozy, welcoming cottage is the perfect home base for all your carnival activities, offering comfort and convenience after a day of fun.

Click here to learn more and plan your visit

We look forward to welcoming you to Ye Olde Sailor and sharing in the joy of this fantastic event. The countdown to fun has begun! Secure your stay now and dive into the heart of the Summerside Lobster Carnival.

Book your stay at Ye Olde Sailor now to enjoy the Lobster Carnival and more!

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