Shelburne County Lobster Festival Events

Lobster Festival Events

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The Biggest Lobster of Shelburne County Application

GRAND PRIZE – $500 + trophy (and bragging rights!) – Sponsored by the Nova Scotia Boat Racers Association


  • Heaviest lobster will be declared The Biggest Lobster of Shelburne County winner.
  • Eligible lobsters must be caught in a legal lobster trap.
  • Eligible winners must hold a lobster license and fish from a port within Shelburne County.
  • All lobsters must be weighed at an official weigh-in station. (Listed below)
  • Lobsters must be caught between April 1, 2013 and May 31, 2013.
  • Lobsters must be at least 10 pounds to enter.
  • Only those entries with completed application forms, appropriate signatures and photographs will be accepted. This is to ensure that the lobster was caught with in the contest timeframe and also to ensure accurate weights.
  • Winner will be announced during the Shelburne County Lobster Festival Friday night event (June 7) at the Barrington Arena.

Official Weigh-In Stations

James L. Mood Fisheries – Wood’s Harbour, NS – 723-2360

William R. Murphy Fisheries – Clark’s Harbour (Eddie or Gary) – 745-2878

Fisherman’s Market – 354 Black Point, Ingomar – 637-1606 

True World Foods of Canada – 40 Goodick Rd, Lwr Sandy Point – 875-2310 

Cotter’s Ocean Products – 911 South Street, Lockeport – 656-2749


Every Day

Canteen Open, SandyPoint Light House Community Centre – 875-2229

Shelburne CountyArchive & Genealogical Society, 168 Water Street. Shelburne County Fishing display (photos & news clippings). Enter to win a draw for Lost Marines Vol 1 & 2

Dates: June 1— 11 (during business hours) 875-4299



6:30pm—8:00pm – Tinkers Dance
Hosted at the SRHS, all Children grades 4,5-6, in Shelb. Co. Cost $5.00/ per person
Hosted by Our House Youth Wellness Center. More info call 875-3337


THURSDAY, JUNE 6th, 2013

10am start – Lobster Loop Hike – starting and finishing from the Lockeport Recreation Centre,10 Spruce Street, Lockeport.  Join us for a walk around a lobster shaped route through the community and enjoy a lobster sandwich along the way.  656-2565.


4:00pm —6:00pm – Creamed Lobster Supper
Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Centre, Sandy Point 875-2229

6PM – Queen of Heart Dory Club Row & RideCape Sable Island Causeway – come try your hand at rowing a traditional Nova Scotia dory, whether you are a beginner or advance, this is a great way to enjoy our beautiful coastal destination!

7PM – Variety Show
Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Centre, Sandy Point 875-2229

8PM – Osprey Movie “Cloud Atlas”
Osprey Arts Centre,
Shelburne  875-2359

FRIDAY, JUNE 7th, 2013


2 to 6pmAfternoon Market in the Park at Seacaps Memorial Park, 57 Hall Street, Lockeport

4-6PM – Boiled Lobster Supper
Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Centre, Sandy Point 875-2229

5PM – Boiled Lobster Dinner, Sable River Community Hall. Tickets sold in advance only. Contact June, 656-2844

6:00 pm 5th Annual BASA Lobster Festival Soccer Tournament. For more information, contact John Shaar, 745-2750.

6:00 pm Men’s Lobball Tournament, June 7, 8, 9. Barrington and South Side Ballfields. Prize money for winners. Contact Steve 635-2545.

6:30 – The Great Lobsterman’s Challenge – Barrington Arena -Contestants will compete in a lobstering skills challenge. Come see who will take home the top prize! Lobster Festival Opening Ceremonies will take place. Entertainment & the winner of the Biggest Lobster of Shelburne County will be announced. Contact Suzy for more information or to register – 637-2015.

6:30 – Seafood Chowder Cook-off – Barrington Arena – contact Shannon for more information – 875-1542

27th Annual Lobster Festival Eating Contest –Barrington Arena – will be held during the events at the Arena.  Contact Anna to register – 637-2903

7pm to 12amYou Only Live Once – Make it Count - Relay for Life at Seacaps Memorial Park, 57 Hall St., Lockeport.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, 2013

BASA Soccer Tournament Continues

Men’s Lobball Tournament Continues

June 8-9 – River Hills Founders Tournament – River Hills Golf & County Club – call the Club at 637-2415  to register.

7AM -Seal Island Breakfast – Barrington & Island Fire Hall, Centreville, Cape SableIsland

8:00 AM -  Barrington & Area Chamber of Commerce Community Wide Yard Sale – Barrington Passage, rain or shine. Contact Bobbi Jo Symonds 745-1655

10AM – Lobsterfest Bake Sale & Flea Market
Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Centre, Sandy Point 875-2229

10AM –  5th Annual 5k and 10 k Lobster Festival Runs. Starts and ends at Sherose Island Recreation Centre. Contact Barrington Recreation Department 637-2903.

10am startCrib tournament at Lockeport Recreation Centre, 10 Spruce Street, Lockeport,  12/player, bring a partner and lunch.

12PM - Lobsterburgers & Dessert
SandyPoint Lighthouse Community Centre, Sandy Point 875-2229

ShagHarbour Incident Society Museum – stop in and explore our interpretive centre!

NSBRA Lobster Festival Boat Races – Cape Sable Island Causeway – come hear the roar of the engine and watch as these modified boats race to the finish line! Lots of fun and excitement! Food vendors on site.

3:00 PM- Forest Ridge Academy 7th Annual Mini Log Run. Contact FRA to purchase your mini log, 637-4340.

4-6PM Lobster Chowder Supper
Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Centre, Sandy Point 875-2229

5PM – Lobster Chowder Supper – Clark’s Harbour Legion Hall – Phone Kent Blade for tickets – 745-3327

5:00 & 7:00pmGrand Opening of Lockeport Landing! Chowder and Cheesecake Supper Two seatings, 18 Beech Street, Lockeport.  Reservations requested. 656-3333.

8PM -   A Place for Dory Mates Concert Series and Crescent Beach Centre Coffee House presents Ria Mae and Kim Harris with special guest Tiffani Latham, Crescent Beach Centre, 157 Locke Street, Lockeport, $10 in advance and $15 at the door (tickets on sale at The Town Market Ltd.) All Ages.

8PM – Classical Music with Rhapsody Quintet (musicians from Symphony Nova Scotia
Osprey Arts Centre

9PM – Lobster Festival Dance
Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Centre, Sandy Point 875-2229

10PM – NSBRA Lobster Festival Arena Dance – Barrington Arena – 19 and over – ID will be checked at the door – DJ Troy Stoddard – $10 admission


SUNDAY, JUNE 9th, 2013

BASA Soccer Tournament Continues

Men’s Lobball Tournament Continues

River Hills Founders Golf Tournament continues

8-11AM – Bacon & Eggs Breakfast
Jordan Fire Hall, sponsored by Jordan Falls Fire Department, contact 875-1147

10AM-4PM – LobsterFest GeoFest – Lobster Festival Geocaching Event – Launch of the new Shelburne County GeoTrail Adventure Passport. Games, Lunch & Prizes – call Anna at 637-2903 or Suzy at 637-2015 to register.

11AM - Washer Toss Tournaments
SandyPoint Lighthouse Community Centre, Sandy Point 875-2229

12PM – Lobsterburgers & Dessert - Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Centre, Sandy Point 875-2229

2PM – Auction
Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Centre, Sandy Point 875-2229

3PM – Gospel Concert with a Mariners Theme – Clark’s Harbour Legion Hall – phone Kent Blades for more information 745-3327

2-5PM – Boiled and Creamed Lobster Supper
Jordan Bay School House Community Hall Association
Contact 875-4484 or 875-4316

4-6PM – Seafood Chowder Supper – Lockeport Fire Hall, 67 Hall Street, Lockeport – sponsored by the Lockeport Sea Derby

Download our Lobster Festival Brochure 2013

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