The Pictou Lobster Carnival

Now in Our 80th year!!

July 11 - 13, 2014

Started in 1934, the Pictou Lobster Carnival has become a signature event in Nova Scotia. This three day festival celebrates the end of the fishing season in the area, Maritime culture and music.

The event features musical entertainment at the Main Stage, a Beer Garden, the Pictou Lobster Carnival Parade, an Antique Car Show, Derby Races, Lobster Boat Races, a Mid-Way, a Children's Parade and many other activities for the whole family.

The countdown is on to the best Carnival ever... and we're already making memories!!

Princesses gather before the 2014 Westville Canada Day Parade


Our Entertainment lineup is in place. You're going to want to be in Pictou! Download PDF

Become part of the event. Sign up for our PHOTO CONTEST

You can help keep the Carnival Spirit strong. BUY A CARNIVAL T-SHIRT

Join us for Fun-Raising and Fund-Raising at some of these upcoming events:

Our Programme is available here

Check out our EVENTS page for more information

Main Stage and Hinchey Rides - Advance Tickets

These passes can be purchased now at: East End Grocery, Sears Portside Outlet, Pictou Pharmasave, Fulmore's Pharmacy, Sharon's Place, Pictou town office, Video Nook, East Coast FM, Woody's Convenience, Millside General Store and the Lobster Carnival office in the CN Station.

The Hinchey Rides and Amusements bracelets are $25. They can be purchased every day during the Carnival at the fair site.

You can find more information and links on the Town of Pictou's website

Carnival Week is launched with the annual 5k and 10k "Run for the Lobster"
Canada Day
Carnival Organizers get ready for Westville Canada Day Parade