Visitors went overboard on East Coast eats and picked up one of a kind nautical items at the Maritime Market. The market was located in Sherbourne Common, just steps away from the iconic Bluenose II and majestic Picton Castle.
Oyster Shucking Competition
Visitors cheered on their favourite shuckers and got their fill of oysters at this year’s festival with Rodney’s Oyster House. On Sunday June 30, 10-12 participants competed for shucking supremacy. The top six shuckers moved on to participate in a team relay competition on Canada Day that saw the pros and a participant from Bluenose II and Picton Castle go head to head.
Shucked oysters were served to the public after the shows.
Visitors were tapping their feet and singing along all weekend with traditional fiddling and step dancing, upbeat folk-based music, sea shanties and a hula hooping mermaid.
Detailed entertainment schedule can be found HERE.
Ship Shape Obstacle Course
A festival favourite from 2016 returned to the waterfront with skill testing obstacles including: a wall climb, over/under, pyramid box jump over, web crawl and balance beams. At scheduled times throughout the festival, ship crew members competed against one another and visitors cheered on their favourite team. The Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard also joined in on the fun.