Go overboard on East Coast eats and pick up one of a kind nautical items at the Maritime Market. The market will be located in Sherbourne Common, just steps away from the iconic Bluenose II and majestic Picton Castle. Start your shopping list now!
Oyster Shucking Competition
Cheer on your favourite shuckers and get your fill of oysters at this year’s festival with Rodney’s Oyster House. On Sunday June 30, 10-12 participants will compete for shucking supremacy. The top six shuckers will move on to participate in a team relay competition on Canada Day that will see the pros and a participant from Bluenose II and Picton Castle go head to head.
Before the relay, two members of the audience will be invited to participate in a Shuck N’ Slurp competition. Whoever slurps down the most oysters before the clock runs out wins!
Shucked oysters will be served to the public following the shows, so bring your appetite!
You’ll be tapping your feet and singing along all weekend with traditional fiddling and step dancing, upbeat folk-based music, sea shanties and a hula hooping mermaid. Check back in a week or two! Performance times will be posted closer to the festival.
Ship Shape Obstacle Course
Visitors can see if they have what it takes to be a tall ship crew member at the Ship Shape Obstacle Course. The festival favourite from 2016 returns 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, watch ship crew members compete against one another and cheer on your favourite team. The Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard will also participate.