Lobster Carnival draws rave reviews
Two thumbs up and a snap for the outstanding 2015 Summerside Lobster Festival.
In my opinion this year’s Lobster Festival was second to none throughout the island.
It was a family friendly venue providing something for everyone: parade/Acadian Day, Mi’Kmaq Cultural Day, Celtic Day and the DiverseCity Festival.
There were lobster dinners, fiddling, step dancing, amusement rides, rock concerts and a beach volleyball tournament all hosted at Green’s Shore.
I took in the youth talent search, which featured several rising star contestants vying for a $300 prize followed by an energetic first-rate performance from the delightful Meghan Blanchard — sporting tablecloth weights to keep her dress respectable.
The Small Halls concerts were outstanding, showcasing a variety of P.E.I.’s seasoned amazing talent.
It was a treat to embrace the variety of cultures, customs and scrumptious food that the DiverseCity Celebration had to offer right here in Summerside.
Unfortunately the weather was wet and cold. I suggest that the main stage activities have an alternate plan to relocate to the indoor venue (where the ground was covered with plywood — avoiding a mud bowl) in the event of prospective uncontrollable weather events.
All told the 2015 Summerside Lobster Festival was a well organized major success and I consider it hands down a must-do premier event on P.E.I. for future summers. Georgina Markov Birch Hill