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Shediac Lobster Shop is a proud partner of the Shediac Lobster Festival
In 1952, Mr. Ernest Maillet opened a small canteen on Shediac’s Main Street. During the summer months, he started selling lobster to tourists and his small business soon bloomed, leading to the creation of the Shediac Lobster Shop in 1968.
The 3D mural “THE GOOD OL’ DAYS” captures the life on wharfs in the South-East region of the province during the ‘50s and celebrates the lobster factory owned by the Maillet family. To this day, the factory is flourishing and is situated near the former Pellerin wharf, now gone, on the Scoudouc River.
The Longest Lobster Roll
As part of its 66th edition in July 2015, the Lobster Festival, in collaboration with the Greater Shediac Chamber of Commerce, set a world record by producing the longest lobster roll in the world. Measuring 85 feet and 6 inches, this lobster roll was enjoyed by more than 200 people who paid to eat a portion. In 2016, the Festival is intent on repeating this record and having it find its place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Lobster Eating Contest
The highlight of the Lobster Festival is surely the Lobster Eating Contest. Every night we choose volunteers from the crowd to eat 3 Lobsters with their bare hands in the least time possible. Why not come & try your luck!!
The Longest Lobster Dinner
How does sharing a delightful lobster dinner with 999 other people sound? This is what the Lobster Festival is offering as part of its longest lobster dinner table event. Over 1,000 people will eat 1,000 lobsters off a table measuring 1,000 feet long. Will you join us at the table this year?
A local artist was commissioned by Shediac Lobster Shop to design a Lobster Motorcycle. The functioning motorcycle was dressed up with hand painted pieces of leather painted to ressemble the colour and texture of a lobster shell. The bike was a real head turner and kids loved to sit on it for pictures.