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Annual Crabfest and Fishing Derby

Record #: MCV0161
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017
Last Full Update: 25 Jan 2017


Located In Bay St. Lawrence
Where To Find Us
Bay St. Lawrence Fire Department
80 Money Point Rd
Bay St. Lawrence, NS
Areas Served Victoria County


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Contact Patsy Mackinnon, Crabfest Organizior, Bay St. Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department; Phone: 383-2143; Email:
Alternate Contact Andrew Fricker, Fire Cheif, Bay St. Lawrence Fire Department; Phone: 902-383-2204

Description & Services

Information The Bay St. Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department are proud to have their Annual CrabFest and Fishing Derby every year for over 25 years. This is one of the oldest Crab Festivals in Nova Scotia, celebrating the start of the Local Snow Crab season.  
All children in the Fishing Derby receive a prize.  
Some prize categories include; 
1. Biggest Fish 
2. Smallest fish 
3. Prettiest and Ugliest fish 
3. Oldest/Youngest Fisherman and Fisher-woman 
Just to name a few! 
Contact Patsy for more information if you want to join in the fun or Volunteer to help make the Crabfest a success. 
Come out to enjoy our beautiful scenery, lovely community, and delicious food!
Hours Fishing Derby 8:00 AM to Noon 
Crab Dinner; Noon to 4:00 PM
Dates First Sunday after July 15th
Accessibility Fully Wheelchair Accessible - Fire Hall is Fully accessible

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