The Northumberland Fisheries Festival is a long-standing tradition in the community of Murray River, Prince Edward Island. Started after the completion of the Northumberland Arena in 1980, residents and tourists alike have gathered during the last weekend of July for 40 years to socialize, eat delicious local food, take in lots of entertainment, and participate in our many activities.
Local vendors line the edges of the ice surface inside the arena yearly, promoting their products, providing information about their industries, and interacting with the public. We are happy to offer this opportunity to the business community, and thankful to those who choose to particpate year after year. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact us!
Previously the home of the Miss. Northumberland Pageant, we are proud to have crowned 37 Queens in the history of the Fisheries Festival.
In 2018, we welcomed the Youth Talent Showcase, sponsored by PEI Mutual Insurance Company, into our weekend schedule. The Showcase is open to all ages 13-21, and contestants will be able to sing, dance, or play an instrument for our judges for their chance to win $300, $150, or $75 and advance to the provincial finals! We are very pleased to be presenting the showcase again in 2019 - stay posted for more info coming soon!
You can join us on Friday and Saturday, July 26 & 27, for our Annual Lobster and Ham Suppers. Drawing hundreds to this delicious meal yearly, we offer both dine in and take out options. Serving locally fished lobster, potato salad made with island spuds, incredible homemade rolls and desserts and much more, its no wonder this is such a large part of the festival! Sorry, we do not take reservations.
Maybe you would like to try your luck? Then our $20,000 Cash Draw is for you! Tickets are $100 for your chance to win a grand prize of $20,000, one of two draws of $500, or one of five draws of $100. Tickets have been selling out the past couple of summers, so don't wait to get yours when you see it advertised!
This is, of course, just a small portion of what the Northumberland Fisheries Festival has to offer! Keep an eye out for the release of our 2019 Schedule of Events, we have something for every age!