Lobster Crawl Press
We’re ever so grateful for everyone who helped spread the word about our wonderful festival. You’ll find links to all the media coverage below – including those from TV, radio, print and OnLine outlets. Be sure to have a look through our Lobster Crawl Press and make plans to be with us for our next big shell-abration.
Global TV Morning – Lobster Crawl Festival NewsFebruary 24, 2023
Global’s Eilish Bonang catches up with Grand Banker Bar and Grill owner and operator, Adam Bower, and chef, Jackie Bennett, to talk about this year’s South Shore Lobster Crawl Festival wrapping up this weekend in Lunenburg. Watch
Lobster Crawl Along the South ShoreFebruary 17, 2023
Davey and Sky invite you to Crawl aboard as they shell’ebrate Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl! WATCH as they explore the beautiful South Shore from Barrington (the Lobster Capital of Canada) to Peggy’s Cove – eating ALL the lobster in between!
Lobster Fishery Tartan Launched in BarringtonFebruary 10, 2023
Saltwire’s Kathy Johnson reports – Lucy the Lobster rests on a piece of the new lobster fishery tartan, officially launched by the Cape Sable Historical Society the day following Lucy’s Groundhog Day prediction. Read all about it
Global TV Morning – South Shore Lobster Crawl Festival is Back!February 9, 2023
All month long, the South Shore of Nova Scotia is celebrating the 2023 Lobster Crawl Festival with live music, special stay-and-play packages, and of course, tasty crustacean-themed treats! Stephanie Miller Vincent from South Shore Tourism Cooperative tells us more about all the events happening throughout February. Watch…
CBC’s Information Morning – A For Adventure!February 8, 2023
Great to hear the A For Adventure chat with the Information Morning Team about Winter Fun to be found in Nova Scotia including right here on Nova Scotia’s South Shore for LOBSTER CRAWL!!! Our story starts at 4:58 Listen…
Saltwire Groundhog Day Lob-Star: Lucy the Lobster says six more weeks of winterFebruary 3, 2023
Kathy Johnson reports – Nova Scotia’s Kilted Chef Alain Bosse gives Lucy the lobster a pet during the crustacean’s fifth annual Groundhog Day prediction on Feb. 2 at the North East Pont waterfront on Cape Sable Island. This year’s Lucy weighed in at seven-and-three-quarter pounds. When placed on top of her weather predicting lobster trap, there was a shadow. Read more…
NNN NEWS NIGERIA N.S. groundhog, lobster agree there will be 6 more weeks of winter
Two very different prognosticating animals share the opinion that Nova Scotia will have at least six more weeks of winter. Locals in Barrington held a Groundhog Day celebration Thursday morning with a decidedly south-shore twist. Lucy the Lobster crawled out of the ocean at the Cape Sable Island Causeway at 8 a.m., ready to show her rodent rival how a prediction is made. Read more…
Global News – N.S. groundhog, lobster agree there will be 6 more weeks of winterFebruary 2, 2023
Alex Cooke reports – Lucy the Lobster crawled out of the ocean at the Cape Sable Island Causeway at 8 a.m., ready to show her rodent rival how a prediction is made. While it was difficult to see where her beady little eyes went, organizers of the event declared she saw her shadow, indicating six more weeks of winter. Watch …
iHeartRADIO Lucy the Lobster see shadows
Natalie Lombard reports – Lucy crawled her way out of the ocean for her annual prediction in Barrington, N.S., which is considered the lobster capital of Canada. It didn’t take long before the call was made official. “It’s official. She sees her shadow,” said Alain Bossé, also known as The Kilted Chef, who helped Lucy with her prediction on Thursday. Read more…
Global TV’s Nova Scotia’s South Shore Lobster Crawl CONTEST
It’s time to shell-abrate! Nova Scotia’s South Shore Lobster Crawl is back for the month of February! WIN an amazing prize package including 12 $100 gift cards for a variety of South Shore restaurants and businesses and Lobster Crawl merchandise. This package is worth approximately $1400. Enter by 11pm on Monday, February 27. We’ll announce our winner on Tuesday, February 28 at 8:50am on Global News Morning. ENTER HERE…
The Sacramento Bee – Move over, groundhog: This clawed creature in Canada is predicting more winter
Aspen Pflughoeft reports – Instead of a groundhog, event organizers brought Lucy the Lobster to make a winter weather prediction, a Facebook video shared on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 2, shows. Crawling out of the water, the lobster’s beady eyes darted around. Read more…
Everything Zoomer – A Short History of Notable Canadian Groundhogs (and a Prognosticating Lobster)
Mike Crisolago reports – Ontario’s Wiarton Willie is again, like last year, the outlier among the weather-predicting critter community. Willie predicted an early spring, breaking with fellow prognosticators like Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam and Lucy the Lobster, as well as Manitoba Merv, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil and others who foresee six more weeks of winter. Read more…
CTV Atlantic News – Shubenacadie Sam, Lucy the Lobster see shadows predict six more weeks of winter
Two well-known animals in Nova Scotia shared the same opinion Thursday after seeing their shadows, predicting six more weeks of winter. Shubenacadie Sam emerged from her burrow to make her annual prediction just after at 8 a.m. Thursday at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park in Shubenacadie, N.S. …Lucy the Lobster also predicted six more weeks of winter after seeing her shadow Thursday morning. Read more…
Winter Road Trips: Where to Play, Stay and Eat in Nova ScotiaJanuary 31, 2023
N.S. Lobster Crawl kicks off with Lucy the Lobster’s Groundhog Day prediction
What else but lobster do you get a Lob-Star when she retires from teaching? Bridgewater resident Heather Jeffers, chosen as this year’s Lob-Star for the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl. Jeffers will be on hand when Lucy crawls out of the Ocean on Feburary 2nd as well as a celebrity judge in the Big Lobster Roll Off on February 5th – Just a couple of the MANY exciting events in store for the 5th Annual Festival. Read all about it…
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED. – Kathy Johnson
Forbes – The Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl Is One Of Canada’s Best Winter FestivalsJanuary 20, 2023
Big thanks Forbes Magazine and travel writer Sandra MacGregor who extolled the virtues of our crustacean celebration – declaring Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl Is One Of Canada’s Best Winter Festivals!
Forbes – The Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl Is One Of Canada’s Best Winter Festivals
Big thanks Forbes Magazine and travel writer Sandra MacGregor who extolled the virtues of our crustacean celebration – declaring Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl Is One Of Canada’s Best Winter Festivals!
Travelling Foodie – 20+ Ways To Enjoy Lobster in Nova ScotiaFebruary 8, 2022
The Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua reports – “Something unique to Nova Scotia is The Nova Scotia Lobster Trail, which has dozens of restaurants, retail and fisheries that feature some of the freshest lobster dishes and lobster-related experiences in the Province.”
Hot Country 103.5 -Never mind groundhogs, Nova Scotia has a LOBSTER!February 3, 2022
Melody & Forman Show – “Sam, who?! Lucy the Lobster is the only prognosticating crustacean to make a prediction in Canada, so live from the “Lobster Capital of Canada,” we talked with Lucy and her handler Suzy about… eating lobster.”
CBC Morning – Lucy the Lobster claws her way to Groundhog Day fame
CBC’s Brett Ruskin reports to Heather Hiscox of the national Morning Show “In the self-described lobster capital of Canada, Barrington, N.S., a 50-year-old crustacean named Lucy has been making weather predictions on Groundhog Day for the past few years, joining a menagerie of animals taking part in the annual tradition.”
The Weather Network Reports – Groundhog Day 2022 Results
Toronto Star – South Shore Promoters Promise a Cracking Good Time
Kevin McBain reports – The 2022 Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl kicked off at the beginning of this month with the seafood for which Nova Scotia is best known, lobster, grabbing the centre of attention.
GROUNDHOG DAY LOBSTER: Lucy the Lobster predicts six more weeks of winter during 2022 appearance
Saltwire’s Kathy Johnson reports “In the kick-off event for the fourth annual Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl, Lucy the Lobster predicted six more weeks of winter during her Groundhog Day weather prediction on the North East Point waterfront on Feb. 2.”
CBC Instagram – Lucy the lobster has clawed her way to Groundhog Day fame.
Brett Ruskin files a digital report via @cbcnews The 50-year-old crustacean has been fictitiously predicting whether spring comes early or not in Barrington, N.S., for the past few years.
LIVE On Location with Lucy The LobsterFebruary 2, 2022
Groundhog Lobster Crawl Day! Cailin O’Neil aka @novascotiaexplorer is LIVE on location at Cape Sable Island to kick off Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl 2022 and shell-abrate with Lucy the Lobster. As the only prognosticating crustacean we anxiously await… will Lucy see her shadow or will spring arrive earlier than expected? Watch and see…
Suzi Atwood Talks Up Lobster Crawl 2022
SEA AND BE SCENE… And HEARD host Stephanie Beaumont chats with the #SSTC’s Suzi Atwood about the Lobster Capital of Canada, Lobster Crawl 2022, Lucy the Lobster and SO MUCH MORE! Listen…
BREAKING: 6 More Weeks of Winter!
Explore Canada – Happy Groundhog Day!
@explorecanada via Instagram “According to this annual tradition, today is the day we find out when we can expect winter to end, and when spring will arrive. But in Barrington, Nova Scotia (The Lobster Capital of Canada) there’s a new weather forecaster in town… Lucy the Lobster!”
CTV MORNING LIVE – Does Lucy Say It’s An Early Spring?
CTV Morning Live Atlantic host Ana Almeida connects with SSTC’s Suzi Atwood on Cape Sable Island, NS to get the scoop on Lucy’s prediction for 2022
Lucy The Lobster Sees Her Shadow, Predicts Six More Weeks Of Winter
Y95.5’s Kevin Northup reports – “Lucy the Lobster says we’re in for six more weeks of winter. The crustacean made her way out of the ocean on Cape Sable Island this morning and saw her shadow.”
Lucy the Lobster Claws Her Way To Groundhog Fame
CBC’s Brett Ruskin reports – “In the self-described lobster capital of Canada, Barrington, N.S., a 50-year-old crustacean named Lucy has been making weather predictions on Groundhog Day for the past few years, joining a menagerie of animals taking part in the annual tradition.”
Lucy the Lobster’s Groundhog Day prediction to kick off N.S. Lobster CrawlJanuary 28, 2022
Saltwire’s Kathy Johnson shares the scoop on Lucy’s upcoming event and all that’s in store for Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl #4
Off-Season Travel Benefits Lobster Crawl 2022January 4, 2022
Featured in The Globe and Mail – travel writer Claudia Laroye shares the bounty to be found in visiting Nova Scotia’s South Shore in the off-season, most deliciously our February Festival – Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl
CTV Live at 5 on LOBSTER DAYFebruary 28, 2020
Watch as CTV Live at 5’s Susette Belliveau visits Lunenburg to celebrate the first official Lobster Day festivities.
Reception to Shell-ebrate Lobster Day Set for FridayFebruary 25, 2020
CKBW reports “The province has set aside an entire day to the celebration of all things lobster and organizers of the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl couldn’t be happier.”
The Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl in the CommunityFebruary 20, 2020
Watch the ALC’s video… “Hands up if you love lobster! Atlantic Lottery is proud to sponsor the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl happening all month long on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.”
Nova Scotia Officially Declares February 28 as “Lobster Day”
SeafoodNews.com reports “The Canadian Province of Nova Scotia is honouring its heritage by celebrating one of the things the province is best known for, lobster.”
You won’t want to miss the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl festival
ALC.ca reports “While the South Shore might not offer the warm, sunny weather you had in mind, it can offer you over 150 exciting events that feature everyone’s favourite Atlantic Canadian crustacean – lobster.”
Foodie Flashpacker: Sea to Table Lobster AdventureFebruary 19, 2020
“Follow me on my Nova Scotia sea-to-table lobster adventure, as I learn more about Nova Scotia and everything lobster.”
It’s All About Lobster & Lobster For AllFebruary 15, 2020
martitimesmaven.com blogs “The beautiful south shore of Nova Scotia ~ from Barrington to Peggy’s Cove ~ fills the month of February with everything lobster. Stay & play, sip & savour and shop & hop around”
Lobster Day to be celebrated province-wideFebruary 14, 2020
Saltwire Reports “Lobster lovers, dig into Friday, Feb. 28. Premier Stephen McNeil recently made a “pro’claw’mation” declaring the day to be Nova Scotia Lobster Day.”
The South Shore really is lobster-rific!February 12, 2020
Chronicle Herald reports “With a trajectory that is swelling, the Lobster Crawl is destined to be one of Canada’s not-to-be-missed festivals”
North Texas News – Let’s Reminisce: Why ask a groundhog?February 10, 2020
In the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, they substitute Lucy the Lobster for a groundhog, as a way to promote the local delicacy as part of a winter tourism campaign.
Gold Bean Cafe Wins Lobster Chowder Cook Off
LighthouseNow.ca serves up the scoop on the Municipality of Chester’s 2nd Annual ‘For the Love of Lobster’ event including the results of the Lobster Chowder Chowdown Showdown.
Two-Time Winner for Lobster Roll as Lobster Crawl Gets UnderwayFebruary 3, 2020
LighthouseNow.ca reports on the Lobster Roll Off and the start of Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl 2020
Lobster Crawl Kicks Off
CKBW.ca reports “This weekend marked the beginning of the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl. An event put on by South Shore Tourism Cooperative annually to bring tourists to Nova Scotia in the winter months, during lobster season.”
Groundhog Day 2020 – The results are in but…February 2, 2020
The Weather Network reports on all those February 2nd weather prognosticators – furry and otherwise, including our very own Lucy the Lobster. LOOK
Lucy predicts six more weeks of winterFebruary 1, 2020
The Chronicle Herald reports “On “Lobster-hog Day” in southwestern N.S. – There will be six more weeks of winter, says Lucy the Lob-STAR.”
AMERICA JOURNAL – Lobster Crawl in Nova Scotia
americajournal.de reports on all the festivities to be held during Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl 2020
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Who Needs A Groundhog…January 31, 2020
Who Needs a Groundhog When You Can Consult a Lobster? (Bill Murray Is OK With That.) Communities turn to a roster of critters to forecast how much longer winter will last; ‘the next generation of weather predictor’
Excitement for this year’s Lobster Crawl Boils OverJanuary 29, 2020
LighthouseNow.ca reports on what’s in store for Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl 2020 with event highlights and more.
Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl Festival Returns
The Chronicle Herald reports “The Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl festival returns Feb. 1-29, 2020, for its third year, as proof that the South Shore very much is open for business year-round — and that visitors very much have an appetite for lobster fresh off the wharf!”
9 Reasons to Attend the Nova Scotia Lobster CrawlJanuary 20, 2020
Dashboard Living shares their great list and more “It’s a foodie’s paradise with events ranging from intimate tasting events to full-blown beer fests and everything in between.”
Nova Scotia to Celebrate First Official Lobster Day on February 28
Tourism Nova Scotia’s In Touch blog reports “It’s official! February 28 has been proclaimed as Lobster Day in Nova Scotia, honouring our lobster fishery heritage and culture, as well as its economic importance to our communities.”
Top 10 “Not to Miss” Lobster Crawl EventsJanuary 18, 2020
Simple Local Life shares their great list “A month-long celebration of everything lobster. If you can think of it, you can probably find it; from lobster snow sculptures to lobster beer, cooking classes to kitchen parties, wine pairings to art shows, fishery tours to ‘lobster’ wool.”
Sink Your Claws Into Nova Scotia’s Lobster CrawlJanuary 15, 2020
Nova Scotia Buzz reports “The entire South Shore invites you to the 3rd Annual Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl! It’s taking place from Barrington, the Lobster Captial of Canada, to Peggy’s Cove and every port in between for the entire month of February!”
List of ‘shell’abrations’ reaching boiling pointJanuary 12, 2020
Saltwire Network reports “The countdown is on to the third annual Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl Festival and the list of ‘shell’abrations’ reaching boiling point”
Lobster Festival Expands In 2020January 3, 2020
The South Shore’s annual lobster celebration is no tinker now.
The Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl Festival will be bigger than ever with more than 150 events and experiences planned for the month-long shellfish feast […]
Annual Lobster Festival Gear Up For Bigger, Better YearJanuary 2, 2020
Things are going to get a bit fishy in the South Shore next month.
The annual Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl Festival is entering its third year and is hoping to make this year bigger and better than before […]
12 Must-Try Food & Drinks and Where To Find ThemDecember 18, 2019
The Travelling Food shares his Nova Scotia Food Guide which features plenty of tastes to be had during Lobster Crawl.
50 Reasons to Travel in 2020December 10, 2019
West Jet Magazine shares this action-packed feature and Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl made the list!!! Look…
11 Canadian winter festivals to check out across the countryDecember 2, 2019
CBC shares their list of 11 quintessentially Canadian events to check out near you, or for your winter travel bucket list.
12 of Canada’s best winter festivalsNovember 29, 2019
Today’s Parent Magazine shares their list of 12 of Canada’s best winter festivals and Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl is on it!!!
West Meets East: A Prairie Love-Letter to Nova ScotiaNovember 1, 2019
CAA Manitoba pg 48 begins a wonderful recollection – a 5-day tour of Canada’s Ocean Playground including our beautiful South Shore
Lobster Crawl Summit a ‘pep rally’ for next February’s ‘shell’abrations’October 2, 2019
Vanguard reports “We’re inviting Lobster Crawl partners to come to Barrington, the Lobster Capital of Canada, for an intensive one-day gathering,”
Nova Scotia ‘lobster crawl’ campaign wins tourism awardAugust 14, 2019
Halifax Today reports “Tourism Nova Scotia has won the 2019 Explore Canada Industry Award of Excellence”
South Shore Festival Gets National RecognitionAugust 6, 2019
CKBW reports “The South Shore is getting some recognition as the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl and Tourism Nova Scotia made the finals for the national 2019 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence.”
The food lover’s guide to Nova ScotiaAugust 4, 2019
Gourmet Traveller reports “In Nova Scotia, fresh and local is a way of life. The nation’s eastern cluster provides a quarter of all of Canada’s seafood. With fresh lobster available 365 days a year, you can expect only the best.”
South Shore lobster festival up for tourism awardJuly 29, 2019
Chronicle Herald reports “The Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl’s media campaign and its partner, Tourism Nova Scotia, have been named one of the top three finalists in Destination Canada’s 2019 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence.”
A lobster-fueled weekend in Nova ScotiaApril 13, 2019
Salon.com reports “If you haven’t eaten lobster in Nova Scotia, can you say you’ve really eaten lobster? Fathom contributor and cook Tess Falotico hopped on board a fishing boat on the icy Atlantic to find out.”
Why East Coasters go wild for winter lobsterFebruary 12, 2019
EatNorth.com reports “While other food producers wait patiently for the ground to thaw, winter is a time for celebration in the Maritimes, especially on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.”
Why East Coasters go wild for winter lobster
Recently, a friend of mine from the Prairies asked me what lobster fishers do in the winter? They fish! […]