Festival was established in 1971 by the Town and Tourism related
businesses in the community.
A desire to attract tourists to the town of Cow Head was the driving
force behind a meeting which included representatives of the Dept.
of Tourism of Newfoundland and Labrador, local business owners and
members of the town council of Cow Head.
Since the harbour in Cow Head was the area where fishermen all along
the coast from Trout River to Belburns pooled there lobsters waiting
to go to market, a Lobster Festival would be a great idea.
Since it was known that the Lobster Festival in PEI was a
success, a delegation of the town attended the Lobster
Festival at St.Anne's, PEI in the summer of 1970. The plan was to
look for ideas which might be appropriate for the start up of a
Lobster Festival in Cow Head.
The following year, 1971, was the start of the Cow Head
Lobster Festival. This annual event continues to be a great success
bringing people from all over the world to participate in
traditional Newfoundland celebrations of music, dancing, dining etc.
and enjoying Newfoundland hospitality. The festival has
continued on an annual basis since 1971.
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