Digby Scallop Days

early August
Digby, Nova Scotia (NS)

The Digby Scallop fleet is known around the world for their regular catch of some of the world’s most amazing sweet scallops from the waters of Nova Scotia..

In celebration of this natural resource, and to give thanks for the bounty, locals started the week-long Digby Scallop Days in 1975 with a wide range of activities from scallop tasting and scallop shucking competitions to musical events, vendors booths, canoe races, dances, entertainment, games, a fun run, a Grand Street Parade, and a Fireworks display. Also a woodsmen competition, net knitting contest, street car show and a kids pie eating contest.

Attracting thousands of visitors each year, Digby Scallop Days even features a scallop shell skipping contest, and part of the fun of the week includes the crowning of the Scallop Queen and her first and second princesses in the Annual Digby Scallop Days Coronation.

Little wonder that today Digby is known as the "Scallop Capital of the World".

Getting to Digby is easy by road and by ferry. Highway 101 (the east-west Nova Scotia highway from Bedford to Yarmouth )leads into the heart of the scallop town of Digby, and Bay Ferries offers a full service to and from Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the M/V Princess of Acadia.

For those not particularly familiar with scallops – there are three types of scallops : sea scallops, bay scallops and calico scallops. The eastern shore of Nova Scotia has clean, cold water that is ideal for the mollusks. Scallops are most commonly harvested using scallop dredges or bottom trawls.

For more information about Digby Scallop Days visit the official web site at www.digbyscallopdays.com


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