The 50th running of the Governor’s Plate presented by Township Chevrolet Buick GMC will take place on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at Summerside Raceway.
To view past winners of the Governor’s Plate, click here.
July 12-14, 2018
Summerside’s primary festival celebrates three Island passions: lobster, harness racing, and good entertainment. For over 60 years our community has gathered in July to celebrate our fishing industry through lobster and the vital role it plays in the economy and way of life on Prince Edward Island.
The 2018 edition will seek to honour this tradition by retracing the origins and nostalgia of festivals of yesteryear. We are excited to deliver a schedule of programming that showcases not only lobster, but also celebrates what the carnival means to our community. We’ve got three action-packed days of fun planned, so check the program, mark your calendars, round up your family and friends, and join us for what is sure to be a fantastic Summerside Lobster Carnival!
Harness Racing 101
Learn the basics of Harness Racing. Meet the Stars — Drivers and Horses. Presented by Prince Country Horsemens Club.
Thursday, July 12th – 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Friday, July 13th – 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Saturday, July 14th – 6:30pm & 8:30pm
For additional information, check out the links below:
On Track Promotions
The official ballot is in your race program, or located at the seller’s stations. You must pick the winners of races 6 thru 10. If you pick the winning horses, you’ll keep your winning plus you get a $500 jackpot! Cost is $10 and must be in before the start of race 6.
Dash for Cash
The $100,000 Dash for Cash is back this season with a new prize structure. If you spend $10 or more on select Dash for Cash race events who could be drawn to go for the cash!
If you get the correct order of finish you win $100,000. If you get the top 2 finishes you win $20, top three gets you $40, top 4 you win $60, top 5 is worth $80, and top 6 place finishers will get you $100 dollars.
Watch and listen for your chance to play in the new $100,000 Dash for Cash at Red Shores this season.
$100,000 Dash for Cash dates during Governor’s Plate Week:
Sunday, July 8th
Saturday July 14th
Buy any ticket (starting at the minimum of $2) and you can tag your ticket for an additional $2. The tagged ticket is called the Wild Horses ticket. It is an instant pik triactor. If the three horses come in on the Wild Horses ticket (straight ticket); you win the payout of the triactor plus the jackpot that is tied to that race. The jackpots are worth more at Summerside! Every race offers a $50 Jackpot! Wild Horses is offered on every race. Jackpot amount is located in the top right hand corner of the race program. Ask your seller to tag your ticket.
Seafood Night at the Track
Seafood Night at the Track takes place on Thursday, July 12th at 8pm on the tarmac. Enjoy fresh Island seafood* and enter for a chance to win tickets to Rock the Boat Music Festival!
* While supplies last.
Horse Person’s Breakfast
The Horse Person’s Breakfast takes place on Saturday, July 14th from 8am-11am at West End Bar & Grill.
Red Shores Kitchen Party Open Mic
As part of the Summerside Lobster Carnival celebrations, Red Shores at Summerside will host a kitchen party on Friday, July 13, from 9:30pm til midnight. Local musicians (19+ only) are invited to sign up for the Red Shores Kitchen Party. Three prizes consisting of $100, $80, and $60 gift certificates to Red Shores will be awarded to the top three acts.
To sign up for the Red Shores Kitchen Party Open Mic, click here.
Looking for a place to stay in Summerside during Governor’s Plate Week? Find hotels and accommodations here.
Credit Union Place
Red Shores at Summerside is located next to Credit Union Place. It’s home to the Summerside Western Capitals Hockey Club, Summerside Dolphins Swim Club, Summerside Minor Hockey, Summerside Figure Skating Club, PEI Sports Hall of Fame, several bowling leagues and the headquarters for the City of Summerside Department of Community Services.
For a full list of upcoming events at Credit Union Place, click here.