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Mackerel Snappers Picnic

Municipality of Chester

Please Note: The Mackerel Snappers Picnic has not been held in recent years, please contact East Chester Recreation Association for the latest information.

For over 40 years now – friends and family, from near and far gather for the Annual Mackerel Snappers Picnic.

Mid July marks the time folks gather on Graves Island for carnival games, bingo, musical entertainment, and of course a mackerel supper.

Served from 12:00pm - 6:00pm, the meal comes with grilled mackerel, new potatoes, old fashioned cucumbers & cream salad, a bread roll, and home baked pie.

The annual event is held as a fundraiser for nearby East Chester Recreation Association.

For more on this annual event and all other East Chester Recreation Association events visit their Facebook page.

Summer time is when you’ll find the mackerel running on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. They travel in schools which makes catching mackerel relatively easy. You don’t need a license to fish for mackerel so why not give it a try?