Festival Information

18th Annual Bird Island Puffin Festival

Elliston Municipal Park - July 12th to 18th

Pre-Festival Events

  July 12th to 14th

Festival Events

July 15th to July 19th


Annual Church Service

 The Annual Community Church Service will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Elliston United Church. It is the official start of the 2015 Puffin Festival. Community members participate in this service with special gospel singers from the region. Free will offering. Come and bring a friend!

3 Cash Draws for Entertainers

Local entertainers perform at the Puffin Festival free of charge. As part of the Hubert Stagg Memorial night, Tourism Elliston and the Stagg family provide 3 cash draws. 1 for $200.00 and 2 for $50.00 each as our token of appreciation for performing free of charge.

If you would like to perform at this year’s festival give Don a call at 468-7080. Only a few slots remain available.


The Victor Pearce Memorial Boil Up

Beautiful Coles’ Gulch will provide the background setting for this year’s boil-up. Homemade baked beans, Maple Leaf bologna, wieners, salt capelin, tea buns and raisin bread (from the Bonavista Social Club) will all be on the menu. Join us Monday, July 13, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for this outdoor experience. Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased at the gate entrance to Coles’ Gulch

Ack Ryan Memorial Community Night

When: Monday, July 13, 2015

Where: Elliston Recreation Center

Admission: $8.00


Join us for a night of music, comedy skits and recitations. The old cast is back with new material. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Get your seat early.

Beach BBQ

When: Monday, July 14, 2015

Where: Sandy Cove Beach

Hamburgers and hotdogs for sale.

Come out to beautiful Sandy Cove beach and bring the kids for a beach barbecue and fun on the sand. Juicy moose burgers, hot dogs and cold drinks available for sale.

Breakfast in the Park

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

8:30 am – 11:30 am

Jimmy Chant Strongman Breakfast


Puffin Breakfast


Barbecue Booth

Tourism Elliston will be serving moose burgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs, pop and water from Wednesday, July 15th – Sunday July 19th at the barbecue booth. A delicious treat for all.

Peninsula Idol – 2015

This year 9 contestants battle it out over a 5 day period to claim the title of PENINSULA IDOL 2015. The first show kicks of on Wednesday night, July 15th at 10:15pm and concludes on Sunday July 19th. Come out and support the Idol contestant of your choice. This year’s show will not disappoint.

Dog Show

We want your dog! Kids or parents can enter their dog or dogs in our dog show. This is not a contest. All dogs will receive a certificate of participation and we will have 3 random draws for cash prizes. The dog show is scheduled for Thursday, July 16th at 3:10 pm. Call Don or Collette at 468-7080 to enter your dog or dogs. Deadline is Tuesday, June 14, 2015.

Sophie’s Kitchen

4 days of mouth watering homemade meals – July 16th – 19th.

Thursday – Pot Luck (various dishes)

Friday – Fish Day (pan fried, fish cakes, etc.)

Saturday – Jiggs Dinner (from local vegetables)

Sunday – Jiggs Dinner (from local vegetables)

Pizza Slices served daily

Homemade Desserts Served Daily

For more festival details visit www.rootcellars.ca

Jiggs Dinner Days

July 18, Saturday 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm

July 19, Sunday 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm

Local vegetables, stored in the root cellars of Elliston, make their way to the kitchen tables at the park. Combine this with peas pudding and Old Port salt beef and you are guaranteed to have the finest jiggs dinner ever.

Cost: $12.00

Also homemade desserts available for sale.


$2,015.00 Elliston Recreation Bingo Game.

This big bingo game is scheduled for Saturday, July 18th at 8:45 pm sharp. Bring your bingo blotter. This is 1 game only – 1 full card. Cards are $5.00 each and will be on sale from Thursday – Saturday. Buy your cards early for the big game. $2,015.00 to be won.

Second Chance Bingo

This game is scheduled for Sunday, July 19th at 8:35 pm. This is your chance to win more than a thousand dollars. This is a one game, full card. Bring your bingo blotters. Cards on sale all day Sunday. $1,007.50 to be won.

Tourism Elliston Bowling Challenge

This is the 18th year for the Bowling Challenge. 10 top players (Thursday – Sunday) playoff Sunday evening for a major prize. Top player for the day will also receive a prize.

Ray Durdle Dart Challenge

This is the 18th year for the Ray Durdle Dart Challenge. 10 top scorers (Thursday – Sunday) playoff Sunday evening for a major prize. Top scorer for the day will also receive a prize.


Price is Right Showcase

Back again by popular demand is the Price is Right Showcase. Cole Hayley will host this showcase with a total price value between $1,000 and $2,000. From Thursday to Sunday 10 names will be drawn to participate in this showcase. Tickets are $2.00 ea. or 3 for $5.00.

Ticket Sales Gazebo

Tickets will be sold at our park gazebo situated between the stage and kitchen. Tickets will be sold on ….

  1. 9000 watt generator

  2. Puffin Quilt (donated by Stitches from the


  1. Large Lambs Rum Mickey (3 litre)

  2. 10 dozen Molson Canadian Coors Beer

  3. Price is Right Showcase

  4. Puffin Picks

  5. Plush Toys

  6. 50/50 draw

  7. Bobber Race

  8. Special Design Cake and Products

(donated by Autism Bakes)


  • 60 hours of entertainment

  • Gospel Sunday

  • Irish Newfoundland Show

  • Friday Night July 17th, 11:30 pm

performance by the KOODOS

  • Saturday Night July 18th, 11:50 pm performance by David White and Carl Peters

  • Beer Tent available Wed. to Sun.

(must be 19 or older/ID’s checked)

Puffin Picks

Children: 5 to 12

Participants picked daily to play for prizes on Sunday

Total of 10 participants picked from Thursday to Sunday

Prizes for ALL participants