71st Annual Maine Lobster Festival

2018-07-06T23:25:58+00:00July 6th, 2018|What's Happening|0 Comments

Author: Maine Lobster Festival Staff

Dates: August 1 – 5, 2018

Festival Info

The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine! This annual event takes place during the first weekend of August, from Wednesday through Sunday.

What started as an idea for a local marine festival to revive Midcoast Maine communities has turned into an internationally-recognized celebration of local seafood. The Maine Lobster Festival attracts visitors from as near as Owls Head, Maine, to visitors from countries throughout Europe and Asia!

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Getting Here

Maine Lobster Festival Grounds

The Festival site, at Rockland’s Harbor Park, is easy to find. Rockland is four hours by car from Boston and less than two hours from Portland. This year, you can take the Rally Bus from a number of locations throughout New England!

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Main Events

Food

Food

Seafood Cooking Contest

Seafood Cooking Contest

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Steins and Vines

Steins and Vines

The Great International Lobster Crate Race

The Great International Lobster Crate Race

The Big Parade

The Big Parade

Maine Sea Goddess Pageant & Coronation

Maine Sea Goddess Pageant & Coronation

Road Race, Fun Run and Walk

Road Race, Fun Run and Walk

Marine Tent

Marine Tent

Tickets

Maine Lobster Festival tickets

On opening day, general admission tickets are $1 for adults and free for kids 6-12. After that, adults pay $8 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday is our “Family Fun Day” and admission is free for all ages.

Volunteer

Maine Lobster Festival volunteers

The Maine Lobster Festival is a non-profit activity is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. We put on a colorful and enjoyable event that builds community spirit and enhances the region’s economy! Join us!

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Festival FAQs

Have a burning question about the Festival? Food, parking, tickets, entertainment, lodging, vendors, volunteers – you name it, we’ve got the answers. Check our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Vendors

Interested in becoming a vendor at the Festival. Answers to your questions are right here…

Vendor Info