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Maine Lobster Festival

July 29th through August 2, 2015

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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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Tickets

Maine Lobster Festival tickets

On opening day, general admission tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for kids 6-12. After that, adults pay $8. Sunday is our "Family Fun Day" and admission is free for all ages.

Tickets for entertainment acts and the carnival rides are a separate price. Click through to get all the details.

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Festival Info

Maine Lobster Festival information

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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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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e-Store

Maine Lobster Festival e-store

Buy Festival apparel in our online store! General admission and entertainment tickets will be sold via Brown Paper Tickets a little closer to the Festival opening; more information will be posted soon.

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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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Schedule

Children

TBA

Entertainment

Experience Maritime Maine - everyday in the Marine Tent

All Day

Experience Maritime Maine - everyday in the Marine Tent

4-Day Passes and Entertainment Tickets

9:00 a.m.

Four Day passes and Entertainment tickets on sale at the Main gate.

Maine's Fastest Knitters

4:00 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.

North Entertainment Tent

Maine Fastest Knitters  Yes… fast knitters!

Sideways Highways

6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

North Entertainment Tent

Sideways Highways  hard-rocking young Festival favorites return!

The 68th Maine Sea Goddess Coronation

8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Main Stage

Come see the coronation of the 68th Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess be crowned! Festivities start at 8pm ...

Food

Lobster Serving Begins

12:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Lobster serving begins in the Food Tent. All food vendors also open as well as our popular Lobster Cafe Lobster ...

Other

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank

All Day

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank.

Festival Opens

All Day

Festival Opens

Wed July 29 - 11AM

Thur July 30  through  Sun Aug 2 - 9AM

 

Free Shuttle Bus

All Day

 

The Festival provides free shuttle services to and from the festival grounds from the following locations (free parking at both ...

All's Tents Open

1:00 p.m.

Children’s Tent, Fine Arts & Crafts Tent, Marine Tent, Maine Made Tent, ongoing demonstrations, all vendors.

Children

TBA

Entertainment

4-Day Passes and Entertainment Tickets

9:00 a.m.

Four Day passes and Entertainment tickets on sale at the Main gate.

Boreal Tordu

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Main Stage

Boreal Tordu  Acadian music of high spirit.

VS tv

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

VSTV “Nosh” – Chefs Kerry Altiero of Café Miranda and Lani Temple of Medunticook Market bring their VSTV show to the ...

Michael Trautman

10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Michael Trautman – “King Pong” presents dazzling and mirthful strolling and special comedy-variety shows on the grounds.

National Guard Band

2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

195th U.S. Army National Guard Band -  30 pieces strong, Maine’s premiere military band performs in concert on the ...

Mr. PC Jazz Trio

3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

North Entertainment Tent for the Steins & Vines Event

Steins & Vines Tasting Event

4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Please join us at our 2nd annual tasting event with local beers and wines made right here in Maine. 

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Al Hawkes

6:00 p.m.

Al Hawkes Trio – A true Maine legend, Al brings his signature sound of bluegrass and traditional music to the Festival.

Schooner Fare

7:30 p.m.

Schooner Fare – Favorite sons of Maine, Schooner Fare has decades of great music and warm Maine humor to share.

Fifth Freedom

7:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Fifth Freedom – This band rocks the harbor in their first festival appearance.

Don Campbell Band

9:00 p.m.

Don Campbell Band – Heartfelt sounds from this versatile and compelling artist and his band touch country, rock, and impeccable renditions ...

Food

Pancake Breakfast

7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast in the Food Tent featuring blueberry pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk.  

Lobster Serving Begins

11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Lobster serving begins in the Food Tent. All food vendors also open as well as the popular Lobster Cafe Lobster ...

Other

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank

All Day

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank.

Festival Opens

All Day

Festival Opens

Wed July 29 - 11AM

Thur July 30  through  Sun Aug 2 - 9AM

 

Free Shuttle Bus

All Day

 

The Festival provides free shuttle services to and from the festival grounds from the following locations (free parking at both ...

Children

TBA

Entertainment

4-Day Passes and Entertainment Tickets

9:00 a.m.

Four Day passes and Entertainment tickets on sale at the Main gate.

Michael Trautman

10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Michael Trautman – “King Pong” presents dazzling and mirthful strolling and special comedy-variety shows on the grounds.

Smokey's Greatest Shows Carnival 2015

12:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

 

 

Bert & I Co

1:30 p.m.

Bert & I “Crack up the Lobster Festival” – The return of Downeast humor to the Festival!

Lily & Lanie

1:30 p.m.

Main Stage

Lily & Lanie a youthful Maine duo direct from “America’s Got Talent”

Miner's Creek

6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

North Entertainment tent

Miner’s Creek – local bluegrass fun!

Comedienne Karen Morgan

7:30 p.m.

Karen Morgan – “Maine’s Funniest Mom” regales with laughter and non-stop comedy.

Tower of Power

8:30 p.m.

Tower of Power – This legendary soul/funk revue is not to be missed!  http://www.towerofpower.com/topmedia/bio/index ...

Food

Pancake Breakfast

7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast in the Food Tent featuring blueberry pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk.  

Lobster Serving Begins

11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Lobster serving begins in the Food Tent. All food vendors also open as well as the popular Lobster Cafe Lobster ...

Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking contest

9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

North Entertainment Tent

Amateur chefs are invited to sign up for the annual Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest. The ...

Other

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank

All Day

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank.

Festival Opens

All Day

Festival Opens

Wed July 29 - 11AM

Thur July 30  through  Sun Aug 2 - 9AM

 

Free Shuttle Bus

All Day

 

The Festival provides free shuttle services to and from the festival grounds from the following locations (free parking at both ...

Children

TBA

Entertainment

4-Day Passes and Entertainment Tickets

9:00 a.m.

Four Day passes and Entertainment tickets on sale at the Main gate.

Michael Trautman

10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Michael Trautman – “King Pong” presents dazzling and mirthful strolling and special comedy-variety shows on the grounds.

Smokey's Greatest Shows Carnival 2015

12:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

 

 

The Big Parade Saturday

10:00 a.m.

 

 

Parade: Jen Chapman - 1-800-LOB-CLAW
parade@mainelobsterfestival.com
Parade Application Form(PDF)

Meet Your Local Fisherman

10:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Come down to the pier to meet your local fisherman, see the boat and all his gear. Hear him talk ...

The Marching Band

2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

The Band Marching Unit – A wonderful marching from the City of Baltimore, MD is always a highlight of our parade ...

Ukes Rock

3:00 p.m.

Ukes Rock – These local folks take the ukulele to unexpected places.

Steelin Thunder 2015

6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Steelin’ Thunder – Watch these Festival favorites play a wide variety of music on steel drums.

Amy Allen Band

7:30 p.m.

Amy & The Engine - Amy Allen leads this talented trio.

Don McLean

8:30 p.m.

Don McLean -  “American Pie” “Vincent” “Castles in the air” are just the beginning of this fine writer and gifted singer ...

Food

Pancake Breakfast

7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast in the Food Tent featuring blueberry pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk.  

Lobster Serving Begins

11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Lobster serving begins in the Food Tent. All food vendors also open as well as the popular Lobster Cafe Lobster ...

Other

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank

All Day

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank.

Festival Opens

All Day

Festival Opens

Wed July 29 - 11AM

Thur July 30  through  Sun Aug 2 - 9AM

 

Free Shuttle Bus

All Day

 

The Festival provides free shuttle services to and from the festival grounds from the following locations (free parking at both ...

Race Pre-Registration and Packet Pick-Up

4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Last chance to pre-register for the 10K Road Race and 5K Walk. If you've already registered online, you can ...

Children

Kids' Fun Run

8:00 a.m.

Not to be outdone, the kids have all the glory before the adult race with their own 1-mile fun run ...

Children's Parade

10:00 a.m.

Sign up at the Information Booth at 9am.

Rick Adam – Professor Paddywhack returns to lead the kids parade and does ...

Children's Cod Fish Carry

11:30 a.m.

Registration is at the Information Booth

Children's Lobster Eating Contest

12:00 p.m.

Registration is at the Information Booth

Little Lobster Diaper Derby

12:30 p.m.

Registration is at the Information Booth

Rick Adam

1:00 p.m.

North Entertainment tent

Entertainment

4-Day Passes and Entertainment Tickets

9:00 a.m.

Four Day passes and Entertainment tickets on sale at the Main gate.

Michael Trautman

10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Michael Trautman – “King Pong” presents dazzling and mirthful strolling and special comedy-variety shows on the grounds.

Smokey's Greatest Shows Carnival 2015

12:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

 

 

10K Road Race

8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Start your Sunday morning of the Festival with a bang ... the bang of the gun starting the race! More than ...

International Great Crate Race

2:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Dollar Shave Club

 

Registration starts at 7AM at the Information Booth. The race is at the Waterfront.

Santa Croce

2:00 p.m.

Santa Croce – A dynamic family of young musicians in their Festival premiere. www.santacroceband.com

Harborside Harmony

2:30 p.m.

Harborside Harmony – Perennial favorite women’s chorus.

Wreath Ceremony

5:00 p.m.

Wreath Ceremony for fishermen lost at sea at the Public Pier.

Food

Pancake Breakfast

7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast in the Food Tent featuring blueberry pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk.  

Lobster Serving Begins

11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Lobster serving begins in the Food Tent. All food vendors also open as well as the popular Lobster Cafe Lobster ...

Other

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank

All Day

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank.

Festival Opens

All Day

Festival Opens

Wed July 29 - 11AM

Thur July 30  through  Sun Aug 2 - 9AM

 

Free Shuttle Bus

All Day

 

The Festival provides free shuttle services to and from the festival grounds from the following locations (free parking at both ...

Day-of Registration Opens for 10K, 5K, Kids' Fun Run

7:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.

On the Main Stage. Register for the Kids' Fun Run, 5K Walk, or 10K Road Race. If you preregistered for ...

5K Walk

8:30 a.m.

Start your Sunday morning with a 5k (3.2 mile) walk around the beautiful town of Rockland. Begin and end ...

68th Maine Lobster Festival Closes

6:00 p.m.

Gates close to end the 68th Maine Lobster Festival.