Maine Lobster Festival

Getting Here

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.


Road crews will be digging up Route 1 into Warren and Thomaston to widen the road all summer. Our link to Google Maps detours you down Route 90 to Route 17 and then to our FREE parking at Oceanside East High School where a free shuttle bus will take you downtown to the festival. Buses run every 30 min or less from the high school and middle school to the festival grounds and back. The bus schedule is listed on our festival schedule or click here.

You can use our Map to find your way around town, and get specific directions from your location by visiting Google Maps or Travel and Directions from the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Main Events


  UPDATE: The Maine Lobster Festival is deeply sorry to hear of Johnny Winter’s passing and sends best wishes to his family ...

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Road Race, Fun Run and Walk

Road Race, Fun Run and Walk 10k Road Race - August 3, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.Sponsored by  Start your Sunday morning of the Festival with a bang ...

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Lobster Crate Race

GREAT INTERNATIONAL CRATE RACE - brought to you by Dollar Shave Club   This years winner was 11 year old Duncan Widdecombe, of ...

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Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts In the Fine Art Tent, you will be enjoy the incredible art work of many local artists, encompassing oil paints, water colors, ...

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Food The focus of the festival is, of course, fresh hot Maine lobster! Enjoy your lobster dinner, that is served with award-winning Cabot ...

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Marine Tent

Marine Tent Enjoy fascinating displays for all ages and varied interests. The Gulf of Maine is a complex and sometimes mysterious place. Festival Marine ...

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The Big Parade

The Big Parade "Lobster Livin' - The Families Behind the Industry"  This is our theme for the year!    Parade starts at 10AM on Saturday ...

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Cooking Contest!

Cooking Contest!   Amateur chefs are invited to sign up for the annual Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest. The contest is part of ...

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Melissa Philbrook was crowned 2013 Maine Sea Goddess at the 66th annual Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland. Official winners 2013 Crown Princess Hannah ...

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2014 Entertainment - TBA

General Admission
Wednesday, the first day of the Maine Lobster Festival opens at noon and closes at 10pm. Admission is $5/adults, $2/children (ages 6-12 yrs). Thursday through Saturday admission is $8/adults, $2/children (ages 6 to 12 yrs). Children age 5 and under are free.
Sunday is our "Family Fun Day" and admission is free for all ages.
Discounted 4-pack of 1-day tickets are now available for this year. The price for the 4-pack of tickets is $25 for adults (a $29 value) and $8 for children 6 to 12 yrs old. These passes will be available for sale at the Main Gate on Wednesday the opening day of the Festival and online. (Information subject to change without notice)

BDN Cabot Dollar Shave Club Dunkin Linda Bean's Maine Lobster