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Festival FAQs

  1. Where is Rockland, Maine?
  2. Where can I find photos and information about the Festival for my article or story?
  3. Where Can I Stay?
  4. Do I need at car?
  5. How many people come to the Maine Lobster Festival each year?
  6. Is there security on the grounds when the festival is not open?
  7. Where Do I Purchase Tickets?
  8. When Are Bracelet Days?
  9. When Can I Tour Rockland's Coast Guard Station?

Where is Rockland, Maine?

Rockland, Maine is nestled between the rocky coastlines of Midcoast Maine and the islands of Penobscot Bay, about 78 miles north of Portland and about 65 miles south of Bangor.

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Where can I find photos and information about the Festival for my article or story?

Our Media Center has photos and facts about the Maine Lobster Festival to help you write your story.

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Where Can I Stay?

There are many different types of lodging options in and around Rockland, Maine. Whether you’re looking for a nice inn within walking distance of the festival grounds or a campground where you can pitch a tent or park your RV, Midcoast Maine has plenty of options to suit all of our visitors.

You could check out the Penobscot Regional Chamber of Commerce website for up-to-date lodging information.

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Do I need at car?

Yes, we recommend that you rent a car if you fly to Maine. Public transportation in and around Rockland is limited.

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How many people come to the Maine Lobster Festival each year?

Around 30,000 people attend the festival each year over the 5 days.

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Is there security on the grounds when the festival is not open?

Yes, there are security guards that walk the grounds during all hours that the festival is not open.

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Where Do I Purchase Tickets?

You can purchase admission tickets at any gate to the Maine Lobster Festival.

 

Purchase tickets for the Smokey’s Greater Shows Carnival rides at designated stations throughout the Festival grounds.

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When Are Bracelet Days?

Bracelet Days for the carnival rides will be on the following days:

Bracelet price: $17.00

Thursday - August 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Friday - August 3, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Sunday August 5, 2018 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

(Subject to changes from vendor)

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When Can I Tour Rockland's Coast Guard Station?

Tours of Rockland, Maine's Coast Guard station: TBD

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