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August 3, 2016



All Day

69th annual Maine Lobster Festival opens


Festival Opens

Wed August 3 - 12pm

Thur August 4  through  Sun Aug 7AM

Festival officially opens, along with exhibition tents, booths, vendors, carnival rides and games.


Wednesday at 12pm:

King Neptune and his court, along with Jacquelyn Olivia Thorbjornson, the 2015 Maine Sea Goddess, arrive on the main dock from the briny deep to raise the flag and officially open the 2016 Maine Lobster Festival. Opening ceremonies will take place next to the flagpole by the Harbor Master’s building


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Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank (300 Main Street).

All Day

Free Shuttle Bus


Sponsored by Boston Financial 

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

  • Oceanside High School (formerly Rockland District High School)
  • Rockland District Middle School

Bus arrives at each location approximately every 30 minutes.


Wednesday Aug 3 - Bus starts running at noon and ends at 10PM

Thursday and Friday Aug 4 & Aug 5 - Bus starts at 9AM and ends at 11:30PM

Saturday August 6 - Bus starts after parade (usually around noon) and ends at 11:00PM

Sunday August 7 - Bus starts at 9AM and ends at 6PM

9:00 a.m.

4-Day Passes and Entertainment Tickets


4-Day passes and entertainment tickets go on sale at the Main Gate. You may purchase passes and tickets throughout the week while the gates are open.

12:00 p.m.

Smokey's Greatest Shows Carnival 2016 Opens


 The schedule for Smokey's:

Open 12pm-10pm Wednesday - Saturday; Sunday 12-5pm

Bracelet price: $15 per bracelet.

Bracelet days are:

Thursday, 12 - 6 p.m.

Friday, 12 - 6 p.m.

Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m.


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Coronation Rehearsal- Main Stage


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

Lobster Serving Begins


Lobster serving begins in the Food Tent. All food vendors also open as well as the popular Lobster Cafe Lobster Rolls, Lobster Wraps and Lobster Caesar Salad.

Come in for one, two or three lobster dinners includes a buttery roll and fresh local corn on the cob. The menu includes lobster dinners, but also steamed clams, Fisherman's platter, crab cakes, Shore dinner, fried shrimp, fried haddock, and fried calamari.


SUNDAY - Lobster serving ends at 5PM, so get your dinner early!

1:00 p.m.

All Tents Open

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

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fastest Knitters Contest - North Tent


3:00 p.m.

Mick Devin - North Tent


Scientist and lawmaker will discuss the secret habits of tiny invertebrate creatures in a way that is both entertaining and educational.

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

Sideways Highways - North Tent


Come join Sideways Highways (Rock) in the North Tent for great entertainment.

Local favorites will rock the Festival.

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

The 69th Maine Sea Goddess Coronation


Main Stage

Come see the coronation of the 69th Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess be crowned! Festivities begin at 8 p.m. with music and the introduction of the Sea Princesses.

The winner received a cash prize and the title of The Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess with a very lovely crown. She reigns at many events throughout the year culminating with the start of the 2017 Lobster Festival. Also crowned is the Crown Princess and Miss Congeniality.