August 3, 2016
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
Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank (300 Main Street).
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):
Bus arrives at each location approximately every 30 minutes.
CHECK DAYS FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE:
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
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.
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.||
|12:00 p.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 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!
Children’s Tent, Fine Arts & Crafts Tent, Marine Tent, Maine Made Tent, ongoing demonstrations, all vendors.
|1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||
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.||
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.||
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.