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The 2018 schedule has not been finalized yet. Read about all the things that took place at the 2017 Festival to get an idea of all the great things you can expect to experience at this year's event!

August 2, 2017



All Day

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank

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

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

Coronation Rehearsal - Main Stage


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

70th Annual Maine Lobster Festival Opens for the day


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

Special Gate admission – 70th Anniversary WEDNESDAY ONLY
Admission $1.00 adults 12 and older
Admission – Free -children under the age of 12

Smokey’s Greater Shows - OLD FASHIONED DOLLAR DAY – RIDE TICKETS $1.00 EACH all Day!!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mad Scientist Hands-On Booth - North Entertainment Tent


A fun hands-on learning experience for kids.

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

Midcoast Music Academy Showcase - North Entertainment Tent


Students and faculty from The Midcoast Music Academy perform in various ensembles.

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

The 70th Maine Sea Goddess Coronation - Main Stage


Come see the coronation of the 70th Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess! Festivities begin at 8 p.m. with music and the introduction of the Sea Princesses. The winner receives a cash prize and the title of The Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess with a lovely crown. She reigns at many events throughout the year, culminating with the start of the 2018 Lobster Festival. Also crowned is the Crown Princess and Miss Congeniality.