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2018 Schedule

August 4, 2017



8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Re/Max Hot Air Balloon Rides


Snow Marine Park, Mechanic Street, Rockland. $5/adult $3/child. All money goes to benefit the Sea Goddess pageant providing scholarships to three of the participants.

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking contest - North Entertainment Tent


North Entertainment Tent

Amateur chefs are invited to sign up for the annual Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest. The contest is part of the 70th annual festival, which will be held Aug 2 through Aug. 6, 2017 at Harbor Park along the city’s waterfront. 

Amateur chefs age 18 and older are welcome to compete for more than $500 in prize money during this popular event. A panel will pick five contestants and their recipes to participate in the contest. Selection is based on creativity, suitability of the seafood to the recipe and simplicity. The recipes can be any dish and must contain seafood found in Maine waters. 

The contest will begin at 9 a.m., Friday, August 4, in the North Entertainment Tent on the festival grounds. Judging will begin at 11:00 a.m., with prizes announced and awarded around 12:30 p.m. First prize is $200, second prize is $175, and third prize is $150.  

The contest audience will have the opportunity to sample the prepared recipes in the cooking area and pick up the contestants’ recipes after the awards are presented. 

For additional contest details contact Celia Knight by e-mail at  or call 207-542-1192.

Cooking Contest Form

Cooking Contest Information

Applications will be considered until July 11. Selected contestants will be notified by July 18.

sponsored by Fiore Artisan Oils and Vinegars

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Bracelet $17.00

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Emilia Dahlin Band, Main Stage


One of Maine’s premier songstresses returns to the Festival stage. Portland ME based, she combines mesmerizing tales with rootsy folk and jazz vocals.

2:00 p.m.

World’s Fastest Knitters, North Entertainment Tent

Prizes and glory await this fun and popular event – hosted by Mim Bird of Over The Rainbow Yarns in Rockland.

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Don Roy Trio, North Entertainment Tent


Specializing in traditional dance music from their Franco-American Heritage, and led by a Rockland native, The Don Roy Trio (fiddle, piano and bass) has been together for over 30 years with appearances that include the Kennedy Center and The Library of Congress.  

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

Hello Newman, North Entertainment Tent


A dance party with one of Maine’s favorite bands.

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



Bracelet $17.00

7:30 p.m.

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, Main Stage


General admission seating tickets available $25.00 which includes park admission.

“Good Lovin’”, “Groovin on a Sunday Afternoon” and “Beautiful Morning” are just a few of the Rascals hit songs. Led by original member, keyboard and vocalist Felix Cavaliere, The Rascals were one of the defining acts of the 1960-70’s with a cascade of big hits and giving rise to the phrase “blue-eyed soul.”

8:45 p.m.

Laser Light Show Finale - Main Stage