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2018 Schedule

August 3, 2018

Time

Event

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).

All Day

Free Shuttle Bus

The festival provides free shuttle services to and from the festival grounds from the following locations. A bus arrives at each location approximately every 30 minutes.

  • South Elementary School (formerly Rockland District Middle School)

Check days for detailed schedule:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 1: Bus starts at noon and ends at 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 2, and Friday, Aug. 3: Bus starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 4: Limited service 9 a.m. to noon. Full service starts after parade (noon) and ends at 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 5: Bus starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

Bus arrives at each location approximately every 20 minutes.

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast - Main Eating Tent

Food

All-the-pancakes-you-can-eat breakfast in the Food Tent featuring blueberry pancakes, juice, coffee and milk. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children; offered through Sunday.

9:00 a.m.

Amateur Seafood Cooking Contest

Food

North Entertainment Tent

Amateur chefs will compete in this fan favorite annual Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest.

9:00 a.m.

Gates Open

Grounds are open at 7AM for the Pancake Breakfast, gates open for tickets at 9AM.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

USCG Tours

Other

Aug 3 - 10am, 1pm, 3pm

The Coast Guard Base is located at 54 Tillson Ave. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, please. NO pets or backpacks/luggage and no open-toed shoes are allowed.

11:00 a.m.

Lobster Serving Begins

Food

Visit our Food Tent for our famous steamed lobster dinners, shore dinners, lobster bisque, lobster mac-n-cheese and fried seafood offerings and our Lobster Café for lobster rolls, lobster wraps, and lobster caesar salad. 

All Food Vendors open at 11 am

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Jud Caswell

Entertainment

Maine Stage

A bit like a one-man folk festival mixing banjo picking, Irish drinking songs and award winning original sounds.

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

Smokey’s Greater Shows Bracelet Day!

Entertainment

1:00 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration with Chris Oliver

Food

North Entertainment Tent

This 3-time Chili & Chowder Contest champ shows how to make his award-winning Seafood Chowder.

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Harbor Cats

Entertainment

Maine Stage

Presenting MCMA’s new house band here to rock the stage.

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hurricane Mountain

Entertainment

Maine Stage

Mixes traditional country roots along with swing and boogie-woogie making them one of Maine’s premier country bands!

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection

Entertainment

Maine Stage

The name says it all for this award-winning fiddler and her band.

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

Smokey’s Greater Shows Bracelet Day!

Entertainment

7:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Hello Newman

Entertainment

Maine Stage

They give their audience a great show with great tunes and a great time – and that means lots of dancing!