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71st annual Maine Lobster Festival opens

Aug 1


Festival officially opens at noon, along with exhibition tents, booths, vendors, carnival rides, and games. This is our $1 day! 

King Neptune and his court, along with Haylie Dawn Witham, the 2017 Maine Sea Goddess, arrive on the main dock from the briny deep courtesy of the USCG to raise the flag and officially open the 2018 Maine Lobster Festival. Flag raising ceremony will take place next to the flagpole by the Harbor Master’s building.

Lobster Serving Begins at the Food Tent (Noon-8 p.m.)

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.

Smokey’s Greater Shows - Old Fashioned Dollar Day - $1 tickets all day!

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