The Maine Lobster Festival is an annual event that takes place in Rockland, Maine, typically in late July or early August. The festival is a celebration of the state’s lobster industry, which is a significant part of the local economy and a source of pride for many people.
The festival features a variety of events and activities, including a parade, live music, arts and crafts vendors, a carnival, and of course, plenty of opportunities to sample fresh Maine lobster. One of the main events of the festival is the lobster cook-off, in which professional chefs compete to create the most delicious lobster dish.
As expected, Maine Lobster Festival attracts many visitors, majority of whom are out of town tourists. Admittedly, hotel rooms during this time are in high demand, surging lodging rates quickly. Therefore, it is is highly recommended to reserve hotel rooms early on to lock in current, more reasonable, rates.
The festival also includes a sea goddess coronation, in which a local high school student is chosen to represent the festival as the “queen” or “goddess” of the sea. The coronation is a highlight of the festival and features a pageant-style competition in which the contestants showcase their talents and answer questions from the judges.
Overall, the Maine Lobster Festival is a fun and festive event that offers visitors a chance to experience the unique culture and cuisine of Maine. Whether you’re a lobster lover or just looking for a fun summer activity, the festival is definitely worth checking out.
The festival’s program, venue, artists lineup information, shows time / schedule of events, how to get, FAQ etc. is present in the festival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.