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The Lobster Roll Festival @ Thompson Point
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for some old-fashioned Maine summer fun. The first-annual Down East Lobster Roll Festival will be held Saturday, July 8, at Thompson’s Point in Portland. The festival includes live music, an interactive kids’ area, Maine Made gifts, traditional Maine food & drink; Plus, the World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition. Get your tickets today!

12:00pm – 5:00pm: Ongoing Events

12:00pm – 1:00pm: The FLUKES perform on the Main Stage

12:00pm – 1:30pm: VIP Semi-Final Round of the World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition, Brick South

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection performs on the Main Stage

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Finals of World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition on the Main Stage, Emcee Kerry Altiero from Cafe Miranda

3:55pm: Sea Bags Down East Day Tripper Tote Design contest, winning announcement

4:00pm – 4:15pm: LifeFlight of Maine “Lobster Chopper” fly-in, picnic area

4:15pm – 5:00pm: Maine Youth Rock Orchestra performs on the Main Stage

5:00pm: Festival concludes

5:00pm: Healers in the Sky Lifeflight Special Reception, Brick South




Help judge the World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition in the state where it belongs. Buy a VIP ticket to help pick the finalists from a dozen lobster roll chefs extraordinaire! You’ll get to sample lobster rolls from all contestants while sipping on Allagash Beer and vote for your favorite. The VIP ticket includes entry to the preliminary judging round held at Circus Maine, located a few steps away from the festival gate, plus entry to the festival. Did we mention all-you-can-eat lobster rolls for the whole day? (Note: Kids will not be allowed into the VIP section for the preliminary round of the competition.)

Limited tickets available

LifeFlight’s VIP Celebration


Down East magazine is pleased to partner with LifeFlight of Maine to offer this special opportunity to celebrate Maine’s newest medical helicopter, N901WM, or the “Lobster Chopper.” Enjoy the Down East Lobster Roll Festival, then join the LifeFlight team for The Healers In The Sky VIP Celebration featuring hearty hors d’oeuvres, live music, cocktails, and a chance to win an aerial tour of Portland in the new helicopter at the end of the party. (Must be 21 or over)

Learn more and purchase tickets

And the best part, The Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance receives a portion of the proceeds from every lobster roll purchased! 

Winter Harbor Lobster Festival @ Main Street
Aug 12 all-day

“Lobsters, Breakfasts, Craft Fair, Parade and more.”

The Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 53rd Annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival on August 12th. Please come and enjoy the activities planned throughout the day for local residents and visitors.

  • Start the morning off with a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at the Masonic Hall from 6:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. in Winter Harbor
  • the 5K George Schaeffer Memorial road race in Birch Harbor registration @ 7:00 a.m., race starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • Craft Fair at the school gym 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • Lobster Boat races at Henry Cove 10:00 a.m.
  • Lobster Dinner 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Parade on Main Street in Winter Harbor at 5:30 p.m.

Lobster Dinner includes: Lobster, corn on the cob, dessert, coleslaw, & drinks. There will be a variety of other foods available, such as coffee, muffins, sandwiches, French fries, cotton candy, kettle corn, nachos, and sno-cones. Come for a day of family fun. No admission charge.

Lobster Festival Seeking Volunteers

Help is needed specifically to set up, serve, cook and clean up after the lobster dinner, at the information and T-shirt sales booth, to assist with parking, to help set up the parade and for general town clean up when the last reveler has departed. To volunteer, call Linda Elliott at 546-2960.

Click below for links to the 2017 Festival applications.


Winter Harbor lobster Fest