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Maine Lobster Festival

August 3-7, 2016

Rockland’s Harbor Park; Rockland, ME

Where better to satisfy your craving for summer shellfish than the quaint harbor town of Rockland? Home of the world's largest lobster cooker, it's also the land of the Maine Lobster Festival, now in its 69th year. Attendees will not only have access to 20,000 pounds of lobster and clams, shrimp and mussels, but they’ll also have a chance to participate in seafood-themed games, from a lobster crate race and codfish carry to a seafood cooking contest (winners get $200). Kids will love the marine tent, where they can see and touch animals plucked straight from the ocean. Don’t miss Hometown and Family Fun Day, where admission is free for all ages.

Admission: $5 per adult, $2 per child (ages six-12 yrs) on Wednesday, opening day. Thursday through Saturday admission is $8 per adult, $2 per child; kids under five are free. Sunday is free for all visitors. Visit

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