Come To The Maine Lobster Festival For Amazing Food And A Spectular Experience. The Maine Lobster Festival is five full days of laughter, fun, and delicious feasts right on the gorgeous coast of Maine. Every Wednesday through Sunday during the first week of August tens of thousands of individuals come to Rockland Maine. These visitors come to experience an amazing, fresh, local lobster dinner. There are so many activities to enjoy during the festival including performances by entertainers who are known on a national level, enjoyable contests for cooks, carnival rides to provide fun for children and adults, and phenomenal artists and craftsmen from Maine.
The Maine Lobster Festival originally began as a way to revive the communities in Midcoast Maine but became a celebration of the local seafood that received international recognition. Visitors travel to the festival from local communities like Owls Head and from as far away as Asia and Europe. The festival has built a golden reputation and is an amazing way to spend your vacation.
The Main Lobster Festival began in 1947 and since then they have donated in excess of $500,000 to the communities in Midcoast Maine. Since the festival is a non-profit organization they have the ability to give all their profits right back to the communities in Maine. The festival gives their support to community service groups, local food pantries, high school sports teams, local emergency services, and they offer high school seniors college scholarships upon graduation.
Volunteers run the festival and over 1,100 people from the community and numerous locations both near and far volunteer their help at the grounds every year. All the hard work of the board of directors and the lovely people who serve the incredible lobster dinners are repaid due to the laughter and happiness of the visitors. A lot of satisfaction comes from being able to support the lobster industry in Maine as well. This is one festival you do not want to miss.