Fans of the History Channel’s “Alone” will get the chance to meet the winner of season three, Zachary Fowler, at the 70th Maine Lobster Festival. Fowler and his family, who live in Appleton, Maine, will be riding in the Big Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 5. After the parade, Fowler will be on the festival grounds until 1:30 p.m. to meet with fans, sign autographs and sell T-shirts.
Contestants on “Alone” are dropped off in a remote location where they must out-last their fellow competitors with just 10 survival items. They are isolated from other humans, and have to film their own experience.
Last year at this time, Fowler was wrapping up his three-month adventure in Patagonia, a sparsely populated region at the southern tip of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. On the show, Fowler survived for 87 days, completely alone. “It was amazing,” said Fowler of the experience. “It was a struggle between having fun in the outdoors and surviving, and also missing my family so much.”
Because he lived in Patagonia during winter, Fowler says it was great to come back to the warm weather in Maine last August. When asked if he would do it again, without hesitation Fowler answered, “Yes, definitely.”
Fowler said he survived longer than anyone on any survival show, and expects he will have to defend that title at some point.
In addition to participating in the parade and meeting fans, Fowler will also be running the 5K at this year’s festival. He’s looking forward to getting a lobster roll. “Fresh lobster will definitely be a treat after surviving on trout for so long.”