The Marine Experience Tent

The Marine Experience Tent is a Festival attraction that provides hands-on chances to touch and learn about a wide variety of Marine life. Maritime activities and demonstrations will continue during the festival. Who knows what creatures from the deep will show up? Exhibitors set up interesting displays for all ages.

The Gulf of Maine is a complex and sometimes mysterious place. Who knows what creatures from the deep will show up in the Marine Experience Tent? Each year, Marine tent exhibitors, from lobster trap builders to fishermen, explain and demonstrate how they fit into a very big picture. The touch tank allows visitors of all ages to get up close and personal with some of Maine’s smaller sea life. Learn how lobster traps are made by watching a demonstration by Brooks Trap Mill of Thomaston, Maine. Learn about boat building and sailing on the open ocean from The Apprenticeshop of Rockland, Maine. These are just a few of the exhibitors you’ll meet in the Marine Experience Tent.

The Marine Experience Tent frequently hosts book signings by Maine authors and illustrators.

2024 Exhibits

STATION MAINE of Rockland is an organization of community members dedicated to offering boating opportunities at no cost to youth of all ages in the Midcoast area. Members will give rowing demonstrations and will recruit prospective rowers.

BROOKS TRAP MILL of Thomaston will once again display the complete start-to-finish process of building a lobster trap—and the materials that go into its building.

MAINE AUTHORS PUBLISHING – The trusted source for books by Maine authors since 2009! As a cooperative-style publisher, Maine Authors Publishing’s goal is to support local, independent authors throughout the publishing process with affordable services such as editing, design, printing, a trade catalog, distribution, and marketing assistance. Writers wanting to explore publishing are invited to register for a free Zoom class on the first Friday of every month called “Introduction to Cooperative-Style Publishing.”

You can find Maine Authors Publishing all week long in the Marine Tent, where they will have signings as well as a selection of books by Maine authors. I

For exhibitor information, email [email protected].