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The 2021 Maine Lobster Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to see you August 3-7, 2022.

2019 Schedule

July 31, 2019



All Day

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank

Art Show at Main Street branch of Camden National Bank (300 Main Street).

All Day

Free Shuttle Bus

The festival provides free shuttle services to and from the festival grounds from the following locations. A bus arrives at each location approximately every 30 minutes.

  • South Elementary School (formerly Rockland District Middle School)

Check days for detailed schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 31: Bus starts at noon and ends at 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 1, and Friday, Aug. 2: Bus starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 3: Limited service 9 a.m. to noon. Full service starts after parade (noon) and ends at 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 4: Bus starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

Bus arrives at each location approximately every 20 minutes.

12:00 p.m.

72nd annual Maine Lobster Festival opens

Festival officially opens at noon, along with exhibition tents, booths, vendors, carnival rides, and games. This is our $1 day! 

King Neptune and his court, along with Erin Dugan, the 2018 Maine Sea Goddess, arrive on the main dock from the briny deep courtesy of the USCG to raise the flag and officially open the 2019 Maine Lobster Festival. Flag raising ceremony will take place next to the flagpole by the Harbor Master’s building.

Lobster Serving Begins at the Food Tent (Noon-8 p.m.)

Visit our Food Tent for our famous steamed lobster dinners, shore dinners, lobster bisque, lobster mac-n-cheese and fried seafood offerings and our Lobster Café for lobster rolls, lobster wraps, and lobster caesar salad.

Old Fashioned Dollar Day - $1 tickets all day!

12:00 p.m.

Gates open


12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Paddy Mills


Eating Tent

An award-winning folk singer/songwriter whose songs are as salty as the Maine coast he calls home.

2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Tom Albury


Eating Tent

Tom has been entertaining audiences in Midcoast Maine for over 30 years with songs from soul and folk.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Rick Johnson


Eating Tent

Soaring vocal melodies, guitar, and ukulele with deep roots in nature.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The 72nd Maine Sea Goddess Coronation


Maine Stage

Come see the coronation of the 72nd Maine Sea Goddess! Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with music and the introduction of the Sea Princesses.

The winner receives a cash prize and the title of The Maine Sea Goddess with a lovely crown. She reigns at many events throughout the year, culminating with the start of the 2020 Maine Lobster Festival. Also crowned is the Crown Princess and Miss Congeniality.

8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Midcoast Music Academy


Maine Stage

Immediately after the Maine Sea Goddess Coronation the students and staff of MCMA will be performing in various ensembles.