Sunday, Aug. 7

*The schedule is subject to change in 2022

All Day
Juried Art Show

Juried art show on display 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)
  • Oceanside High School (400 Broadway, Rockland, ME)

Check days for detailed schedule:

  • Wednesday: 11AM – 10PM
  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 8:30 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Bus arrives at each location approximately every 20 minutes.

7:00 a.m.
Registration For 10k, 5k and Kids Fun Run

Maine Stage

Register for the 10k, 5k, and Kids Fun Run.

7:00 a.m.
Registration Opens For All Children’s Events

Registration officially opens for the Great International Great Crate Race, Kids’ Fun Run, Children’s Lobster Eating Contest, and Little Lobster Diaper Derby.

7:00 a.m.
Registration Opens For The Great International Crate Race

Registration officially opens for the Great International Great Crate Race

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast

Main Eating Tent

All-the-pancakes-you-can-eat breakfast in the Food Tent featuring blueberry pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children; offered through Sunday.

8:00 a.m.
10k Road Race and 5k Run/Walk

Start your Sunday morning with a timed run or walk around the beautiful town of Rockland. 8:00 am, near the main gate.

9:30 a.m.
Fun Run, 10k, and 5K Award Presentation

Maine Stage

Awards are presented to overall race winners and top male and female finishers in multiple age categories for our Fun Run, 10K and 5K races.

10:00 a.m.
Children’s Parade

Sign up at the far end of the Eating Tent at 9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lobster Serving Begins

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.

All Food Vendors open at 11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Children’s Codfish Carry and Lobster Eating Contest

Maine Stage

12:00 p.m. to 9:00 PM
Art Show

The show is being hung in the North Tent on the festival grounds.

12:30 p.m.
Little Lobster Diaper Derby

Maine Stage

2:00 p.m.
Great International Lobster Crate Race

Rockland Harbor at the sea wall

Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. at the Information Tent. Spots fill up quickly, so we recommend getting in line a few hours early.

5:00 p.m.
Wreath Ceremony

Rockland Public Pier

King Neptune and the 2022 Maine Sea Goddess will lead a wreath ceremony for fishermen lost at sea, held at the public pier.

6:00 p.m.
75th Maine Lobster Festival Closes

See you at the 76th annual Maine Lobster Festival, August 2-6, 2023!