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Winter Harbor Lobster Festival

Lobsters, Breakfasts, Craft Fair, Parade and much more
(A typical day)

Every second Saturday in August, the Winter Harbor (Maine) Lobster Festival, draws a large crowd of spectators. It is a fun filled day with many scheduled events. Watch the ever popular lobster boat races, with 13 classes rated by size and power, shop at the craft fair with 80+ exhibitors, eat a Maine lobster dinner and stay for the late afternoon parade.
  • 6:00AM-10AM   ~   Blueberry pancake breakfast in the Masonic Hall in Winter Harbor
  • 7:00AM   ~   Registration for the road race on East Schoodic Drive, Birch Harbor.
  • 8:00AM   ~   Annual George Schaefer Memorial Road Race on East Schoodic Drive, Birch Harbor.
  • 9AM-5PM   ~   Craft Fair with over 80 crafters at the old grammar school.
  • 10AM-12PM   ~   Lobster Boat Races at Henry Cove, Winter Harbor.  (Awards following the race at the town dock)
  • 10AM-4PM ~   Fish chowder at the Masonic Hall on School Street in Winter Harbor
  • 11AM-3PM   ~   Lobster Dinner with live entertainment located under the big tent behind the school in the ball field.
  • 2PM   ~   Fire department demonstration at AR Whittens on Main Street
  • 4:00-5:00   ~   Bagpipe Concert sponsored by Schoodic Arts For All at Hammond Hall
  • 5:30PM   ~   Lazy Lobster Parade through Winter Harbor.
  • 7PM   ~   Contra dance at Hammond Hall on Main Street in Winter Harbor.
  • And more!
Lobster Dinner includes:  Lobster, corn on the cob, dessert, coleslaw, & drinks. There will be a variety of other foods available, such as coffee, muffins, sandwiches, French fries, cotton candy, kettle corn, nachos, and sno-cones.

Come for a day of family fun.  Admission is free.

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