Travelogue: Maine Lobster Festival (August 2014)

Maine lobster festival. 

On the last day of our trip, we drove to Rockland and parked at a high school to take their free shuttle bus to the festival. Info here.

We have arrived. Saturday admission fee was $8.

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Carnival! Lots of vendors (food, clothing, jewelry, etc).

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Then we saw a crowd of people taking pictures in anticipation…

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LOBSTERS.

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Other than lobsters, there were food trucks that sold other seafood and apparently, Vietnamese food. Pho sizzle.

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Free Haribo gummy bears made my day. Gummy Colas too.

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Got a cup of clam chowder to wash down fresh lobster meats.

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Some vendors had long lines, but it’s expected for a Saturday.

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Uhh… best ice cream in Maine? Of course I had to try it.

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Blueberry ice cream with blueberries in it. Love.

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Now onto the main tent for the whole lobster dinners. Long line but it moved pretty quick.

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This was the single lobster dinner: $15. Probably should’ve gotten a double for $28. Their lobsters were fresh and meaty, juicy and sweet.

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Some sides for you to purchase. Mussels and scallops.

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After you get your tray of food, you sit down cafeteria-style and chow down.

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It was time to go.

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Origami Owl. One of the vendors at the marketplace was selling these necklaces where you can put charms inside.

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It came in a Chinese-looking pouch…

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My charms: coffee cup, a pair of angel wings, a seahorse, a starfish, and a watch mechanism.

After we got back to the car, it was about 1.5-2 hour drive back to our cottage. We wanted to grab food to go before sundown (when everything closes…).

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Young’s Lobster Pound. I had Yelped this place before the trip but didn’t know if I would be able to fit it in with all the other lobsters fighting for space in my stomach. But since this was on the way back and some random guy recommended it to us, we had to stop by.

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Bucket list for 2: $49.95.

 

 

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There was a moment of chaos when nobody knew where to order with a crowd of people on random lines. But then we figured it out.

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Order and get a number. One guy will handle your order.

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The Bucket List for 2 came with two 1 1/2 lb lobsters, clams, mussels, shrimps, oysters, corn on the cob, lemon, butter, cocktail sauce.

Every order comes like this on a tray. If you are taking it to go like we did, make sure to ask them for a plastic bag to put this in, and then put it in a cardboard box that they provide. Otherwise, your car will be ruined with lobster juices…

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Outdoor seating by the water if you want to watch boats.

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