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Lobster brought us to Maine. My job was to locate and shuttle my wife and mother-in-law around Maine lobster shacks capped by a stop at the Maine Lobster Festival, held the first weekend in August in Rockland.
The festival is essentially the typical small town summer festival with music, midway, shopping, unhealthy food, etc. Then a ton of lobster is tossed on top in a huge food tent. There are seafood-themed activities such as a lobster crate race over the water and exhibitions at the Marine Tent, of which we would have enjoyed even more. When we visited on the Saturday afternoon we did not time it well with big activities with the parade, so we mainly enjoyed the food and strolled a bit.
Hotels in the area are limited so we stopped en route from Acadia National Park to Portland, ME. Rockland and surrounds is tremendously scenic with many lobster shacks and scenic spots along the water.
A fun slice of Americana, Maine-style.