Join Us at the Lobster Roll Festival
Down East Lobster Roll Festival 2017
  • Saturday, July 8
  • Noon – 5PM
  • Thompson’s Point
  • Portland, ME

  • Live Music
  • Interactive Kids’ Area
  • Maine Made Gifts
  • Traditional Maine Food & Drink
  • A visit from LifeFlight’s brand new helicopter

Plus: The World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition

General Admission


Entrance to festival, live music, kids’ area plus food and beverage for purchase. (Free general admission for kids.)

VIP Pass (AGE 21+ ONLY)


Help judge the World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition in the state where it belongs. Buy a VIP ticket to help pick the finalists from a dozen lobster roll chefs extraordinaire! You’ll get to sample lobster rolls from all contestants while sipping on Allagash Beer and vote for your favorite. The VIP ticket includes entry to the preliminary judging round held at Brick South, located a few steps away from the festival gate, plus entry to the festival. Did we mention all-you-can-eat lobster rolls for the whole day? (Note: Kids will not be allowed into the VIP section for the preliminary round of the competition.)

LifeFlight’s VIP Celebration


Down East magazine is pleased to partner with LifeFlight of Maine to offer this special opportunity to celebrate Maine’s newest medical helicopter, N901WM, or the “Lobster Chopper.” Enjoy the Down East Lobster Roll Festival, then join the LifeFlight team for The Healers In The Sky VIP Celebration featuring hearty hors d’oeuvres, live music, cocktails, and a chance to win an aerial tour of Portland in the new helicopter at the end of the party. (Must be 21 or over)

Learn more and purchase tickets

Rain or shine (unless it’s a storm). Storm date is July 9.

Schedule of Events

12:00pm – 5:00pm: Ongoing Events

12:00pm – 1:00pm: The FLUKES perform on the Main Stage

12:00pm – 1:30pm: VIP Semi-Final Round of the World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition, Brick South

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection performs on the Main Stage

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Finals of World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition on the Main Stage, Emcee Kerry Altiero from Cafe Miranda

3:55pm: Sea Bags Down East Day Tripper Tote Design contest, winning announcement

4:00pm – 4:15pm: LifeFlight of Maine “Lobster Chopper” fly-in, picnic area

4:15pm – 5:00pm: Maine Youth Rock Orchestra performs on the Main Stage

5:00pm: Festival concludes

5:00pm: Healers in the Sky Lifeflight Special Reception, Brick South

World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition

Competition Entry Period Has Ended

Sponsored by

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updated June 9 2017