Winter Harbor Lobster Festival 2013
If you love Downeast Maine and lobster, you will
be in luck in early August...
...when the quaint fishing village of
Winter Harbor, Maine hosts its 49th
Annual Maine Lobster Festival (not to be confused with
the also popular, Rockland Maine
the Maine Lobster Festival 2013? This year's Winter Harbor
Lobster Festival will be held on Saturday,
August 10, beginning at 8:00 AM.
is the festival located? At various venues in Winter
Harbor, Maine - on the western side of the Gouldsboro Peninsula in
is the festival in 2014 and 2015? The Maine Lobster
in Winter Harbor is a one day lobster event, held each year
on the second Saturday of August. So...
...the date for the Maine Lobster Festival 2014
will be August 9th, and the Maine Lobster Festival 2015 should be on
August 8th (according to my calculations, but please, verify for
yourself at: www.acadia-schoodic.org/lobsterfestival.html
go to the festival? For the lobster, of course.
But in addition...
...the 2012 Winter Harbor Lobster Festival will
feature the Annual George Schaefer Memorial Road Race, a craft
fair with over 80 exhibitors...
...the spectacular Maine
Lobster Boat Races, a Maine lobster fest
dinner served from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with Maine lobster, corn on the
desert and drinks, along with sandwiches, french fries, cotton candy,
kettle corn, nachos and sno-cones, all followed by...
...an hour long bagpipe concert, and culminating
with the Main Street parade.
do you get there? Winter Harbor, Maine is located on
Gouldsboro Peninsula, just east of Bar Harbor, in a region referred to
"Downeast Maine". If planning to travel there from points
...a quick look at a
might suggest that Coastal Route 1 is the most efficient way to reach
the village of Winter Harbor. However, that is not always the
case - especially during the height of the Maine tourist season when
Route 1 traffic
can be very
heavy. My suggestion (and many Mainers' agree)...
...take I-95 to
Bangor, where you can pick up Route 1A East to Ellsworth.
Then take Route 1 North until reaching 186 East, which will
take you directly into Winter Harbor. Bangor, Maine to Winter
Harbor is just a bit over 50 miles.
Additional information about the 2012 Winter
can be found on the Maine Lobster Festival page of the Schoodic Chamber
of Commerce website:
Vacation Rentals Winter Harbor, Maine
Sitting in an idyllic location on the Schoodic
Winter Harbor, Maine has much to offer its visitors.
Just to the south of it is Schoodic Peninsula...
....the only portion of Acadia National Park
that is on Maine's mainland. To the east is picturesque
-serviced during the summer months by the Island Explorer, and to the
...across Frenchmans Bay sits the town of Bar
Harbor, and Acadia
National Park, with tens of thousands of wildlife acres to explore.
You are likely to find many Winter Harbor
accommodations filled during the peak Maine
tourist season. If you are planning to attend the Winter
Festival in August, I suggest making reservations well in advance.