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Annual Lobster Festival 

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40th Annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival, August 14, 2004

Activities for the day are as follows:

The Festival began some thirty years ago and is held on the second Saturday in August.  Festival activities, live entertainment, parade, and more.   Plan to spend the day at one of Maine's best lobster festivals.

9AM-5PM Craft Fair at Winter Harbor Grammar School Gym

11AM - 3PM Lobster Feast (Lobster, corn on the cob, dessert, cole slaw, and drink) Other food is also avalable from local non-profit organizations. Winter Harbor Grammar School Ball Field

10AM-12PM Lobster Boat Races (Henry Cove) See Last Year's Pictures

TBA Tours of an FFG Navy Ship

TBA Blueberry Pie Contest W-H Grammar School

TBA Cod-Fish Relay Race

5PM Parade through town

6AM-9AM Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, Winter Harbor Masonic Hall

11AM-6PM Fish Chowder, Winter Harbor Masonic Hall

9AM-4PM Tours of a working Lighthouse in Prospect Harbor

Come for a Day of Family Fun

No admission charge

For dates and further information call, 1-207-963-7658.


The Schoodic Peninsula is located in Downeast Maine.  Traveling north, you have two options:  take I-95 (Maine Turnpike) to Bangor, ME and take Rt. 1A to Ellsworth, ME;  or take the Rt. 3 exit in Augusta to Belfast, then north on Rt. 1 all the way along the coast into Ellsworth.  Follow Rt. 1 North for approximately 18 miles, turning right onto Rt. 186, a loop-road that will take you around the entire Peninsula and back to Rt. 1.

Traveling south from the Canadian border, take Rt. 1 Soon after entering Hancock County, turn left onto Rt. 186.

The area is serviced by two airports:  Bangor International Airport and Bar Harbor Airport.

Annual Trade Day and Benefit Auction

May 15, 2004, Third Saturday in May
Come downeast in May and tour the area while shopping at the peninsula-wide yard sales. The day ends with a benefit auction at the Winter Harbor Grammar School.


Sullivan Daze

August 7, 2004, First Saturday in August

Sullivan's All-day festival is put on by the volunteer firefighters of Sullivan and Sorrento to celebrate community pride and to help raise money for the Volunteer Fire Department.


Franklin Family Fun Day

JULY 24, 2004

On July 24th, come join us for a fun-filled day of old fashioned fun in Franklin!  There will be watermelon eating contest, bake-offs, sack races, craft fair, games for everyone and so much more!  Admission is free.  For a small fee you can enjoy some down home cooking at the famous chicken barbecue.

The money earned by the Chamber at its special activities provides college scholarships for area students and promotes some of the most beautiful coastline the state has to offer.  We hope you will come and join us this year.  For dates and further information, call 1-207-963-7658


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