65th Annual Maine Lobster Festival Underway in Rockland

From Maine Lobster Festival 2011. Photo: Michael Whitman.

From Maine Lobster Festival 2011. Photo: Michael Whitman.

 

The Maine Lobster Festival is underway in Rockland with a big weekend of events planned, including a parade down Main Street, activities for children and their families, and the eating and celebrating of all things lobster.

The first festival was in 1947 and featured all-you-can-eat lobsters for $1 as a way to unload surplus “shedders” —  lobsters that have abandoned their old casing to grow into a new, hard one.

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