The Frenchboro Lobster Dinner is always scheduled for the second Saturday in August. On this day, hundreds of visitors are ferried to the beautiful island of Frenchboro via a boat from Bass Harbor. Once on the island, they are able to enjoy a delicious lobster dinner and homemade pies to a backdrop of live music and coastal views. There is also an “All The Road We Got Race,” children games and a silent auction. This summer the Frenchboro Lobster Fest will take place on August 12th. Here is the schedule for the Frenchboro Lobster Dinner for 2017.
The Frenchboro Lobster Dinner Schedule 2017
The day usually kicks off around 9:30am when the first guests arrive from the mainland. While some visitors come by private boat, many take the Maine State Ferry service from Bass Harbor.
9:00 a.m. – Passenger Ferry leaves Bass Harbor. This is a special Lobster Festival run and tickets can be purchased on the day at the ferry terminal (in past years tickets have cost $10 for a round trip).
9:30 a.m. – The Frenchboro Historical Society Museum & Gift Shop Open as well as the food stand (selling hot dogs, baked goods, chips and beverages)
10:00 a.m. – Raffle Tickets go on sale and the Silent Auction Bidding Begins.
10:30 a.m. – The “All The Road We Got Race” (which is almost a 5K) starts
11:00 a.m. – The Lobster Dinner service begins. The Lobster Dinner comes with coleslaw, a homemade dinner roll, a slice of homemade pie and a beverage. Diners who don’t like lobster can opt for a chicken dinner. The Lobster Dinner runs until 1:30 p.m. and there will be live music throughout.
1:20 p.m. – The raffle and silent auction close and the winners will be announced between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – The ferry departs for Bass Harbor
Lobster Festival visitors can also spend the afternoon walking off their delicious Frenchboro Lobster Dinner by exploring the quaint village and the miles of trails along the scenic shoreline, with views of Acadia in the distance.
To read about other Maine lobster festivals and Maine seafood festivals, click here.