Festival officially opens, along with exhibition tents, booths, vendors, carnival rides and games. Gates open at noon and stay open until 10pm.
Admisison is $5 for adults and $2 for children.
Also, lobster serving begins in the Eating Tent immediately, fresh from the ocean. King Neptune and his court, along with Kristen Margaret Sawyer, the 2011 Maine Sea Goddess, arrive on the main dock from the briny deep to raise the flag and officially open the 2012 Maine Lobster Festival. Opening ceremonies will take place next to the flagpole by the Harbor Master’s building.
All tents open at 1pm – Children’s Tent, admission free – Fine Arts Tent – Marine Tent – Maine Craft Tent: ongoing demonstrations – Maine Products Tent – North Tent – all vendors. 38 Special on Saturday night. For more info go to – http://www.mainelobsterfestival.com/schedule/