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59th Annual Frenchboro Lobster Dinner
The 59th Annual Frenchboro Lobster Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6.
This will be the first year since the COVID pandemic began that the Frenchboro community will welcome hundreds of guests at the Annual Lobster Dinner, many of whom attended year-after-year for the past 50 years to enjoy the island, the village and the food.
Mark your calendars as the weekend has changed to the first Saturday in August, rain or shine. You can take the special ferry from Bass Harbor at 9 a.m. (passengers only). Ferry tickets are still $10 (half price for seniors) and can be purchased the day of the event. The return ferry leaves Frenchboro at 3 p.m.
The island community comes together to host this much-anticipated event, volunteering to contribute and cook pounds of lobster, bake scores of pies, donate items for the raffle and art auction and greet and serve the hundreds of guests who attend this festival. Over the years, the dinner has expanded to include live music, a road race and other activities, giving the event a true festival atmosphere.
The “All the Road We have Race” will be that morning. The Frenchboro Museum, Gallery and Gift Shop will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Live music will be provided by Maine singer, songwriter and finger-picking guitarist Jim Gallant. There will be a silent auction and raffle. And of course, there are miles of beautiful hiking trails and coastal scenery throughout the island.
Proceeds benefit the Frenchboro Congregational Church and its outreach programs to the island community. Proceeds also benefit island nonprofits including the Historical Society, Library, and Solid Waste Committee.
For more information check out Facebook at The Annual Frenchboro Lobster Dinner or go to the website – https://frenchborodinner.org.