39th FISHERMEN'S FESTIVAL 2012!
April 27th, 28th & 29th
39th FISHERMEN'S FESTIVAL 2012!
April 27th, 28th & 29th
If you are looking for a great community event, celebrating the time long tradition of local fishermen, then make you vacation plans to the Boothbay Harbor Region for the Fishermen's Festival. This three day event is packed full of fun events for all ages to enjoy.
Times are Approximate and Events Subject To Change
Pot Buoy Decorating: By age groups: Young Children and Adults. Stop by The First, pick up your plain pot buoy, decorate it and drop it back off at the First in Boothbay Harbor. You’ll need to use your own supplies for the decorating. Buoys will be judged by the community downtown all weekend. Prizes awarded for different age groups. (Pot Buoys are $5.00). This year we will hold a live auction for the Pot Buoys just before the Tug of War to raise money for the Fisherman’s Memorial.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH
12:30 PM Scramble @ the Boothbay Country Club
18 holes with cart, prizes and award ceremony following.
$49.00 Guest & $30.00 members.
Contact the pro shop at 207-633-6085 to register.
5:00-9:00 P.M. – Pier One Hospitality Tent - Geary’s Festival Kickoff Party
7:00 PM Shrimp Princess Pageant Boothbay Region High School. Young ladies between the ages of 9 and 12 participate and show us their fine talents. Admission $5.00 adults and $2.00 children under 12. Tickets on sale at the door. Benefits the Fishermen’s Memorial Fund. 50/50 raffle with the winner announced during the pageant. Contact Brenda Blackman 633-6280 or 633-5149.
9:00P.M. – 1:00A.M. Grand Opening of Mine Oyster Night Club with The Jason Spooner Band out of Portland
9:00P.M. to 1:00A.M.- Jehovah and the Wholly Mackerels @ McSeagull’s
SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH
6:00 AM Pancake Breakfast Boothbay Region Lions club Hall, Lakeview Road, West Boothbay Harbor. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, home fries. Tickets sold at the door.
7:30 AM Coffee and Doughnuts On sale at the Waterfront during morning events by Project Graduation.
8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Events for the children in Fisherman’s Wharf parking lot. Lots of fun stuff for all ages. Kids Games, Face Painting, Bouncy House for Kids and other fun things as well. Jump Roping and Hula Hooping for all ages.
8:00 AM Cod Fish Relay Race Four person teams of the Boothbay Region High School run a course beginning at the public parking lot (adjacent to Fisherman’s Wharf Inn) dressed in foul weather gear, including hip boots and carrying some slippery fish. Contact Lesley and Brian Blethen at 633-0700. Maximum: 15 persons.
Immediately Following: Small Fry Cod Fish Relay Race Boothbay Region Elementary School Students grades 5 thru 8. Contact – Kathleen Pearce at 687-6677.
Approx. 8:15 AM – Bait Shoveling Race (coming back this year).
Contact Ryan Casey at 207-380-3166.
8:45 AM Trap Hauling Competition Race begins at the town dock, where competing lobster boats tie up. Captain and Stern man race down the ramp, untie their boats and speed toward the string of traps in the inner harbor to haul, bait, and reset their traps, return to the dock, and race up the ramp, trying to turn the fastest time. Contact Mark Carter 633-5762.
9:00-12:00 C.L.I.C.K. will be doing the Chalk Art on the Hill
9:00AM-4:00PM Arts and Crafts Show The Boothbay Harbor Fire Department, 11 Howard Street. Over 50 crafters participate in this fabulous craft show. Contact Vicki Huskins at 207- 633-2404.
9:00AM-12:00PM Blood Pressure Clinic Courtesy Boothbay Region Ambulance at the Boothbay Harbor Fire Department, 11 Howard Street.
9:45AM Lobster Crate Running Participants will demonstrate their agility in running along the tops of the lobster crates strung out between the two town docks. Contact Brandy Pottle at 633-2045 or 380-5169. Limit 15 contestants.
10:30AM Dory Bailing Teams of three will compete to bail their dory the fastest.
Contact Whitney Hurley @ 843-847-1278 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
11:15AM Tug of War competition at the Waterfront. Ten men, women or co-ed teams vie for championships. Lively, spirited competition. Get your teams together to do a business to business challenge. Contact Sarah Brewer at 380-7722 or Ashley Lowery at 633-3913.
Small Fry Tug of War competition immediately following (3rd and 4th graders) Contact Kathleen Pierce at 633-4194 or 687-6677.
1PM Bubble Gum Contest For the youngsters in the Fisherman’s Wharf Parking Lot.
11:00 to 4:00 FISH FRY HAS MOVED THIS YEAR! Fish Fry at Pier One (formerly Hawke’s) now Mine Oyster. All proceeds to benefit Fishermen’s Memorial Fund. Fish sandwiches served inside or outside until they are gone.
12:00-4:00 Dunk Tank on Pier One: If you want to be part of the Dunk Tank for a great cause contact Brenda Blackman 380-7770.
1:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Rock The Dock with D.J. on Pier One
1:00-3:00 Oyster Shucking contest at Mine Oyster (different categories for competition and everyone that enters gets a prize).
12:00P.M. to 3:00P.M. in the raw bar of Mine Oyster- Three oysters paired with tastes of great wines for $6.00.
1:00-9:00PM McSeagull’s- Geary’s Draft Beer specials, dinner & drinks @ McSeagull’s. Come on over and enjoy the food and get to mingle with the local lobsterman.
ALL DAY ALL NIGHT McSeagull’s Lobster Bake- all day- all night with additional seating under the big tent. $28.00.
5:00PM Church Supper Congregational Church, Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. Two seatings: 5pm and 6pm. Fabulous home cooking with great desserts. 633-4757.
9:00 to 1:00 P.M. Mine Oyster Night Club the Jason Spooner Band.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH
9:00 a.m. BLOODY MARY MORNING BAR UNDER THE TENT AT MCSEAGULL’S!
12PM to 4PM Tent reopens for beer specials and outdoor fun
12PM Burnt Island Lighthouse Tour. Board the Novelty at Pier 8. Scenic cruise to Burnt Island to spend an hour touring the island and lighthouse buildings. The coordinator will talk about the lighthouse’s history and significance to our region. On the return, the Novelty will be watching the blessing of the fleet service in the inner harbor. Space limited to 75, tickets must be purchased in advance. Advance tickets available Monday-Friday at The First NA, Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor Maine. 207-633-5149 Adults $10, children (under 6) $5. NO REFUNDS. Remaining Tickets Available At 11:30 AM – Pier 8, First Come/First Served Basis.
1:30 PM Memorial Service Outdoor at the Fishermen’s Memorial on Atlantic Avenue (East Side of the Harbor across from Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church) in honor of area fishermen lost at sea. As the bells toll, the names of the lost fishermen will be read.
2:15 PM Blessing of the Fleet Blessing of the commercial fishing fleet. Fishing boats circle the inner harbor and pass the Fishermen’s Memorial to receive the blessing for a safe and profitable year. Miss Shrimp Princess and area clergy are in attendance. If you are unable to get on a boat to watch the blessing of the fleet, the tent on the pier of McSeagull’s & Knot Gray’s will be open from 12:00 to 4:00. You can watch the blessing from the dock as they come into the inner Harbor.
Watch the Blessing of the Fleet from the Fisherman’s Memorial on the East Side, or Grab a drink and watch from the Deck of McSeagull’s or the deck of Knot Gray’s.
4:30p.m. Fishy Fest Finale @ Knot Gray’s with 50/50 raffle, half of the proceeds benefit Fisherman’s Memorial Fund. There will be stories told and a lot of Greg Power’s fun. Come and enjoy the humor and fun with special guests, open mic, gags, awards and karaoke.