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Calling all seafood lovers! The final countdown is on some of the most beloved seafood festivals of the summer, so bibs and lobster crackers at the ready, here are the festivals you won't want to miss stateside.
Maine Lobster Festival, Rockwood
For the ultimate lobster fueled festival head to Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland.
The monster lobster festival with a massive reputation worldwide promises five days of fun and feasting with over 20,000 tons of fresh lobster to be devoured.
Highlights include fresh lobster rolls in the Main Eating Tent, an amateur seafood cooking contest with cash prizes for the winners as well as plenty of activities including the Great Lobster Crate Race, where the current champion holds the record of running over 3,000 crates on the water.
Check out the daily schedule on the website.
What Maine Lobster Festival
When August 2 -6, 2017
Where Rockland, Maine USA
Boston Seafood Festival, Boston
Boston celebrates its seventh year of this one-day local event celebrating all things fishy, from seafood tasting to clam bakes and chef demos.
Don't miss out on the Battle of the Shuckers, the oyster shucking competition for a $500 cash prize, or perhaps your chance to be crowned the king of the sea in the fancy dress competition.
Key speakers and stands will also use the event to highlight the importance of sustainability and seafood.
What Boston Seafood Festival
Where Boston Fish Pier, Boston, USA
When August 13, 2017
Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival
For a unique insight into the charms of the US's local festivities try this event. Marrying two of the area’s biggest industries, this event showcases local traditions with local food at its heart: jambalaya, fried alligator, and shrimp cooked enough ways “to make Forrest Gump proud.”
What Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival 2017
When 31 August to 4 September
Shrimp & Grits Festival
If you're a “shrimp & grits,” fan head to Jekyll Island in Georgia and find this southern seafood festival should bring gathering over 100+ local artists, wildlife interactive demos, and live music. Not forgetting the ultimate shrimp & grits cooking competition.
What Shrimp & Grits Festival
Where Jekyll Island Georgia
When 15 to 17 September, 2017