Today (Saturday, June 30th) is the day … Come on down

AMAZING weather … live music … fresh Maine lobsters … lots of entertainment

The Great Maine Lobster Eating contest

What are you waiting for?  See you there

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Great Maine Lobster Eating contest (2011 photo)

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Maine Governor Paul LePage to attend LobsterFest

Maine Governor Paul LePage confirmed today that he will be attending the Portland LobsterFest this Saturday, June 30th.  The Governor will arrive right as the festival opens at 11:00AM.

This will be the second year Governor LePage has been able to attend the festival.  Last year, he was one of three judges who oversaw the Great Maine Lobster Eating contest.

Due to a prior commitment, Governor LePage will, unfortunately, not be in attendance during the lobster eating contest.

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Special Lobster Eating Contest Judge Maine Senator Olympia Snowe

As you know, Maine Senator Olympia Snowe has decided to not seek a fourth term in the United States Senate.  She is, however, still hard at work, carrying out her Senatorial duties and traveling around Maine seeking to meet the needs of her constituents.

We are pleased to announce Senator Snowe will be a special guest judge for the Lobster Eating contest.  As you may recall from last year’s event, this contest garnered international coverage.

We expect the the Lobster Eating contest to be vigorously contested this year and defending champion Tripp Richardson will return to defend his title.

The Great Maine Lobster Eating Contest begins at 1:30PM on Saturday, June 30, 2012 on the Maine State Pier.

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2012 Portland LobsterFest is just around the corner .. Saturday, June 30th

Join us for the 2012 Portland LobsterFest, sponsored by the Falmouth Rotary.  This year’s event, our 4th, is going to be bigger than ever.

The Great Maine Lobster Eating Contest is once again testing the skill and the stomach of the competitors.  In a ten minute period, each contestant must shuck and eat the lobster tail and both claws.

Last year’s winner, Tripp Richardson of Westbrook Maine, is returning to defend his title.  He finished off 10 lobsters last year and swears he can do more this year.

If you are interested in competing, please email Ray Richardson at ray@rayrichardson.com

 

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