Appealing to a broader, younger crowd, and wanting to make sure everyone gets to celebrate their 75th year, organizers of this year's Maine Lobster Festival have decided to "freshen up" their approach to this year's event, and have planned some new activities, more environmentally conscious choices, and even doing away with the cost of entry.

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According to the Maine Lobster Festival Facebook Page:

"There will be a lot of changes including FREE ADMISSION. We have decided to eliminate the carnival and introduce greener options and more kid/teen activities like rock climbing, a petting zoo, pony rides, an arcade, bounce houses, games, and all the traditional children's events."

Event coordinators told the Village Soup recently, that one of the main reasons behind the drop of the admission price was as a way to give everyone a break after what everyone has been going through in light of the pandemic.

"This year’s event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 7, at Rockland’s Harbor Park, Buoy Park, and Mildred Merrill Park. There will be two nights of fireworks over the harbor."

The festival, which takes place each year in Rockland, was canceled the last two years because of Covid.

Along with the new additions, organizers say they will still have plenty of Maine-made wares, created by Maine artisans available. And they are hoping to have entertainment provided by all Maine-based bands this year, too.

They will also still have the Road Race component of the festival, for those who were wondering.

You can find out more information about the 75 Maine Lobster Festival, by clicking here.

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