A Traveler’s Guide to the Best of Claw Down Boothbay Harbor

Claw Down Boothbay Harbor is one of Boothbay Harbor’s most beloved annual events. The celebration brings seafood lovers together for an evening of fun and traditional Maine food. Presented by the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, the festival gathers chefs from across the state of Maine to see who can prepare the best bite of lobster. Who will win Claw Down Chef of the Year?

Claw Down Boothbay Harbor is just one of many regional events held each year that celebrate the culture and heritage of Coastal Maine. Our free Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide lists all of the area’s best festivals and events! In the guide, we’ve also hand-selected our favorite attractions, restaurants, and activities to experience when in town. This complimentary guide makes planning an unforgettable Maine vacation effortless, so request a copy today!

About Claw Down Boothbay Harbor

On Thursday, September 14th, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m, Claw Down Boothbay Harbor will take place. Cocktail party attire is recommended for the event, and attendees must be aged 21 or over. A limited number of tickets are still available at $65 each. Tickets include a host of handcrafted lobster bites, wine, beer, desserts, and a coffee bar. To reserve tickets, call the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce at (207) 633-2353.

Lobster lovers from across the United States attend Claw Down Boothbay Harbor each year. Guests get to taste each chef’s specially crafted lobster bite and cast their vote for The People’s Choice Award. Cisco Brewers and Ninety Plus Cellars offer a selection of beer and wine for thirsty attendees.

15 chefs compete in the event, and guests consume about 500 pounds of locally sourced lobster. A blind judging panel determine who receives the coveted Chef of the Year award. Chefs vote among themselves for the winner of the Chef’s Choice Award.

Plan a Trip to Boothbay Harbor

Attending Claw Down Boothbay Harbor is a great way to anchor a trip to Midcoast Maine. That said, many more wonderful experiences await on a visit to Boothbay Harbor! A Maine Puffin Cruise is one way to create a memorable stay. If indoor fun is of interest, the Peary-Macmillan Arctic Museum is a great choice. Whatever you choose to do after attending Claw Down, make sure you take advantage of the nautical amenities available at Linekin Bay Resort!

Stay Near the Event and Be a Part of the Action

This year, Claw Down Boothbay Harbor will take place at our sister property, Newagen Seaside Inn. The best way for the entire family to enjoy the festivities at Newagen, but come back to unplug and unwind in one of Linekin Bay Resort’s family-friendly accommodations! Check Newagen’s calendar for more food-themed events!

Contact us today to reserve one of our lodges or cabins. Our charming historic grounds and unique options for boaters make Linekin Bay Resort an ideal place to relax in style and simplicity. The resort is convenient to downtown Boothbay Harbor, yet removed enough from the crowds. Simply put, Linekin Bay Resort represents the best of Midcoast Maine!

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