How to Get the Most Out of Your Experience at Claw Down Boothbay Harbor

Claw Down Boothbay Harbor is a competition that seafood lovers adore. Presented by the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, the festival brings together chefs from all over the state of Maine to see who can prepare the best lobster bite. The winner gains the title of Claw Down Chef of the Year.

Claw Down Boothbay Harbor is one of several regional events that celebrate the heritage and culture of coastal Maine. To find more information about the best celebrations, expos, and special occasions happening in Boothbay Harbor, download our complimentary Midcoast Maine Vacation Guide. This convenient document lists area events as well as popular attractions, restaurants, and activities. Use it to plan your trip ahead of time, and keep it with you to serve as a directory when you’re in town.

Claw Down Boothbay Harbor: What You Need to Know

Fifteen chefs will compete in Claw Down, using about 500 pounds of locally sourced lobster. The coveted Chef of the Year award is picked by a blind judging. Chefs will also have the chance to vote amongst themselves for the winner of the Chef’s Choice Award.

Claw Down Boothbay Harbor hosts lobster lovers from across the country. When you attend, you’ll get to taste each chef’s special lobster bite and cast your vote for the third title, People’s Choice Award. A selection of beer and wine will also be available, courtesy of Cisco Brewers and Ninety Plus Cellars.

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

Planning Your Trip to Boothbay Harbor for Claw Down

Attending Claw Down Boothbay Harbor is a great way to anchor your trip to midcoast Maine. Enjoy more great seaside experiences during your stay. Cap’n Fish’s Sightseeing Cruises can give your a guided tour or take you lobster trap hauling. To see beautiful Monhegan Island, contact Balmy Days Cruises. The views from this tiny paradise will not disappoint. Visit the beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on a day you prefer to stay on land. There is plenty to keep you busy for the duration of your stay, or you can opt to simply unwind by the ocean.

Where to Stay During Claw Down Boothbay Harbor

Claw Down Boothbay Harbor 2017 will take place here at Newagen Seaside Inn. When you come for the competition, stay to experience the perfect Maine vacation. After you whet your appetite at Claw Down, get a delicious full meal at our Pub. Wind down at the end of the night with a walk on our gorgeous trails.

Contact us today to reserve one of our serene rooms or cottages. Our traditional oceanfront inn is the ideal place to relax and unplug from everyday life. With a location that is convenient to downtown Boothbay Harbor, yet removed enough to avoid the crowds, Newagen represents the best of Midcoast Maine. Book your stay today. We look forward to helping you plan your journey to classic coastal Maine.