Here’s What You Need to Know About the Pemaquid Oyster Festival

A trip to the Pemaquid Oyster Festival is one of the best ways to support local aquaculture in Midcoast Maine and, of course, indulge in some delicious local oysters! The Pemaquid Oyster Co. and Schooner Landing have hosted the event since its inception in 2001. Come and enjoy some of the thousands of fresh oysters harvested that day, live music, dancing, and other entertainment at the next installment of this annual event!

The Pemaquid Oyster Festival is just one of the fun events that occur near Boothbay Harbor. For a full list of everything that your family can plan to experience, download our complimentary Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide. It contains information about the best festivals, gatherings, and community celebrations in the area. It’s also the best way to find out about the town’s attractions, restaurants, outdoor activities, and more. Use it to plan your perfect trip to Boothbay Harbor, and keep it handy during your stay.

Come to the Pemaquid Oyster Festival for Food and Fun

The Pemaquid Oyster Festival is the mollusk lover’s dream! During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a portion of the thousands of oysters harvested fresh from the Damariscotta River. Eat them on the half shell, or try one of the many dishes featuring the seafood

You can also expect live music from a range of acts; head to the dance floor or listen as you mingle. Make sure to stop and view the Maine Champion Oyster Shucking Contest. The winner will advance to the national oyster shucking competition in St. Mary’s, MD. Boat rides and exhibitions are available as well. The best part – admission is free!

The Pemaquid Oyster Festival Supports a Great Cause

The Pemaquid Oyster Festival is a full day of great food and family fun. However, it’s also an event with a purpose. It serves as a fundraiser for the Edward A. Meyers Marine Conservation Fund. The late Edward Meyers was a pioneer in aquaculture along the Damariscotta River and other areas. The conservation fund’s mission is to further his vision of maintaining sustainable, working waterfronts while protecting the river environment. It does this by issuing grants to local educational programs.

Newagen Seaside Inn Is the Perfect Place to End the Day

After you attend the Pemaquid Oyster Festival at Schooner Landing, come and watch the sun set at Newagen Seaside Inn. Our location gives visitors easy access to all of the area’s great festivals and activities while being removed enough to serve as a peaceful sanctuary. Enjoy the gorgeous grounds, nature trails, and comfortable accommodations at our classic oceanside inn. When you’re ready for more great seafood, head to The Pub, our premier restaurant serving coastal Maine classics.

Our historic inn provides everything you need to relax and unplug during a quintessential Maine getaway. We have a long tradition of crafting celebrations by the sea. Whether you’re coming for a personal retreat, a family reunion, a wedding, or a business trip, we can help make your stay in Boothbay Harbor memorable. Contact us today. We look forward to helping you plan your perfect vacation by the sea.