Don't Miss Out: Tickets Now Available for The Claw Down and Fishin’ for Fashion!

Mon, 05/06/2024 - 12:30pm

Story Location:
192 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
United States

Experience the essence of Maine's coastal charm and vibrant fishing industry at two eagerly awaited Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce annual events:
The Claw Down and Fishin’ for Fashion. Hosted against the picturesque backdrop of The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor, these gatherings promise unforgettable experiences inspired by our waterfront and fishing industry.

The Claw Down: Lobster Bite Competition

Indulge your taste buds and support our local lobster industry as talented chefs vie for the title of the best lobster bite. Witness culinary creativity at its finest as they compete for both the Judges Choice and the coveted People’s Choice Award. Sample each chef's delectable creation and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. From succulent flavors to innovative twists, savor the diversity of Maine's seafood scene.

The Judges Choice winner will go on to represent Maine in Portland’s prestigious Harvest on the Harbor event in October. 

Date: Thursday, June 13 

Location: The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor - 120 Commercial Street

TICKETS - VIP Experience ($120.00): Limited quantity and going fast! 

  • Exclusive Parking/Trolley Transport from Carousel Music Theater
  • Champagne Reception at Shipyard Museum - 5:00 PM
  • Early Entry + First Bites & Cocktail Hour with Complimentary Drink Tokens
  • Parting Gift

General Admission ($85.00): - Entry Time: 6:00 PM

  • One Drink Ticket and Cash Bar available

Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber Office, 192 Townsend Avenue. Cash, Check, or Card - Call 207-633-2353 


Fishin’ for Fashion: Where Style Meets the Sea

Prepare to be captivated by the creativity showcased in this unique fashion event, where fishing industry materials are transformed into haute couture. From netting to sailcloth, witness the magic of these unconventional materials brought to life. Models strut their stuff down a catwalk made from lobster traps. (Of course!)  With the salty breeze in the air and the crowd buzzing with excitement, you can't help but feel the energy. Local merchants join in, showcasing their best seasonal offerings, adding to the colorful spectacle. Don't forget to stick around for the Bespoke Bag Auction, where you can bid on one-of-a-kind designer bags! Join the fun—it's not just a fashion show, it's a coastal party where everyone's invited to experience the joy and creativity of Fishin’ for Fashion!

Date: Saturday, June 15

Location: The Shipyard, Boothbay Harbor 120 Commercial Street

VIP Experience ($65.00):

  • Exclusive Parking/Trolley Transport from Carousel Music Theater
  • Champagne Reception at Shipyard Museum starting @ 1:00 PM 
  • Front Row Seating
  • Exclusive Voting Rights for Best Bespoke Bag
  • Swag Bag + VIP Bidding Paddle

General Admission ($35.00):
Youth Ticket (18 and under): $18.00 (Limited Quantity)

Tickets are available at the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber Office -  192 Townsend Avenue | 207-633-2353
Remember, no tickets will be sold at the door

Whether you’re a seafood aficionado eager to taste the finest Maine lobster bites or a fashion enthusiast ready to witness the magic of seaside haute couture, these events have something for everyone. Join us in celebrating the heart and soul of our community, where tradition meets innovation. Get your tickets now and be part of these favorite Boothbay Harbor Region traditions!

A heartfelt thank you to our Presenting Sponsor The Carousel Marina for their support of our region's culinary and fashion excellence. Additionally, we extend our gratitude to our Legacy Sponsors: Tindal & Callahan, First National Bank, and Bangor Savings Bank