How to Have the Best Time at Boothbay Harbor Fest 2019

Did you know that the Boothbay Harbor Fest was voted one of the Best New England Fall Events by Yankee Magazine? We’re not surprised! This must-see celebration brings locals and visitors together for ten days of great food, live music, and unique events from August 30 to September 8. If you’re as excited as we are for Boothbay Harbor Fest 2019, check out some of the tips we put together and learn how to make the most of it all. Of course, you’re always welcome to explore our free Vacation Guide as well to discover even more upcoming events in the area!

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Join the Fun at Boothbay Harbor Fest 2019

1. A Taste of Local Flavor | August 30 – September 2

Make sure you bring your appetite for fresh seafood! A Taste of Local Flavor is a fantastic opportunity to indulge in our acclaimed local cuisine at several different venues, like the Mine Oyster, Boothbay Lobster Wharf, and Boathouse Bistro. They’ll be serving up delicious bites and live music for three full days, and passports are only $15 per person. (The price increases to $20 on August 1.)

2. 5K and Half Marathon | September 1

Would you like to enjoy all of our delicious food without feeling guilty about it? Harbor Fest’s 5k and Half Marathon is a fun way to burn off those extra calories and immerse yourself in our local scenery. The half-marathon route takes you across two islands and the historic footbridge, featuring incredible waterfront views along the way. A well-maintained wooded trail offers equally stunning scenery for those who would prefer to tackle the 5K.

3. The East Side Vibe | September 7 & 8

The East Side Vibe was an excellent addition to the festival in 2018, and it’s returning for another year. Check it out at the Ocean Point Marina to enjoy live music, browse local vendors, and treat yourself to the tasty selection at Food Truck Alley. You can also attend a signature event each day, including the Fishin’ for Fashion Show on September 7. It’s always fun seeing how the talented designers get creative with things like fishing line and lobster traps for the outfits!

Reminder: Even if you can’t make it for one of these main events, you’re still welcome to enjoy a variety of additional fun activities and celebrations throughout the week!

Stay Nearby at the Topside Inn

The bed inside Room 17 at the Topside Inn

The annual Boothbay Harbor Fest is always a remarkable celebration, which is why we’re proud to be an official lodging partner once again. Our inn provides attendees with comfortable accommodations in a convenient location near all the excitement. Plus, we make delicious, homemade breakfasts each morning to help kick off your day of fun.

When you’re not celebrating at the festival, you can put your feet up and unwind in the comfort of Room 17. This beautiful retreat features a covered sitting porch with harbor views, a king-size bed, and a long list of amenities to make your stay perfect.

Check our availability for Boothbay Harbor Fest 2019 and join us for an incredible Midcoast Maine experience!