Your Ultimate Guide to the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration

Have you ever heard of the Damariscotta River in Midcoast Maine? If you’re a seafood fan or consider yourself an oyster connoisseur, then there’s a good chance you’ve heard of this landmark — and actually visited the area. This river is well-known for providing the local community and beyond with some of the most delicious oysters that you’ll ever taste. And, every June, we get to celebrate the history, farmers, and businesses that have helped make the oyster industry what it is today. Find out what you need to know about the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration and join the fun this year!

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Learn All About the Annual Damariscotta Oyster Celebration

When Is It?

The date of the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration varies, but it typically occurs in mid-June. So, it’s a great way to greet the warm weather, natural scenery, and charming atmosphere that summer brings to Midcoast Maine. Of course, it’s a fantastic time to enjoy oysters as well!

Where Does It Take Place?

One of the best parts about the annual Damariscotta Oyster Celebration is that the event encompasses a large area around the Damariscotta River. The list of towns includes Newcastle, Edgecomb, Damariscotta, South Bristol, Bristol, Boothbay, and our very own waterfront community of Boothbay Harbor.

What Activities Are There?

One thing is for sure about this event in Maine — you won’t have any trouble finding fun things to do. There are three full days of activities throughout the area, including oyster-farm tours, meet and greets with local farmers, tastings, and demonstrations. You can even witness the International Oyster Chef of the Year Competition to see which culinary mastermind takes the crown. 

Tip: Explore the Oyster Farm Map to discover a whole list of oyster-related attractions along the river that you can check out. 

Enjoy Excellent Lodging for the Event

The bed inside Room 16 at the Topside Inn

Are you ready to treat your taste buds and experience this extraordinary event? We’re here to help make it happen. Not only are we happy to provide information about the celebration, but we also offer top-notch accommodations at Topside Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. You can take your pick from a variety of modern, coastal-themed rooms that come with a whole list of amenities. You’ll love admiring the waterfront views from our property, gazing at our gardens, unwinding in luxury, and indulging in homemade breakfasts each morning that incorporate local ingredients. Some of the ingredients come directly from our on-site gardens and fruit trees! Did we mention our convenient location to all of the fun things to do in Boothbay Harbor, ME? The list goes on.

Plan ahead and book your stay today for the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration this June. We look forward to your visit!