Everything You Need to Know About Claw Down Boothbay Harbor

Claw Down Boothbay Harbor is an annual competition that brings seafood lovers together in the town of Boothbay Harbor. Presented by the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, the festival gathers chefs from across the state of Maine to see who can prepare the best bite of lobster. The winner earns the title of Claw Down Chef of the Year!

Claw Down Boothbay Harbor is just one of many regional events held each year that celebrate the culture and heritage of Coastal Maine. For more information about the best celebrations and festivals happening in Midcoast Maine, download our free Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide! This convenient document also lists hand-picked attractions, restaurants, and activities to experience when in Boothbay Harbor. This guide makes planning an unforgettable Maine vacation effortless, so get a copy today!

About Claw Down Boothbay Harbor

15 chefs will compete in 2017’s Claw Down Boothbay Harbor, and about 500 pounds of locally sourced lobster will be used. 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.

Lobster lovers from all over the United States attend Claw Down Boothbay Harbor each year. While attending, guests get to taste each chef’s special lobster bite and cast their vote for the third title: The People’s Choice Award. Courtesy of Cisco Brewers and Ninety Plus Cellars, a selection of beer and wine is available for thirsty attendees.

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

How to Plan a Great Trip to Boothbay Harbor

Attending Claw Down Boothbay Harbor is a great way to anchor a trip to Midcoast Maine. That said, many more wonderful seaside experiences await on a visit to Boothbay Harbor. Cap’n Fish’s Sightseeing Cruises can provide guided tours or take groups lobster trap hauling. To see beautiful Monhegan Island, contact Balmy Days Cruises. Visit the beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on a day you prefer to stay on land. Finally, come back to unwind at Russell House Bed & Breakfast. We have plenty of luxury amenities, which are all complimentary!

Stay Near Claw Down Boothbay Harbor

This year, Claw Down Boothbay Harbor will take place at our sister property, Newagen Seaside Inn. The best way for an entire group to have a great time at Claw Down Boothbay Harbor is to enjoy the festivities at Newagen, but come back to relax at Russell House Bed & Breakfast! Come for the competition, stay to experience an all-around perfect Maine vacation. After whetting your appetite at Claw Down, get a delectable full meal in at Newagen Seaside Inn’s restaurant, The Pub. A delicious breakfast is served each morning at Russell House Bed & Breakfast, so don’t worry about going hungry.

Contact us today to reserve one of our chic guest rooms. Our historic grounds and brand new furnishings make Russell House Bed & Breakfast the ideal place to relax in style and simplicity. With a location that is convenient to downtown Boothbay Harbor, yet removed enough to avoid the crowds, Russell House Bed & Breakfast represents the best of Midcoast Maine.

Russell House Guest Room

This year’s Claw Down Boothbay Harbor will be one to remember. Book a stay today before time slips away!