Why You Won’t Want to Miss the Pemaquid Oyster Festival

If you love fall celebrations and seafood, you won’t want to miss the Pemaquid Oyster Festival in Damariscotta. Located approximately 30 minutes from The Russell House Bed & Breakfast, this annual event is filled with live music, educational opportunities, and of course, plenty of oysters for everyone! It’s the perfect addition to any Boothbay Harbor getaway.

Find more coastal Maine events like the Pemaquid Oyster Festival in our free Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide! It’s also filled with great recommendations for local activities, attractions, restaurants, and more.

More About the Pemaquid Oyster Festival

Each year on the last Sunday in September, the Pemaquid Oyster Festival celebrates the working waterfront, marine conservation, and the famous Pemaquid oyster. These shellfish are found in the deepest holes of the Damariscotta River and are one of the most beloved delicacies in the region. Just last year alone, more than 10,000 of these oysters were served to festival attendees.

Along with a bountiful oyster feast, visitors of the 2017 Pemaquid Oyster Festival will enjoy a wide variety of activities. The best part is that proceeds collected at the event support the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund. With music all day long, boat rides aboard the River Tripper, educational exhibits, and thousands of oysters straight from the river, festival attendees are sure to be entertained all day long!

The 2017 Pemaquid Oyster Festival takes place right on the banks of the Damariscotta River at Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina. Be sure to mark your calendars and make your reservations with The Russell House Bed & Breakfast for this one-of-a-kind event!

More Events to Look Forward to This Fall

Boothbay Harbor Fest

This September 1st-10th, celebrate the last days of summer at the Boothbay Harbor Fest! This family-friendly event boasts a little something for everyone to enjoy. With local food, a 5K race, a fashion show, and art showings, the Boothbay Harbor Fest is an event you shouldn’t miss.

Fall Foliage Festival

Celebrating its 50th year, the annual Fall Foliage Festival is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. On October 7th, be sure you are in town for the live music entertainment, pumpkin carving contest, educational exhibits, and more.

Plan the Ultimate Fall Getaway at The Russell House Bed & Breakfast

Pemaquid Oyster Festival The Russell House Bed & Breakfast is a secluded and historic accommodation located right outside of Boothbay Harbor. When you stay with us, you’re far from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. Yet, you’re close enough to easily enjoy the local events and attractions. Our lovely, renovated guest rooms are perfect for romantic getaways, celebrations, or a simple weekend escape. Indulge in a delicious homemade breakfast each morning with complimentary coffee, tea, and other tasty treats.

Book your next vacation with us today! We look forward to welcoming you to Boothbay Harbor soon.