42nd Annual Fisherman’s Festival

April 24th, 25th & 26th

Joey Paolillo trains for Harbor Fest Half Marathon in the 2014 Fisherman's Fest Cod Fish Relay.  Photo courtesy of Dana Paolillo
Joey Paolillo trains for Harbor Fest Half Marathon in the 2014 Fisherman’s Fest Cod Fish Relay. Photo courtesy of Dana Paolillo

Article courtesy of Boothbay Register:  The festival is celebrated each year to focus on the region’s commercial fishermen and their families and the important role they play in our community.

But, it’s more than just a weekend of fun and games.
The Memorial Service takes place at the Fishermen’s Memorial, a bronze dory with oars at rest, on the east side of the harbor. The service recognizes fishermen who were lost at sea. As a bell tolls, the names are read, immediately followed by a boat parade.
The boat parade is made up of the Boothbay region’s commercial fishing fleet. The boats circle the inner harbor for all to see while receiving a blessing for a safe and prosperous year ahead.
The festival is a three-day event starting Friday evening at the Boothbay Region High School where the 2014 Miss Shrimp Princess will be crowed in the annual pageant.
Other events are:

  • Codfish Relay Race
  • Trap Hauling Competition
  • Lobster Crate Running
  • Bait Shoveling
  • Tug of War
  • Blessing of the Fleet
  • and more!

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