42nd Annual Fisherman’s Festival
April 24th, 25th & 26th
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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