This post was written in 2007. We also attended in 2008, 2009, 2010 and are looking forward to the 2011 edition. As information about this year's event becomes available it will be posted here. If my memory serves me correctly, 1,700 lobsters were served at the 2010 event.
The trip of ten miles or so from our home to Salter Path, NC was well worth the effort. It was a beautiful setting, both inside and outside.
Of course we didn't come the Lobster Festival to enjoy the scenery. We came to eat Lobsters.
Lobsters have a special meaning to my wife and me. I cooked Lobsters for my wife on our first date which was over 34 years ago.
And I still have to help her with getting the lobster meat out of the shell.
I was always taught that someone who ate their Lobster claws first likely had a hard time denying themselves anything. I always eat the tail first.
The Lobsters from this event came from Portland, Maine.
The crew cooking & serving obviously had done this before since every thing moved so smoothly.
The whole dinner was very well organized. Once you sit down with your plate and vegetables, They quickly bring a Lobster and the fun begins. Then after you are done, they clean up after you. It doesn't get any better than that. They even have bibs.
This is a great way to have a nice meal and to do something worthwhile.
A friend of ours told us they us they sold 840 lobsters today.
There's nothing like a Maine Lobster unless it is one from the Canadian Maritimes.