Lobsterpalooza, the celebration of all things lobster, will take place Sept. 8-14 with a week-long celebration including Crustacean Cash Mobs, $10 Lobster specials in local restaurants, lobster gifts with purchase and much more.

The event will conclude with a Lobster Farmers Market and the Lobster Mac n Cheese Contest judging at State of Maine Cheese Co in Rockport on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lobsterpalooza organizers are encouraging both professional chefs and amateur cooks to submit recipes and Lobster Mac n Cheese variations. First-, second- and third-place recipes will receive trophies/certificates, possible media coverage, cheese packages, and gift certificates.

Judges include: Linda Greenlaw, lobsterwoman/author and her mother, Martha Greenlaw, fellow cookbook author; Meredith Goad, Food Writer, Portland Press Herald; Amy Traverso, Food Editor, Yankee Magazine

Additional judges also are being added.

Lobsterpalooza is brought to you by the Maine Lobster Promotion Council, Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce, Blueberry Broadcasting, Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine, Rockland Main Street, Inc. and Historic Inns of Rockland.

For complete information on the 2nd Annual Lobsterpalooza Celebration, go to MaineLobsterpalooza.com. See the event schedule for the Lobster Mac n Cheese contest rules.