Midcoast lens: Kids' events close out Lobster Festival

Aug 07, 2017
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Rockland — The final day of the 70th Maine Lobster Festival wrapped up the festivities Aug. 6 with a bundle of activities for the children. Starting with the children's parade and ending with the Little Lobster Diaper Derby, kids were the main attraction. Above, Anna Comer of Michigan completes the Codfish Carry and she does not look happy about the smelly object she is hauling.

Click for photos from the first day of the Maine Lobster Festival.

Click for photos from the second day of the Maine Lobster Festival.

Click for photos from the third day of the Maine Lobster Festival.

Click for photos from the Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Coronation.

Click for photos from the Big Parade.

Nathan Baptista, right, uses a little extra force to get the meat out of his claw during the lobster-eating contest Aug. 6. Beside him is Waylon Davis. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Finnegan Staples, left, takes off for the finish line in the diaper derby while brother Murphy is not liking this activity one bit. The pair belong to Molly and Sam Staples of Rockland. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comedian Phinn Oliver stumbles toward the big fish in his partially-on boots and upside down rain jacket, while mother Celia Knight tries to commentate the event. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
It was a family affair during heat one of the lobster-eating contest, and Eve Domarek, left, beat out her sister, Liv, and brother Dom, to her left. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Jillyann Burchett seems irritated, as she can't quite get to her bottle after scooching across the stage during the diaper derby. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Brayden Elwell attempts to free the codfish from the netting during the Codfish Carry Aug. 6. His mother was the champion in 1998. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Sophia Zhong gets some help from 2017 Maine Sea Goddess Haylie Witham in signaling that her lobster is all gone. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Braidyn Ugro races to the finish line while his competitor, Erika Leach, has other ideas. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Declan Elwell is decked out in Princess garb as she prepares for the Diaper Derby at the 70th Maine Lobster Festival Aug. 6. She is practicing to become Miss Congeniality in 2032. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Three-year-old Gabriel Wolfertz of New Hampshire enjoys a ride on the last day of the festival Aug. 6. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Madeline Winslow, 3, of North Waterboro, poses with King Neptune and 2017 Crown Princess Shannon Ripley. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Tony Recker of Fort Jennings, Ohio, puts a pin in the map at the 70th Maine Lobster Festival Aug. 6. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Noah Delaney of Vermont chows down on lobster during the contest Aug. 6. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Eve Domarek, left, who won her heat at the lobster-eating contest Aug. 6, helps her sister, Liv, get the job done. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
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