ROCKLAND, ME (NEWS CENTER) -- If you have any doubt we're at the peak of the summer season, or if you just like to eat lobster, head to Rockland this week. The 64th annual Maine Lobster Festival started Wednesday, and crowds are already filling the festival grounds for a chance to sample the star attraction.
The festival expects to sell and serve more than 20,000 pounds of Maine lobster over the five days.
The festival includes evening concerts, the crowning of the new Maine Sea Goddess, tours of a U.S. Navy ship and the U.S. Coast Guard base, as well as cooking contests, the big parade on Saturday and the annual lobster crate race on Sunday. But really, the festival is all about lobster. And most of those on the opening day were more than happy to prove it.