Benefactor Weekend Passport
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Benefactor Weekend Passport

Enjoy a VIP weekend passport that includes passes for all ticketed events as well as a custom tour on Friday with visiting chefs and industry VIPs.  Tour and taste your way down the river on the Damariscotta River Tripper boat and experience first hand the bounty of the Damariscotta River. See Tour de Source details.

Weekend Pass: Thursday, June 14, 2018 through Saturday, June 16, 2018


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Connoisseur Weekend Passport
Jun
16
11:58 PM23:58

Connoisseur Weekend Passport

Weekend Pass: Thursday, June 14, 2018 through Saturday, June 16, 2018

Connoisseur Weekend Passport - $350.00


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Can-Am Shuck Star Competition & Oyster Party
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Can-Am Shuck Star Competition & Oyster Party

  • Courtyard Street Damariscotta, ME, 04543 United States (map)
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The U.S. and Canada’s top restaurant shuckers converge on the mecca of Maine oysters for a colorful round of head-to-head competition in downtown Damariscotta. The afternoon-into-evening event is an oyster-tasting feast and party. The day will include raw and wood-fired oyster tastings, wood-fired pizzas with local ingredients, beverage parings, local seafood, live music and the naming of the top Can-Am Oyster Shuck Star.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM:  Benefactor & Connoisseur Hour – Oyster shucking demo, tastings & beverage pairings

3:00 PM:  Gates open to all ticket holders - Irish inspired introduction of the Shuckers – tasting & beverage pairings

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM:  Can-Am Shuck Star Competition, tasting & beverage pairing

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM:  Live music from the Jason Spooner Band, tasting & beverage pairings

  • Fan Pass - $35.00: Commemorative DOC gift and 3 Oyster/tastings with 3 beverage pairings.
  • Kids Pass (16 and under accompanied by a family member) - $5.00 per kid: Includes 2 tastings and 2 beverages.
  • Taster Pass - $55.00:  Commemorative DOC gift & 6 Oysters/tastings with 6 beverage pairings
  • Connoisseur - $75.00:  VIP Hour with early entrance, front row seating for Can-AM Shuck Star Competition, commemorative DOC gift with unrestricted, Tasting tickets for food or beverage
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Taste Maine’s Future at DRA Round Top Farm
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Taste Maine’s Future at DRA Round Top Farm

A multicourse showcase dinner featuring local shellfish, seafood, protein, produce and cheese prepared by area chefs. The oyster chefs and oyster farmers will be the celebrated hosts for this exciting event!

Click here to view the menu for this exciting event.

Taste Maine's Future at Damariscotta River Association's Round Top Farm: $95.00 per ticket includes wines, beers and beverages

10% of the ticket proceeds from Taste Maine’s Future Dinner will be donated to the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center


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Tour de Source
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Tour de Source

  • Boothbay, Newcastle, Edgecomb, South Bristol (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SOLD OUT

Meet the oyster farmers, tour and taste your way around the bounty of the Damariscotta River Valley from Boothbay to South Bristol. Experience local oyster farms, local food and beverage producers, the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, and historic oyster middens. 

River transportation provided by Damariscotta River Cruises

*Tour de Source only available as part of the Benefactor Weekend Passport


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International Oyster Chef of the Year Competition
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

International Oyster Chef of the Year Competition

  • Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sold Out - 

Be sure to purchase tickets to our Taste Maine's Future Dinner (Friday) and to our Can-Am Shuck Star Competition and Oyster Party (Saturday)

Hosted at the Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort overlooking Boothbay Harbor, the competition features seven chef innovators creating breakthrough oyster recipes that will be sampled by event attendees — culminating in a people’s choice and judge’s choice award.

International Oyster Chef of the Year Competition: $90.00 per ticket - includes wines, beers and beverages

 
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