It’s time to start talking and thinking lobsters, as in Lobsterfest and Lobster Loop.
The 31st annual Lobsterfest, a three-day bender of lobster, New England clam chowder and corn on the cob, begins five weeks from today on Friday evening, Aug. 19, at the Canton Volunteer Fire Company on Canton Springs Road.
The Friday evening eatin’ begins at 6 and runs to 9:30 p.m.
You can do it all again on Saturday, Aug. 20, anytime from noon to 9:30 p.m., or on Sunday, Aug. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. (if the food lasts that long).
The price per meal is $18, and that gets you lobsta, chowda, corn and a beverage.
A year ago, Canton Voluntary Fire Company member Corey Russo told dotCANTON that Friday is always the busiest time at Lobsterfest, with about 1,800 dinners consumed between 6 and 9:30 p.m.
He said then that the company anticipated 2,200 more dinners would be ordered between noon and 9:30 p.m. on Day 2. Russo said 4,200 lobsters were purchased up front for last year’s event, and that more were obtainable if needed. He said the company purchased 4,500 ears of corn. A year ago, Russo guessed that 350 gallons of New England clam chowder would be consumed on Friday night alone.
This year, you might be looking for something to eat at noon on Sunday if you’ve spent the morning participating in the 20th annual Lobster Loop, a 5K road race and noncompetitive health walk that begins and ends at the Canton Town Green. Start time on Sunday, Aug. 21 is 8:30 a.m.
The nonrefundable entry fee is $20 if received on or before Aug. 17, and $25 on the day of the race. Event day registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
The Lobster Loop benefits the Canton Middle School PTO. Click here for a mail-in registration form and more information.
Click here for a dotCANTON report on last year’s Lobster Loop.