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AudioFile Lobsterbake

Join us for AudioFile Narrators Lobsterbake.

Make your plans for Saturday, July 20, 2024

Celebrating AudioFile's 32th year!! — join us for a day on the rocky coast in East Boothbay, Maine. We celebrate the creative spirit of audiobooks with conversation, good friends, and an amazing Lobsterbake.

12:00   Plan to join us anytime after noon, for  conversation, swimming, boating or just sitting on the lawn at Robin's Tidesong cottage.

Tidesong cottage is in EAST Boothbay (see directions below) 

3:00 PM   We begin serving. The lobsters will be cooked right on the beach at Tidesong, and timing may vary!

5:00 PM  Stories on the lawn, or around the fire.

Please make your plans early--Boothbay is a busy resort area.
Feel free to share the invitation with narrators, producers, publishers, authors, all are welcome, but space is limited—please reserve by June 30—we need to count the number of lobsters to cook!  If you want to request non-shellfish (salads, corn, et al.) option, please also send an email to [email protected] with your name & preference.  

Cost is $60 per person all inclusive.

Payment options:

Check: AudioFile/ Lobsterfest 2024,  37 Silver St.  Portland ME 04101

Credit card: Use our secure online PAYMENT FORM &nbsp, select "AudioFile Event" or email us at [email protected].

Tidesong Cottage is at 136 Murray Hill Rd., East Boothbay, phone 207-233-4865. 
Parking is challenging--look for signs at green boat shed on Murray Hill Rd. Then just a short walk to the cottage. Or, drop off at cottage, and park back at the boat shed.

Email or call for help with details, [email protected]

Travel and Hotel Logistics

July is high season in Maine, best to make your plans as soon as possible. This is a particularly busy weekend in Portland. Airports: Portland (PWM) Airport, flights here are the easiest but hard to get in July. Boston (BOS) is a 2 hr. drive, as is Manchester, NH (MHT) airport. A car is absolutely necessary to get to Boothbay. There are cabs & hirecars to Boothbay, but NO Uber in Boothbay. Concord Coach. has a DIRECT bus from Manhattan to Portland, it's comfortable & dependable, we are big fans. Also Boston to Portland direct/non-stop bus is excellent. All the car rental agencies are at the Portland Airport (PWM). 

Boothbay is "down" the coast as we say (but, up the coast on a map), from Portland. Midday on a Saturday in July, plan on a 2-hour drive from Portland, because of summer traffic--take me seriously, and start early, leaving yourself time to enjoy our beautiful spot! Earlier or later in the day, it is more like 1 1/2 hrs. Written driving directions below, or Google link.

More details:

BOOTHBAY: If you'd like to enjoy the small coastal towns and harbors, we suggest you stay in Boothbay Harbor for Saturday, and even Sunday nights. We recommend: Brown's Wharf 800-334-8110; Fisherman's Wharf 800-628-6872,  Five Gables Inn, Harborage Inn. The Boothbay Harbor C of C site: has lots of options.

PORTLAND: Best information site:

We will be fielding questions from the AudioFile office. 207-774-7563, we're glad to help you.

Remember please: RSVP to.  [email protected]

Directions: (Portland-Boothbay 2 hrs./~60 miles-but traffic!)

Use GPS for best route Portland to Boothbay Harbor. Come into Boothbay Harbor on Route 27, Hannaford Supermarket on right -- traffic light

Take  LEFT at Rte 96,  go 3 miles to East Boothbay village -- DO NOT turn until you are through the village.   Go through East Boothbay village, up hill to East Boothbay General Store on right--turn right just after the store on Murray Hill Rd.

Look for Lobsterbake Parking signs on right at large green boat shed. Walk (1/3 mile) to the cottage.

To Tidesong cottage: Follow along the road, waterside, twists and turns past Five Gables Inn, look for "Whitten, #136" on the left. No room for parking at the cottage, but you can drop off, and then park back at the boatshed.

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