Evening Social Events

Please join us for the Thursday Night Seafood Reception, Friday Night Fish Dinner and Saturday Night Banquet.

Every evening of the Forum is packed with fun.  Starting this year tickets will be sold individually for each evening event instead of being part of a package.  Cost is $35.00 per person for each event.  Tickets should be purchased in advance since availability is limited.  Purchase forms will be available on this page starting January 2, 2019.

  Seafood Reception ($35)
Thursday, February 28th

What a gala event!  Where else can you find so many of Maine’s freshest seafood provided in such a warm and beautiful setting at the Samoset Resort?  Lobster, shrimp, clams, scallops, mussels, raw oysters and on and on!  Come hungry to eat and visit.  We also run a silent scholarship auction during the reception.

We would like to thank the following donors for helping to make the 2018 Maine Fishermen’s Forum an event to remember:

A.C. Inc. , Alex Todd, Andy Mays, Atlantic Shellfish, Bristol Seafood, Boda Restaurant, Brown Trading, Coldwater Seafood, Cozy Harbor, Craig Stewart, Downeast Dayboat, Downeast Lobstermen, Duck Trap, F/V Nancy Ann, F/V Miss Sara, Gulf of Maine Inc., Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine, Luke’s (Cape Seafood), Lund’s Seafood, Graffam Brothers. Harbor Fish,  J’s Oyster, Jim Odlin, JP Shellfish, Maine Fresh Sea Farm, Maine Lobster Marketing , Maine Lobstermen’s Assn., Nonesuch Oysters, O’Hara’s, Ready Seafood, Shucks Maine Lobster, Stonington Lobster Coop, Sunshine Seafood, True North Salmon (division of Cooke Aquaculture).

Also, Thank You to Smithwick & Mariners and Farm Credit East for sponsoring the 2018 Seafood Reception!

Fish Dinner and Auction ($35)
Friday, March 1st

This will be a delicious opportunity to feast with your friends and family prior to the Scholarship Auction!  The fish really is fresh – haddock direct from the Portland Fish Exchange – and we greatly appreciate their generosity!

Once the meal is over, the dividers are opened accessing the Auction Room for a preview and Auction pre-registration.  Cocktails will still be available – and the pure enjoyment of the auction will follow!

Banquet and Dance ($35)
Saturday, March 2nd

This is the Forum wrap-up event – a wonderful meal will be served and recognition will be given for outstanding service and generous donations.  Special awards will be presented and great music is provided for hours of dancing!

Seafood Reception and Silent Auction on Thursday Night

Fish Dinner and Live Auction on Friday Night

Banquet and Dance on Saturday Night