Evening Social Events

The 2022 In-Person Forum has been cancelled due to Covid concerns

Please join us in 2023 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.  Please fill out the “Registration and Meals Tickets Form” when it becomes available on 1/2/2023 and follow the directions on the form to submit.

  Seafood Reception ($35)
Thursday, March 2, 2023 at

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 2020 Maine Fishermen’s Forum an event to remember:

A/C Inc., Alex Todd, Aquafarms, Atlantic Shellfish, Bob Baines, Browne Trading, Coldwater Seafood, Craig Stewart, Community Shellfish, Cooke Aquaculture, Cozy Harbor, Ducktrap River of Maine, F/V Wild Irish Rose, Greenhead Lobster, Gulf of Maine, Harbor Fish, James West, John McMillan, John’s River Oysters, J’s Oysters, Kristan Porter, Lund’s, Mere Point Oyster Farm, Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, Maine Lobstermen’s Assn., Mike Murphy, Nonesuch Oysters, Nova Seafood, Ocean Bounty, O’Haras, Portland Fish Exchange, Shuck’s Maine Lobster, Snow Island Oysters, Stonington Lobster Co-op, Sunshine Seafood, Tad Miller and Whiskey Stones Oysters.

Also, Thank You to Smithwick & Mariners, Farm Credit East and National Fishermen for sponsoring the 2020 Seafood Reception!

Fish Dinner and Auction ($35)
Friday, March 3, 2023
Cocktails at 5:30 in Hall, Dinner at 6:00

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! Thank You to Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association and Hanover Insurance for sponsoring the 2020 Auction.

Banquet and Dance ($35)
Saturday, March 4, 2023

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! Thank You to Machias Savings, Maine Maritime Academy and Riverdale for sponsoring the 2020 Banquet.

Seafood Reception and Silent Auction on Thursday Night

Fish Dinner and Live Auction on Friday Night

Banquet and Dance on Saturday Night