Evening Social Events

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.  Tickets are sold individually for each evening event instead of being part of a package.  Tickets should be purchased in advance since availability is limited.  Please fill out the “Registration and Meals Tickets Form” and follow the directions on the form to submit.   All rooms for Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as all event tickets are all sold out.  If you would like to be put on the “Wait List” please call Loalee at (207) 319-8066 or e-mail her at res@mainefishermensforum.org

  Seafood Reception ($40) Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 5:30 6:00 – Sold Out

Please note – due to staffing shortages and the Shellfish Focus Day schedule, the Seafood Reception now starts at 6:00 pm instead of 5:30.

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 2023 Live Maine Fishermen’s Forum an event to remember: A/C Inc., Alex Todd, Aphrodite Oysters, Bangs Island, Blue Hill Mussels, Capt’n Jake/Atlantic Coast Seafood, Carl & Co., Coldwater Seafood, Community Shellfish, Cooke Aquaculture, Downeast Dayboat, Freeport Oyster Bar, Greenhead Lobster, Harbor Fish, Hollander & DeKoenig, James West, John Macmillan, Kristan Porter, Luke’s Lobster, Lund’s Fisheries, Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, Maine Lobstermen’s Assn., Maine Oyster Company, Mere Point Oyster, O’Hara Corp., Osier Seafoods/Nova, Port Clyde Fresh Catch, Portland Fish Exchange, Ready Seafood, Rusty Parmenter, Stonington Lobster Co-op, and True Fin.  Also Thank You to Smithwick & Mariners, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, National Fishermen, SEA Maine, and First National Bank for sponsoring the 2023 Seafood Reception!

Fish Dinner and Auction ($35) – Sold Out 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 Camden National Bank, Eaton and Peabody, and Hanover Insurance for sponsoring the 2023 Auction.

Banquet and Dance ($40) – Sold Out Saturday, March 4, 2023 Cocktails are at 5:30 in Hall, Dinner is at 6:30

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 will be provided by the “Paul Houston Project” for hours of dancing! Thank You to Machias Savings Bank and Riverdale for sponsoring the 2023 Banquet.

Seafood Reception and Silent Auction on Thursday Night

Fish Dinner and Live Auction on Friday Night

Banquet and Dance on Saturday Night