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.  Please fill out the “Registration and Meals Tickets Form” and follow the directions on the form to submit.

  Seafood Reception ($35)
Thursday, March 5th 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 2019 Maine Fishermen’s Forum an event to remember:

A/C Inc., Alex Todd, Atlantic Shellfish, Atlantic Trawlers, Blue Hill Bay Mussel, Browne Trading, Cape Seafood, Carter Seafood, Coldwater Seafood, Community Shellfish, Connors Brothers, Cozy Harbor, Downeast Dayboat, Duck Trap, F/V Brandon Jay, F/V Wild Irish Rose, F/V Carl and Co, F/V Old Speck, F/V Patricia Ann, Friendship Lobster Treats LLC, Greenhead Lobster, Harbor Fish, John’s River Oysters, J’s Oysters, Kate’s Seafood, Lund’s Seafood, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, Maine Lobster Now, Maine Lobstermen’s Assn., McMillan Offshore, Mere Point Oyster Farms, Mike Murphy, Nonesuch Oysters, Nova Seafoods, Ocean Bounty, O’Hara, Quahog Bay Conservancy, Ready’s, Shuck’s Maine Lobster, Stonington Lobster Co-op, Sunshine Seafood, and Tad Miller.

Also, Thank You to Smithwick & Mariners, Purse Line Bait, Farm Credit East and National Fishermen for sponsoring the 2019 Seafood Reception!

Fish Dinner and Auction ($35)
Friday, March 6th
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 Hanover for sponsoring the 2019 Auction.

Banquet and Dance ($35)
Saturday, March 7th

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 for sponsoring the 2019 Banquet.

Seafood Reception and Silent Auction on Thursday Night

Fish Dinner and Live Auction on Friday Night

Banquet and Dance on Saturday Night