It may seem disingenuous to have a Maine lobster fest in Long Beach. But it's a tradition going on 14 years. So if you can reconcile that La Habra holds its annual Corn Festival without even a single corn field in the city, then you can deal with Long Beach's annual crustacean celebration.
Bristol Farms will be responsible for the cooking the flown-in critters, steamed in what they claim is the world's largest lobster steamers. Plates will include the lobster, melted butter for dipping, lemons, coleslaw, a dinner roll and watermelon.
And of course, as an added side dish, there will be an international food court, arts & crafts booths, desserts, beer & wine gardens, special themed cocktails and entertainment from live bands.
Here are the deets:
WHEN: September 10 - 12, 2010
Friday, September 10th: 5pm - 11pm
Saturday, September 11th: 12noon - 12 Midnight
Sunday, September 12th: 12noon - 10pm
[400-403] Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
$13 General Admission (Does not include Lobster Feast. $15 onsite)
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Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Regular Presale Guaranteed Lobster Package - $25 (Includes 1 1/4 lb. lobster feast, served by Bristol Farms, and admission) $35 at the gate.
Jumbo Presale Guaranteed Lobster Package- for heartier appetites. $50 (Includes 2-1/4 lb. lobster feast, served by Bristol Farms, and admission) $55 at the gate.
Admission and Guaranteed Lobster Package advance discounts available only online at: www.OriginalLobsterFestival.com