Maine Lobster Festival Announces 2020 Grand Marshal

Courtesy of: Wayne Gray Virginia Oliver

February 11, 2020 - The Maine Lobster Festival is excited to announce that this year’s grand marshal for the Big Parade will be Virginia Oliver, aka The Lobster Lady.

Virginia Oliver is a Rockland native and has been lobstering for 91 years. She may be turning 100 in June, but Virginia has not let her age slow her down. The Lobster Lady, as Virginia is affectionately known, has worked as a sternman for her son on the F/V Virginia for 13 years. Virginia is a hard worker with a no-nonsense work ethic, and we couldn’t be prouder to have her represent the Festival, the town of Rockland, and the lobster industry at this year’s Big Parade.

The Maine Lobster Festival Big Parade will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 in Rockland, Maine.

About the Maine Lobster Festival

Five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine, the Maine Lobster Festival attracts thousands of people to the Midcoast region and has a long tradition of giving back to the local community. The 2020 festival will be held July 29 to Aug. 2. For more information about the Maine Lobster Festival, visit the website at, “like” it on Facebook, follow it on Twitter at @MELobsterFest,and on Instagram at @mainelobsterfest.

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