Good Day Café: Down East Magazine searches for "World's Best Lobster Roll"

Lobster roll (WPFO)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- The search is on for the best lobster roll in the world.

Down East Magazine is hosting its first-ever lobster roll competition and festival on Saturday, July 8 at Thompson's Point in Portland from 12-5 p.m.

There are 12 semi-finalists, including Bite into Maine. Owner Sarah Sutton stopped by the Good Day Café to make their signature picnic-style lobster roll.

On July 8, 250 VIP guests will narrow the 12 semi-finalists down to three, then a panel of expert judges will choose a winner.

In addition to the lobster roll competition, the day will be filled with family-friendly events including live music from three bands, an interactive kid's area, Maine-made vendors, a touch tank from the Maine State Aquarium, and LifeFlight of Maine's "lobster chopper" will touch down at the festival so kids can tour it.

For general admission tickets, click here.

The semi-finalists include:

The Lobster Lady in Phoenix, AZ and Isle au Haut, ME

The Clam Shack in Kennebunk, ME

Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery, ME

Cousins Maine Lobster in Los Angeles, CA, Maine and other locations

C-Ray Lobster in Bar Harbor, ME

Bite Into Maine in Cape Elizabeth, ME

The Highroller Lobster Co. in Portland, ME

Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, ME

Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, ME

Luke's Lobster in New York City and various locations

Freshies Lobster Co. in Park City, UT

Stonington Ice Cream Company in Stonington, ME

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