When one mentions Maine, the first thing that comes to mind are lobsters! This state catches and serves the best lobsters in the country and on the planet. Due to its location, Maine boasts of magnificent seaside views (due to its rugged coastline), sandy beaches, and offshore islands. It’s bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to its south and east, to its west New Hampshire, New Brunswick to its northeast, and Quebec and Canadian provinces in its northwest.
But lobsters are just the introduction to Maine, it’s also famous for lighthouses, the Acadia National Park, Tubby’s ice cream, Old Port, blueberries, clam chowder and Stephen King. Planning on visiting Maine for its world famous lobster and chowder? Better beef up your knowledge on some of the unique laws implemented in the region to avoid getting a fine or jail time.
- Sec. 100-4. Prohibited Acts [Amended 11-2-1993] It is prohibited to put advertisements in cemeteries.
- Sec. 14-2 States that (a) “No person shall …. engage in any form of gambling or commit any act constituting a nuisance on the airport.”
- Sec. 180-17 Prohibits the feeding of deers more specifically, “No person, except the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife or his/her designee or the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or his/her designee, shall feed or bait deer…
But it’s not all DON’TS in this state, they also know how to party and have fun! Here are some of the famous Maine celebrations that never fails to catch attention:
- Yarmouth Clam Festival
This 3-day festival has been around for more than 42 years and is always a big crowd drawer for the state. More than 120,000 attendees come in each year to join in the many fun activities including; clam cook-off clam shucking contests, Maine crafts, parades, concerts, fireworks, and everything clam!
- Great Falls Balloon Festival
For the past 15 years, this event successfully hauled in more than 100,000 visitors annually, and the number just keeps on getting bigger. Spectators are treated to 40 colorful balloons with the Great Falls as its backdrop. Plus there are food booths, arts and crafts stalls, kiddie booths, food booths and more activities for the whole family.
- Maine Potato Blossom Festival
The Potato Blossom Festival is one of Maine’s oldest festivals. It has been around for over 65 years. It’s to celebrate the season of the potato blossoms and features fun activities such as; potato picking contest, fireworks, river races, beauty pageants, mashed potato wrestling, and arts and crafts for the entire family.
Are you a proud resident of this “Pine Tree State?” Want to know how to show true Mainer pride? Fly a flag in your home. Whether you fly it or hang it, displaying the national flag is a great way to show how much you appreciate your state and country. More Maine Flag questions are .
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