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Update 7/30/2020: We are no longer accepting orders for the Saltwater Shindig 2020. Want to join us next year? Sign up to receive email updates on events, conservation news, and more. 

Looking for a fun way to support conservation on the Maine coast and get outside this summer? Take part in this year’s reimagined Saltwater Shindig.

Purchase and pick up a DIY clambake or lobster roll kit from Big Tree Catering (the geniuses behind Eventide, Hugo’s, and The Honey Paw) and a cold brew from Maine Beer Company in Yarmouth on August 1. In addition to a world-class seafood feast, we’ll provide you with tips and fun, family-friendly activities to enjoy on the coast all summer long!


The nitty-gritty details

Cost: Clambakes are $65 per bake (enough for one person). Lobster roll kits are $50 for two rolls (enough for one person).

Fixings: Clambakes include lobster tail, steamer clams, mussels, the famous Eventide salt pork, corn, potatoes, and a bottle of beer from Maine Beer Company.

Each lobster roll kit comes with everything you need to make the famous Eventide Brown Butter Lobster Roll—picked lobster meat, brown butter vinaigrette, steam buns, and chives for two lobster rolls, as well as a side salad.

Prep: Each clambake comes ready to steam at home—complete with instructions! And lobster rolls are simple: warm the lobster and pack your steam buns with all the goods to make the famous Eventide Brown Butter Lobster Rolls!

Pick Up: Saturday, August 1, 12 – 2 pm at Cousins River Marsh in Yarmouth, an MCHT preserve-in-the-making. Detailed directions to pick up spot will be provided.


Here is what you get along with your seafood feast!

The insider access

When you buy your clambake and lobster rolls, you’ll receive a link to a specially curated webpage with tips for exploring Casco Bay this summer. This includes insider access to MCHT preserves in the making, kid-friendly coastal treasure hunts, maps, and more.

The feel goods

When you take part in the Saltwater Shindig you’re supporting Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s work to keep the coast open! Not to mention all the incredible local purveyors providing the delicious food and drink.



The Next Wave

This event is hosted by MCHT’s Next Wave—a group of young conservationists on a mission to keep the coast open, healthy, and beautiful. This is a great opportunity to connect with others who care about the coast. Find out more about how you can get involved.

The hashtag

Let’s connect on social media! Use #saltwatershindig2020 when you’re out on the land and enjoying your clambakes, lobster rolls, and beer.



The chance to win

In all orders, we’ll place a lottery ticket to win a free 2021 stay at MCHT’s rustic cabin on the Bog Brook Cove Preserve in Cutler. We’ll meet up quickly on Zoom to draw a winner on August 1!

The get together

We’ll host a quick and fun meet up on Zoom on August 1 and draw a winner for the cabin! You must attend to be eligible to win the free stay.


Co-chair of MCHT’s Next Wave Ned Merrick invites you to join us!