Fishin' for Fashion Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Fishin’ for Fashion – June 15, 2024

Nautical Haute Couture. Fishing netting for lace, sailcloth for dresses, maps turn into shoes, rope for ornamental braiding, life jackets become totes … these fishing industry materials and gear are used to create charming, often breathtaking clothing for the Fishin’ For Fashion Show.” – Lisa Kristoff  2019 Boothbay Register Article

This one-of-a-kind favorite tradition will be held once again at The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor  Local Merchants also join in the fun of showing off their seasonal best at the 9th Annual Fishin’ For Fashion Show! Proceeds will benefit Project Graduation and Fisherman’s Memorial.

General admission will follow the VIP reception, and then it’s on with the show! Afterward, the Original Design models will stay on the runway for a closer look at the incredible craftsmanship. You’ll get a chance to vote for the People’s Choice award!

Bespoke Bag Auction: Bid on Nautical Treasures!
Get ready to anchor down and bid on one-of-a-kind specialty handbags at our Bespoke Bag Auction! Our talented designers have crafted unique, nautical-inspired handbags that capture the spirit of the sea. This is your chance to own a piece of maritime magic, perfect for any ocean lover’s collection. Monies raised at the auction go to Project Graduation and The Fishermen’s Memorial.

Exciting New Addition: Inaugural Makers Market! This year, we’re thrilled to introduce our inaugural Makers Market, expanding the fun before and after the show. Exclusive access to the Makers Market is available to all ticket holders! Browse through a selection of handcrafted goods, from local artisans and creators making your Fishin’ For Fashion experience even more memorable. So bring your pocketbook! 

Join Us for an Unforgettable Day – Boothbay Harbor Lobster Boat Races happen Saturday morning – The Fashion show starts at 2:30 pm

Mark your calendars and secure your tickets now for a day filled with innovation, creativity, and sustainability. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this inspiring event, where the sea meets the runway in spectacular fashion, and explore the Makers Market for exclusive, one-of-a-kind finds.

VIP Tickets $65 – Exclusive parking at Carousel Music Theater /trolley transportation, front row seating, champagne reception, and early entry (1:00 PM) exclusive voting rights for the best bespoke bag, and special gift.
General Admission $35  
Youth Ticket $18 (Limited quantity )

Be sure to check out original designer bags that could be yours at the auction which is held right before the award announcements!

192 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor – 207-633-2353


VIP – $65.00
*Exclusive Parking / Trolley Transport –
Park at the Carousel Music Theater (196 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor)
Complimentary trolley transportation to the Shipyard provided.
*Champagne Reception – VIP Entry at the Shipyard Museum 1:00 PM
*Front Row Seating
*Exclusive Voting Rights for Best Bespoke Bag
**Swag Bag + VIP Bidding Paddle

General Admission – $35.00  – 2:00 PM
Youth Ticket (18 under) $18.00 —
Limited quantity

Tickets Available at the Chamber Office 192 Townsend Avenue
Monday – Tuesday 9 am-2 pm
Wed – Friday 9 – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am-4 pm
CASH | CHECK | CARD  call 207-633-2353
The show begins at 2:30 With the Bespoke Bag Auction to Follow  

In addition, we are pleased to bring you another complimentary addition, The Claw Down, just two days before! Check lodging availability early as this is going to be a busy week in the region.

We wish to thank Lori Reynolds and Dana Paolillo for their creative vision and years of hard work to make this one-of-a-kind event a favorite tradition in mid-coast Maine.
The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce is honored to take the helm!

Presenting Sponsor

Thank you, Carousel Marina, for embodying our shared values of sustainability, community support, and unforgettable experiences on the water!

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