St. Helena, CA
Lobster Feed June 22, 2013 at Flora Springs
Dining: For a posse of twenty or more, we will setup the tables and chairs, and pour the wine. Then you just sit right back and get ready to indulge in a delicious lobster spread. 1978 West Zinfandel Lane St. Helena, CA Fee: $110 , Time: 4 -7 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 967.6723 florasprings.com
Geyserville Lobster Feeds July 13, 2013, 5:30-10
Price: $120 approx. Public /$95 approx. Wine Club
Sbragia Family Vineyards
9990 Dry Creek Rd Geyserville, CA
call (707)473-2992 x12
Sbragia Family Vineyards wonderful lobster, wine, live music and a spectacular sunset on the terrace.
Santa Rosa, Calif. 6th Annual Lobster Feed! Saturday, July 20th 2013 & Saturday, July 27th 2013 6-9pm
Enjoy a truly authentic Sonoma County experience produced by Harvest Moon Winery. Put on your bibs, grab your cracking tools and immerse your senses in fresh Maine lobster. We will also have fresh local Pacific Oysters paired with our Sparkling Chardonnay & Sparkling Pinot Noir. RSVP, sells out every year! Call (707) 573-8711 for reservations Please specify which day you will be attending. $129 + tax. 2192 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, California
Santa Rosa, Calif. Saturday, August 3, 2013 Annual Lobster Feed
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Price: $99 Wine Club Members, $125 Guest of Members
100 Pythian Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Phone: 1-888-675-WINE (9463) Reservations Required
There couldn't be a better way to indulge your love of lobster than with your friends and fellow Wine Club members at the 4th annual St. Francis Winery lobster feed. Sporting the latest in high-fashion lobster hats and bibs you'll feast on the lawn, surrounded by lush vineyards and the majestic Mayacamas Mountains. Come dressed casually for this al fresco event and don't forget your camera!
NEWPORT BEACH Lobster Festival August 10, 2013, 3-8 p.m. lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com
The Fifth Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach takes placefrom 3-8 p.m. in an incomparable Newport Back Bay setting. Location: 101 N. Bayside Dr., Newport Beach, CA
Dana Point Lobster Fest August 24, 2013
Doheny State Beach, Picnic Area A
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
The Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club will present the 2nd Annual Dana Point Lobster Fest at Doheny State Beach. Festivities include lobster and steak buffet, live band, soft drinks, no host bar, silent auction, and opportunity drawing. Dress is casual beach wear. Tickets cost $75 per person, and all proceeds go to Children's Charities.
Long Beach Original Lobster Festival Sept. 6-8, 2013
Friday: 5pm - 11pm
Saturday: 12noon - 12 Midnight
Sunday: 12noon - 10pm
Food, entertainment with Cajun, Zydeco and Blues bands, plus a big shaded dance floor on the outdoor lawns next to the festival Long Beach Arena. Cocktail bar & beer sales, too. The annual event has been around for 15 years or more and gets around 15,000 people attending over a three day period.
Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival September 13 - 15, 2013
Ports O' Call Village
22nd & Sampson Way -parking lot / free shuttle, free parking
San Pedro, CA
Cost: $10 general admission --coupon for $1 off, see lobsterfest.com/tickets
The Guinness World Record holder (2009) for the most seafood served at an outdoor event, this Lobster Festival is one of California's best attended Lobster Festival events held in San Pedro near the Port of Los Angeles. This tasty California Lobster Festival features great bands from Ragin' Cajun to Lobster Mobster, food vendors, pirates,Redondo Beach Lobster Festival Surf & Turf September 20-22, 2013 (Most likely dates)
Location: Seaside Lagoon
Redondo Beach, CA
Three days of seaside entertainment includes vendors, food booths, the main Lobster Feast, and the Mechanical Bull Ring, back again in 2011. Bands perform on stage throughout the event. The beach, the bands, lobster & steak make this a delicious festival worth every penny!
Santa Cruz / Felton, CA Annual Lobster Feed
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
101 N. Big Trees Park Rd.
Felton, CA 95018
Lobster served 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Join the 18th Annual Lobster Feed at Henry Cowell
Redwoods State Park. 1 1/2 lb. fresh Maine lobster served
with all the trimmings, beverages included! Live music
adds to the magic of the evening. A Bluegrass Band is
performing their mountain music. The Highway One
band takes guests on a journey through traditional and
contemporary bluegrass songs. Proceeds go to support
environmental and cultural education at Henry Cowell and
Big Basin Redwoods State Parks.
Directions: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Picnic Area 1
The main entrance to Henry Cowell is located off Highway 9 one mile south of Felton. The Henry Cowell Campground is located on Graham Hill Road, 3.2 miles north of Santa Cruz.Highway
Alameda Yacht Club Lobster Feed September 21, 2013
Annual Lobster Feed alamedayachtclub.org
Sebastopol Lobster Feed - October 5, 2013
Info below from past event:
1005 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Cost: $100 approx.
Join Rotary Club of Sebastopol under the big white tents at O'Reilly Media. West County's largest fundraiser, lobster feed, and social outing starts with a lively wine & hors d'oeuvres reception. Enjoy live music, fresh lobster, raffle prizes, and of course, live and silent auctions to support our local and international community!
Tustin Lobsterfest at Peppertree Park in Tustin California 4th Annual Lobsterfest April 13, 2013, $75
Sponsored by the Tustin / Santa Ana Rotary, tustinlobsterfest.com
Lobsters are ten-legged crustaceans related to shrimp and crabs. As bottom-dwellers found in all of the world's oceans, they have poor eyesight but highly developed senses of taste and smell. They feed on fish, mollusks, algae, plant life and even other lobsters.
Two popular types of lobster sold in the
United States are the American Lobster recognized as the Maine Lobster,
and the Spiny lobster or rock lobster off the coast of
Florida and California. Most of the
lobster tails sold in the U.S. come from
Newshell or softshell lobster represents 90% of the catch during the summer months. It is less expensive and generally contains sweeter and juicier meat than the Hardshells, but less meat content. Newshell lobster is often shipped pre-cooked. A minimum size lobster will weigh around 1 lb., while a maximum size lobster will weigh between 3-4 lbs.
most plentiful, and most popular size of Maine Lobsters
are 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 lb. each. If you are offered a
smaller or larger lobster than this, you can guarantee
it is not a genuine Maine Lobster.
The lobsters that most people know from their dinner plates are the American and European clawed lobsters, cold water species that live on either sides of the northern Atlantic Ocean. There are also tropical lobsters that are widely consumed, but these are generally clawless varieties called spiny and slipper lobsters.
Lobster was so abundant during the 17th & 18th century that it was used for fertilizer. Laws were passed forbidding people to feed servants lobster more than twice a week. Its reputation as a delicacy grew once others around the U.S. had an opportunity to taste it.