The Schedule of Events for this year's Sputnikfest is now available! The event kicks off at noon with non-stop wacky-tacky fun until midnight. See the out-of-this-world line-up posted here - just one of which is the Cosmic Cake Contest, which allows Kitchen Cosmonauts to show off their confectionary creativity. The 2011 top prize-winning cakes are shown here. The cakes are judged at 1:00 - then put on display until 6:00 PM at which time they are auctioned off to the public!
Near the bottom of the Schedule of events posted here, you will see a note about a shuttle running between Sputnikfest and Lobsterfest from 6:00 PM to Midnight. The date chosen for Sputnikfest a few years back turned out to be the same day that the local Rotary Club has been doing their annual Lobsterfest fundraiser event. The two events really haven't been in conflict with each other - many people do attend both functions and the "space shuttle" serves to facilitate that.
While the "Traditional Live Maine Lobster Dinner" is available by reservation only, "non-lobster" eating attendees can enjoy a hamburger or hot dog - and of course, a cold beverage. If you are interested in combining a lobster dinner with your Sputnikfest pilgrimage, be aware that ticket sales for the lobster dinner end on September 3. $40 gets you a whole live lobster - flown in fresh from Maine - with all the traditional trimmings.
Just to prepare yourself for a combined Lobsterfest and Sputnikfest experience, you may consider watching the 1989 homage to 1950's B-movie sci-fi films: Lobster Man from Mars. The plot of this decidedly campy outing, featuring Patrick McNee and Tony Curtis, is actually a swipe of the Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan classic "The Producers." (and "The Producers" - incidentally - is on this year's roster for The Masquers!)
Posted here for your viewing "enjoyment" - the promotional trailer for "Lobster Man from Mars" -