The Knox County Democratic Committee (KCDC) will host the 16th annual John Syrett Lobster Bake on Sunday, August 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Owls Head. The Lobster Bake is the annual social event for the local Democratic party and the primary fundraising event for KCDC. There are usually about 200 attendees, mostly dedicated local Democratic Party members and activists, as well as Maine state and municipal government officials.

The KCDC keeps ticket prices for the Lobster Bake low so all Democrats can attend. Tickets this year are $40 for adults and $25 for students 21 and younger. The fundraising relies mostly on sponsorships. Businesses and individuals may become sponsors, with five sponsorship levels available.

To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, visit the KCDC website at; businesses wishing to be listed as a sponsor should contact Susan D’Amore at 691-2308 or by email at