If you're a fan of the iconic Maine Italian sandwich make sure you are in Monument Square this Thursday as sandwich makers from at least 8 different local sandwich shops will get together beginning at 11am.

Each shop participating will then begin to build their own 16 foot Maine Italian, combining them all to make a sandwich that is 144 feet long. Then it's our turn to dig in!

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The sandwich shops that are showing up are A&C Grocery, Anania’s, Deb’s, DiPietro’s, Old Port Sandwich Shop, The Otherside Delicatessen, Pat’s and Sister’s Gourmet Deli. Botto’s Bakery will be supplying the rolls for the sandwiches.

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They're doing this to bring attention to the Harvest on the Harbor food festival, "Different Roads" which will show how Maine food has been influenced by immigration over time. The event is happening October 18th from 6:30 to 8:30.

This isn't the first time Maine has made a gigantic sandwich. Back in 2009 a 70 foot Lobster Roll was made during the Old Port Fest.