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The L.L.Bean Bootmobile

Rated highest smiles per gallon

The original L.L.Bean Boot was designed to help people enjoy the outdoors – and our larger-than-life mobile replica was too. The Bootmobile has covered more than 160,000 miles, appeared at hundreds of events in 14 states and dozen college campuses, and made tracks to every L.L.Bean store.

Bootmobile schedule

Share the fun with our expert guides as they hit the road for a full schedule of outdoor activities, demonstrations and special events.

April 22, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Chestnut Hill, MA Get Directions
Boston College

The Bootmobile is setting foot at Boston College for their Earth Day Fair where the Eagles will be excited to find our larger-than-life Bootmobile and learn more about our environmental stewardship.

April 23, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Essex Junction, VT Get Directions
Girl Scout Expo

Our rolling icon takes to the Green Mountain State for Girl Expo 2016. Put on by the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, this event promotes an active outdoor lifestyle for girls ages 5-8. Grab a picture with the Bootmobile and try your hand at the world-famous boot toss challenge to win L.L.Bean prizes!

April 29 – May 1, 2016
Winchester, VA Get Directions
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

We're making tracks to the state of Virginia for the 89th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Stop by the L.L.Bean event site over the long weekend for games, giveaways and prizes. The Bootmobile will also be participating in both the Fire Fighters and Grand Feature Parade.

May 7 – May 8, 2016
Albany, NY Get Directions
Albany Tulip Festival

Flower season is Bootmobile season! Our rolling icon is landing at the Albany Tulip Festival with games, giveaways and a chance to win a $300 L.L.Bean gift card.

May 13 – May 15, 2016
Rochester, NY Get Directions
Rochester Lilac Festival

The Bootmobile will be setting foot at the Rochester Lilac Festival. Be sure to stop by our larger than life vehicle for a photo opportunities and a chance to win L.L.Bean gear.

May 14, 2016 - 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Freeport, ME Get Directions
Freeport Scout-O-Rama Parade

Our rolling icon is kicking off the second annual Freeport Scout-O-Rama by leading the Grand Parade of Maine Scouts.

May 22, 2016 - 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Topsfield, MA Get Directions
North Shore Tour de Cure

We're joining our Burlington, MA store for a day filled with fun at the North Shore Tour de Cure. Be sure to capture a photo with our rolling icon before and after the race.

May 27 – May 28, 2016
Burlington, VT Get Directions
Sport & Fitness EXPO

The Bootmobile will be joining the Vermont City Marathon festivities this year and will be making an appearance at the Sport & Fitness Expo to kick off the race. Stop by the Expo where there will be games, giveaways and our larger-than-life vehicle inside the expo.

May 28 – May 29, 2016
New Gloucester, ME Get Directions
Salomon Trail Running Festival

Our rolling icon will be on hand for the annual Salomon Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms with games, giveaways and prizes for runners and spectators.

May 29, 2016
Burlington, VT Get Directions
Vermont City Marathon

Our larger-than-life vehicle will be on site at the Vermont City Marathon to welcome the finishers of the race at Burlington's Waterfront Park. Be sure to stop by to congratulate runners and capture a photo finish photograph with our rolling icon.

Jun 5, 2016
St. Paul, MN Get Directions
Grand Old Day

Our rolling icon is joining the fun at Grand Old Day, Saint Paul's first rite of summer, where you go when you're looking for things to do in the Twin Cities. The Bootmobile will be on site with games, giveaways, and prizes.

Jun 4 – Jun 5, 2016
Freeport, ME Get Directions
Paddlesports Weekend

Come and see the Bootmobile on campus in Freeport during PaddleSports Weekend. Bring your camera along for a picture with the mobile version of our iconic L.L.Bean Boot. Test your skill with the L.L.Bean Boot Toss and other fun games.

Jun 9 – Jun 12, 2016
GoPro Mountain Games

We're headed west in celebration of all things in the outdoors. Our rolling icon is setting foot at the GoPro Mountain Games with games, giveaways, prizes and our most innovative gear.

Jul 3, 2016 - 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Hadlock Field, Portland, ME Get Directions
L.L.Bean Day at Hadlock Field

Why pitch a ball when you could pitch a boot!?! We'll have the Bootmobile down at Hadlock Field for L.L.Bean Day with Slugger the Seadog and L.L.Bear.

Jul 4, 2016
Freeport, ME Get Directions
4th of July Parade

The Bootmobile will be making its way down Main Street in Freeport, ME for the annual 4th of July Parade.

What's more fun than the Bootmobile? Two Bootmobiles!

The original Bootmobile was so popular, it needed a sidekick. So, we built a second. It's a bit smaller, lighter and greener—the engine is biodiesel compatible. An interactive entertainment system adds to the fun. Now we have a fleet of big feet, revving up for a season of special events near and far.

Our popular Bootmobile needed a sidekick. This one is a bit smaller, lighter and greener, with a biodiesel-compatible engine.

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About the Bootmobiles

If they were real boots

Shoe sizes would be 747 and 708. The person wearing them would be about 143 feet tall. That's 32 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.

Height

Bootmobile 1 - 13' 6"

Bootmobile 2 - 11' 6"

Base and Construction

Bootmobile 1 - Built on a Ford F250 frame, steel and fiberglass construction

Bootmobile 2 - Built on a GMC Sierra 2500 HD chassis frame, aluminum and fiberglass construction

Details

Shoelaces are made of 12-strand braided mooring rope, capable of towing 106,000 lb.

Behind the wheel

An interview with Bootmobile Driver, L.L.Bean ambassador, and outdoorsman Eddie Flaherty

Known to his coworkers as “Eddie of the Woods,” Eddie Flaherty is more than just gifted at driving the 13-foot Bootmobile. This Registered Maine Guide leads whitewater rafting adventures, is an avid fly fisherman, and plans on playing semi-pro football when he's not on the road.

We thought it would be great to catch up with Eddie and learn what it's like behind the wheel.

Behind the Wheel with Eddie Flaherty, Bootmobile Driver, Outdoorsman and L.L.Bean Ambassador.

Keep in Step with the Bootmobile

To learn more about the bootmobile
or request an appearance,

send your inquiry to Bootmobile@llbean.com.