Calendar of Events in Camden

Basics of Goat Cheese Workshop

Event date/time:  Sunday, April 29, 2018

Appleton Creamery is a small-scale family farm located in Appleton, part of scenic mid-coast Maine.  Their five acre farm has a herd of 40 registered Alpine dairy goats producing the finest goats milk cheeses..  Learn from owners Caitlin and Brad who have been raising goats and making cheese for nearly 30 years!  Learn the basics of goat cheese. Participants will make chevre and many of its variations, quick mozzarella, ricotta, and feta. Class discussion will include how goat milk is different from other milks, and why certain cheeses are better made with goat milk. Do you have goats and want to make cheese? Are you thinking of getting goats? Meet the goats and decide for yourself!  $150 per person.

Location:  Appleton Creamery, Appleton, ME


LADAMA Live at the Strand Theatre

Event date/time: Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30pm

Rhythm and percussion drive LADAMA'S original compositions sung in Spanish, Portuguese and English! LADAMA is an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas. Their barreling grooves and effortless vocals draw on specific South American genres: driving maracatu from northeast Brazil, folksy joropo from the high plains of Venezuela, and Colombia's irresistible dance music cumbia, pumped up with a battery of Brazilian percussion.

Location Address: Rockland Strand Theatre

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Tapas Night at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time: Saturday, May 25, 2018  6-9 pm

On May 25th join Cellardoor Winery as they kick off their summer season with a night of fun, featuring their award-winning wines, live music from the Craig Lewis Band, and a decadent spread of Spanish tapas prepared by Trillium Caterers.

The Craig Lewis Band is an R&B/Gospel vocal duo known for appearances on of America’s Got Talent and at our very own HOBO 2014.

Location Address: Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville, ME

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Build a Dovetailed School Box Woodworking Workshop

Event date/time:  Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 7:30pm 

Students attending this class will spend the weekend making a Dovetailed School Box inspired by Christopher Schwarz and the book, "The Joiner and Cabinet Maker" by Lost Art Press.  In this workshop Freddy Roman will show how to work with pre-milled and dimensioned materials to create a simple and elegant dovetailed box. Students will use hand planes, saws, and chisels to cut the dovetails, dadoes and miters that make up this project.  The project presented in this course serves as a great introduction to using hand tools. This workshop is open to all skill levels, and beginners are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to incorporate the most fundamental joinery techniques into your work.

Total cost is $335; $275 Ticket and $60 Materials Fee. Lunch included. Limited to 12 people. 
Saturday (9-5) Sunday (9-4)

Location Address: Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Warren, ME

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Melissa Etheridge Live at Savage Oaks Vineyard

Event date/time: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7:30pm

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, "I Want to Come Over." Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.  Enjoy a beautiful summer evening at one of Maine’s premiere
vineyards and music venues!

Location Address: Savage Oaks Vineyard and Winery, Union, ME
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Woodworking Workshop - Build a Traditional Canoe Paddle

Event date/time:  Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 7:30pm 

The class will make a traditional wooden canoe paddle starting with a pre-shaped paddle blank. Students will start by using the drawknife to rough out the basic thickness and curves giving the paddle its lightness and strength. They will then clean up and customize the finished shape with spokeshaves and slöjd knife, and finish the paddle with Linseed Oil.

Class will also cover sharpening, care, and use of the tools used in the class. Please do be mindful of the time we will have to cover this and do not bring tools in need of repair of serious fettling. Total cost is $305; $275 Ticket and $30 Materials Fee. Lunch included. Limited to 12 people.  Saturday (9-5) Sunday (9-4).

Location Address: Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Warren, ME

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Woodworking Workshop - Build a Three Legged Perch Stool

Event date/time:  Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1, 2018

Building chairs requires a different set of skills and tools than those found in the flat and square world of cabinetry. Supporting the human body puts a great deal of stress on a chair, and in addition to being durable, chairs have to be attractive from all angles and comfortable to sit in.

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the simple techniques for tackling the challenges of chair making by building a three legged stool or "perch". This forward tilting seat is perfect for maintaining upright posture while working at a desk. The techniques learned in this class will give a strong foundation in chair making and give students a great introduction to building more complex chairs. This workshop will include plenty of opportunities for hands-on time.

Total cost is $665; no Materials Fee. Lunch included. Limited to 10 people.  Saturday (9-5) Sunday (9-4)

Location Address: Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Warren, ME

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Camden Festival of Independence

Event date/time: July 1–4, 2018Camden Festival of Independence

Four days of fun in the Midcoast! Local groups are joining together to throw a four day party with music, parades, fireworks, and breathtaking natural beauty. Make a long weekend of it and celebrate in style. Watch a spectacular community-financed fireworks display over Camden Harbor on the evening of July 3rd: an eve of independence celebration to honor our heritage and our history.

Location Address: Downtown Camden

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Wine & Pizza Party at Cellardoor Winery


Event date/time: Wednesday, July 11, 2018  6-9 pm

Back by popular demand, on July 11th Cellardoor Winery hosting pizza night, featuring wood-fired pizza from Cafe Miranda and the man himself, Kerry Alterio! Join them for a laid-back evening of good food, good wine, and good fun, with a perfect view of the sunset over their vineyard.

Location Address: Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville, ME

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North Atlantic Blues Festival

Event date/time: July 14 & July 15, 2018 blues fest

The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music have been featured at this prestigious East Coast festival. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts.  Saturday evening Main Street is closed to traffic for the NABF Club Crawl. Attendees of legal age, wearing their wristband from the festival are allowed free admission to the many bars and restaurants featuring many of the top regional blues performers. There are also bands performing on Main Street for all ages at no charge.

Location Address: Public Landing, Rockland, ME

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Michael Franti and Spearhead at Savage Oaks Vineyard

Event date/time: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

Michael Franti is a world-renowned musician, filmmaker, and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change and is revered for his energetic live shows, political activism, worldwide philanthropy efforts and authentic connection to his global fanbase known as the SOULROCKER FAM. 
Enjoy a beautiful summer evening outdoors at one of Maine’s premier vineyards and music venues.
Location Address: Savage Oaks Vineyard and Winery, Union, ME
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The Mavericks with Special Guest JD McPherson at Savage Oaks Winery

Event date/time: Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7pm

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening outdoors at one of Maine’s premier vineyards and music venues.  Tickets are $60 in advance. 

The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013).  Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be emb  raced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny.

Special Guest JD McPherson - You could mistake JD McPherson for a revivalist, but in a very real sense, McPherson is much more a pioneer than roots resuscitator. He’s knocking at the door of something that arguably hasn’t yet been accomplished—a spirited, almost spiritual hybrid that brings the forgotten lessons from the earliest days of rock & roll into a future that has room for the modernities of studio technique and 21st century singer/songwriter idiosyncrasies that Richard Penniman would not recognize. Let the Good Times Roll, his second album, is a stranger, and more personal affair than its Fats Domino-redolent title might at fir suggest, but the name isn’t exactly ironic, either. If you, too, brake for pleasure, you’ll screech to a halt at the enrapturing sound of these Good Times. 

Location Address: Savage Oaks Vineyard and Winery, Union, ME
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Grape Affair at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time:  Saturday, July 26, 2018  5:30pm - 9:30pm

Spend an idyllic evening of dining and dancing as the sun sets over our vineyard in Lincolnville.  Appetizers, dinner and desserts will be featured and paired with Cellardoor wines. And as day turns to night, the stage will light up for an evening of dancing to live music (entertainment TBA). Seats for this beautiful al fresco event are limited, so early reservations are recommended!  $150 per person | Advanced purchase required. 

Location Address: Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville, ME

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"Live in the Vines" at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 4 - 9pm

Join Cellardoor for a World Fair inspired afternoon in the Vineyard and enjoy carnival games, live music, local foods, brews and of course, Cellardoor wine. This year’s musical acts include Maine’s very own party band, Wavelength; singer-songwriter Judith Hill; Jamaican-American reggae singer-songwriter Anita Antoinette; and Grammy winner, Aaron Neville. Be sure to commemorate the day in the Maine Photo Camper photobooth!

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Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville, ME

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35th Annual Maine Antiques Festival

Event date/time: August 3-5, 2018

The Annual Maine Antiques Festival is Maine's largest Antiques event. Over 100 dealers from across the US and Canada will be offering for sale a wide variety of vintage collectible and antiques spanning eras from the 18th century through the 1960's. Furnish or decorate your home with items that have stood the test of time. Or perhaps you area collector of vintage clothing or jewelry. We have it here in indoor, pavilion and outdoor under tent booths. Also great Maine food like lobster and native blueberry pies.

Location Address: 1 Fairgrounds Lane, Union, ME

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Maine Lobster Festival

Event date/time:  August 1 -5, 2018Maine-Lobster-Festival-2

The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine. The Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Rockland, Maine each year with the promise of fresh, local lobster dinners, nationally renowned entertainers, cooking contests, carnival rides,  Five days of fun and feasting on the Maine Coast.

Location Address: Harbor Park, Rockland, ME

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"Vino Al Fresco" at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time:  Thursday, August 9, 2018  5:30pm - 9pm

Join Cellardoor Winery for their inaugural Vino Al Fresco, an intimate open-air feast. Trillium Caterers will present a traditional Tuscan inspired meal paired with Cellardoor wine in the midst of thier vineyard in Lincolnville.

As this is an open-air dining experience (meaning no tent), the rain date is Friday, August 10th. If foul weather is predicted for both dates, they will provide a tent.

Location Address: Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville, ME

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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

Event date/time: August 10-12, 2018  / Gates open 10am

Maine's only in-water boat and home show features the state' s finest artists, architects, boat builders, craftsmen, designers, furniture makers, and marine gear vendors.  Live music, Maine food, marine activities, demonstrations, and the World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials. 

Location Address: Rockland Harbor and Buoy Parks, Rockland, ME

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Union Fair

Event date/time:  August 18- 25, 2018

The 2018 Union Fair will be a great week of family fun and entertainment!

There will be the midway. contests, live music, harness racing, a Wine Pavilion, fireworks, the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation, two Demolition Derbys, exhibits,  demonstrations and more!

Location Address: Fairgrounds off Rte 17 in Union, ME

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"Sip, Eat, Dance!" at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time: Saturday, August 25, 2018  5-8 pm

At Sip, Eat, Dance on August 25th, that’s precisely what you'll do. Sip. Eat. Dance! Your all-inclusive ticket includes passed apps, food and beverage pairing stations, and interactive food demonstrations presented by the fantastic Trillium Catering team. Dance it all off with our favorite band from Texas, Matchmaker!

Join us in the vineyard for a cocktail hour not to be missed!

Location Address: Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville, ME

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Camden Windjammer Festival

Event date/time: August 31 - September 2, 2018

Celebrate Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival. From the great age of sail when coasting schooners were launched in the harbor, through the birth of the windjammer business in the 1930s, to today’s windjammer fleet and elegant yachts, sailing ships have always defined our lovely, vibrant community.

On Friday, watch the magnificent schooners as they maneuver into the harbor, bid on dinners aboard one of the fleet, and then watch a talent show by schooner crews in Harbor Park followed by fireworks over the harbor. The fun continues all weekend with a lobster crate race, a Build-A-Boat contest, fish relay race, nautical skills, displays of maritime activities and history, Chowder Challenge, tours of the windjammers and fun for all.

See the full schedule of events here.

Location Address: Downtown Camden, ME

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Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Event date/time:  Saturday, September 8, 2018  9am- 3:00pm 

This popular annual event, which is sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, attracts between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors each year and offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lights.t towers. 

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Camden International Film Festival

Event date/time:  September 13-16, 2018

Founded in 2005, and recognized as one of the top 12 documentary film festivals in the world, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) brings the finest non-fiction cinema to the rugged coast of Maine, showcasing over 80 documentary feature and short films from around the globe each Fall.

Location Address: Camden, Rockport & Rockland, Maine

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Common Ground Country Fair

Date:  September 21, 22 & 23, 2018 / Gates Open at 9am

Since 1977, this celebration of rural living offers something for everyone, in a traditionally festive atmosphere. Features farmers and their livestock, Maine-grown organic foods, music and entertainment.   Learn basic gardening skills and see vendors of Maine-made crafts, folk arts, food, plants, agricultural tools, environmentally friendly living items and much more!

View this years schedule of events here.

Location Address: Unity, Maine

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Bistro Night at Cellardoor Winery

Event date/time:  Friday, October 12, 2018  5:30 - 10 pm

Join Cellardoor Winery and celebrate the bounty of the harvest at their fall Bistro with seasonal fare from Trillium Caterers and musical entertainment from the spectacular Tameca Jones.

Tameca Jones is known as the Queen of Austin Soul Music and first joined us here in Lincolnville at last year’s Live in the Vines.

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Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville, ME

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