Calendar of Events in Camden

"More Pasta Favorites" at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, February 23, 2019 and Sunday, February 24, 2019 / 1-3pm

Learn how to make pasta in your own kitchen. Techniques include making the dough, coloring and flavoring different pastas, rolling out and cutting various shapes of pasta, filling pastas such as raviolis and tortellini and cooking pasta.  Specific dishes include: Spinach Fettuccine Puttanesca with Shrimp, Farfalle with fresh Tomato, Basil and Roasted Garlic, Green Pea Ravioli with Lemon and Olive Oil and Potato Gnocchi with Lobster and Asparagus.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

Camden Conference

Event date/time:  Friday, February 22, 2019 - Sunday, February 24, 2019

International conference focusing on world issues. 
This years topis: "Is this China's Century?"

Location Address: Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.camdenconference.org

"Maine Seafood II" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, March 9, 2019 and Sunday, March 10, 2019 / 1-3pm

From the bounty of Maine waters comes some of the best seafood in the world. In this course, we will be showcasing that bounty with styles from around the globe.  Recipes will include Halibut Tapenade (Papillote demonstration), Scallop Terrine with a Roasted Pepper Coulis, Seared Cod Fillet with White Beans, Shrimp and a Chorizo Broth and Red Curry of Maine Lobster with Snow Peas and Pineapple.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

"Travel to Tuscany" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, March 23, 2019 and Sunday, March 24, 2019 / 1-3pm

If you can’t join Chef Michael in Italy for one of his Foodie Adventures, then come to Camden and experience some of his favorite Tuscan dishes. Class will begin with a hearty Tuscan Onion Soup with a Pecorino Crust followed by handmade Pici Pasta with a Pork Ragu. Next, participants will stuff Chicken with Prosciutto, Fontina Cheese and Sage and then finish things off with an Almond-Ricotta Semifreddo.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

"Sous Vide – Provençal Cuisine" Cooking Class at the Harstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, April 6, 2019 and Sunday, April 7, 2019 / 1-3pm

Sous Vide cooking is just starting to take off with home cooks, and this course will introduce you to the equipment, concepts and basic techniques needed to get you started.  Recipes from Chef Michael's Foodie Trip to Provence will be featured and include: Chicken Breast with a Foie Gras-Fig Cream and Herbed New Potatoes, Olive Oil-Poached Salmon with Roasted Peppers, Provençal Vegetables, Beef Tenderloin with a Ratatouille Butter and Creme Brûlée.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

"Lots'a of Lobster II" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, April 13, 2019 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 / 1-3pm

A trip to Maine should be based around eating as much lobster as one can. This class will help you achieve that goal!  Chef Michael will share his techniques for cooking and “breaking down” lobsters, and guide you through four very diverse preparations: Lobster and Asparagus Quiche, Corn and Lobster Chowder with Crisp Bacon, Potato Gnocchi with Lobster and Wild Mushrooms and Baked Artichoke with Maine Lobster and a Yogurt-Feta Cheese Dip.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

Haute Chinese Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, June 1, 2019 and Sunday, June 2, 2019 / 1-3pm

Classical Chinese Dishes prepared and presented in a more “gourmet” style.  Dishes include: Kung Pao Shrimp, Cashew Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, Crispy Whole Fish with Spicy Vegetables and Garlic and Steamed Rice.  Dishes will be prepared in a steel wok set over the gas range, and basic wok techniques will be covered.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

Event date/time: August 9 - 11, 2019  / 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

Contact Website: www.maineboats.com

Union Fair

Event date/time:  August 17- 24, 2019

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

Contact Website:   www.unionfair.org

Camden Windjammer Festival

Event date/time: August 30 - August 31, 2019

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

Contact Website: www.camdenwindjammerfestival.org

Maine Open Lighthouse Day 2019

Event date/time:  Saturday, September 14, 2019  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. 

Contact Website: www.lighthouseday.com

 

Camden International Film Festival

Event date/time:  September 12-15, 2019

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

Contact Website: www.camdenfilmfest.org