Calendar of Events in Camden

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

Contact Website:   www.unionfair.org

"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

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com

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

Contact Website: www.camdenwindjammerfestival.org

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. 

Contact Website: www.lighthouseday.com

 

 

 

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

Contact Website: www.camdenfilmfest.org

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

Contact Website: www.mofga.org/thefair

 

Birds of Chicago at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: September 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Led by JT Nero and Allison Russell, Birds of Chicago are known for their seamless combination of rock n roll meets "near perfect Americana" (No Depression). Their new album, Love in Wartime is a rock and roll suite with impressive cinematic sweep. Co-produced by Nero and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), it evokes epic efforts of the 60’s and 70’s, with love as the undeniable through-line, and finds Nero and Russell continuing to create joyously urgent rock songs with deep lyricism, gut-punch singing and fevered musicality. Says JT Nero, chief songwriter for the band, "A good show can send you back into the night feeling-for at least a little while-that everything isn't broken. Right now, we wanna dose out as much of that feeling as we can.

Location Address: Camden Opera House
 
Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

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.

Location Address:
Cellardoor Winery, Lincolnville, ME

Contact Website: www.mainewine.com

"Autumn Dinner" Cooking Class

Event date/time: Saturday, November 17, 2018 and Sunday, November 18, 2018 / 1-3pm

Fall is a great time of the year to entertain and the bounty autumn provides for some wonderful and hearty menu options. This four-course dinner starts with a Honey Seared Duck Breast with Peppered Squash and a Walnut Dressing followed by one of our most popular soups – Sweet Potato, Rutabaga and Green Apple Soup with a Maple Cream. The entrée is Michael’s version of “Beef Wellington” specifically designed for the Autumn table. To finish the meal we will make a Fall Apple Tarte Tatin with some locally grown apples.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. 

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

"Holiday Hors d' Oeuvres" Cooking Class

Event date/time: Saturday, December 8, 2018 and Sunday, December 9, 2018 / 1-3pm

Having a holiday party? Re-create these Hors d’Oeuvres that Chef Michael has created for the holiday season.  Class will start with Key Lime Martinis and follow with: Phyllo-Wrapped Lamb Chops with a Rosemary-Mustard Aioli, Funchi Rounds with Maine Lobster, Spicy Beef Toasts with a Smoked Tomato Confit, Black Pepper Almonds, and Onion-Sage and Olive Tartlets.Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. 

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

"French Specialties" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, January 5, 2019 and Sunday, January 6, 2019 / 1-3pm

Chef Michael is leading Culinary Adventure Tours to the Loire Valley in France. Get a sneak peak into some of his favorite French dishes that he prepares at the Chateau near Chambord.  Class will start off with a Mushroom and Duck Crêpe, followed by a Carrot Soup with Nutmeg Croutons and a Dill Cream. For a main course, we will make Salmon “Polonaise” with a Lemon Sauce and finish the class with an Apple and Pecan Tarte Tatin.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. 

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

"Caribbean Cuisine II" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, January 19, 2019 and Sunday, January 20, 2019 / 1-3pm

Chef Michael was named Caribbean Chef of the year in 1996. Join in preparing some of his favorite dishes and creations using Tropical Fruits and local ingredients. We will start with a Coconut-Mango Mojito and follow with: Annatto Grilled Shrimp with a Pineapple-Avocado Salsa, Coconut-Steamed Mussels, Caribbean-Seared Tenderloin of Pork, and Fried Bananas with Lychees and Papaya.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

 

"Asian Flavors" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

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

After taking Chef Michael’s class Asian Flavors at the Hartstone Inn, not only will you be able to spoil yourself with Asian fare anytime you want to, but you can impress your friends with a themed dinner party. With a few basics under your belt from an experienced chef, you should be prepared to begin (or continue) your journey through Asian cuisine’s modern and traditional styles. Get advice from Michael on equipment, techniques, resources, basic sauces, and pairings.  Menu includes Sweet and Sour Pork with Fresh Fruit and Steamed Rice, Lobster Pot Stickers with a Ginger-Sesame Dipping Sauce, Steamed Vegetable Buns and Grilled Thai Beef Salad with Bibb Lettuce and Spearmint.  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.

Location: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

 

 

"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

 

 

"Maine Seafood II" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, February 23, 2019 and Sunday, February 24, 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