April 24, 2015
Photo Credit Walknboston Penobscot Bay Brewery Half Moon Stout Flickr
Penobscot Bay Brewery in Winterport, Maine, serves up 9 locally made brews ranging from a blonde ale to a stout. The brewery’s tasting room is the perfect spot to try all of the popular local brews, as well as a range of wines produced by the brewery’s sister company Winterport Winery. Winterport is just an hour’s drive from Camden, making it an easy day trip to try Penobscot Bay Brewery’s fine brews.
Locally made handcrafted beer
Penobscot Bay Brewery began in 2009 and specializes in small batch, handcrafted brews. Its signature ale is the Old Factory Whistle, a rich red brew. Penobscot’s latest offering is the Mountain Man Double IPA, an American Double India Pale Ale. Other brews include a rye IPA, a spiced lager, a blonde ale and a stout, just to name a few.
April 16, 2015
Photo Credit: madamjujujive / North Atlantic Blues Festival / Flickr
The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an incredible two-day event held each July in Rockland, Maine. The festival features an array of national blues performers and is held at a venue that overlooks beautiful Rockland Harbor. When you attend the festival, you can expect to enjoy two full days of live music on the main stage, as well as a Club Crawl Saturday night, and a plethora of food, beverage and craft vendors set up on Main Street.
The North Atlantic Blues Festival
The 2015 North Atlantic Blues Festival will be held July 11-12. A stage will be set up in The Public Landing on Main Street where ticket holders will be able to set up a chair or beach blanket to sit back, relax and enjoy the music. The festival gates open daily at 9 a.m. and the music begins at 11 a.m. Free, live music will also be performed on Main Street. Continue reading
April 15, 2015
The Hartstone Inn in Camden extends an invitation to the supporters of Georges River Land Trust for a night out to benefit their conservation efforts. Make your dinner reservation for May 4th, 11th or 18th and 50% of the food charges on your dinner bill will be donated to the Land Trust.
The mission of the Georges River Land Trust is to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education, and outdoor experiences.
Bring your friends and family for a sublime evening of dining and donating! Preview our dinner menu online here.
April 12, 2015
Event date/time: May 8, 2015 at 7:30pm
Four decades into a stellar career, folk singer/songwriter JONATHAN EDWARDS delivers songs of passion, insight, and humor with his pure and powerful tenor. His repertoire includes such classics as “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,” “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County,” and the 1971 anthemic “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” the protest proclamation that resonated with thousands of young fans. EDWARDS has released 15 albums, including the bluegrass “Blue Ridge,” and his collection of children’s songs, “Little Hands.” Folk singer/songwriter CHERYL WHEELER is a natural storyteller with a beautiful voice; though her songs are often emotional portraits of people, her live concerts also include comic routines and serious discussions. A gifted writer, WHEELER’S songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near. WHEELER has released 13 albums since 1986.
Location Address: Rockland Strand Theatre
Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com
April 10, 2015
Thursday, April 16th 6-8pm
Head butcher, Sean Durnan, will guide participants in all aspects of fresh sausage making, from choosing the right cuts of pork, grinding, seasoning, mixing and stuffing. Sean has been practicing whole animal butchery for over 6 years and is experienced with cutting beef, pork, lamb and poultry.
This class will be held at Maine Street Meats. The cost is $75 per person includes 2 hours of hands on instruction and fresh homemade sausage to take home.
Call the shop to register or for more information. 207-236-6328 (236-MEAT)
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
10:30am-1pm / $25 per person
Pound Cake and Lemon Mousse Trifle and Fresh Fruit
Choice of Entree:
Maine Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with an Arugula Salad and Lemon Parmesan Dressing
Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Rosemary-Grilled Potatoes
Cast Iron Baked Blueberry-Raspberry Pancakes with Whipped Cream, Powdered Sugar and Seared Ham
Chocolate Ganache Tart with Homemade Coffee Ice Creamand Toasted Hazelnuts
Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée with a Shortbread Cookie
Call 207-236-4259 to reserve your table.
April 9, 2015
Come fall under the spell of our Camden, Maine bed and breakfast — one of the grandest historic inns in our seaside village and enjoy special, spring pricing!
Stay one night, Sunday through Thursday in our best available room or suite, enjoy dinner for two featuring our five course, Chef’s Tasting Menu and a sumptuous breakfast in the morning for just $225! Extend your stay for only $99 more per night! With free WiFi, onsite parking and complimentary afternoon tea and cookies, this all inclusive getaway at $225 can’t be beat!
Call us today at 207-236-4259 and let the spring savings begin!
*Valid through May 21st, 2015 on new reservations only. Rates based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Can’t be combined with any other promotion or special.
Spring is here! Enjoy a seven night stay in one of our premier, Camden weekly rental cottages through May 23rd, 2015 for just $1400. That’s only $200 per night for up to 10 people and a savings of $400-$800!
Spacious for families and friends traveling together, these two beautiful Camden rental homes are located right in the heart of Camden town. Both Camden Cottage and our Harbor Watch Cottage offer lovely views of the harbor and couldn’t be closer to the boutiques and restaurants of charming downtown Camden.
Find more information on both homes along with photos here. Call us directly at 207-236-4259 to take advantage of this last minute, spring special!
Experience fine cuisine at the Hartstone Inn’s restaurant.
One of the best parts about going on vacation is going out to eat. Not only do you get the chance to experience local fare, you also get to indulge in delicious meals that you didn’t have to prepare yourself. While you’re visiting, be sure to check out the following restaurants in Camden, Maine.
The Hartstone Inn
The Hartstone Inn’s Camden restaurant offers breakfast exclusively for Inn guests, and it is open to the public for dinner. The restaurant changes its menu regularly to reflect seasonal ingredients, as well as inspiration from its award winning chef. Click here to preview the Inn’s weekly menu.
Evening Dining at Hartstone Inn
April 5, 2015
Photo Credit: David Brossard / Strand Theater, Rockland, Maine / Flickr
Do you love listening to live music? Going to a live show offers the chance to feel the music and experience musicians and singers offer a heartfelt performance in their element. When you’re visiting Midcoast Maine, the historic Strand Theatre in Rockland on Main Street is a great place to catch a live show.
With 258 seats on the main floor and 92 in the balcony, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Famous names that have graced the stage include Arlo Guthrie, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Roseanne Cash, just to name a few.
Live music, comedy, movies and more
The Strand Theatre was built in the 1920s and fully renovated in 2005 to feature the latest in sound and projection equipment. This multi-use venue offers “the best of current independent and world cinema, live musical performances and concerts, comedy, conferences, The Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre of London Live in HD broadcasts, and other special events on our stage and screen.” For a complete calendar of events at the Strand Theatre, please visit the website. Continue reading