Maine Foodie Tours – Rockland

Maine Foodie Tours
Join Maine Foodie Tours and TASTE your way through Rockland!  New this summer, their entertaining tour guides immerse you in rich cultural history and reveal artisans whose culinary delights capture the flavors of Maine! Maine Foodie Tours has just added Rockland to their roster which already includes Portalnd, Kennebunkport and Bar Harbor. 
 
From Maine Foodie Tours website:

 

“You may already have heard about the culinary scene in Rockland, and it is well worth the praise.  From farm to table freshness and seafood right off the shore, award winning chefs and creative brewers of all kinds, a chocolatier, a candy maker, and much more, this town has something for every taste bud to enjoy. 

And the mid-coast culinary talent goes way back in time. Did you know… that a diner owner in Rockland lays claims to the creation of the first lobster roll?  That a former resident of the town invented, not the donut, but the hole in the donut?  And, a man known as the “father of coffee breaks” in the early 1800’s hails from Rockland? He got his workers off the “grog” and onto the grounds.  

Learn a bit about the history and a whole lot about the current culinary scene on this tour on and off Main Street. We will entertain and educate you while you enjoy the local flavors and talents of the town. 

Tastings will fill you up for lunch with a wide variety of favorites in town, such as; 

*seafood chowders on the deck overlooking the ocean      

*delicious Maine peekytoe crabcakes

*great craft brewed beers with house french fries

*creative dishes featuring Headacre Farm in Owls Head

*italian sausages from a local farmer

*estate wines made from Maine blueberries (and some from grapes too)

*creative chocolates like you’ve never had before and more!

Join us when you can this Summer for a fun-filled, educational, and tasty walk through downtown Rockland! “

Visit mainefoodietours.com for more information. 

Maine Antiques Festival, August 7-9th, 2015

Event date/time: August 7-9, 2015 

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

Contact Website: www.maineantiquesfestival.com 

 

Maine Antiques Festival

Summer Events in the Camden Amphitheatre

The Camden Public Library will again host a wide range of movies, concerts, and performances in the Amphitheatre! Click here to download the program of events.Our Summer Movies and Concerts are generously supported by Allen Insurance & Financial

Camden Movies in the Park

Music, Movies, and Shakespeare in the Amphitheatre!

JULY   Free concerts and movies. Bring your own lawn chairs for comfortable seating.
July 4, Saturday, 2:00-9:00 pm – annual Music-in-the-Park daytime concert hosted by Rotary, with Fireworks at the end!
July 6,  Monday, 8:30 pm – MOVIE:  Jurassic Park, 1993, 127 min,  PG-13
July 8, Wednesday-in-the-Park, 12:00 noon – CONCERT with Martin Gibson
July 9, Thursday, 7:00 pm – CONCERT with Midcoast Brass Quintet
July 13, Monday, 8:30 pm – MOVIE:  Harvey, 1950, 104 min, B&W
July 14, Tuesday, 7:00 pm – CONCERT with the Juke Rockets, blues
July 20, Monday, 8:30 pm – MOVIE:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1990, 94 min, PG
July 22, Wednesday-in-the-Park, 12:00 noon – CONCERT with David Dodson
July 27, Monday, 8:15 pm – MOVIE:   Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,1948,  B&W,  83 min.

AUGUST   Free concerts and movies. Bring your own lawn chairs for comfortable seating.
August 3, Monday, 8:15 pm –  MOVIE:  The Truman Show, 1998, 103 min, PG
August 5, Wednesday-in-the-Park, 12:00 noon – CONCERT with Jim Gallant
August 10, Monday, 8:00 pm – MOVIE:  The Incredibles,  2004, 115 min, PG
August 12, Wednesday-in-the-Park, 12:00 noon – CONCERT with Alice Limoges
August 17, Monday, 8:00 pm – MOVIE:  Makeup date
August 20, Thursday, 7:00 pm – CONCERT with the Gawler Family in the Amphitheatre
August 21-22-23 – Civil War Encampment featuring Company B of the 20th Maine Infantry Volunteers in Harbor Park
August 23, Sunday, 1:00 pm – CONCERT with Quantum (Jason Dean and Mike Whitehead)
August 27, Thursday, 7:00 pm – CONCERT with Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers. This is a ticketed event; $12.

Open Farm Day, Sunday, July 26, 2015

“Open Farm Day is an annual family adventure in which farms throughout all 16 counties open their gates to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the business of agriculture.

Farms around the state participate to commit to ensuring the sustainability of agriculture. Maine’s farming industry has given back to their communities by providing a forum for education and learning in a fun atmosphere. Many farms will have demonstrations, displays, farm-raised products for sale and animals and crops to experience. Activities include barn and field tours, milking, hay rides, petting zoos, nature trails, beautiful scenery, samples for tasting and refreshments. Open Farm Day gives families the chance to visit local farms throughout the state. 

Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 26th, 2015 to experience Open Farm Day throughout the State of Maine!” – From Maine.gov

For a list of participating farms, click here

 Maine Open Farm Day

 

 

North Atlantic Blues Festival, July 11th & 12th

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Event date/time: July 11, 2015 – July 12, 2015 from 11am – 7pm

22nd annual blues music festival held outdoors overlooking picturesque Rockland Harbor. Touring blues artists from the U.S. and abroad will perform on the main stage. Saturday evening Main Street is closed to traffic for the famous Club Crawl.

Location Address: Public Landing, Rockland, ME

Contact Website: www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com

Don’t Miss These Owls Head Transportation Museum Events

Owls head transportation museum events

Are you obsessed with cars, planes or even bicycles? Then you may want to consider paying a visit to the Owls Head Transportation Museum! Its collection of vehicles from bygone eras includes everything from antique gliders to a few of the first gas-powered automobiles. They even have a Harvard Highwheeler, an old-timey bicycle with a very large front wheel and a smaller back wheel. Located just 8 miles north of Camden, Maine, this museum makes a great day trip while you’re staying at the Hartstone Inn. In addition to the museum itself, you  definitely don’t want to miss these Owls Head Transportation Museum events. Continue reading “Don’t Miss These Owls Head Transportation Museum Events”

The Gothard Sisters at the Strand Theatre July 8th

Event date/time: July 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm Gothard Sisters

Folk Roots Music, Fiddle Tunes and Irish Dance!  The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest, USA. The three girls (who are truly sisters!) perform and record new Celtic arrangements of well-known traditional tunes and songs, as well as their own original compositions from their 6 recorded studio albums. As champion Irish dancers who have competed overseas multiple times at the World Championships, they include the visual elements and the exciting rhythms of Irish step dancing into tightly choreographed, high-energy variety shows.

Location Address: Rockland Strand Theatre

Contact Website: www.rocklandstrand.com

Don’t Miss the Camden Windjammer Festival

Camden Windjammer Festival

Photo Credit: Dan4th Nicholas / Camden, ME / Flickr

There’s no denying that coastal towns around the world have a deep connection with the water that surrounds them. Here in Camden, Maine, it’s no different. Local rivers, harbors and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean have provided not only jobs and sustenance for generations, but also recreational activities, serenity and much more. The Camden Windjammer Festival is just one of the ways residents and visitors alike celebrate Camden’s nautical heritage. When you attend this annual festival, you can expect to see plenty of beautiful sailboats, to enjoy craft and food vendors, and, perhaps most importantly, to learn about the maritime traditions that have been a part of our coastal culture for generations.

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The Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show

 

When you attend the annual Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show in Rockland, Maine, you will be attending the only in-water boat show in the state. In addition to viewing an array of beautiful boats (usually more than 70 boats), you can also enjoy more than 150 vendors offering everything from furniture to jewelry and art to marine goods and services.

The Maine Boats Homes and Harbor Show is held each August. The 2015 event will be held Aug. 14-16. This Friday through Sunday event offers fun for all ages, combining the attractions listed above with live music, artisans, food, dog trials and lots of fun activities for all ages. Continue reading “The Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show”

Hartstone Inn Raises $1000 to Benefit the Georges River Land Trust

Hartstone Inn Georges River Land Trust

Hartstone Inn chef/co-owner Michael Salmon presents Georges River Land Trust director Gail Presley with a check for $1000.

The Hartstone Inn held three benefit dinners in the month of May to support the Georges River Land Trust.  50% of the total food sales of diners who reserved tables to support the Land Trust, was donated.  When rounded up, this totaled $1000!

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.

Interested in supporting the Georges River Land trust by volunteering or donating?  Visit their website here.