2015-2016 Hartstone Inn Cooking Class Schedule

Hartstone Inn Cooking Classes


Our 2015-2016 Cooking Class Schedule is now online!

This years topics include “Travel to Tuscany”, “Haute Chinese”, “Maine Seafood”, “Dim Sum”, “Lobster, Lobster, Lobster” and more!  Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food.

Our Cooking Class Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning, dinner for two, featuring the Chef’s spectacular five-course tasting menu and enrollment for one in a scheduled afternoon cooking class.  Cooking classes include recipes, hands-on participation, wine to complement the cuisine and lots of food to taste. For dates, topics and availability of cooking classes, click here.  Additional enrollment in the cooking class is $45 per person. 

View our entire Cooking Class Schedule here.





Camden Windjammer Festival, September 4th-6th, 2015

Camden Windjammer Festival 2015Celebrate 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.



Vintage Motorcycle Meet at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

Event date/time: September 5 & Sepember 6, 2015 – 9am to 3pm both daysVintage Motorcycle Meet

This much anticipated annual gathering attracts hundreds of antique motorcycles from all over New England. With favorite marques including Triumph, Harley Davidson, Indian, Honda, Ducati and BMW interspersed with rare and obscure antique bikes from the world over. In 2014 this event attracted more than 300 exhibitors. A designated parking area on show grounds will be reserved for modern motorcycles, and all pre-1995 motorcycles are admitted free. Antique aeroplane show both days.

Location Address: The Owls Head Transportation Museum

Contact Website: www.owlshead.org


Luis Caracol Trio with Eleanor Dubinsky in Concert at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: August 14, 2015 at 7:30pmRuca Rebordao

The Camden Opera House is welcoming this Portuguese trio from a Northeast Tour that includes Johnny D’s in Boston, the World Cafe in Philly, World Radio in Boston and the Empire and One Longfellow in Portland. Luiz Caracol, Portuguese singer and author, composes his own music full of rhythm, beat, heart and soul. The trio will play from their new album “Devagar”, with percussionist Ruca Rebordão and Gustavo Roriz, Their music is of Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde and Brazil.

With singer Eleanor Dubinsky a New York City based singer/songwriter whose songs have been featured on MTV, Lifetime, Animal Planet, AMEX ads, and NPR. Eleanor regularly performs in NYC and tours nationally and internationally.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com



Suzy Bogguss in Concert at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: September 5, 2015 at 8:00pmSuzy Bogus

Grammy winner Suzy Bogguss brings her eclectic blend of country, folk and acoustic music to the Camden Opera House as part of this year’s Windjammer Festival. Accompanied by her acclaimed acoustic trio, Suzy will perform all her hits including “Outbound Plane”, “Someday Soon” and “Letting Go”, in addition to songs from her latest CD, Lucky, a tribute to the songwriting of Merle Haggard.

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com



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


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