Calendar of Events in Camden

Haute Chinese Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, March 7 & Sunday, March 8, 2020 / 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 Restaurant Week - March 1-12, 2020

Event date/time:  March 1 - 12th, 2020

Maine Restaurant Week is a celebration of the culinary talents of area restaurants. During restaurant week, restaurants offer specially priced three-course meals. Chefs work hard year round to take care of their customers. During restaurant weeks, they go above and beyond. The first restaurant week concept originated in New York City in the early nineties and caught on in Maine in 2008.  Here at The Hartstone Inn – we’ve been participating since the very first year!

We offer a special three course menu for just $35!  Each course has three options so you can chose exactly what you like!

Location Address: Maine - Statewide

Contact Website: mainerestaurantweek.com

 

 

"Travel to Tuscany" Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time: Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 21, 2020 / 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

 

Maine Seafood Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time:  Saturday, April 4 & Sunday, April 5, 2020 from 1-3pm

Maine offers a bounty of fresh seafood, and we take advantage of that here at the Inn. Join Chef Michael in his Camden kitchen.  Recipes for this class include: Maine Lobster Bisque, Stilton Cheese and Maine Shrimp Tartlet with Toasted Pine Nuts and Bosc Pears, Haddock “Oscar” with Maine Crab Meat, and Seared Maine Diver Scallops with Caribbean Smoked Salmon and Sweet Potatoes.  Classes are informative, fun and filled with delicious food.  $45 per person.  Planning to stay overnight?  Book our Cooking Class Getaway Package. Weekend packages are $366 – $566 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our Chef's Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. 

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

Lots’a Lobster Cooking Class at the Hartstone Inn

Event date/time:  Saturday, May 30 or Sunday May 31, 2020 from 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, Baked Artichoke with Maine Lobster and a Yogurt-Feta Cheese Dip.  Classes are informative, fun and filled with delicious food.  $45 per person.  Planning to stay overnight?  Book our Cooking Class Getaway Package. Weekend packages are $366 – $566 and include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our Chef's Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. 

Location Address: Hartstone Inn, Camden, ME

Contact Website: www.hartstoneinn.com

73rd Maine Lobster Festival

Event date/time:  ,July 29-August 2, 2020Maine-Lobster-Festival-2

The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine. The Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Rockland, Maine each year with the promise of fresh, local lobster dinners, nationally renowned entertainers, cooking contests, carnival rides,  Five days of fun and feasting on the Maine Coast.

Location Address: Harbor Park, Rockland, ME

Contact Website: www.mainelobsterfestival.com

 

37th Annual Maine Antiques Festival

Event date/time:  July 31- August 2, 2020

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 Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

Event date/time: August 7-9, 2020/ 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 15- 22, 2020

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: September 4 - 6, 2020

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.

 

Location Address: Downtown Camden, ME

Contact Website: https://www.camdenrockland.com/area-events/camden-windjammer-festival-3

Maine Open Lighthouse Day 2020

Event date/time:  Saturday, September 12, 2020  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

 

 

Common Ground Country Fair

Date:  September 25-27, 2020 / 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

 

Camden International Film Festival

Event date/time:  October 1-4, 2020

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

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta

Event date/time: October 10-13th, 2020

Giant pumpkin plant giveaway, Pumpkinboat Regatta, pumpkin hurl/catapult, Pumpkinfest Parade, pumpkin derby, pumpkin dessert and pie eating contest, pumpkin drop, pumpkin hunt, free matinees, street food, music, pumpkin pancake breakfast and more. 

Location Address: Damariscotta, Maine

Contact Website: www.damariscottapumpkinfest.com