New summer festival to celebrate
western Maine from air and ground
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine -
Since the completion of the first ski trail on Sugarloaf Mountain
in 1951, the town of Carrabassett Valley in western Maine has
been a winter destination for downhill and cross-country skiers.
This June, locals will debut a three-day event that they hope
will become a major summer attraction with a tradition of its
The Carrabassett Summer Festival
will take place from June 23-25 and feature a variety of activities
from skydiving to a juried art show, a skateboarding competition,
open pottery studio and live music. Everything will take place
in Carrabassett Valley at venues within walking distance of each
other along scenic Route 27.
"People will be able to
view the artwork and craft demonstrations, then go next door
and listen to live bands at Black Fly Field, and continue on
to the airport to go sky diving or take a glider ride,"
said festival board chair Karen Campbell.
The festival will kick off on
Friday the 23rd with live entertainment and specials at area
restaurants. The town pool will be open for children and teens
to cool off. The highlights of Saturday's activities will be
an aircraft fly-in at Sugarloaf Regional Airport and local bands
at Black Fly Field behind the Carrabassett Inn.
The Jud Strunk-Dick Ayotte Fly-In
will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the plane crash that
claimed the lives of both local men at Carrabassett Valley's
airport. Strunk was a musician, songwriter and storyteller who
was a regular performer on the comedy variety show Laugh-In in
the late 1960s. His 1973 love song "Daisy a Day" made
it into Billboard's top 15 on the pop chart. Strunk was test-flying
an antique plane with Ayotte when the accident occurred.
According to local pilot Tom
Fahy, the scenery around the airport is some of the most spectacular
in the state.
"At 3,000 feet on a clear
day you can see east to the Camden Hills and the coast,"
said Fahy. "Here in the valley, the Bigelow Mountain range
and other tree lined mountains are beautiful. Having a birds
eye view above the valley is really a special thing."
Tandem skydive trips and rides
in a motor glider will be available at the airport on Saturday
for a fee. The art show and demonstrations by quilters, stuffed
animal makers, jewelers and potters will also happen on Saturday
at KC's Kreativity Center. Children's activities will happen
at the town park where there is a large playground, basketball
court and ball field. Events will wrap up on Sunday with a tournament
at Sugarloaf Golf Club.
For more information about activities
and events at the Carrabassett Summer Festival contact Karen
Campbell at 207-235-3000.
Historic Blue Hill Houses
Open to the Public
BLUE HILL, Maine - Before the
town of Blue Hill became a destination for fine dining, art galleries
and romantic seaside inns, it was a ship and boatbuilding center
and home to wealthy ship captains. This summer, visitors will
have the chance to explore some of those captains' homes and
the dwellings of other early town leaders during the Blue Hill
House Tour on Thursday, July 20. Eleven houses dating from 1763
to 1913 will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
self-directed tour will tell a story about the early days of
a charming coastal village and share the details of the men who
built the homes and the families who lived in them. The oldest
home on the tour is that of Captain Joseph Wood, one of the two
founders of Blue Hill. The Parson Fisher House contains original
works of poetry, oil paintings and wood carvings by Jonathan
Fisher, the town's first minister. For more information, contact
the Blue Hill Historical Society at 207-374-9933 or visit www.autograff.com/housetour.
Statewide Project Celebrates
200 Years of Maine Printmaking
AUGUSTA, Maine - The largest
collaborative arts project in Maine's history will debut in August
when The Maine Print Project launches Celebrating 200 Years of
Printmaking in Maine. The series of exhibitions, education programs,
and symposia about all aspects of Maine printmaking will take
place at sites throughout the state including 11 college and
campuses, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Portland Museum
of Art and Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. This series will
run from August, 2006 to February, 2007. Exhibitions will show
a variety of print media from Maine artists and nationally known
artists with ties to the state. Pop artists Robert Indiana and
Alex Katz will be represented along with Winslow Homer, Yvonne
Jacquette, Fairfield Porter, Peggy Bacon and Rockwell Kent. Educational
programs will include master classes by printmakers, demonstrations
of printmaking using antique letterpresses, handmade bookmaking
workshops, lectures on the history of Maine printmaking, and
visits to printmakers' studios. For more information call the
Portland Museum of Art at 207-775-6148 ext. 3223 or visit www.maineprintproject.org.
Apple Saturdays Highlight
Fall Weekends at Shaker Village
NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine - There
are many Maine orchards that offer apple picking each fall, but
a trip to the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village gives pickers a
19th century history lesson along with their favorite fall fruit.
Set on 1,800 acres of land overlooking
Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Shaker Village is the only
remaining community of the church of the United Society of Believers
founded in England in 1747. Shaker Village was established in
1783 and its 35 acre orchard now welcomes visitors for special
Apple Saturday events each fall. This season Apple Saturdays
will take place on Sept. 23, 30, and Oct. 7. Before filling up
their baskets with apples, visitors get a guided tour of an historical
exhibit about the development and management of the orchard from
the 1830s to the present day. Each Apple Saturday has a special
activity like making candied apples or pressing cider. Reservations
are required for tours and orchard walks.
For more information call Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village at 207-926-4597
or visit www.shaker.lib.me.us.
Discover a place in beautiful mid coast
Maine where special moments abound and families reconnect. There's
plenty to satisfy the entire family including golf, tennis, kayaking,
boat charters, sailing, biking, evening entertainment, children's
programs, spa services, and much more - all located on 575 breathtaking
oceanfront acres. walk through the heirloom gardens, visit the
vintage candlepin bowling alley, enjoy a sundae from the ice
cream shoppe or simply take in spectacular sunsets over the bay.
Experience fine bistro dining at The Pilot House, casual fare
at The Ledges and the signature Maine lobster bakes by the sea.
Distinctive accommodations include the main lodge, cottages,
or unique lighthouse. Your visit will create many memories to
last a lifetime. Make yourself at home in this Maine retreat.
Main lodge rooms have a king or two double beds, all with TV,
telephone, and high-speed Internet access. The lodge room with
two double beds also has a private balcony.
05/31/2006- The Cassandra
06/04/2006 Acorn Productions will present this exciting
new festival of
women performers with a dynamic series of new works by local
Location: Portland Performing Arts Center. Contact: Mike Levine,
Productions. Telephone: 207-766-3386. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
This family festival will feature casting workshops along with
derby to help teach the 'catch and release' ethic important to
Maine's fishing resources. There will be a hand-tied fly demonstration,
exhibitors, outdoor barbecue, and more. Fees: Free. Location:
River. Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Contact: Bethel Area Chamber
Commerce. Telephone: 800-442-5826. Mailto:email@example.com.
Hope Cemetery Tours
10/27/2006 Ryan King will lead guided walking tours
of the second-oldest
garden cemetery in the United States on the first Friday of each
rain or shine. The cemetery features period architecture, historical
memorials, and graceful monuments. Fees: Adults $5; $4 seniors;
and children under 18 free. Times: 6:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. Location:
Hope Cemetery, Superintendent's Building, 1048 State Street,
Contact: Sara Martin, Bangor Museum & Center for History.
942-1900. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. www.bangormuseum.org.
06/04/2006 Old Port
The kick-off to the festival season in Maine, this family festival
to be fun for all. A parade featuring Portland's own Shoestring
Puppet Company, music, entertainment, cuisine from around the
children's activities. Times: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location:
District, Downtown Portland. Contact: Alison Ayan, Portland's
District. Telephone: 207-772-6828. Mailto:email@example.com.
06/11/2006 This celebration of the 1st Naval Battle
of the American
Revolution between the Unity and the Margaretta features period
games for the children, reenactment, pageant, colonial dinner,
tours of homes and more. Location: Downtown Machias and surrounding
Contact: Machias Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 207-255-4402.
06/11/2006 Join us at a classic Maine woodland camp
for a weekend of
learning and celebrating the breadth of canoe sport in a family
environment. Enjoy lessons, demonstrations, slide presentations,
the-water fun. All ages and levels are welcome. Fees: Adults
age 12 and under $40, plus meals & camping fee. Location:
35 Winona Rd,
Winona Camps, Bridgton. Contact: David Butler, Maine Canoe Symposium.
Telephone: 207-892-3121. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
06/10/2006 Old York
Historical Society Opening Day
The museum opens for the 2006 season with hearth-cooking demonstrations
meet the new Elizabeth Perkins Fellows while they give tours
buildings. Fees: Adults $10; Seniors $8; Ages 5-16 $5; under
4 free. Free
for members and guests. Times: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location:
Street, York. Contact: Old York Historical Society. Telephone:
4974. Mailto:email@example.com. www.oldyork.org.
Cartoons and Buttons
Meet Maine Artist/Cartoonist/Author Tom Merriam for personalized
cartoons and buttons; photographs with Kennebego Bear or Moxie
look at a variety of his wonderful children's books and wildlife
Location: The Maine Wildlife Park, 56 Game Farm Rd, Gray. Times:
- 2:00 p.m. Fees: $5 Ages 13 - 60; $3 ages 4 - 12; $4 age 61+;
under 3 free. Contact: Curtis Johnson. Telephone: 207-287-3303.
06/11/2006 Rods, Customs,
Muscle Cars & Antique Aeroplane Show
Come and see 250 hot rods, street rods and custom cars plus muscle
from the 60s and 70s. Fees: Adults $8; children 12 and under
family. Times: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Owls Head Transportation
Museum, Rt. 73, Owls Head. Contact: Park Morrison, Owls Head
Museum. Telephone: 207-594-4418. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. www.owlshead.org.
of the Kotzschmar Organ Summer Series
08/29/2006 This classical concert series is presented
Municipal Organist Ray Cornils.
It is a celebration of music with guest organists coming from
world. Location: Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Telephone: 207-883-9525.
Fees: $10 suggested donation. Times: 7:30 p.m.
Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival
06/18/2006 Some of the greatest bluegrass music at
one of the largest
family events in New England. Don't just hear about it - experience
Check the Web site for more information. Fees: $50 (before June
weekend pass which covers 4 days of music and camping; $55 after
Daily passes available. Times: Thu 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Fri
Noon - 10:00
p.m.; Sat 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Sun 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Silver Spur Riding Club, Rte 104, Exit 120 off I-95, Sidney.
Blistered Fingers. Telephone: 207-873-6539.
06/16/2006- 5th Annual
06/18/2006 Along with live music there will be art,
sculpture and quilt
contests, a giant yard sale, private garden tours by bus and
Loop" driving map to help you locate fields in bloom. Fees:
free. Times: Fri 5:00 p.m. - midnight; Sat 10:00 a.m. - 10:00
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: Deer Isle-Stonington. Contact:
Shipps, Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce. Telephone:
River to the Sea Bicycle Trek Across Maine
06/18/2006 A three day bicycling event where nearly
1700 riders trek 180
miles (average 60 miles per day) across scenic Maine. Start at
mountains of Sunday River Ski Resort and finish on the scenic
Maine. Location: Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry. Contact: Bob
American Lung Association of Maine. Telephone: 207-622-6394.
800-499-5964. Mailto:email@example.com. www.mainelung.org.
06/16/2006- The Whatever
Family Festival - 29th Annual
07/04/2006 Free family fun! Don't miss this 14-day
fun-packed festival with
celebrations in Gardiner, Augusta, and surrounding towns. Events
include music, sports tournaments, races, dancing, fireworks,
much, much more. Fees: Most events free. Location: Greater Augusta.
Contact: Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 207-623-4559.
A celebration of summer and a kick-off to the summer season.
will be closed off from traffic for the evening and there will
music, entertainment, street dancing, food and special events.
p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: Main Street, Rockland. Contact: Rockland-
Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 207-596-0376.
Gardiner Arts Festival
06/18/2006 This festival will feature the juried work
of 50 artists along
with children's games, food vendors, a kids fishing tournament,
rides on the Kennebec and fireworks light up the night. Contact:
Barnes-Polley, Main Street Gardiner. Location: Main St, Gardiner.
Telephone: 207-582-3100. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
of the Arts Festival
06/25/2006 The annual Legacy of the Arts celebration
features the best in
music, art, theater, dance and history in Bar Harbor. There will
concerts, workshops, meet the artists sessions, and much more!
day. Location: Downtown Bar Harbor. Contact: Bar Harbor Chamber
Commerce. Telephone: 207-288-5103. Mailto:email@example.com.
Greek Heritage Festival
06/24/2006 This spectacular three-day Greek Festival
is a wonderful family
event that each year draws more than 10,000 visitors from around
greater Portland area. Along with exquisite Greek cuisine, there
live music and traditional dancing. Times: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant Street,
Portland. Contact: Greg Tselikis. Telephone: 207-774-0281.
06/22/2006- La Kermesse
06/25/2006 The twenty-fourth anniversary of the La
Kermesse featuring the
celebration of all customs and traditions with continuous entertainment,
fireworks, parade, block party, food and more. Fees: Advance
sale $12; $15 weekend. Times: Check Web site for specific times.
St. Louis Field, West Street, Biddeford. Contact: Priscille Gagnon,
President, La Kermesse Festival. Telephone: 207-468-3921.
Antique Tractor Club Festival
06/25/2006 The largest gathering of antique tractors
in the state. Many
antique machinery exhibits, tractor games, pulls, farm equipment
and Maine crafts. Fees: $4 adults, ages 11 -17 $2; 10 & under
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Farmington Fairgrounds, High
Farmington. Contact: Dick Larrivee. Telephone: 207-892-4946.
This annual event includes a juried craft show with entertainment,
and strawberry shortcake attracting more than 25,000 visitors.
a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: South Berwick. Contact: Strawberry
Committee. Telephone: 207-384-3208.
at the Playhouse
06/25/2006 A juried craft show on the grounds of the
Playhouse. Times: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Ogunquit Playhouse,
Route 1. Contact: Pamela Sawyer, Ogunquit Playhouse. Telephone:
2402. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.
06/24/2006- Art by
the Sea - The 56th Annual Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
06/25/2006 Artists will display and sell their original
works on the
Village Green, Main and Mt. Desert Streets, and downtown Bar
6/24 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 6/25 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location:
Mt. Desert Streets, Bar Harbor. Contact: Bar Harbor Chamber of
Telephone: 207-288-5103. Mailto:email@example.com.
International Music Festival
08/05/2006 The Bowdoin Summer Music Festival presents
renowned artists in concert on Wednesday and Friday nights, in
conditioned Crooker Theater. Fees: $30. Times: 8:00 p.m. Location:
Theater, Brunswick High School, Maquoit Rd, Brunswick. Contact:
Simmons. Telephone: 207-373-1400. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
06/24/2006 Flye Point
Music & Arts Festival
A day of incredible music amid the breathtaking beauty of the
featuring performers such as Odetta, Noel Paul Stookey, David
Mammals, and more. Local artists will be selling and displaying
original artwork. Fees: Adults $45, children 12 and under $15;
No tickets sold at the gate. Times: 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Location:
Lookout Inn, Flye Point Road, Brooklin. Contact: Jeff Salzmann.
207-359-2127. Mailto:email@example.com. www.fpmusicfest.com.
06/25/2006 L.L.Bean's 25th annual summer paddling
demonstrations, seminars and activities for the whole family.
tours at the nearby L.L.Bean Paddling Center. Due to limited
preregistration is strongly recommended. Fees: $25. Times: 9:00
a.m. - 5:00
p.m. Location: L.L.Bean Flagship Store & L.L.Bean Paddling
Freeport. Contact: L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools. Telephone:
0747. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. www.llbean.com/ods.
06/25/2006 Wells Chamber
of Commerce Antique Show
The Wells Antiques Show will be held on the historic and spectacular
grounds of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm. Seventy-five exhibitors
be displaying and selling antiques of the 18th, 19th and early
centuries. Fees: $5 adults. Times: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location:
Laudholm Farm, Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells. Contact: Wells Chamber
Telephone: 207-646-2451. Mailto:email@example.com.
06/27/2006- 44th Annual
Windjammer Days Festival
06/28/2006 Full rigged windjammers sail into the harbor.
days of harbor side concerts, fireworks, an antique boat parade,
parade, games and activities for the children, and plenty of
Location: Waterfront, Boothbay Harbor. Contact: Boothbay Harbor
Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 207-633-2353.
07/02/2006 The Acadian Festival has grown to become
the State of Maine's
largest cultural festival celebrating the unique Acadian culture
heritage with a number of events that serve as a reminder of
the past and
celebration of the present. Location: Madawaska. Contact: Dennis
Madawaska Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 207-728-7000.
A fun and festive event featuring familiar and patriotic music
whole family along with family activities and selection of vendors,
including area food vendors. In keeping with the 4th of July
the evening will close with a fabulous fireworks display. Location:
Farm, Route 142, Kingfield. Times: 5:00 p.m. Fees: Adults $20;
($25 at the
gate); children under 18 free accompanied by adult. Contact:
Symphony Orchestra. Telephone: 207-942-5555.
07/02/2006 This 4th annual event features jazz entertainment,
arts & crafts, activities for children, and more. Bring your
and blankets and sit on the lawns of Harbor Park and enjoy the
$5 adults; kids 12 and under free. Times: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Buoy Park, Rockland. Contact: Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber
Telephone: 207-596-0376. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
07/01/2006 17th Annual
Bethel Art Fair
Artists & artisans displaying and selling. Youth art exhibit
activities, great food and entertainment all day. Times: 9:00
a.m. - 4:00
p.m. Location: Town Common, Broad St, Bethel. Contact: Bethel
of Commerce. Telephone: 207-824-2282. Mailto:email@example.com.
07/01/2006- The Fabulous
'50s, Sensational '60s & Antique Aeroplane Show
07/02/2006 See 400+ big, beautiful cars from the Golden
Age of Autos
featuring not only a classic car rally, but includes engine room
demonstrations. Re-live a golden era at one of our best-loved
$8 general admission, $22 families, $6 children under 12, children
free. Times: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Owls Head Transportation
Museum, Rte 73, Owls Head. Contact: Park Morrison, Owls Head
Museum. Telephone: 207-594-4418. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. www.owlshead.org.
4th of July (Old Home Week) Celebration
07/04/2006 Come and celebrate the beauty of this land
in this historic port
city on the Atlantic Ocean. Four days full of celebration and
music, largest 4th of July parade in Maine, food, crafts, contests,
fireworks, and more. Location: Eastport. Contact: Roland Mitchell,
Chairman, Fourth of July Committee. Telephone: 207-853-2930.
07/02/2006- Bar Harbor
07/30/2006 The 40th anniversary season of the Bar
Harbor Music Festival
where concertgoers can take in everything from a string orchestra
Check Web site for the list of artists. Fees: Free. Times: 8:15
Location: Various locations in Bar Harbor - check Web site. Contact:
Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 207-288-5744.
and 18th Annual Sandcastle Contest
07/04/2006 Come celebrate the 4th of July and enjoy
a parade and band
concert with line and square dancing. Sandcastle contest on the
for the entire family. Location: Ocean Park, First St, Old Orchard
Contact: Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 207-934-9068.
An Independence Day celebration that will include a children's
cook-outs, silent auction and fireworks. Times: 10:00 a.m. -
Location: Lakeside Park, Rangeley. Contact: Rangeley Chamber
Telephone: 207-864-5364. Mailto:email@example.com.
Events include a blueberry pancake breakfast, Independence Day
seafood festival, town band concert, and fireworks over Frenchman's
Fees: Vary with location, most free. Times: All day. Location:
Main St, Bar
Harbor. Contact: Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 207-288-5103.
Enjoy lobster, mussels, corn, strawberry shortcake and more!
at 11:00 a.m. Location: Bar Harbor Athletic Field, Park Street.
MDI Rotary Club. Telephone: 207-288-5103.
Fourth of July Parade & Celebration
Large, traditional small town 4th with a big parade, pancake
entertainment, scenic train rides, baking contests, chicken barbecue,
music, crafts, children's activities and fireworks. Location:
Contact: Doug Erickson, Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce.
Telephone: 207-596-7478. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
07/06/2006- 27th Annual
Ossipee Valley Fair
07/09/2006 A true country fair with lots of livestock
events and exhibits
as well as novelty events such as egg toss, pie eating, watermelon
spitting, etc. Also, a grand parade, a fireman's muster, tractor
more! Location: South Hiram Road, Hiram, Maine. Contact: Ossipee
Agricultural Society. Telephone: 207-625-4440 - during fair only.
07/09/2006 An agri-cultural celebration featuring
international food booths, a fine art fair, music in the park
Location: Downtown Caribou. Contact: Caribou Chamber of Commerce.
Telephone: 207-498-6156. Mailto:email@example.com.
07/07/2006- 18th Annual
Maine Bike Rally
07/09/2006 You'll find rides just your size! 60 miles
of great mountain
bike trails. Family ride, time trial race, stargazing night ride
Many events for non-cycling family members, friends, and resting
Fees: Call for fees. Times: TBA. Location: Harrison Middle School,
Yarmouth. Contact: Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Telephone: 207-623-4511.
07/07/2006- 59th Annual
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
07/16/2006 This famous event includes mashed potato
picking contest, Culture Day, pageants, industry dinner, parade,
music, craft fair, fireworks, and much more. Location: Fort Fairfield.
Contact: Shawn Murchinson, Maine Potato Blossom Festival Committee.
Telephone: 207-472-3802. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. www.potatoblossom.org.
07/09/2006 In honor of the world famous soft drink,
Moxie, a beverage of
distinctive taste. Music, entertainment, food, fireworks, bed
carnival games. Location: Downtown Lisbon Falls. Contact: Androscoggin
County Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 207-783-2249.
07/08/2006- 45th Annual
Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Festival
07/09/2006 Dealers will be displaying and selling
cut gem stones, jewelry,
and fine mineral specimens from around the area. Also guided
field trips to
local mines and quarries. Location: Crescent Park School, Crescent
Bethel. Times: Sat 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun 10:00 a.m. - 4:00
Contact: Oxford County Gem & Mineral Association. Telephone:
American Festival & Maine Basketmakers Market
Wabanaki basketmakers and other artists will demonstrate and
work at the festival, the largest annual event for the Maine
Basketmakers Alliance. Activities include storytelling, music
Fees: Free. Parking is limited - participants are encouraged
to use free
island shuttle. Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: College
Atlantic, 105 Eden St, Bar Harbor. Contact: Abbe Museum. Telephone:
288-3519. Mailto:email@example.com. www.abbemuseum.org.
Crafts, strawberries, and pie sales. Times: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00
Location: Oquossoc Park, Rangeley. Contact: Rangeley Guides &
Association. Telephone: 207-864-2392. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flamingo Festival & Quietside Parade
07/17/2006 There will be a pancake breakfast, spirited
Tremont Trot road race, a golf scramble and more. Location: Southwest
Harbor. Contact: Southwest Harbor - Tremont Chamber of Commerce.
207-244-3713. Mailto:email@example.com. www.harborhousemdi.org.
07/14/2006 3rd Annual
Maine Windjammer Parade
Geared for both spectators on shore and windjammer guests, the
provide close-up views of the entire fleet as it sails within
throw of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. The windjammers
and there will be tours of the lighthouse. Location: Rockland
Contact: Maine Windjammer Association. Telephone: 800-807-WIND.
International Film Festival
07/23/2006 This 9th annual event will feature over
80 films from more than
a dozen countries, representing the best of American and independent
international cinema. The Maine Student Film & Video Festival
will be held
in conjunction with this event. Fees: $8; $10 special events;
festival pass; 10-pass $75. Location: Railroad Square Cinema,
Sq, Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St, Waterville. Contact:
Haines, Maine International Film Festival. Telephone: 207-861-8138.
07/15/2006- 2006 Bates
Dance Festival Performance Series
08/12/2006 The Bates Dance Festival celebrates the
diversity and creativity
of contemporary dance with performances featuring hip-hop, postmodern,
jazz, world dance and improvisation by acclaimed U.S. companies
emerging choreographers from around the world. Fees: $5-$18.
Vary/evenings. Location: Schaeffer Theatre, Bates College. Contact:
Dance Festival. Telephone: 207-786-6381. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
07/15/2006- The North
Atlantic Blues Festival
07/16/2006 Celebrating the windjammer industry and
the area's maritime
heritage, this event features a schooner parade, maritime displays
demonstrations, great musical entertainment, blues bands on Main
water events, food, fireworks and more. Fees: $25 adult, in advance
day, $30 one day - at gate, $5 children (6-12), children 5 &
Location: Harbor Park, Rockland. Contact: Paul Benjamin, Director,
Atlantic Blues Festival. Telephone: 207-596-6055.
07/15/2006 Old Hallowell
This mid-summer celebration salutes Hallowell's historic past.
a craft market, food fair, mile-long parade, continuous music,
and a heart-
stopping fireworks display mark the event. Location: Downtown
Contact: Bob McIntire, Hallowell Board of Trade. Telephone: 207-629-9180.
07/15/2006- 30th Annual Juried Arts & Crafts Show
07/16/2006 Approximately 120 artists and craftspeople
display and sell
their work in scenic Harbor Park, Camden Amphitheater, and along
Avenue. Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Public Landing,
Contact: Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber. Telephone: 207-236-4404.
Mollyockett Day Festival
A fun all day festival including the 5-mile classic road race,
Main Street, 12th Annual Duck Race, arts & crafts, frog jumping
bed race, fiddler's contest, lots of food, great entertainment
Fireworks at dusk. Location: Town Common and Sunday River, Bethel.
Vicki Rackliffe. Telephone: 207-824-3575. Mailto:email@example.com
07/15/2006 Maine Music
Society's Annual Garden Tour
The 12th Annual Garden Tour will visit some of the finest private
of Lewiston, Auburn and the surrounding area. This is always
a pleasant day
of window-shopping for landscaping ideas and gardening techniques.
provided with tickets. Fees: $10 in advance, $12 on the day of
Times: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Lewiston/Auburn. Contact:
Music Society. Telephone: 207-782-1403. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
07/22/2006 Annual homecoming and regatta with sloop
and visits to historic Friendship Sloops. Sponsored by the Friendship
Society. Friendship Day in Friendship follows this event on July
a parade, kids activities & more. Location: Harbor Park,
Shari Closter, Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce. Telephone:
596-0376. Mailto:email@example.com. www.fss.org.
07/21/2006- The County
07/23/2006 This 3rd annual festival will include Blistered
Mountain Bluegrass and more. A food court with a diverse menu
of foods and
beverages. Fees: Weekend price - $35 (prior to June 1st), $40
at the gate,
children 12 & under - free with adult. Times: Fri 6:00 p.m.
- 9:45 p.m.;
Sat 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Sun 10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Location:
Park, Murphy Rd, Ft. Fairfield. Contact: Charles Cormier, Chamber
Commerce. Telephone: 207-472-3802. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clam Festival - 41st Annual
07/23/2006 A 3-day event including a parade, free
performances, a juried
craft show, an art show, sports contests, a carnival and a variety
family-oriented activities. As always, clams are the feature
menu item in
the locally run food court. Times: Fri 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.;
a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Sun 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Main St,
Contact: Judi Clancy, Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. Telephone:
3984. Mailto:email@example.com. www.clamfestival.com.
The Lobster Ride is a great bike ride along Maine's beautiful
benefit the Bicycle Coalition of Maine in this 16-100 mile tour.
for fee information. Times: 8:00 a.m. Location: Rockland High
Contact: Jeff Miller, Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Telephone:
Tractors, Commercial Vehicles, & Antique Aeroplane Show
07/23/2006 The biggest and most colorful event where
you'll see antique
pick-up trucks, delivery, logging, farm and emergency vehicles,
along with engine demonstrations and free Model T-rides. Location:
Head Transportation Museum, Rt. 73, Owls Head. Times: 9:30 a.m.
- 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Park Morrison. Telephone: 207-594-4418. Fees: $8 adults;
children under 12; under 5 free; family $22. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
07/23/2006 Old Time
All levels of competition for old-time fiddlers. Special entertainment.
Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Rangeley Inn Green, Rangeley.
Contact: Michael Schrader, Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Telephone:
864-3907. Mailto:email@example.com. www.rangeleymaine.com.
07/23/2006 Open Farm
From pasture walks to berry picking, wagon rides to chocolate
throughout the state will be open to visitors to celebrate. Go
to the Web
site for a complete listing of participating farms, activities
locations. Location: Farms throughout Maine. Contact: Jane Aiudi,
Dept. of Agriculture. Telephone: 207-287-3702.
Quilts 2006 Show
07/30/2006 The largest quilt show in Maine! Featuring
workshops, lectures, demonstrations, quilt appraisals, door prizes,
merchants mall and over 400 displayed and judged quilts. Fees:
Thu 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Fri & Sat 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;
Sun 10:00 a.m.
- 4:00 p.m. Location: Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive,
Contact: Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. Telephone: 207-577-0648.
Bay Area Festival
07/29/2006 Fun filled family celebration including
boats, bands, food,
antique cars, crafts, and more. The 20th Maine reenacts civil
life at historic Fort Knox along with fireworks Saturday evening.
Waterfront and downtown Bucksport. Contact: Lisa Whitney. Telephone:
469-6818. Fees: Free (fees for food & drink). Times: Fri
4:00 p.m. - 9:00
p.m.; Sat 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
08/06/2006 An old-fashioned fair with spectacular
livestock exhibits. Fees: $6 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children
Location: 100 Dutton Street, Bangor. Contact: Sally Bilancia.
Logging Museum Festival Days & Parade
07/29/2006 Miss Woodchip contest, Burying of the Bean-Hole
Hall of Fame, parade and much more! Times: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00
Main Street, Rangeley. Contact: Rodney Richard, Rangeley Lakes
Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 207-864-5364. Toll Free: 800-685-2537.
Antique Tractor & Engine Show
07/30/2006 Celebrating their 10 year anniversary,
this 2-day show includes
live music, food, crafts, contests and festivities with Tractor
Tractor Pulls, and much more. Fees: $3. Location: Raitt Farm,
Eliot. Contact: Lisa Raitt. Telephone: 207-748-3303.
07/29/2006 4th Annual
Greater Portland Festival of Nations
This festival promotes the understanding and appreciation for
nations in the state of Maine. It will feature nearly 60 booths
authentic ethnic food, crafts, and performances with a projected
of 20,000 people. Fees: Free. Times: 2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Location:
Deering Oak Park, Deering & Park Avenues, Portland. Contact:
Odokara, Women In Need, Inc. Telephone: 207-761-9464.
& Wheels Spectacular
07/30/2006 A spectacular event featuring a Classic
Car & Aerobatic Airshow.
A vintage auto rally that includes the Obsolete Auto League's
Engine exhibits by the Maine Antique Power Association and The
Fees: $8 adults, $6 children 6-11, free to museum members &
5, $22 family admission. Times: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location:
Transportation Museum, Route #73, Owls Head. Contact: Park Morrison,
Head Transportation Museum. Telephone: 207-594-4418. Mailto:email@example.com.
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