If you love history and baked beans then you might want to head to Camden and enjoy a traditional ‘Bean-hole’ supper, at the Conway house, one of the areas oldest homesteads. So what is a bean-hole supper?
Well, a deep hole is dug in the ground. It s lined with stones and logs , lit, and and after some time there will be a deep layer of hot embers. Then,a huge black iron cauldron filled with yellow-eye beans mixed with molasses, salt pork and a touch of cinnamon and clove onto the heat, is lowered into the hole , covered , and left to cook. It is served with roasted pork, coleslaw and more. Sound interesting? Then visit Camden Sat 20 Aug to take part. Price $10 for adults.
One of our most popular tours this summer is the two hour Camden Harbor kayak tour. At just $35.00 pp this two hour guided tour is great value, and has had rave reviews from our guests. You’ll head out past cruising yachts and tall masted schooners, taking in the majestic coastline from a unique perspective. Still time to book up. The kayak tour sets off from Camden harbor, just a short walk from the Inn. We book the whole thing – you just show up and have fun!
We’ve just had a last minute cancellation for Lobster Festival Aug 03rd-07th ! Balmy Blue room available@$159.00. Book now before it’s gone!
Belfast Maine is the place to visit this weekend. Down at the waterfront take part in Maine Celtic celebration with music, dancing, food and games. Kilts and bagpipes galore! Hope they have some Scotch pies….
In the most beautiful setting down by Camden Harbor over 100 artists and crafts people display their fine artwork, sculpture, jewelry and more. This 35th summer show is now a two day celebration of the arts. Choose a piece of individually designed jewelry or artwork and know that no-one else will have the same!
It is free and oen to all. 9.00am-5.00pm both days.
For all you photographers, film makers and digital artists out there – take a peek at the Maine media workshops excellent website http://www.mainemedia.edu. Enjoy a week at one of their hugely popular workshops, and combine it with a relaxing stay at the Blue harbor House Inn. Call for special media workshop rates.
Camden’s Farmers Market every Sat morning is the place to be! Today I was there getting, among other things some Hahn’s End cheese for our cheeseboards. A local Maine artisan cheese maker, his Blue Velvet cheese is just the best! Come and try a sample.
Beautiful day in Camden, Maine today. I made some special lavender and rose glazed shortbread this morning. All those booked in for the Holiday weekend will be able to sample some for afternoon tea today! The culinary lavender comes from the fabulous Glendarragh lavender farm, in Appleton, Maine. Fancy a cuppa?
On July 05th Tess Gerritsen’s new thriller ‘The Silent Girl’ goes on sale, with a book signing by the author at the ‘Owl and Turtle’ bookshop in downtown Camden. 6.00-7.30pm. Tess Gerritsen, from Camden is the author of more than ten New York times best selling thrillers. She is of my favorite authors at the moment. We have pretty much all of her books in our guest library, where they find a home after I have read them. I will be in the queue to get her new signed book!
FREE classic Motown concert at Camden Harbor Park on July 3 at 8:30 p.m. ”Dancing in the Street”with Jr. Walker & the Allstars performing. During the intermission there will be a fantastic fireworks display over Camden Harbor!
In addition to the fireworks and music, the festival will offer outdoor activities, performances, and other family attractions from July 01st through 5th.