Category Archives: Camden

40 paper Bar and Bistro, and Dandelion Spring Organic Farm- perfect harmony!

40 Paper, one of Camden’s trendiest restaurants, has come up with yet another great idea. Partnering with Dandelion Spring Organic farm, they are serving up a five course meal, – organic spring vegetables, heirloom pork and free-range eggs, from the farm, combined with spring lamb and grass-fed dairy from neighboring Straw Farm. To be served at the farm’s newly built post and beam barn! How unique and exciting! Tickets are limited. Event is 02June. Contact 40 paper to reserve your special table. Local, Maine, organic – the best!

Photo courtesy of 40 paper

Beekeeping at Merryspring Gardens

 

Photo courtesy of Karen Roe

Interested in beekeeping? Knox Lincoln County beekeepers will be at Merryspring Gardens this Saturday with an observation hive,- so you can see first hand how honeybees live and work. Also there will be beekeeping equipment you can try on, and information on beekeeping classes.
Photo courtesy of Karen Roe.

The Scottish Play

The Camden Civic Theatre ‘s production of  ‘Macbeth’ is coming soon to the Camden Opera House.    I will definitely be going to see this production as my daughter has a (small) part in it!  You can see her in the cast picture below.    For those of you planning to take in the show while you are in Camden,  if you  book two nights at the Blue harbor House,  in a king suite, through the performance dates, we will buy you two tickets for the play!

Dates for the show are :- April 13th/14th/20th/21st at 8.00pm , and April 15th and 22nd at 2.00pm

Photo by Jim Dugan www.jimdugan.com

 

 

US National toboggan Championships Feb 10-12th

The U.S. National Toboggan Championships is the only organized wooden toboggan race in the country and possibly the world. The toboggan chute is located in Camden, Maine at the Camden Snow Bowl, just a few miles from the  Blue Harbor House.  The competition attracts fierce competition from all over the world.  We have several competitors from last year’s event  coming back to compete again- we’re  looking forward to seeing your wonderful wacky costumes.  Good luck!

Singing Valentines by Windjammer Barbershop chorus

How unique is this!  A singing Valentine delivered in person by a wonderful  Barbershop Quartet.   A Quartet from the Windjammer Barbershop chorus will  arrive at your location, present a rose and a card with a personalized message, and then will  perform a couple of songs.   Cost only $20.00.  Value – priceless!   If you are coming to Camden, Maine  for a special  Valentines, then  this would definitely  be an inspired way to make it unforgettable!

Camden named third best foliage town in New England

A recent online poll by Yankee magazine (YankeeFoliage.com) awarded Camden  third best Fall foliage town. What a great accolade!  Camden  has everything a visitor is looking for, color intensity against the backdrop of the rocky coast, scenic drives, hikes and a whole host of outdoor recreation—adding to that world class dining, lodging, shopping and cultural venues.  Hope to see you in Camden soon….

Conway Homestead, Cramer museum bean supper, Aug 20th.

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.

Festival of Independence

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.

New Specialty Chocolate shop opens in downtown Camden

Just opened at 12 Bayview  street, Camden, ‘Chocolatier  Blue’ uses only fresh ingredients, organic ingredients whenever possible and the finest Italian chocolate.  At the Chocolatier Blue Flagship store in Berkeley, Calif., the top sellers are passion fruit caramel, hazelnut and espresso.  Sounds divine -can’t wait to try some!t300-ChocolatierBlue1