Category Archives: Events

Camden’s Duck Derby May 26th

Camden’s own Duck Derby to take place Sat 26May, for the first time in 19 years!   2500 bright yellow numbered ducks will race down Megunticook river with a dash  over the falls into Camden harbor! Fundraiser, with prizes.  It’s going to be  just ducky!  Starts 10.30am, Mechanic street.

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

 

 

Maine maple Sunday March 25th, 2012

Join Maine’s maple producers to celebrate Maine Maple Sunday on March 25, 2012.   Nearby sugar houses  offering free tasting include Freyenhagen’s Family Farm, Union.  Sparky’s Apiaries, Hope.   Golden Nugget Sugar Shack, Appleton.  All offering free tastings/ demonstrations of how syrup is produced from tap to table.    Sweetgrass  Farm Winery & Distillery, Union  will offer tastings of it’s  Maple Smash liqueur and distilling demonstration.  Yum!

Camden Winterfest, Saturday Jan 28th

This coming Saturday will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Camden Winterfest.   Ice carvings will be created all day long in the Camden Amphitheater by local amateurs and artists.  Winterfest opens Jan. 28 at noon with music and crafts inside and skating and live music outside.  It’s a fun day for all!

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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.

Custom car and Antique aeroplane show June 18 and 19th

On Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19, the Owls Head Transportation Museum celebrates America’s passion for cool cars with its Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars & Antique Aeroplane Show. Gates open at 9:30 a.m  adults/seniors $12.00. Under 18′s free.

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Coastal plane rides aboard the Museum’s 1941 Stearman and 1933 Waco biplanes may be purchased at any time through the Museum store. Ride certificates do not expire and are transferable. The Stearman carries one passenger and the Waco carries two passengers. Price is $200 and $350, respectively and includes a membership to the Museum. HotRodHdr11

Pop the Cork Celebration June 23rd

Another fun  food and wine event coming up soon, hosted by the Cellardoor Winery and Megunticook market.

Pop the Cork 2011 will be held in Rockport Village and will feature a very special performance by Huey Lewis and The News!

Cellardoor Winery and Megunticook Market proudly present Pop The Cork 2011
to benefit United Midcoast Charities. Join Cellardoor Winery for its 4th annual Pop The Cork Celebration!

In addition to the featured performance there will be food , wine and other entertainment.
Cellardoor Winery’s 16 month aged Petite Sirah will be making a first appepop the cork 2011 43528-250arance . Advanced ticket purchase required.
Tickets are $75. All proceeds benefit UMCC. Please call 207-763-4478 or visithttps://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/173230 to purchase tickets.