Posted: September 1, 2015
Windjammers, monster trucks & Harbor Fest: 11 things to do in Maine this weekend
Get your fair fun in Windsor and Blue Hill this weekend, where there will be monster trucks and pie-eating competitions for all to enjoy. The Camden Windjammer Festival runs all weekend in Camden and Boothbay’s Harbor Fest celebrates the region with food, drink and apparel made from fishing nets.
Written by: Shannon Bryan
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Camden Windjammer Festival
Friday-Sunday, Camden waterfront. www.camdenwindjammerfestival.org
A host of gorgeous boats maneuver into Camden Harbor on Friday, and festival festivities continue all weekend long. Bid on dinners aboard one of the fleet, and catch a talent show by schooner crews in Harbor Park followed by fireworks over the harbor. You can even watch brave souls tip over into the water during the lobster crate race. Plus a Build-A-Boat contest, displays of maritime activities and history, Chowder Challenge, Sea Dog Show, pirates, and tours of the windjammers. (Press Herald file photo)
Through Sept. 7, Windsor Fairgrounds. $8 Thursday, $9 Friday-Sunday, $8 Monday. windsorfair.com
There will be all the livestock and exhibits and pulling events you expect. And the midway and the food and the live music. Bob Marley will be there Friday and catch the Monster Truck Show Saturday and Sunday. (Windsor Fair photo)
Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick. $35 Thursday, $55 per day Friday, Saturday & Sunday. thomaspointbeach.com/special
It's three days for great live music - actually four if you add the festivities on Thursday, which include music, bingo, potluck supper and a dance social. The rest of the weekend includes music from Hot Rize, The Earls of Leicester, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, The Del McCoury Band, The Gibson Brothers, Town Mountain, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and many others.(Press Herald file photo)
the audience grows fast on Friday afternoon as the sounds of The Bluegrass Diamonds from Canada entertain. This is the last year of the thirty year old festival that draws people from all over, most of who bring their RVs, trailers and tents to enjoy Thomas Point Beach. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will perform at 9 PM Saturday night.
Bluesfest at the OOB Ballpark
1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, The Ballpark, 14 E Emerson Cummings Dr., Old Orchard Beach. $20 in advance, $25 Day of. www.oobballpark.com
Blues takes over the ballpark in oob for the second time! Catch performances from Samuel James, The Colwell Brothers Band, Sweet Grease, the Tuke Joint Devils and James Montgomery. BYOlawnchairs or take a seat in the stadium. Beer and food will be available for purchase. get tickets: oldorchardbeachbluesfest.brownpapertickets.com
Crowbait Club: King of Crows III : Long Live the King
7:30 p.m. Friday, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15. stlawrencearts.org
It's a night of ten-minute plays - ranging from drama to tragedy, comedy to the controversial. These plays, written by your very own neighbors, were the winners of the Crowbait Club's monthly Theater Deathmatches. (Crownbait Club graphic)
Boothbay Harbor Fest
Friday through Sept. 13, Boothbay Harbor. boothbayharborfest.com
Boothbay Harbor Fest is pretty much a 10-day celebration of all things wonderful. Like local beer, local food and wine. Like art, road races, live music and fashionable apparel made from materials used in the fishing industry. (Press Herald file photo)
8 p.m. Friday, The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. $10, $8 Farnsworth members. rocklandstrand.com
Spend an hour taking in a series of short, creative films at the latest Rockland Shorts brought to you by The Farnsworth Art Museum. You'll see pieces from New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, including Maine. Post-screening, select filmmakers will partake in a SKYPE conversation with the audience. Of the films is "Anxious Oswald Greene," from American director Marshall Axani.
Rails and Ales
6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore Street, Portland. $20. www.mainenarrowgauge.org/rails-and-ales/
This beer tasting includes a train ride. That's pretty cool. The Rails and Ales series runs monthly into September, highlighting a different local brewery each month. In June, enjoy pours from Allagash Brewing Company and afterward, take a scenic ride aboard an historic rail car. (Amy Paradysz/MaineToday.com file photo)
Blue Hill Fair
Thursday through Monday, Blue Hill Fairgrounds, 233 Ellsworth Road, Blue Hill. Admission: $1 Thursday, $5 Friday, $9 Saturday, Sunday & Monday. www.bluehillfair.com
Animals abound at the Blue Hill Fair. So do the pie-eating contests, horseshoe tournaments, harness racing, live music and helicopter rides. (Blue Hill Fair photo)
International Folk Dancing
7 p.m. Sunday, Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. $5 donation. 207-688-2293
Reinvigorate your Sunday night by moving your feet with traditional folk dances from around the world including Israel, France, Greece and the Balkans. Show up at 7 p.m. and you'll receive instructions. Wear shoes to dance in and you don't need a partner.
North Country Inter Tribal Pow-wow
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, North Country Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow, 934 Elm. St., Newport. $5, kids under 18 free with paid adult. 207-368-4944
Celebrate native culture and heritage with song, dance, drums, traders and vendors. The 16th annual Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow honors Native American culture and ancient memories in a family friendly setting. Everyone who attends is welcomed into the circle, a circle without beginning or end. (Press Herald file photo)
Kathy Lynn Emerson
7 p.m. Tuesday, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free. curtislibrary.com
Maine mystery writer Kathy Lynn Emerson's latest book is "Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe." She'll be speaking about it and you can get your copy signed. Emerson also writes under the name Kaitlyn Dunnett and those books center on the present day Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American mystery series that is set in Moosetookallok, Maine. Her other pen name is Kate Emerson, creator of non-mystery historical novels set in the 16th century.
For the weekend of Sept. 3-7 (Labor Day), 2015
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