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Boatyard Dog TrialsThe Annual Boatyard Dog Trials
are always a hoot!

2014 Events Schedule

Show Dates & Times:
Friday: August 8, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: August 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: August 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The entire weekend will be full of exciting and fun events for the whole family, both on the show grounds and in the community. All events on show grounds are FREE with show admission ($12 adults, under 12 free). Prices vary for the community events.

For Kids
The show isn't just for adults...bring the kids to the "Fun for Kids" area (Tent M), where Penobscot Marine Museum will lead tons of creative fun. It's all about creating, exploring, and learning, while having a blast. From painting, boat making, and pottery to experimenting with musical instruments and setting sail in a kid-friendly skiff on the model pond, imaginations really can run wild at this oasis for the young ones. .

Live Music
The MBH&H Show presents a fine and varied selection on the "Bandstand," which is conveniently located near the food (Tent C). It's a great place to take a short break, or to meet up with your party. You'll find shelter, chairs to sit in, and best of all, some wonderful performers strutting their stuff just for you. Check our our weekend music lineup here.

Classic boats
The Hall of Fame Docks will have fine examples of Maine-built boats that have set the world standard. Sailboats on display are expected to include a Bermuda 40 and a Block Island 40; powerboats will represented the work of Mount Desert Island builders and boatyards Lee S. Wilbur, Ellis Boat Company, and Jarvis Newman. Located on Dock f.

Demo Docks: Power and Sail
Back by popular demand, the Demo Docks are where some fine power and sailing craft will be standing by, at the ready for sea trials. Potential boat owners can make an appointment to climb aboard and experience the ride (and Rockland Harbor) first-hand. Located on Dock f.

Small, Smart Homes
Great design coupled with great technology can make for great living in small packages. This year the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show will feature a whole section dedicated to the art of living large within a small(er) envelope: tiny houses, right sized furniture and appliances, tents, boats and more.

Sailors have known for years how comfortable life can aboard a small boat, with all the amenities close at hand. These technologies translate well to life ashore, where there is a growing movement toward living life with a smaller footprint. Our Smart Small Home area will showcase the cutting edge of design.

Hall of Fame Docks: "The Genius of Herreshoff"
No other family has impacted American boating culture quite like the Herreshoff family has. Nathanael and his brother John formed the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island, in 1878. Their first successes came with steam engines and vessels, both as motor yachts and navy vessels, but their breakthroughs came with sailing yachts — a handful of America’s Cup defenders were their signature creations.

But one of their smallest creations may be the most loved of all, the Herreshoff 12½, which turns 100 this summer. We will be honoring this little boat and some equally lovely siblings, such as the Buzzards Bay 25 and the Newport 29. Some will be on display on the docks, others will be on show grounds. Look for the gold stars to learn more about these fine classics.

12th Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials - Sunday, August 1, 10:30 a.m.The excitement is building! The six competitors have been chosen for the always zany World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials, and they are busy honing their wild and wacky acts to wow the crowd. The 12th annual running of this pawsome event will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the waterfront; gates will open at 9:45. Come cheer on your favorite pooch.