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Maine Events - August 2010

Featured Event
Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show
August 13 - 15, 2010: Rockland 8th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show The seventh annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show will feature boats in the water, boats on land, fine furniture and home wares, the arts, architecture and delicious food. This event is Maine's only in-the-water boat show, and it is also the only show to feature dozens of Maine's most talented furniture makers, architects, and builders. Combined on one spectacular waterfront site, these craftspeople present all the essential components for living the good life on the coast of Maine. There will be hands-on demonstrations, live music, children's activities, exhibits, and, of course, the ever-popular World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials on Sunday (only pre-registered dogs may compete, see maineboats.com/boatshow for entry information). This show is a must-attend for everyone who enjoys life on the Maine coast. Please leave ALL pets at home. Admission: $10 adult, under 12 free. Gates open at 10 a.m. daily. www.maineboats.com/boatshow
All August Events
Maine Lobsterfest, Rockland
August 4 - 8, 2010: Rockland Maine Lobster Festival Held in Harbor Park, the world-famous "original lobster festival" is now in its 63rd consecutive year. Enjoy steamed Maine lobsters served along with pageantry, waterfront activities, maritime displays and demonstrations, Maine arts and crafts, visits to Navy and Coast Guard ships, harbor cruises, contests, lots of wonderful entertainment, a giant parade, international lobster crate race, children's activities and much more. 207-596-0376; www.mainelobsterfestival.com
Wayne HamiltonLoraine & Wayne Hamilton
August 5, 2010: Northport Penobscot Marine Museum Gala & Auction A gala night of fine dining, live music and exciting auction bidding is scheduled for August 5th at Point Lookout in Northport to benefit Penobscot Marine Museum. The event, which will honor museum supporters Wayne and Loraine Hamilton, will feature auctioneer Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction Gallery, an additional silent auction, and the music of swing-jump-blues and jive band Three Button Deluxe. For more information, contact Pam Delehey: 207-548-2529 ext.216 http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org/pressreleases.html#gala August 7, 2010: Brooklin Eggemoggin Reach Regatta The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta began humbly in 1985 as an opportunity for wooden boat owners to get together and enjoy each others' company as well as to compete. The race quickly grew to 125 boats and is now co-hosted by Brooklin Boatyard and Rockport Marine. The regatta's 15-mile course has remained the same for many years, and only once was the race canceled due to fog. The Camden Feeder Regatta and the Castine Classic Yacht Race have joined the ERR to create a truly spectacular three-day event. Wooden boats of 26' or longer are qualified to enter. For more information on the regatta, feeder races and registration info, visit www.erregatta.com. August 6 – 7, 2010: Rangeley Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival This weekend-long Bluegrass Festival is featuring two of the top names in bluegrass music; Del McCoury Band and the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, along with the Infamous Stringdusters and Darol Anger, Scott Law, Sharon Gilchrist & Sam Grisman and Maine bands including the Jerks of Grass and the Stowaways. Enjoy live music, beer gardens, and a Saddleback Country Style Barbecue. Lodging and camping will be available on and off mountain. http://www.saddlebackmaine.com/festivals-rangeley-lakes-maine August 13 - 15, 2010: Rockland 8th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show The seventh annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show will feature boats in the water, boats on land, fine furniture and home wares, the arts, architecture and delicious food. This event is Maine's only in-the-water boat show, and it is also the only show to feature dozens of Maine's most talented furniture makers, architects, and builders. Combined on one spectacular waterfront site, these craftspeople present all the essential components for living the good life on the coast of Maine. There will be hands-on demonstrations, live music, children's activities, exhibits, and, of course, the ever-popular World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials on Sunday (only pre-registered dogs may compete, see maineboats.com/boatshow for entry information). This show is a must-attend for everyone who enjoys life on the Maine coast. Please leave ALL pets at home. Admission: $10 adult, under 12 free. Gates open at 10 a.m. daily. www.maineboats.com/boatshow
Paint The TownDavid Scriven Crowley,
Image Motif #1 (Green Street),
oil on canvas, 30" X 40"
August 14, 2010: Rockland Paint the Town The Farnsworth Art Museum’s annual event will feature painters, photographers, sculptors, and poets hit the streets (including the waterfront and show grounds) and create artwork in various mediums throughout Rockland from 9 am to dusk. All creations are then auctioned on the Farnsworth’s lawn from 4 - 6:00 pm to benefit the museum. This year, there will be several exciting changes to the event. Local galleries have encouraged their represented artists to participate, and many have already made donations of works for the auction, making this year’s Paint the Town a more complete representation of the arts in our community. The event will have a block party atmosphere, with work displayed under a tent on the Farnsworth grounds, live auction works displayed at the Landing Gallery on Rockland’s Elm Street, food prepared and sold by local restaurant Café Miranda, and folk and jazz music provided by Playin’ Possum and Breakers Jazz. Reception begins at 4 pm. http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/exhibition/paint-town-2010-0 August 25, 2010: Rockland First Chair All Stars - Mostly Mozart This evening of Mozart features an extraordinary group of principal players from the Boston, Pittsburgh and National Symphonies, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Pre-concert Showing of Bay Chamber's 50th Anniversary Documentary at 7:00 p.m. (revised time) at the Strand Theatre. Post-concert reception with the artists immediately following location announced from the stage. Adults $40-$30, $8 for youth ages 18 and under. Discounts available with subscription. 8 pm. Strand Theatre. http://www.baychamberconcerts.org/SMF10FirstChairMostlyMozart.php August 27 - 29, 2010: Bangor 2010 American Folk Festival The American Folk Festival is a large-scale, three-day event, held each year at the end of August in downtown Bangor, the Festival presents the music and dance from the many cultures that make up America today. Over two dozen of the nation's finest performing groups sharing the traditional arts of their region, culture and heritage. This year offers five stages of continuous music and dance, traditional craft demonstrations and exhibits, a children's area with performances and activities for the whole family, dozens of food vendors offering ethnic food, regional specialties and traditional festival favorites, and a Folk Art & Craft Marketplace offering unique, handcrafted items for sale. Donations keep admission free.www.americanfolkfestival.com