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Annual Maine Boat & Home Show: August 7-9, 2020

Welcome!
If you love the coast of Maine, you won't want to miss this high-end, high-summer event in Rockland, Maine, the second weekend in August. Each year we gather Maine's finest artists, architects, boatbuilders, craftsmen, designers, furniture makers, jewelers, and marine gear vendors together in ONE place at ONE time!  Meet them all in person at the annual Maine Boat & Home Show.
  • Elegant Boats
  • Live Music
  • Fine Fresh Food
  • Bespoke Furniture & Jewelry
  • Fun for All Ages

It's the pages of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine brought to life and the largest in-water boat show north of Newport, Rhode Island, with more than 60 boats in the water and 100+ exhibitors in tents and on the grounds.

VISITOR INFO

Just visiting the show? Head straight to our Visitor Information section, or use the links below.

Event Schedule
Maps & Parking
Exhibitor List
Tickets & Info
Food & Lodging
Boatyard Dog

EXHIBITOR INFO

Interested in exhibiting? Learn more in the Exhibitor Information section, or use the links below.

Signing Up
Pre-Show Info
Show FAQ
Exhibitor List
Food & Lodging
Contact Info

PRESS INFO

With the press? Visit our Press Information section, or use the links below.

Show News
Images & Links
Press Contact Info

SCHEDULE & TICKETS

DATES:
August 7- 9, 2020

TIMES:
Friday: 10-5, Saturday: 10-5, Sunday: 10-4

LOCATION:
On the waterfront in Rockland, Maine (Harbor Park) (Click here for directions)

PROGRAM: To whet your appetite, you can view the OFFICIAL 2019 Boat & Home Show Program here. You can also download the program (FREE) through the MBHH app in iTunes and Google Play. The 2020 Program will be available in mid-July.

PARKING: Secure paid parking is available right next to the show in the DST Systems lot on Water Street. Proceeds benefit a trio of local nonprofits. Some handicap parking on Myrtle Street next to Rite Aid.

PLEASE NOTE: 
For the safety and comfort of all, only bona fide service animals, preferably marked as such (and the pre-selected Boatyard Dog® Trials competitors on Sunday only) can be allowed on show grounds. Also, we love young sailors, but strollers are not compatible with the show docks. Please plan ahead. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

SPECIAL EVENTS

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
BOATYARD DOG® TRIALS

Middle Pier: 10:30 Sunday morning
Five brave dogs will compete: come cheer for your favorite!
(Entrants are pre-chosen; please leave your pet(s) at home.)

Click here for info

ICON BOATS
A different vessel will visit the show docks each day.

Friday:
In 2019, the docks welcomed America: a 59-foot-long diesel-electric steamship with a wonderful mission —  get veterans and their families out on the water 

Saturday & Sunday:
William Foss: an 1897 tugboat, was on the docks in 2019. It's the longest-in-service tug in the U.S. and the oldest on the Eastern Seaboard.

 

EXHIBITORS:
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY!

    

WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS!

The Maine Boat & Home Show would not be possible without the tremendous efforts of our intrepid volunteers. From setting up tents and traffic cones, to staffing ticket booths and collecting trash and recycling, our volunteers make it all work.

Want to volunteer? Great! We need handy men and women, hosts and hostesses, and people who love to be by the water helping out. As a thanks, we'll give you two show passes, a cool Show Crew t-shirt, and a year's subscription to Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine. Just send an email to showinfo@maineboats.com for more information.

Latest News

Maine Boat & Home Show Showcased the State’s Best Boats

Tuesday, August 20th 2019
Whether it was to look at a boat or to buy one (or just spend a nice day out on the waterfront), the Maine Boat & Home Show, on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11, was the place to be. The show is the largest of its kind north of Newport, Rhode Island, and this year, there were more than 100 craft, large and small, luxurious and down-to-earth, power and sail, displayed both on land and in the water. There was alse a host of activities for young and old, plus art, fine furniture, jewelry, live music, marine gear, and local food.

Thanks to All!

Wednesday, August 14th 2019
We would like to send a huge “THANK YOU!” to the City of Rockland and all its citizens for once again hosting the annual Maine Boat & Home Show during the second weekend of August. Thousands of people came to the show (and the city) from all over the state and New England, from all corners of the country, and even from other countries. We are grateful, as always, to everyone who helped to make it a success, and were thrilled to orchestrate the event, which was the 17th annual.

Annual Boat & Home Show Goes Green

Sunday, July 21st 2019
The Maine Boat & Home Show, August 9-11, 2019, in Rockland, Maine, has implemented a fleet of new initiatives this year as part of an ongoing effort to become a Zero Waste event. Show organizer John K. Hanson, Jr., said, "We've been moving for a long time toward a goal of being a low-impact event. Most recently, we've cut back on paper mailings, gone to digital ticketing, gotten rid of the plastic wristbands at the entry gates, and we've even asked our exhibitors to bring back their used plastic exhibitor badge holders. Every little bit counts. We've got reusable exhibitor lanyards too, thanks to Rock Harbor Brewing, and in the Awlgrip Exhibitor Lounge the water bottles are recyclable and returnable.