Stay in touch with the coast.
Sign up for our newsletter »

Press Release: Fine Woodworking & Furniture at MBH&H Show

Show Information for Press and Media
include('boatShow_nav.html') ?>
Information for Press: Show News | Image Bank & Link Info | Contact Info
For immediate release - July 28, 2008
Fine Woodworking and Furniture a Highlight of the

August 8-10, Harbor Park, Rockland, Maine
CAMDEN, Maine: In addition to docks full of fine, Maine-built boats, and tents full of everything needed for life on the coast, the MAINE BOATS, HOMES & HARBORS SHOW will once again have 40-plus fine furniture builders, cabinet- and chair-makers, and homebuilders on hand to display their considerable talents. The Maine Wood Products Association will have an entire tent at this year's show, other crafts people will be in Tents I and J and also interspersed throughout the show grounds. New this year will be indoor display space in the historic Rockland Yacht Club building. The show is produced and presented by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, and will be held August 8-10, 2008. Gates open daily at 10 a.m. For a full listing of 2008 show exhibitors visit Woodworking and furniture exhibitors include Breakwater Design & Build, Classic Post & Beam, Habitat Post & Beam, Hilltop Log & Timber Homes, the Kennebec Company, Margonelli Fine Furniture, Maine Cottage Furniture, Thomas Mifflin Furniture Studio, W.A. Mitchell Chairmakers, Thos. Moser, Geoffrey Warner Studio, Windsor Chairmaker, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, and the Woodturning School. Bob MacGregor, Executive Director of the Maine Wood Products Association (MWPA), considers the MAINE BOATS, HOMES & HARBORS SHOW to be one of the group's premier events each year. "The show has quickly become known as a great place to find fine furniture and home accessories, showcasing the finest woodworkers and craftspeople in our industry," said MacGregor. The association, which represents hundreds of Maine-based companies that create quality wood items and furniture, will return to the show for the fifth year running. The group will be in Tent H, displaying member expertise with native and exotic species, including fine furniture for home and office, custom cabinetry and storage options, and decorative and gift items. MWPA exhibitors include Cathedral Woodworking, Fiddlehead Wood Arts, Forrest's Fine Furniture, Howell's Woodland Products, Maine Cedar Hot Tubs, Maine Made Furniture, Nickerson's Laser Engraving & Cutting, Robbin's Lumber, A.E. Sampson & Son, Sebago Furniture, Second Wind, Streaked Mountain Wood Works, W.A. Mitchell Chairmakers, and Wood Idea. New this year will be exhibits within the historic Rockland Yacht Club/Harbormaster's building, which will be home to everything from nineteenth-century art to twenty-first-century technology. Terrance Geaghan will exhibit marine art and antiques, the Dowling Walsh Gallery will display fine Maine and American art, Christopher Gray Furniture Maker will be showing his hand-crafted custom furniture, crafts inspired by the past will be exhibited by the Purple Peacock, and Harbor Audio Video will be there to discuss solutions for all of today's digital needs. Publisher and show founder, John K. Hanson, Jr., said, "Walking through the MAINE BOATS, HOMES & HARBORS SHOW is like walking through the pages of our magazine, which also, as the name says, covers much more than boats. Visitors will be able to see first-hand the great variety of craft and commerce that's particular to coastal Maine. It's simply the best $10 you'll spend this summer." The MAINE BOATS, HOMES & HARBORS SHOW was founded in 2003 by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine. Held annually during the second weekend of August in Rockland, Maine, the show attracts thousands of attendees from all over the country and world. Known for its authentic architecture and lovely ship captains' homes, Rockland is a popular summer destination with restaurants, cafés, shops, bookstores, a movie theater, and galleries. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, the premier magazine about life on the Maine coast, is celebrating its twenty-first year. Noted for its eclectic and award-winning coverage of all aspects of coastal living, the magazine covers everything from maritime matters and natural history to boats, homes, fine art, and food. Published out of nearby Camden, the magazine has loyal subscribers around the world and more than 100,000 total readers. The award-winning online edition at is filled with original content, photo galleries, tide charts for Maine and New Hampshire, guides to products and services, and Local KnowledgeTM to help visitors enjoy the Maine coast. Show hours: Friday and Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4. Admission $10 cash only; 2-day passes $15 per person; 3-day passes $25 person available at the gate. Children under 12 admitted free of charge. No pets allowed on show grounds. For more information: Mary Carey, MAINE BOATS, HOMES & HARBORS SHOW, 207-236-8622;; Media Contact: Leila Murphy, email: Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, P.O. Box 758, Camden, ME 04843; 207-236-8622; 800-565-4951