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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show - Event Schedule


The Annual Boatyard Dog® Trials
are always a hoot!


2017 Events Schedule

Show Dates & Times:
Friday: August 11, 10 - 5
Saturday: August 12, 10  - 5
Sunday: August 13, 10  - 4
Admission: $15/adult ticket (good all weekend), under 12 FREE admission

Small-Boat Love-In ~ Enthusiasts from around the region will gather with their iconic small boats to share stories, swap tips, and celebrate. A wide variety of makes and models will be represented: fiberglass and wood, power and sail, and human-powered. All weekend, Buoy Park.
Click here to learn more about the Love-In and sign up to bring your boat (pre-registration required).

Icon Boats on Dock B
Friday: Schooner Koukla, 74-foot ocean voyager
Saturday: Capt. Susan J. Clark, Maine Maritime Academy navigation training ship
Sunday: Friendship Sloop Fest! Persistence, from the Sail, Power & Steam Museum; Gladiator; and more

ICELANDx207 ~ Outdoor West
Multimedia installation by Portland photographer Justin Levesque, housed in a shipping container that will be installed on show grounds. In September 2015, Levesque spent nine days on board an Eimskip container ship as it travelled from Portland to Iceland. He chronicled life aboard with portraits of the all-Icelandic crew and images of the revitalized and bustling International Marine Terminal in Portland. Sponsored by Eimskip and Maine Port Authority

Concours d'Epifanes/Brokerage Dock (Dock G)
See fine examples of boats that have been revitalized by talented boatyards and boatbuilders from around the Gulf of Maine. Sponsored by Epifanes.

Live Music ~ The MBH&H Show presents a fine and varied selection of live music on the Bandstand, which is conveniently located in Tent C near the food. 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, wonderful performers strutting their stuff just for you. Check our our weekend music lineup here.

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.

Rockland Sculpture Race ~ Saturday, August 12, 0900, Winter and Park streets (downtown Rockland)

The first annual Rockland Sculpture Race will feature 13 sculptures on wheels: created by individuals, teams and community groups. They will be pushed, pulled and pedaled, and awards will be given for speed, spectacle, ingenuity, and craftsmanship. The race will begin at 9am at the corner of Winter and Park streets, continue on Park, Tillson, Weeks, and Commercial streets and end back on Winter. The sculptures will remain on exhibit, in the CMCA courtyard and Dowling Walsh Gallery parking lot, from 10am-noon. This is a free, family friendly, creative, community event all for the sake of fun! FMI:

15th Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials - Sunday, August 13, 10:30 a.m. The excitement is building! The six brave (crazy?) competitors have been chosen for the seriously silly World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials, and they are busy honing their wild and wacky acts to wow the crowd. The 15th 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 (but do leave your pets at home, they will not be allowed on show grounds).