Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Belfast Area Info

Hi everyone! I just heard back from the Belfast Chamber of Commerce yesterday. I am posting some info that may help for upcoming events.

May – Nov 2009
Downtown Belfast
Local grown produce, plants & flowers, jams, honey, eggs, meat, dog treats, seasonal items & crafts. All local, all the time. Look for us in our new location on Front St.,
just past the Belfast Maskers one block down from our old location. Check our website for 2009 list of performers and dates for our once a month Street Festival. May-Nov. 9 to 1pm, Free!

July 11&12
Heritage Park, Belfast Waterfront
One of Midcoast Maine's most popular arts and crafts festivals, with 80 fine artists representing a vast variety of work, from jewelry to stained glass to wooden toys. The 14th annual event takes place on Belfast's waterfront, with the harbor and Penobscot Bay as a backdrop. Continuous live music both days and a variety of delicious food add to the festive atmosphere.
Sat. 10 am–5 pm, Sun. 10 to 4. Free admission. • 338-5900

July 17-19
The Commons
3rd Annual Maine Celtic Celebration is "Home to the US National Cheese Rolling Championship” Renewing the rich Celtic history, culture and hospitality found along the coast of Maine. The 3-day celebration is planned as a “donation only” event. Enjoy vendors, great food, music and live entertainment for all ages. Belfast, ME and the surrounding area was founded and built by the Celtic people of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall and Brittany. John Miller named Belfast after his hometown after he won a flip of the coin. The heritage and culture continues today. • 338-2692

Harbor Park, Rockland.
World famous “original lobster festival” now in its 62st consecutive year is one of
New England’s great summer events. • 596-0376 or 800-562-2529

August 27-Sept. 1, Labor Day Weekend
Route 172, Blue Hill, Maine
The Blue Hill Fair, “Down to Earth” Country Fair, showcases the best of Maine Agriculture, some of the finest entertainment, attractions, and exhibits. Draft Horse and Oxen Pulling, Sheep Dog Trials, Harness Racing. • 374-3701

September 25, 26 & 27!
Unity Fair Grounds
59,000 people take part in this annual celebration of rural living. Come to the Fair and see why Downeast Magazine calls Common Ground "Maine's most authentic country fair, uniting, as it does, old-time folkways with progressive ideas about living the good life on a fragile planet." Hundreds of vendors, exhibitors and demonstrators, more than 1,000 volunteers, and tens of thousands of fairgoers will gather to: share knowledge about sustainable living; eat delicious, organic, Maine-grown food; buy and sell beautiful Maine crafts and useful agricultural products; compete in various activities; dance; sing and have a great time.
(this one is very very hard to get into!! Some of you may already know that!! This is a waiting list and juried)

November 14
23 Mill Lane, Belfast, Belfast United Methodist Church
Homemade crafts and gifts, ornaments, baked goods, gift baskets, plants, jewelry, church cookbooks and much more! 9-1pm Luncheon served 11-1pm $5. • 338-5575

Downtown Belfast
Enjoy a month of Holiday tradition in the charming village of Belfast, Maine. Activities include: Belfast Arts Gallery Walk and Holiday Celebration, Pen Bay Singers, Candy Cane Capers with Entertainment, Father Christmas Storytelling, Pet Pictures with Santa, Roasting Chestnuts, Sleigh Rides, Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting, Live Nativity, Carols, BAHS Christmas Concert, Children’s’ Christmas Pageant, Free Holiday Matinees at the Colonial Theatre, Holiday Craft Show, Maskers Production, Extravaganza Holiday Show, Footbridge Wreath lighting. Stop into the Chamber of Commerce Informational Center on lower Main Street for dates and times.

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