Maine offers fun for all interests and tastes, especially on the weekend! Here are just a few of the special, standard and/or off the wall fun fare in our region this Friday thru Sunday.
Dig Blues? You won’t want to miss the 24th annual North Atlantic Blues Festival on the Rockland Waterfront this weekend. The two-day extravaganza kicks off Saturday at 10:30. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts.
In the mood for a more informal (and less pricey) venue? Mozy on down to Birch Harbor on the Schoodic Peninsula this Friday from 5 to 8 pm and enjoy the sounds of the Leaky Boot Jug Band (we’re not kidding). This Maine-based bluegrass act will perform live at the Pickled Wrinkle (a locally popular eatery named for one of the main delicacies on its menu). Have a listen…then head for East Schoodic Drive Friday for a chompin an’ a’ pickin’ good time!
Closer to home, Old movie fans will enjoy the Silent Movie Festival at the Curran Homestead on Fields Pond Road in Orringon this Saturday (9 am to 2 pm) and Sunday (11 am to 4 pm). See classic films made by silent era legends Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and more.
What’s that, you say? You never got to go to a real World’s Fair? Not to worry deah, this weekend is your big chance, if you feel adventurous enough to drive to Waterford in southwestern Maine. The annual Waterford World’s Fair is dedicated to preserving Maine’s rural heritage by showcasing agriculture. Check their website for info and a brochure, which includes directions (here’s a map). Looks like farmin’ fun for everyone, including a lively Fiddlers’ Contest on Sunday. Fair admission is only 6 bucks (kids under 5 free, and seniors get in for just 3 bucks on Friday).