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Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience

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Sat. July 29 and Sun., July 30
9am – 9pm
University of Maine at Augusta – Bangor, University Drive, Bangor

We’re transforming the UMA-Bangor campus as Civil War re-enactors from Maine and beyond gather for a weekend filled with facts and fun. Beginning with an historically accurate encampment, Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience will give participants and visitors a chance to see what life was like for soldiers and civilians during the War Between the States.

The line-up of activities includes: Encampment Dress Parade Firing Competition Artillery Demonstration Skirmish Presentations by local and national Civil War historians Mock trial of a deserter Learn how to drill like a Civil War soldier and more! And…it’s all FREE for attendees!

Check here for details!


Legend of the Banana Kid by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

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Saturday, July 29
2pm – 3pm
The Criterion, 35 Cottage St, Bar Harbor

Little Chucky heads to the Wild West to outwit outlaws in this cowboy adventure! With a fistful of bananas, Chucky rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits. (*please note that there are no guns in the show).

“The Legend of the Banana Kid” features 20 of our hand-crafted glove, mouth and rod puppets, and a slew of flying and twirling styrofoam bananas.

Length of show: approx. 45 minutes
Recommended audience: ages 4 and up


Heavy Metal at the Maine Forest & Logging Museum

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Sat., July 29, 10am – 4pm
Heavy machinery and blacksmithing exhibits for the whole family Watch our steam Lombard in operation.
Maine Forest & Logging Museum, Government Road, Rte. 178, Bradley
Adults $10, Children $5 
or call (207) 974-6278 

2017 Bangor State Fair

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Friday, July 29 – Aug. 6, 2017
12pm – 10pm
Bass Park/Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor
The summertime tradition continues with the 2017 Bangor State Fair! Nine days of fun,  July 28th – Aug. 6th!
Gates close at 9pm – Fair closes at 10pm
For more information: 207-561-8300 or www.bangorstatefair.com or www.facebook.com/BangorStateFair

Sandy River Ramblers

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Saturday, July 29
7pm – 9pm
Tickets: $15.00

42 Depot Street, Unity

The Sandy River Ramblers, one of Maine’s most entertaining acoustic music ensembles, is the only band in Maine that has a big repertoire of songs specifically about Maine.

Song titles include: Cry of the Loon; Donn Fendler; The Knife Edge; Big Bull Moose; Trout on the Line; Boots from L. L. Bean; The North Pond Hermit; Rivers and Lakes of MaineNorridgewock (about the Father Rasle massacre); and many others.

Featuring a unique and very effective combination of prodigious teenage, young adult, and veteran adult performers. While strongly tied to traditional Bluegrass in style, we know the value of variety, and all our concerts feature comedy, pathos, great lead and harmony singing (with 3 main lead singers), and virtuoso instrumentalists.


Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

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Sun., July 30, 2pm – 3pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road, Orono
Join two children and on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System. They will explore Mars and find out why Earth is so special a planet.

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