Drums on the Penobscot: A Civil War Experience
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!
Legend of the Banana Kid by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers
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
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2017 Bangor State Fair
Sandy River Ramblers
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 Maine; Norridgewock (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.
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