25th annual Camden Windjammer Festival: Labor Day Weekend!

Posted:  Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:30pm
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1 Public Landing
Camden  Maine  04843
United States

2018 Camden Windjammer Festival
— Labor Day Weekend —
Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1

Watch the arrival of the windjammer fleet into Camden Harbor, enjoy the Schooner Talent Show, Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble Concert at Harbor Park, fireworks Friday night, a pancake breakfast and chowder challenge, Lobster Crate Race, Pirates of the Dark Rose, First Fish Relay Race, Schooner Open House, Treasure Hunt, Build-a-Boat Parade and Race, Nautical Dog Show and more!

2018 Schedule of Events

Friday, Aug. 31

9 a.m. — Build-a-Boat Construction
10 a.m. — Radio Controlled Boat Races in the Harbor
10 a.m.-Noon — Treasure Hunt (Team registration 9-9:30 a.m.)
10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Displays of Maritime Traditions and Crafts
10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Windjammer Dinner Auction
11 a.m. — Lobster Hauling Demonstration
Noon-5 p.m. — Windjammers Arrive in Camden Harbor
3-5 p.m. — Nautical Dog Show
4 p.m. — Camden Walking Tour
5 p.m. — Formal Welcome to the Fleet
6 p.m. — Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble Concert
7-9 p.m. — Schooner Talent show – (auction of live drawing by Buckley Smith at end of the show)
9 p.m. — Fireworks over Camden Harbor

Saturday, Sept. 1

7:30 – 10 a.m. — Camden Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast (proceeds benefit local charities)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Displays of Maritime Traditions and Crafts
9 a.m. — Lobster Crate Race REGISTRATION
9:30 – 10 a.m. — Camden Fire Department Water Rescue Demo
10 a.m. — Storytelling and Activities for Children
10 a.m. — First Fish Relay Race
Noon – 2 p.m. — West Bay Rotary Club Chowder Challenge (proceeds benefit local charities)
1 p.m. — Children's Drawing Class with Buckley Smith
2 p.m. — Lobster Crate Race
3 p.m. — Captains Courageous movie (Public Library)
3 – 5 p.m. — Come Aboard – Schooner Open House
4 p.m. — Build-a-Boat Parade and Race
7:30 p.m. — Jonathan Edwards in concert (Opera House)
8-10 p.m. — Harbormasters' Dance Party

A big thank you to the 2018 Camden Windjammer Festival sponsors!

GOLD
• Camden Riverhouse Hotel – Pirates of the Dark Rose sponsor

SILVER
• Bay View Collection – Kids Fish Tank and Sandbox sponsor
• Camden National Bank – Lobster Crate Race sponsor
• First National Bank – First Fish Relay Race sponsor
• Camden Herald – Schooner Talent Show sponsor

BRONZE
• Allen Insurance and Financial Planning

COPPER
Penobscot Bay Pilot – Build-a-Boat sponsor

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
• Maine Windjammer Association
• P.A.W.S Animal Adoption Center
• Camden Rotary Club
• West Bay Rotary Club
• Penobscot Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
• Camden Public Library
• Hannaford Supermarket
• Lobster Pound Restaurant
• Once A Tree
• Sea Bags
Bangor Savings Bank