September events

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:45am

SEPTEMBER 

1-7 - Boothbay Harbor Fest - the sixth annual celebration of the region. Music, food, Fishin’ For Fashion Show, A Taste of Local Flavor, The East Side Vibe, 5K and Half Marathon. For details: visit www.boothbayharborfest.com

1 - 5K and Half Marathon - 8 a.m. to noon; 5K course winds through one of Boothbay Region Land Trust’s preserves. Half marathon course offers water views – inner harbor to open ocean, to lakes and tidal rivers. Crosses over two islands, the footbridge, passes by three oceanside parks, and through the harbor village. FMI and to register: www.boothbayharborfest.com

1 - Vintage Motorcycle Festival - Owl's Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured vintage: Indian. 207-594-4418. www.owlshead.org

1, 2 - Windsor Fair - FMI: http://windsorfair.com

1 - 14 - “Where Have All the Hippies Gone?” -  Carousel Music Theater, 196 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Tickets for show and dinner or just the show: 633-3297. FMI: www.carouselmusictheater.org

7 - Fishin’ For Fashion Show - The sensation returns! From 5 to 7 p.m. at Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay. Designers debut original designs made exclusively with materials from the marine industry, from tarps and fishing line, to shrink wrap and lobster traps. Local merchants also hit the runway with their unique wares. Local students help produce the show. The event mission: to celebrate local merchants, talented designers and Mainers who dedicate their lives to preserving our working waterfront. Proceeds benefit  BRHS’s Project Graduation

7, 8 - East Side Vibe Arts & Music Festival -  10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ocean Point Marina, Route 96, East Boothbay. Visit www.boothbayharborfest.com for band, art exhibit, fashion show and food info.

7 - Curiouser and Curiouser Tour - At Castle Tucker. Come explore weird and wonderful objects not seen on the regular tour. 10-11:30 a.m. 2 Lee St., Wiscasset. $10 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers. Tickets: 882-7169 or www.HistoricNewEngland.org

13 - Behind Closed Doors Tour of Castle Tucker - 10-11:30 a.m., 2 Lee St., Wiscasset. Extra rooms visited. $10 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers. Tickets: 882-7169 or www.HistoricNewEngland.org

13 - Antonio Lopez & Friends - 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothay Harbor. Box office: 633-5159. FMI: www.boothbayoperahouse.com

14 - Maine Open Lighthouse Day - Visit Burnt Island! One trip. Tickets and departure Pier 8, the Balmy Days Cruises booth. Tickets/information: 1-800-298-2284 or 633-2284. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other participating lighthouses at www.lighthousefoundation.org

14 - LAF Annual Poetry Workshop - Guest poet to be announced for this year’s Lincoln Arts Festival event. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 32 Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor. FMI and tickets: 633-3913 or lincolnartsfestival.org

14 - Antonio Lopez Guitar & Poetry - 4-6 p.m., upstairs. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothay Harbor. Box office: 633-5159. FMI: www.boothbayoperahouse.com

14 - Sunrise Lighthouse Photography Tour – Led by Mike Leonard. Depart Pier 8/Novelty at 6 a.m. Take photos of four lighthouses. Tickets: www.balmydayscruises.com/#events-charters. FMI: mleonard@maine.rr.com

12 - Claw Down- 8th Annual Chef’s Lobster Bite Competition! - Taste and compare yummy entries to determine which is the “People's Choice.” 6-9 p.m., Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. The 2018 winning bite: lobster wonton - lobster, wonton crisp, kewpie aioli, smoked butter, charred scallions, truffle oil, with a soy glaze. FMI: Claw Down Boothbay Harbor/Facebook

14, 15 - Foreign Auto Festival - Owl's Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum St., Owls Head. 207-594-4418. www.owlshead.org

20 - 22 - Common Ground Fair - 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity.  http://mofga.org/The-Fair/General-Information

21, 22 - Family Harvest Days - Boothbay Railway Village. An old-fashioned, family-friendly festival. Traditional cooking demonstrations and tastings, farm animals, butter churning, antique tractors, a pumpkin hayride and more. 586 Wiscasset Road/Route 27, Boothbay. 633-4727. http://railwayvillage.org

27-29 - Annual Boothbay Charities Classic - A golf tournament to benefit Special Olympics Maine. Golf with sports celebrities at Boothbay Harbor Country Club; lobster bake, auctions of sports memorabilia: Boothbay Railway Village, Route 27, Boothbay. FMI: Brenda at 633-5149.

28 - WW&F Railway Fall Festival - Discover a world filled with kids’ games, face painting, apple bobbing, pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, Model AA truck hayride. Handcar and railcar rides. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids 3 and under - free. 97 Cross Road, Alna. 882-4193. http://wwfry.org

28 - Country Music Evening Train - Ride with country fiddler Charles Ross Taggart. Special train fares apply. WW&F Railway, 97 Cross Road, Alna. 882-4193. http://wwfry.org

28 - Seth Glier 7:30 p.m., Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothay Harbor. Box office: 633-5159. FMI: www.boothbayoperahouse.com

29 - Cars & Coffee -  Morning car talk - Boothbay Railway Village style! 7-11 a.m. 586 Wiscasset Road/Route 27, Boothbay. FMI: 633-4727 or https://railwayvillage.org

29 - Pemaquid Oyster Festival - From noon to dusk: music, educational exhibits, boat rides, and lots of oysters harvested fresh from the Damariscotta River that morning. There is also a menu with lots of choices other than oysters! Free event. On the shore of the Damariscotta River at Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina, 40 Main St., Damariscotta. FMI: Greg Latimer at 207-380-9912.