It’s a hot weekend (thanks endless heat wave!), but it’s also a great weekend to be outdoors and enjoy the various festivals that highlight Maine’s most famous food: blueberries and lobster. Oh and the sauerkraut, did I mention that?
Maine Lobster Festival
Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7—Rockland
Did you know the Maine Lobster Festival is FREE this year? As a “thank you” to the community for reaching its 75th year (and having had to cancel the past two years due to COVID-19), the Festival is back with a vengeance. Thursday-Sunday highlights include live music from Steins and Vines all day and night, and the food tent with plenty of lobster dinners, rolls, chowder, mac and cheese (essentially Lobster Heaven). Yours truly will be there with other Maine authors in the Navy Tent on Friday. On Sunday, don’t miss the Grande Course Internationale de Caisses at 2 p.m. See here for the daily schedule. IMF: Maine Lobster Festival
Maine Wild Blueberry Weekend
Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 — Statewide
Follow the interactive map on this website to visit wild blueberry farms across the state, pick wild blueberries at select locations, and enjoy a wild blueberry meal or drink. Locally, if you focus on the interactive map in the Midcoast, you’ll find Brodis Blueberries and Blue Barren Distillery (in addition to its brand new tasting room and restaurant on the Camden wharf), Ridgeberry Frame, Sweetgrass Farm & Winery, Bluet Maine Wild Blueberry Sparkling Wine.
Maker’s Market at Morse’s Sauerkraut
Saturday, August 6 — Waldoboro
Head to Waldoboro (3856 Washington Rd, Rt. 220) for little-known European charcuterie and specialty grocery store Morse’s Sauerkraut, featured by PenBay driver. They will host a Maker’s Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with local makers offering thrown stoneware pottery, small batch beer soap, hammered metal jewelry, hand printed textiles and paper goods, blown and carved art glass, handmade leather goods, handmade wooden objects hand, etc IMF: morsessauerkraut.com
Kay Stephens can be reached at [email protected]