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Eastport Salmon and Seafood Festival – Sept 2-3

This year will be the best ever! For 30 years, the end of summer in Eastport, Maine, has been celebrated with a festival, a gathering, an homage to our local resources, especially the Atlantic salmon raised in the cold waters of Passamaquoddy Bay. Of course, no community festival is complete without a meal, and the Eastport Salmon & Seafood Festival is no exception. The centerpiece of Salmon Sunday has always been the salmon barbecue. Through the years, the details of the events and the meal — the side dishes and desserts, the musicians, the wine, the servers and cooks — have varied, but the one constant that brings us back year after year is that delicious piece of grilled salmon. We eat under the big tent in a crowd of friends, neighbors and visitors. We look up from our repast and gaze contentedly at the breathtaking view of the Passamaquoddy Bay just a few feet away. Those of us who live here try not to take our stunning surroundings for granted, and we’re happy to share with travelers who are wise enough to step off the beaten path to seek us out. Come for music, arts and crafts, a Fiber Arts Show, galleries, gift shops and museums, locally brewed beers, (wine too), a farmers’ market, flea market, delicious seafood, and a fabulous salmon barbecue dinner.

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SATURDAY, September 2
7:00 am-3:00 pm 19th Annual Paint Eastport Day. Register at Eastport Arts Center, 36
Washington Street. FMI call: 853-4166
9:00 am-11:00 am The Trees of Eastport – Walking tour led by horticulture consultant Paula
Kovecses. The unique trees that are Eastport treasures will be discussed. Meet
at 9:00 am in front of Peavey Memorial Library. FMI call: 207-922-9735
9:00 am-1:00 Flea for All, Eastport’s downtown flea market, along the sea walk, FMI: 853-
0099
10:00 am-4:00 pm Exhibition: Prints from Maine Aomori Printmaking Society, Tides Institute, 43
Water ST
10:00 am-5:00 pm Local Food and Craft Vendor Exhibits on Water Street, between Washington
Street and Bank Square
10:00 am-5pm Educational Exhibits, downtown, on Water Street, including Touch Tank; Maine
Salmon Federation, Maine Sea Compost, Maine Sea Vegetables & Maine
Aquaculture
10:00 am-3:00 pm Kids Activities at Peavey Library, Water St.
10:00 am-5pm Fiber Arts Show, Eastport Welcome Center, 141 Water St. See separate
schedule for workshops, demonstrations, children’s activities, Maine’s history
of mills and fiber, and more.
11:00 am-1:00 pm Farmers’ Market: Shop for fresh and organic produce, meats, jams, jellies, and
baked goods. Washington St, near post office. FMI: 454-3364
12:00 pm ‘til gone Chowders, Oysters and Fresh Crabmeat rolls under the Big Tent downtown, by
local restaurants, chefs & producers
12:00 pm ‘til gone Desserts at the Senior Center, 9 Boynton Street
12:00 pm – 5pm Salmon Hors D’oeuvres Plates of Snacks including Celebration of Local Foods
with Maine Cheese Guild, Maine Grains, local farmers and producers, and
locally produced craft beers, wine for sale also, all under the big tents. Cheeses
and other products for sale. Event sponsored by Fundy Acadia Regional
Adventures.
12:00 pm-5pm Soft Pretzels for sale with locally produced Raye’s Mustards, under the Big
Tents
12:00 pm-5pm Beer on Tap by Andrew’s Brewing Company of Lincolnville, ME; Lubec Brewing
Company of Lubec, ME; and Machias River Brewing Co of Machias. Salmon
Creek Wines, too. 30th anniversary wine glasses on sale.
11:00 pm-5pm Assorted Washington County Musicians, downtown under the tents
1:00 pm-4:00 pm Barracks Museum Open, Genealogy anyone?
2:00 pm-4:00 pm Installation, Forecast: Artists, Shoshannah White and Charley Young, TIMA’s
North Church Project Space, 82 High Street
2:00 pm-4:00 pm Tour of TIMA campus — tour the 6 buildings that make up the Tides Institute
and Museum of Art’s multifaceted programs, exhibits and shows
2:00 pm Tails of Quoddy Bay Puppet Show—downtown Amphitheater, rain location
Eastport Arts Center
4:30pm-5:30pm Paint Eastport Day Silent Auction & Reception, Eastport Arts Center, 36
Washington St., FMI: 853-4166 or 853-4650
Dusk Eastport Moonlight Movies, at the downtown Amphitheatre, Water Street, The
Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, sponsored by Raye’s Mustard
SALMON SUNDAY, September 3
7:30am-9:00 am Eastport Salmon & Seafood Festival 5K Run Register on Sea Street behind
Motel East in Front of Quoddy Bay Lobster, FMI: 853-4644, 8:15am Kid’s OneMile
Run (ages 14 and under)
9:00am-11:00 am The Trees of Eastport – Walking tour led by horticulture consultant Paula
Kovecses. The unique trees that are Eastport treasures will be discussed. Meet
at 9:00 in front of the Peavey Memorial Library.
10:00 am Lobster Pound Tour, largest indoor tank on the Atlantic Coast, Lighthouse
Lobster & Bait, LLC. At the end of County Rd.
10:00 am-12:00
pm
George S. Harris Sr. Memorial Fishing Derby, Fish Pier, with Ozzie Townsend
10:00 am-4:00 pm Local Food and Crafts Vendors & Educational Exhibits Downtown on Water
Street between Washington Street and Bank Square. Exhibits by Maine Salmon
Federation, Maine Sea Compost, Maine Sea Vegetables & Maine Aquaculture.
10:00 am-4:00 pm Fiber Arts Show, Eastport Welcome Center, 141 Water St, see itemized
schedule under the Fiber Arts drop down menu of the website
www.eastportsalmonfest.com
10:00 am-4:00 pm Exhibition: Prints from Maine Aomori Printmaking Society, Tides Institute, 43
Water St.
10:00 am-5pm Members’ themed show at the Eastport Gallery on Water Street, theme TBA
11:00 am Fashion Show of Wearable Art, at Fiber Arts location, Port Building, 141 Water
Street
11:00 am-4:00 pm Oysters on the Half Shell, downtown at the Big Tent
11:00 am-4:00 pm Live music by Washington County musicians: multiple groups playing under the
big tent downtown
11:00 am-3:00 pm Salmon Dinner under the food tent at the Fisherman Statue. Grilled 8 oz
salmon fillet with Raye’s Mustard Salmon Sauce, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes,
peas, locally sourced greens with homemade dressing, rolls, and blueberry
desserts.
Included is an educational tour of the salmon pens by boat. Tours to the pens
will be by Dave Morang from Cooke Aquaculture.
All-inclusive for $18 (price includes 8% meals tax).
11:00 am-4:00 pm Beer on Tap by Andrew’s Brewing Company of Lincolnville, ME; Lubec Brewing
Company of Lubec, ME; and Machias River Brewing Co of Machias. Salmon
Creek Wines, too. 30th anniversary wine glasses on sale.
1:00 pm Eastport Historic Walking Tour with Gail McGlamery
3:00 pm Organ Concert musical selections on the Perry Congregational Church organ,
Shore Road, Perry, near the boat landing.
4:00 pm Silent Auction drawing. Must be present to win!

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