The Great Maine Lumberjack Show

The Great Maine Lumberjack Show

Don’t miss the Great Maine Lumberjack Show in Trenton Maine.

YO HO! And welcome to the Great Maine Lumberjack Show, celebrating 20 years as New England’s Premier Edu-tainment center! Our unique, permanent logging sports facility is nestled in the picturesque Maine woods in Trenton, next to the Gateway to the Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. We invite you to come and enjoy a re-enactment of a historical lumberjack camp from the era of the 1870‘s, when the Down East Acadia Region was one of America’s largest logging ports, with Maine’s towering white pines providing timber for tall ship masts, as well as board lumber that helped to build our nation.
Each summer evening you will hear the big crosscut saws singing in the forest, just as you would have heard in a logging camp competition in the Maine woods over 100 years ago …and you will watch the thrilling lumberjack sports of wood chopping and sawing, tree climbing, ax throwing, and everyone’s favorite… log rolling… all exhibited with a modern twist, mixed with history, comedy, and lots non-stop, razor-sharp action!
Two teams of athletes compete in twelve events, highlighting the Olympics of the Forest in an entertaining and educational ‘LIVE’ show. You will be a part of the action as you cheer on your favorite team! The 1 & 1⁄4 hour show includes special events for children to participate in and is perfect for the whole family.
You’ll love the Camp Shack selling fresh,hot popcorn, cold drinks, snacks, and our super cool, affordable T-Shirts are the perfect souvenir from your Maine vacation! Stop in at the Blue Ox Gift Shop from 9am – 7pm throughout the summer for all your Maine gifts & unique Lumberjack Souvenirs.

Shows during summer, 7pm nightly.
https://www.mainelumberjack.com/ for more info

Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

Taller Than the Statue of Liberty!
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is the crown jewel of coastal Maine, offering spectacular 360-degree views of the Penobscot River and Bay, the Maine countryside and the distant western mountains. Tourists and travel writers alike have been attracted to the unique character of this structure, its historical significance and the stunning vistas. Engineering and transportation geeks are fascinated by the award-winning and innovative design. Visitors of all ages and interests will enjoy this unique campus that includes
the tallest public bridge observatory in the world;
historic Fort Knox;
picnic tables and grills;
a diversity of interpretive panels explaining the history of the region, natural wildlife of the area and more;
a covered pavilion for hosting family reunions, small weddings and other special events; as well as
the perfect backdrops for your vacation or family photos.

Open 9 AM to 6 PM Daily
http://www.maine.gov/mdot/pnbo/ for more information

Summers End Folk Festival, August 18-19

Summers End Folk Festival, August 18-19

Well, it’s not REALLY the end of summer, is it?

Summers End Folk Festival is situated on the small island of Grand Manan, nestled in the south western corner of New Brunswick, Canada – the SEFF is a festival founded on creativity, the arts and bringing music into the community of Grand Manan.

Summers End Folk Festival, now headed into its eighth year was started with the hopes of being the basis of many ongoing opportunities and beginnings in the arts community on the Island. At the heart of the festival you’ll find two things, a love for good music as well as the people of this community. This is our way of trying to do something positive and beautiful within the community.

Summers End is a festival spanning two days (August 18 + 19, 2017). We host a wide range of performers both new and established. This years festival will consist of 10-15 performers over two nights in an intimate outdoor setting, just
steps away from the ocean.

The festival attracts anywhere from 400 – 600 attendees, both local and from abroad – for many people this is a chance to take in both amazing artists as well as some of the most beautiful scenery eastern Canada has to offer (the bay of Fundy is one of the seven wonders of the world!).

http://summersendfolkfestival.tumblr.com/about for more info.

Machias Blueberry Festival

Machias Blueberry Festival

The biggest festival that Machias Maine sees each year – there are crafts, food, entertainment, contests, and all things blueberry. There’s no admission charge.

2017 Schedule

$ = cost involved
“CSCC” = Centre Street Congregational Church
Schedule is subject to change

Tuesday, August 15

6:30 pm Sneak Preview Blueberry Musical Comedy CSCC $
Wednesday, August 16

7 pm Blueberry Musical Comedy CSCC $
Thursday, August 17

7 pm Blueberry Musical CSCC $
Friday, August 18

9 am to 5 pm Brian Giles, Master of Ceremonies Announcing from CSCC steps
9 am t0 5 am Forrest Maffei, musician CSCC Steps
9 am- 5 pm Craft Booths on the Church Commons
10 am–12 pm Blueberry Cooking Contest Entries accepted Machias Savings Bank Community Room
11 am Blueberry Farm Tour Directions at CSCC Information Booth
4 pm-7 pm Special Preview Book Sale Event Porter Memorial Library
http://www.porter.lib.me.us/events.html
4:30 pm-6:30 pm All you can eat Fish Fry CSCC Tent $
5 pm-6 pm Zappledan, blues, 50 & 60’s, music duo CSCC steps
5:45 pm Children’s parade forms Machias Valley Baptist Church, Broadway St
6 pm Children’s parade
Cooking Contest winners announced after the parade CSCC steps
7 pm Children’s entertainment University of Maine, Machias
7 pm Blueberry Musical CSCC $
Saturday, August 19
TIME EVENT LOCATION
6:30 am-10:30 am Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, (or until we run out) CSCC Vestry $
7 am Blueberry Run Registration Court Street $
8 am Blueberry Run Begins Court Street
8 am-10 am Pie Eating Contest Registration CSCC Steps
9 am-5 pm Brian Giles, Master of Ceremonies Announcing from CSCC steps
9 am-5 pm Craft booths
9 am-5 pm Free Shuttle Service Between Hannaford and Downtown
9 am-3 pm Porter Memorial Library Book Sale Court Street
9 am- pm Food and Crafts Masonic Hall, Centre Street $
9 am-3 pm Burnham Tavern Tours Colonial Way $
9:30 am Blueberry Run awards Court Street
9:30 am-10:30 am Wenona’s Band CSCC steps
10 am-2 pm Blueberry Quilts Exhibit CSCC, Sanctuary
10 am-
2 pm Washington County Children’s Program Kid’s Zone CSCC church green
11 am Pie Eating contest CSCC steps
11 am-3 pm CSCC dessert buffet CSCC Vestry $
11 am-2 pm Food Court CSCC Tent $
12 pm-1 pm Timbercreek Band CSCC Steps
12:30 pm Free shuttle ride from Hannaford to Blueberry Farm Tour Hannaford, Dublin St
1 pm Blueberry Farm Tour at Welch Farms 186 Roque Bluffs Rd,
Roque Bluffs
1 pm Ukelele Band CSCC steps
3 pm Old Timer’s Band CSCC steps
4:30 pm 4:30 Baked Bean Supper Masonic Hall, Centre St $
6 pm Blackfly Ball Bad Little Falls Park and the Grange Hall, Elm St
6:30 pm Blueberry Musical CSCC $
Sunday, August 20
TIME EVENT LOCATION
9 am- 3 pm Brian Giles, Master of Ceremonies Announcing from CSCC steps
9 am-3 pm Craft Booths
9:55 am Ringing of the Paul Revere Bell for Call to Worship CSCC
10 am Community Worship Service CSCC
11 am-1 pm Food Court CSCC Tent $
11 am-2 pm CSCC Dessert Buffet CSCC Vestry $
1 pm Contra Dance CSCC steps, free will donation for the Machias Food Pantry will be collected
2 pm Drawing for the winner of this year’s Blueberry Quilt CSCC steps
Schedule of events is subject to change

Grand Manan Birding Festival

Grand Manan Birding Festival

Saturday, August 19, 2017 to Monday, August 28, 2017
Tour Duration: 10 days
Tour Price: $2,975 CAD, $2,530 USD
Single Supplement: $545 CAD, $465 USD
Tour Starts/Ends: Saint John, New Brunswick
+ 15% HST for Canadians, + 7.5% HST for non-Canadians
Guide: Jared Clarke
Number of Persons Limit: 12

Our birding New Brunswick & Grand Manan birding tour combines diverse bird life with beautiful panoramas of wildflowers, picturesque fishing villages and fabulous views of whales.

We visit Grand Manan Island when fall migration peaks for several groups of birds, and we could see well over 20 species of warblers, including a good chance for rarities like Prairie Warbler.

The interior forests support breeding populations of Black-backed Woodpecker, Spruce Grouse, White-winged Crossbill and Boreal Chickadee.

Seabirds are diverse; along with Black Guillemots and Northern Gannets, we are quite likely to see Great and Sooty Shearwaters, Razorbills, Atlantic Puffins, Common and Arctic Terns, and Northern Fulmars, and there is always a good chance of seeing jaegers, Storm-Petrels and Black-legged Kittiwakes.

We also take in the amazing shorebird concentrations of the Bay of Fundy, renowned for the highest tides on earth, and the sand dunes of Kouchibouguac National Park.

http://www.eagle-eye.com/New-Brunswick-Birding-Tour for more info

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