Upcoming Lincoln County Events
- : Animals - Jun 04 - Boothbay - Family Free FUR All - Boothbay Railway Village - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
For many a family isn't complete without a furry, four-legged addition. Family Free FUR All is a day full with activities designed specifically for families including the opportunity to perhaps meet your newest companion. There will be games and activities just for kids including the popular barrel train ride, dog training demos, vendors of locally made pet products, adoptable dogs and puppies from many area rescue groups, and much more. Anyone who brings a donation of dog food or an item from the participating shelters/rescues wish lists receives free admission including a train ride. The donations will be divided by the participating shelters at the end of the day.Watch for a list of participating shelters, rescues, trainers and more here throughout the winter and spring. Event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- : Antiques - Jul 01 - Boothbay - Antique Engine Meet - Boothbay Railway Village - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
Boothbay Railway Village hosts a meet of antique engines and other early mechanical devises in partnership with the Maine Antique Power Association (MAPA). Engine buffs and lovers of all things mechanical will enjoy this opportunity to see "one lungers" and other early gasoline, diesel and steam engines operate and to learn about them first-hand from their passionate owners. Invitations have also been extended to members of the Antique Outboard Motor Club's Pine Tree Chapter to participate. The Museum's engine exhibit has undergone extensive renovations to accommodate a gift of nearly 300 vintage outboard motors from a private collection and the new exhibit will open on May 27, 2017. Admission is free for Museum Members and included with Museum Admission for non-members. Event is on Saturday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- : Antiques - Sep 09 - Boothbay - Vintage Toy and Model Train Show - Boothbay Railway Village - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
Take a trip down memory lane as we celebrate early toys and model trains. Whether it's Lionel trains, pedal cars, porcelain dolls, tin wind-ups, or an early board game we invite you to share your collection at our first ever show inside the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall on the Museum's campus. The show is free for Museum Members and included with admission for all others. Event is on Saturday, Sep. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- : Books - Jul 08 - Boothbay - Annual Books In Boothbay Summer Book Fair - Boothbay Railway Village - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
Meet more than 35 of Maine's best writers, adult and children's authors, including international, national and State award winners. Purchase new titles for your collection, enjoy readings and talks by your favorite Maine authors, and much more. Watch the event's official blog for details about all the authors attending this year's event. Admission to the book fair and readings are free. If you'd like to visit the Museum and enjoy a steam train ride you are invited to purchase admission tickets at the Museum Entrance. Museum members always receive free admission and unlimited train rides! Co-sponsored by the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library. Authors with titles released during 2016 or 2017 interested in participating should email firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Event is on Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- : Cars - Jul 15 thru Jul 16 - Boothbay - Antique Auto Days - Boothbay Railway Village - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
See dozens of classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more all parked on the Village Green. It's a true all makes and models show in partnership with the Maine Obsolete Auto League. A Swap Meet and Flea Market will offer collectors a chance to scoop up a deal. Sunday afternoon parade through downtown Boothbay Harbor and to scenic Ocean Point in East Boothbay. Anyone who owns a classic, antique, hot rod, muscle car, rat rod or other cool vehicle is invited to show it off on the Village Green on July 15 and 16. If you are not a member of MOALS there is just a small $10 entry fee upon arrival, no pre-registration required. Car owners receive free admission to the Museum (for themselves and one passenger, additional passengers must enter through Museum entrance and pay admission) and a commemorative dash plaque. A People's Choice trophy will also be awarded. An Auto Parts Swap Meet and Flea Market will offer collectors a chance to scoop up a deal throughout the weekend. Those who wish to set up in the flea market need to register in advance. The fee is just $10 for a 10x10 space for the entire weekend. Valve cover racing is back this year. Visitors can build their own and bring it along to test it out on the track. MOALS members and others will also demonstrate their creations. Valve cover racing is a competitive event similar to the Pinewood derby, but vehicles are made from a valve cover from an internal combustion car engine, rather than of wood blocks. This hot new hobby for auto enthusiasts is fun for all ages. Live music on both days! The Sunday afternoon parade will depart the Museum grounds at 2 p.m. The parade route has been expanded to include both downtown Boothbay Harbor and scenic Ocean Point in East Boothbay. Guests are encouraged to come see the show before that time as many of the cars head directly for home after the parade.
- : Children - Dec 09 thru Dec 17 - Boothbay - North Pole Express - Boothbay Railway Village - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
On Saturdays and Sundays, December 9, 10, 16, and 17, the Boothbay Railway Village will be running the "North Pole Express!" Departure times and other event details will be announced later this year. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended to avoid disappointment or long waits. Start your trip inside historic 1912 Freeport Station (the main train station at the Museum) by writing your letter to Santa by warmth of the wood stove. Train conductors will call "All Aboard" and everyone, young and old, will board the train to the North Pole. Settle into a comfortable seat in the steam-heated passenger car as you enjoy the winter wonderland of forest frosted with white snow (weather permitting, of course.) If you would like, upgrade your ticket to First Class and enjoy the Victorian splendor of the newly restored Franklin and Megantic Coach No. 2. The coach was originally built in 1903 and it embodies the typical travel of the era with its plush walkover seats and mahogany interior. The train will carry you through the Village and arrive at the North Pole (Thorndike Station) where a special guest wearing a red suit with a jolly belly will jump aboard to greet you! Yes, Santa himself will attend! After meeting the "big guy" in person the train will whisk you back to the station where you will be invited to join us in the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall for more festivities. Inside guests will be treated to a special story book reading while hot chocolate and homemade cookies are served. Everyone will enjoy the G-scale model of the Museum's own locomotive and a holiday themed layout under the Village's Christmas tree. Children will also be invited to make a vintage-inspired holiday ornament to take home. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Online sales typically start in October. Event is on the weekends of Dec. 9 and 10 and Dec. 16 and 17.
- : Festivals - Jul 22 - Wiscasset - Summerfest - Wiscasset Town Common - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
Every year on the fourth Saturday in July, the Wiscasset Common comes alive with the activities of Summerfest. Music by a ragtime band, a Scottish piper, a barbershop quartet or a guitar-playing college student may fill the air. Crafts made by the Organ Society ladies are for sale as well as jumbles, treasures, plants, baked goods, wood products and toys. The Uncommon Cafe serves hamburgers, hotdogs and sandwiches. Children's events and the annual dog show and parade round out the day's activities. The First Congregational Church's Summerfest began as an all-church affair in 1983, following many years as an annual summer fair held by the Ladies' Organ Society. Proceeds of the fair are donated to local outreach organizations at a special Sunday in October set aside for the presentations.
- : Festivals - Sep 01 thru Sep 10 - Boothbay Harbor - Annual Boothbay Harbor Fest - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
Annual Boothbay Harbor Harbor Fest is a ten day community collaboration featuring a collection of unique and vibrant events that celebrate our local lifestyle and heritage. The wide range of festivities offer something for everyone including music, food, craft beers, artists, collectors, wine connoisseurs, fashion, athletes, shopaholics and families. There is even an event for dogs. For more info see the Title link above.
- : Festivals - Sep 30 thru Oct 01 - Boothbay - Family Harvest Days - Boothbay Railway Village - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
The Boothbay Railway Village invites families to celebrate the bounty of autumn at an old-fashioned, family-friendly festival, Family Harvest Days. Perfect for families who want an alternative to the big fairs and commercial midways, there will be a working blacksmith and other traditional artists, barrel train rides, farm animals and much more. Watch a butter churning demonstration and then taste the fresh butter on New England brown bread baked according to a 100 year old recipe. See how Dutch ovens were used for baking and cooking over open fires and in hearths. There will also be complimentary cider and homemade cookies. Visitors can say hello to the Museum's pair of resident goats as well as some special guests. Barnyard animals will be visiting from a variety of regional farms. You'll be able to meet the farmers and learn about how they take care of the animals today as well as what it would have been like to keep animals for families living in Maine villages historically. Some farms will have products for sale. Watch for our lineup of artisans (like quilters and blacksmiths) to be announced closer to the event date. All artisans will also have work for sale. Guests are invited to take a hayride to a pumpkin patch where for a small additional fee you can take home your own pumpkin. A decorating station will also be provided. Family Harvest Days is just one stop along Maine's Pumpkin Trail, a partnership celebrating history, art and giant fruit along 50 miles of what we think is Maine's most beautiful coastline! Follow Maine's Pumpkin Trail on Facebook to discover great ways to celebrate fall with friends and family of all ages. Admission is free for Museum Members and included with Museum Admission for non-members. Event is on Saturday, Sep. 30 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m.
- : Festivals - Oct 07 thru Oct 09 - Boothbay - Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Boothbay Railway Village - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
Every Columbus Day Weekend the Museum's Village Green welcomes dozens of vendors of handmade items and fabulous food along with a wide variety of live entertainment. The sound of the train's steam whistle resonating throughout the crisp fall air reminds guests that this is not your typical craft show. The beautiful crafts are center stage on the Village Green surrounded by the historic buildings and structures of the Boothbay Railway Village. Rides on the narrow gauge steam train and the opportunity for guests to explore exhibits detailing Maine's railroad heritage, interpreting village life, and displaying more than 60 antique automobiles set this event apart. Artisan demonstrations, live music and a children's corner adds to the fun of this family tradition. Sign up to enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest with lots of really great prizes for all ages and abilities. It's just $5 to register per person and that includes admission and your 10 to 12 pound pumpkin to carve and keep. Some basic tools are provided, participants are encouraged to bring their own tools. Carving must be completed at the Museum during the festival no later than noon on Monday. At noon the judges will review all entries and award prizes. Prizes and pumpkins can be picked up starting at 1 p.m. on Monday. Admission is $4; children 12 and under and Museum Members are free. Steam train tickets are an additional $5 each (free for Museum Members.) Parking is free both in the Museum's main parking lots and the special event parking lot across Route 27 next to T and D Variety. It is our 50th Anniversary and we wanted to do something monumental to mark the occasion, so we are adding a day. Event is on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and continues Sunday, Oct. 8 and Monday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
- : Food Events - Jul 15 - Boothbay - Midcoast Craft Beer Festival - Boothbay Railway Village - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
Visitors will enjoy great craft beer from Maine breweries, an outdoor car show, plus a family-friendly setting including steam train rides. Imagine a collection of historic Maine buildings surrounding a large, green lawn (the Village Green) filled with classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more. The Brewer's tables, instead of being stuffed inside a tent, will be spread throughout Museum buildings surrounding the lawn like the livery stable and historic town hall. There will be a people's choice award for most creative Brewery display and additional merchandise like t-shirts, hats and glassware will be offered for sale by the breweries. Live music by Scotty and The Big Dogs all afternoon. The Museum and Antique Auto Days will be open too. Tickets for a wristband to enjoy ten 4 ounce beer tastings from is just $35 (must be 21) and include Museum admission as well as a unique souvenir beer mug. Check back soon for a list of participating breweries and a link to order your tickets. Event is on Saturday, July 15 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- : Music - Jan 24 thru Mar 01 - Newcastle - St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Auditions - St. Andrew's Episcopal CHurch - Upcoming Knox County Maine Events
Now is the perfect time to join St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, as we prepare to perform the Requiem of Maurice Durufle. French composer Durufle set the familiar Requiem text to music for choir, organ, and two soloists, building on Gregorian chant as the melodic basis throughout the luxurious composition. Known as a meticulous composer with only 14 published works, Durufle penned this piece as a departure from the fire and wrath of other Requiems, instead illuminating forgiveness, peace and hope. Don't miss the chance to be part of this special concert on May 6 and 7 that will feature soloist mezzo-soprano Jazmin DeRice and bass-baritone John David Adams. To schedule an audition, call director Linda Blanchard at (207) 380-2768 or email email@example.com. Auditions for all voice parts are scheduled by appointment. The ability to read music is much preferred, but those who cannot read may participate by spending extra time learning the music at home with the aid of provided practice materials. We especially encourage gifted student singers to audition. Rehearsals are in Newcastle on Wednesday nights at St. Andrew's Church in Newcastle from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.