Though the summer is winding down, there’s still plenty to do in Boothbay Harbor. September is a great month to visit Maine, with warm days and cool nights there are tons of things to see and do inside and out.
If you haven’t checked out the first Friday art tour in Boothbay Harbor, you can on September 2nd. This self guided tour usually has 8-14 participating galleries, and starts at 2PM. Venues stay open until 9PM and many offer light appetizers and refreshments. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the vibrant Boothbay art scene.
This month, the Opera House has an eclectic line up of performances, starting with Gaelic Storm on September 14th, playing their versions of classic Irish music. On September 16th, check out April Verch and her band for fiddling, folk music and step dancing. Karen Montanaro brings dance and mime to the stage for a unique performance on the 22nd, and Tommy Malone will be in town with his two man band for an acoustic show on the 30th. Times and ticket prices vary, check out our Upcoming Events Calendar or boothbayoperahouse.com for additional details, and to buy tickets.
For 21 years, the Boothbay Charities Classic has combined golf, auctions, food, and sports stars into a fantastic fundraising weekend to benefit Maine Special Olympics. This year, the event starts on September 22, with a meet and great and cocktails. On the 23rd festivities include a lobster bake and auction at the Railway Museum. Golf is the name of the game on the 24th, and participants kick off the morning at 8:00 with a breakfast at the Boothbay Country Club followed by 18 holes of golf with celebrity players on each team. Numerous prizes are awarded.
Calling all dog lovers! Woofstock is back at the Round Top Farm in Damariscotta on September 10th, for another great fundraising event. This year, organizers have lined up seminars and demonstrations, tons of great pet related vendors, and raffles. New this year, a food tent and a tent for kids. Also, the Woofstock yard sale will be back, with great used items for all sorts of pets. As always, admission is pay what you can, and all proceeds go to benefit various pet related organizations in the area. Woofstock has set up a Facebook page for the event, and posts updates frequently: https://www.facebook.com/WoofstockMaine
Restaurant Week comes to Boothbay Harbor September 17th – 23rd – how does an appetizer, entree and dessert for $23.11 per person sound? Many restaurants are offering this deal all week! Participating establishments include: Boathouse Bistro Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Boothbay Country Club Grille Room Restaurant, Boothbay Lobster Wharf, Brown’s Wharf Inn & Restaurant The Boothbay Harbor Inn Fisherman’s Wharf Inn & Restaurant, McSeagulls Restaurant, Kalers Restaurant, The Rocktide Inn, Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa, and The Tugboat Inn. The special pricing does not include tax, tips, or beverages.
Some say that the Damariscotta River is home to the best oysters in the world. Come celebrate the briny delicacy at the 11th Annual Pemaquid Oyster Festival from 12:00pm-7:00pm at Schooner Landing in Damariscotta. This annual celebration benefits the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund, and includes music, boat rides, exhibits and of course lots and lots of oysters. Admission is free.