Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is Aug. 8-10

Jul 31, 2014
Photo by: Jamie Bloomquist Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor Show is Friday to Sunday, Aug. 8-10 at Harbor Park in Rockland.

Rockland — The producers of the annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show announce that Rockland’s scenic waterfront parks will again come alive, filled with beautiful boats, one-of-a-kind handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore.

As always, the show will bring together the best of Maine and the region from across the creative spectrum; these fine craftspeople will showcase their many talents and display their wares to a discerning crowd of attendees from Thursday to Sunday, Aug. 8-10.

“This is a chance for everyone who loves the Maine coast and our magazine to meet many of the artisans they’ve read about in the pages of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and to see great Maine products first-hand,” said MBH&H Publisher John K. Hanson Jr., adding, “This is the only show in Maine where people can see so many boats in the water all in one place.”

The gathering of hundreds of exhibitors — perennial favorites and new talents alike — enables visitors to come to one location and board boats of all sizes, lounge in handcrafted furniture, admire artwork, try on jewelry and clothing, fine-tune engine specs, and compare sailboat gear — all in one weekend.

Beautiful examples of Maine-built boats, from rowing craft and kayaks to sailboats and poweryachts, will be on display, as will bespoke furnishings, homewares, and marine gear. To round out life on the coast, there will be antiques, fine art, photography, and books. From children’s activities, live music, and Maine cooking to Sunday’s light-hearted 12th Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials, the weekend is all about the creativity, the fun, and the lasting goods that bring out the best at home and on the water.

Show highlights will include The Genius of Herreshoff tribute, with special boats on display for aficionados of elegant, traditional yacht design; the Maine Made Products Tent filled with top-quality Maine creations; and the new Smart, Small Homes area, dedicated to the art of living large within a small(er) envelope.

For more information and a full list of exhibitors and activities, visit maineboats.com/boatshow.

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