The annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show will run Friday through Sunday, Aug. 13 through 15 in Harbor Park. In addition to a celebration of boats and coastal living, there will be live music, maritime films and talks, book signings, activities for children and other special events on the show grounds. For a complete schedule, visit

Live music

Performances Friday will be by The Press Gang, a trio that plays dance music from the New England and Celtic traditions, and the UMM Ukulele Orchestra. On Saturday, the Midcoast’s own steel drum ensemble Steelin’ Thunder will perform as will Evergreen, a progressive bluegrass band. On Sunday, the Blue Hill Brass will be back by popular demand. Children’s activities include an Instrument Petting Zoo presented by Bay Chamber Concerts.

Maritime films

Film screenings by Northeast Historic Film during the show will include “Gus Skoog, Boatbuilder”; “In Our Wake: Maine’s Maritime History”; “The Friendship Sloop”; “Finest Kind”; “The Fish Belong to the People”; and “Peapods of the Maine Coast.”  Films and talks are free with show admission and will be held in the Rockland Yacht Club building.

Book signings

A varied roster of Maine authors will be on hand to sign and sell their books. Included will be Chuck Paine, “My Yacht Designs and What They Taught Me”; Nancy Rich, “Afloat on the Tide”; Eva Murray, “Well Out to Sea”; Sandra Sylvester, “The South End”; and Loretta Krupinski, “Looking Astern: An Artist’s View.”

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 at the gate, free younger than 12, and includes admission to all show events. No pets are allowed on show grounds.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to