Tour beautiful kitchens, each one with a gourmet tasting from a local chef on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Advance tickets are on sale now. All proceeds from this summertime event support Merryspring park and gardens, and its year-round nature and environmental education programs. This year’s Kitchen Tour is generously sponsored by EBS Style Solutions of Camden.

The kitchens — from historic restorations to newly built show-stoppers — show visitors what creative homeowners can do, together with skilled designers, builders, and craftspersons. The chefs at work in each kitchen give visitors a sampling of the remarkable, ever-expanding dining choices available in the Midcoast.

To purchase a $25 ticket in advance, stop in at any of these locations from Tuesday, July 19 through Tuesday, Aug. 2: CAMDEN: Surroundings, Party Fundamentals, Stonewall Kitchen; ROCKPORT: The Market Basket; ROCKLAND: Atlantic Baking Company; LINCOLNVILLE: Dot’s Market; BELFAST: The Good Table; WALDOBORO: The Well Tempered Kitchen.

Advance tickets are also available by emailing Merryspring at or calling 236-2239. Tickets will be held at Merryspring for pick-up the day of the tour. On the day of the tour, tickets will cost $30 and will be available at Merryspring or any of the kitchens on the tour. People may  also purchase a ticket for an individual kitchen for $10. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239.