The fourth annual Harvest Hoot is set for Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Camden Snow Bowl, Barnestown Road. Admission to the day of family activities and entertainment for kids of all ages is $5, free for children younger than 5, and all proceeds benefit the STAR after-school program.

There will be live music all day at the 2013 Harvest Hoot. This year's artists include both seasoned veterans and new acts from the younger generation. Up first, at 11 a.m., Fading Dawn, a band of young musicians that classify their music as classic rock, hard rock and metal. The band features Alex Winn (guitar/vocals/screaming/keyboards/harmonica), Jason Pierce (guitar/vocals), Jordan Roubinek (bass/keyboards/vocals) and Tyler "T-Bil" Bilodeau (drums).

At high noon, an acoustic version of popular local band Sea Train will take the Snow Bowl Lodge stage. They will play their dance-inducing versions of classic rock, R&B and funk songs.

The LaClaires bring on the bluegrass at 1 p.m. Phil and Ellen LaClaire have been playing and teaching acoustic roots, country, bluegrass and gospel in Maine, New England and beyond for the last 20 years.

At 2 p.m., Hafsol will perform hard rock, light metal, punk and blues. Members Alex Winn (lead guitars), Chase Winn (bass, vocals) and Brian Wright Jr. (drums/percussion) look forward to getting the crowd going with their energetic mix.

Singer/songwriter and recent Northport Music Theater star Samantha Creech will round out the day’s music starting at 3 p.m. with an acoustic set.

The year’s Hoot also features a visit by “North Woods Law” cable TV star Warden Kris MacCabe and his Maine Warden Service K-9s, The Operation Game Thief traveling exhibit, equipment demos by local fire department, police and ambulance rescue units, lots of children’s activities, furry friends from PAWS and the Pope Memorial Humane Society and tasty treats from local food vendors.

Snow Bowl chair lifts equipped with bike racks will run throughout the event and mountain bike trails will be open all day (there is an extra fee for chair lift rides). For more information about the Hoot, STAR or Five Town CTC, call 236-9800 or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or