The second annual Local Flavor Fare will take place Saturday, Aug. 6, from 2 to 6:00 p.m. at the Rockport Marketplace (State of Maine Cheese) on Route 1. The event, promising “a taste of the Midcoast’s best food, drink, music and artistry,” will include four music acts, wine and beer tastings, a pig roast, local artists and artisan foods.

The community event was created to bring focus and awareness to local musicians and artisans. Profits will be donated to P.A.W.S. animal adoption center. There is no admission charge. Parking is behind the Rockport Marketplace building and at Crestwood Kitchens.

Rockport–based bluegrass band Miners Creek will headline the show. The family band features the songwriting mother/daughter duo Resa and Emily Randolph on guitar and bass; and husband/dad/banjo/mandolin player Whitney. Miners Creek’s sound is rooted firmly in the bluegrass tradition with a heavy sprinkling of folk, Latin, Appalachian, blues and old timey.

Also performing will be Belfast-based duo Velocipede, featuring Julia Plumb on fiddle and Baron Collins-Hill on mandolin and tenor guitar; honky-tonk country singer David Scott Norton; and family folk band Playin’ Possum.

Locally produced wines and beers will be available for tasting and purchase; ID will be required to enter the wine and beer tasting area. The music is free and open to the whole family.

Maine Street Meats will be roasting a pig for the occasion, serving up its famous pork sandwiches. Local food producers will have their cheeses, jellies, mustards and more available. Jewelry makers, local artists and print makers will be on hand; and the bands will be available to sell autographed CDs, T-shirts and more.

For more information, contact Resa Randolph at; Karyl Brown at; or Cathe Morrill at One also may call State of Maine Cheese Co. at (800) 762-8895.

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