Camden’s newest downtown gathering spot has offered an added benefit to all Windjammer Festival volunteers this Labor Day weekend.

The Sea Dog Brewing Company, which opened last week at the former site of Cappy’s Chowder House, has invited all festival volunteers and staff to a post-event reception on Labor Day weekend. In past years, festival volunteers have earned a Windjammer Festival signature T-shirt, which will still be part of the package, along with the Sept. 4 party. As an in-kind sponsorship, the Sea Dog has offered food for all participants along with non-alcoholic beverages.

Festival Chairman Roger Ackley, along with the event’s sponsorship manager Sandra Sawyer, recently announced the addition of the volunteer event.

“This new feature may provide further incentive to become part of the team that puts on this important event,” said Ackley in a news release. “We’re very grateful for the sponsorship offered by the Sea Dog as well as our other generous business sponsors. We look forward to greeting this year’s volunteer crew as opening day approaches.”

Tasks for volunteers include greeting visitors, assisting with information, selling festival items and lending a hand at specific events. Prospective volunteers can look over the schedule on the festival website ( to see what they might be interested in helping with. The volunteer signup form is on the site as well: Further information can be found by emailing Camden’s Community Development office at

Additional festival sponsors include Courier Publications, Down East, Bangor Daily News, Camden National Bank, The Bay View Collection, First National Bank, Sea Dog, Pen Bay Pilot, Allen Insurance and Financial, Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center, Maine Sport, Cedar Crest Inn, Country Inn at Camden-Rockport, Once a Tree, the Waterfront Restaurant, Edward Jones and the Camden Area Business Group. The three-day Windjammer Festival celebrates Camden’s working waterfront and long-standing maritime traditions.