CAMDEN — Following the success of the Summer Harbor Arts & Books Fair, the Camden Public Library is excited to begin planning the fall edition of the event. The Fall Harbor Arts & Books Fair is slated to be held on the scenic grounds surrounding the library on the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2. The fair is an excellent opportunity for artists, crafters and makers to exhibit their work to both locals and visitors who flock to the Midcoast every autumn for leaf-peeping and early holiday shopping.

This juried art show is a favorite among shoppers and vendors because of the picturesque setting and multitude of restaurants, hotels and natural attractions within Camden’s walkable village. The fair is admission-free, family friendly, and notable for featuring some of the region’s most talented artisans.

“Sales were fantastic! We surpassed our goal,” said Ellen Braley of El’s Cards, one of the participating vendors in this summer’s fair. “We also met a lot of new customers who seem like they will be coming back to see us in the future and will visit our website too.”

The vendor application deadline is midnight Sept. 9 — or earlier, if the venue becomes filled to capacity. More information and the vendor application can be found at Questions about the fair can be emailed to

El’s Cards at the Summer Harbor Arts & Books Fair. Courtesy of the Camden Public Library

Courtesy of the Camden Public Library