CAMDEN — Labor Day weekend kicked off Friday with Camden’s annual Windjammer Festival.

For a listing of events including the annual crate races to be held Saturday, the arrival of the schooners and the fireworks display, check out the Camden Windjammer Festival Facebook page.

The windjammer Angelique arrives in Camden Harbor. Photo by Daniel Dunkle

Friday morning events included a number of vendor tents and a talk on lobster fishing given by Dominic Gioia.

Capt. Jim Sharpe of the Sail, Power & Steam Museum in Rockland offered his books and information.

Denise White and Bridget Qualey were demonstrating cooking on a schooner.

Bridget Qualey demonstrates cooking on a schooner at the Camden Windjammer Festival Sept. 2. Photo by Daniel Dunkle

The event enjoyed a perfect day of clear skies and sunshine.

Saturday’s top event was the crate race, which saw roughly 40 hardy souls ready to tackle the task of crossing the highest total of crates before splashing into the chilly water in the Camden Harbor.

In the boys division, Theo Kunkel took first place, followed by Bennett Cohen, and Chase Demos. Bea Matthis finished first in the girls division, with Katalina Kriste taking second, followed by the 2019 winner, Havana Kriste.

Capt. Jim Sharpe works a table Sept. 2 at the Camden Windjammer Festival. Photo by Daniel Dunkle

Artist Tad Retz paints as Dominic Gioia talks about the art of catching lobsters at the Camden Windjammer Festival, Sept. 2. Photo by Daniel Dunkle

Vendors in a variety of fields worked the Camden Windjammer Festival on Sept. 2. Photo by Daniel Dunkle

The Camden Windjammer Festival draws a crowd Sept. 2. Photo by Daniel Dunkle

Bennett Cohen, tackles the task of crate racing on Saturday, Sept. 3. Cohen took second place overall. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Bennett Cohen. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Scene from the crate race on Saturday, Sept. 3. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Scene from the crate race on Saturday, Sept. 3. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Scene from the crate race on Saturday, Sept. 3. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Scene from the crate race on Saturday, Sept. 3. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Bea Matthis races across crates, taking home a second place finish during the crate race on Saturday, Sept. 3. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Scene from the crate race on Saturday, Sept. 3. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Scene from the crate race on Saturday, Sept. 3. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer

Scene from the crate race on Saturday, Sept. 3. Photo by Holly Vanorse Spicer