ROCKLAND — After a one-year hiatus, the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors show will return to the city waterfront.

The company submitted an application to the Rockland Harbor Management Commission which voted unanimously Thursday night, Dec. 22 for the use of city property. The show is expected to draw 8,000 people to the waterfront site from Friday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 13.

There will be 200 exhibitors with tents, and food vendors along with boats onshore and in the water. The company will be using Harbor Park, Mildred Merrill Park and Buoy Park with set up beginning Tuesday, Aug. 8 and cleanup completed by Monday, Aug. 14.

The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show will immediately follow the Maine Lobster Festival.

There was no boat show in 2020 or 2022. The show began in 2003 and is one of the trio of large summer events in Rockland along with the Lobster Festival and the North Atlantic Blues Festival.

The show is being put on by the magazine and its parent company Frigate Communications.

Ted Ruegg bought the magazine in April 2022 and took over the helm as publisher of the magazine which has celebrated Maine boatbuilders and life on the coast for more than three decades.

At the Dec. 22 meeting of the Rockland Harbor Management Commission, the panel also approved the use of the city waterfront property from July 20 through July 22 by the Friendship Sloop Society.

And the commission gave approval to the Scone Goddess setting up a food trailer at Snow Marine Park. Scone Goddess filed an application with the city to locate the food trailer at Snow Marine Park next year for two days a week from April through October.