Travel Writer Hilary Nangle appeared on the show 207 to discuss the 6th Annual Pies on Parade. It was great coverage for the event which takes place from 1 – 5 pm on January 24th. They even featured a bunch of my photography in the segment! Please check our Specials section for more information on the event. Tickets will likely sell out.
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Frank and I are taking a much needed break. We’re heading out to attend a good friends wedding. We’ll be back just in time for Rockland’s Festival of Lights Weekend. This years event will be better than ever! The parade of lights will feature a float created by the Historic Inns of Rockland. There is so much going on. The festvities kick off on Friday, November 27th. More details to follow!
Way back in June, we spent a few days with some travel writers that came to Rockland as part of Historic Inns of Rockland FAM tour. I heard the term FAM tour before, but always wondered what it meant. FAM is abbreviated for familiarization. Now, the light comes on in my head.
Anyway, the Tandem Tasters are part of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association. Maralyn and Brenda stopped by one afternoon to watch me make Key LimeRock Pie. We had a lot of fun, and they seemed to enjoy the tasting part too.
Historic Inns of Rockland are hosting the 6th annual Pies on Parade in January 2010. If it sounds yummy to you too, think about coming to Rockland next January for a taste.
Well, the 62nd Annual Maine Lobster Festival went by like a flash of lightning. We also had a visit from one of my dearest friends, Karen along with her husband Kyle and their little daughter Jessica. Despite some sprinkles, this years festival seemed to be a roaring success.
Starting August 7th is the annual Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors show. This is the largest in the water boat show in the country and draws people from all over. The show also features many fine furnture craftsmen. A good friend of ours, Paul Smith of Cathedral Woodworking, will be showing again the year. Last year, we purchased a beautiful porch swing for the front of the inn.
Guests have throughly enjoyed using the swing. It is truly beautiful. As Paul now lives in Michigan, our swing will be in display at the show this year as a sample for visitors to see.
One of the highlights of the event is the Boat dog trials. Here is a photo of last years winner.
Two years ago, we were featured on HGTV’s If Walls Could Talk. It was a really fun show to be a part of although we filmed for 13 hours straight for about a 13 minute segment!! Enjoy the video below!
The North Atlantic Blues Festival is only two weeks away. The event takes place July 11 & 12 in Harbor Park right here in Rockland. A crowd of 12,000 is expected. The whole things starts with a Blues Pub Crawl on friday night. After a whole day of blues saturday, Main Street is closed for the BIG Blues Pub crawl. What is most exciting for us about this event is that we have the same guests from year to year. It is like having a big family reunion!! Let’s hope the weather holds out. There is a great lineup this year. Please click here for more information.
Back by popular demand! Comedienne Paula Poundstone will be performing her stand up routine at the Strand Theater on August 14th. Paula will be selling copies of her book, “There’s Nothing In This Book I Meant To Say” with proceeds going to the Friends of the Rockland Public Library. As a board member of the Friends, I will be working on promotions for the event along with another board member. I urge everyone to get their tickets early as she will definitely sell out! After the show, make sure to pick up a copy of her book. She will even be there to autograph them. It should be a night filled with laughter and your book purchase will be helping the library. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here. To learn more about the Rockland Public Library, please click here.
Each year, the Historic Inns of Rockland host a press tour for national media. We have a great lineup of writers coming on the tour this year. They will get to experience some of the best things in Rockland including our museums, restaurants and outdoor activities. Three years ago, our press tour was capped off with a lobster bake in the back garden of the Captain Lindsey House. A food editor from Woman’s Day magazine took this very funny picture of me. I don’t normally don this type of getup when eating lobster but for some reason the mood struck me this particular evening. We all look forward to another successful tour!
This Sunday, June 22nd, marks the second annual lobsters boat race here in Rockland. Lobstermen from all over midcoast Maine will come to Rockland harbor for the chance to win over $12,000 in prizes. Spectators will have a spectular view of the whole event from the breakwater. The races kick off at 1o a.m.
This Saturday marks the Summer Sostice Festival here in Rockland. The day kicks off with a book plant & bake sale on the lawn of the Rockland Public Library from 2 – 5 pm. Main Street will then be closed from 5 – 9 pm. There will be all different kinds of festivities on Main Street including a rock climbing wall and a monkey jump! Food vendors will be serving eveything from funnel cakes to sausage and peppers and several live music acts will be spread throughout the area. The highlight of the event will be a whoopie pie eating contest in front of the Rockland Cafe. This is not to be missed as different age groups compete to see who can stuff their faces with the most whoopie pies. It is absolutely hysterical!! Last year drew in excess of 5000 people. Youthlinks will also have a balloon dropping fundraiser. Last year, Frank has the pleasure of being one of the volunteers to get soaked. This picture is from just before he got hit!! It’s gonna be a really fun day and is one of the many reasons Rockland rocks!!