360 Commercial Street ( Route 1),
Rockport , Maine 04856
207-236-3276, 207-236-9421


2012 Major Events


May 26–27
Owls Head Spring Antique Auto & Aeroplane Show.

Old cars, trucks & planes start the season. Exhibit your pre-1992 vehicles. Vehicle demonstrations/Owls Head Transportation Museum.


June 16–17
Owls Head Hot Rod, Customs, Muscle Car Show.

From hot rods to motorcycles to bicycles. Antique Aeroplane Show/Owls Head Transportation Museum.

June 17
Lobster Boat Races in Rockland Harbor.

An estimated 100 boats will participate in various categories/Inside Rockland Breakwater.

June 23
Summer Solstice Evening in Rockland.

A celebration of the Summer Solstice. Main street will be closed to traffic for an evening of music, entertainment events 5 to 9 PM/ Rockland.


July 1–5
Festival of Independence. Four days of fun in the midcoast over Fourth of July holiday period. Concerts, family events, parades. Fireworks on July 4th/Camden.

July 4
Thomaston Fourth of July Parade and Celebration. Parade, pancake breakfast, entertainment, chicken BBQ, children's activities, fireworks, crafts, baking contest/Thomaston.

July 7–8
Owls Head Fabulous '50s, Sensational '60s Car Meet. More than 400 classic autos from the industry's most stylish decades. Antique Aeroplane Show/Owls Head Transportation Museum.

July 13
Annual Maine Windjammer Parade. The windjammer fleet sails by the Rockland Breakwater. This will provide close up views of Maine's fleet of tall ships/Rockland Breakwater, Rockland.

July 14–15
North Atlantic Blues Festival. The acclaimed Blues Festival features world famous blues musicians/Harbor Park, Rockland.

July 19
Friendship Sloop Days. The Friendship Sloop Society annual homecoming and Regatta features sloop races and demonstrations/Harbor Park, Rockland.

July 21 & 22
32nd Annual Antiques Show & Sale. Premier show in Maine for early 18th and 19th century furniture, Americana and accessories/Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport.

July 21–22
Summer HarborArts Show. About 100 artist and artisans display and sell their works in scenic Camden/Harbor Park, Camden.

July 21
11th Annual Maine Lobster Ride & 'Roll. Maine's most scenic bike ride along winding country lanes and the breathtaking rockbound coast. Fully supported ride includes four distance options: 16, 30, 50 or 100 miles/Rockland High School, Rockland.

July 21–22
Owls Head Trucks, Tractors & Commercial Vehicles Show. More than 250 antique pickups, delivery vans, tractor trailers, military vehicles. Antique Aeroplane Show/Owls Head Transportation Museum.


August 1–5
Annual Maine Lobster Festival.
"Original Lobster Festival" — tons of steamed Maine lobsters. Waterfront activities, maritime displays and demonstrations, Maine arts & crafts, tours on Navy and Coast Guard ships, harbor cruises, contests, giant parade, carnival rides, international lobster crate race and much more/Harbor Park, Rockland.

August 4–5
Owls Head Wings & Wheels Spectacular & Aerobatic Airshow.
All things wings and wheels. Features a world-class aerobatic airshow. Antique Aeroplane Show/Owls Head Transportation Museum.

August 10–12
10th Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show.
Boat exhibits in water and on land, fine furniture, artists, marine hardware, food. Boatbuilders and craftsmen will be on hand/Harbor Park & Buoy Park, Rockland.

August 10–12
31st Annual Maine Antiques Festival.
Maine's largest antique show with dealers from across the country offering a wide variety of antiques for sale from formal to folk/Union Fairgrounds, Union.

August 18–25
Union Fair & Blueberry Festival.
Classic, rural Maine fair, celebrating all aspects of agriculture in the State of Maine, including a wild blueberry festival. One of the oldest fairs in Maine/Union Fairgrounds, Union.

August 25
Owls Head 35th New England Auto Auction.
Annual auction with up to 200 antique, classic and special interest vehicles go up for bid. Preview August 20–24/Owls Head Transportation Museum.

August 31–September 2
Camden Windjammer Festival.
Maine's windjammer fleet arrives in Camden Harbor. Festivities throughout the weekend including live music, nautical activities, demonstrations, boat parade and fireworks/Camden.


September 1–2
Owls Head Vintage Motorcycle Meet.
Up to 250 Antique and classic motorcycles will be on display. Antique Aeroplane Show/Owls Head Transportation Museum.

September 22–23
Owls Head Earth Movers & Shakers.
An earth-moving gathering of large and small construction vehicles. Antique Aeroplane Show/Owls Head Transportation Museum.

September 27–30
Camden International Film Festival.
The festival each year features dozens of documentary films from around the world. Besides film screenings, it also includes discussions, special events, forums and question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers/Camden, Rockport & Rockland.

September 29–30
Annual Fall HarborArts Juried Arts & Crafts Show.
Over 100 artists and craftspeople display and sell their work in the downtown Camden area/Camden.


October 6–7
Owls Head Foreign Auto Festival.
MG is featured Marque. Open to all pre-1992 foreign vehicles. Antique Aeroplane Show/Owls Head Transportation Museum.

October 18–20
POP!TECH 2012.
PopTech brings together a global community of innovators from many fields to share insights and work together to create lasting change/Camden Opera House, Camden.

October 27–28
The Great Fall Auction & Flea Market.
Fundraising auction featuring travel packages, antique collectables, gift certificates/Owls Head Transportation Museum.