Hampton Beach, NH Sand Sculpting Competition June 20th-22nd, 2013


One of the most beloved weeks of the entire summer at Hampton Beach is the Sand Sculpting Competition. Talented sand sculptors come from across the nation (and internationally) to compete for the $15,000 prize. The competition was conceptualized in 2000, when the New Hampshire state quarter was released and Greg Grady was asked to make a sand sculpture replica. Since then, each year the competition is held and artists create masterpieces that “wow” spectators. The sculptures are sprayed with ‘windscreen’ to help preserve them for weeks to come, but be sure to stop by between June 20th-22nd to see the artists in action. On June 22nd the winner is announced and until July 7th the area will be illuminated at night for onlookers to enjoy.

If you would like to learn more about the Hampton Beach Sand Sculptors, please visit the website.

Visit www.hamptonbeach.com for all your vacation needs!

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Content by Lindsey Poisson

Hampton Beach Olde Tyme Fair June 6th-9th, 2013 (Hampton Beach, NH)

Olde-Tyme-Fair-Logo-resized2Hampton Beach State Park Olde Tyme Fair is right around the corner. Be sure to come visit and enjoy some food, games, carnival rides and arts and crafts. There will be plenty of entertainment from concerts and local acts to a petting zoo. The Fair will be from June 6th-9th with an admission fee of only $5. Fair times vary throughout the weekend.

Thursday: 4pm-10pm

Friday: 4pm-10:30pm

Saturday: 10am- 10:30pm

Sunday: 10am- 9pm

This will be the 1st annual Olde Tyme Fair, so come by and see what it is all about. Please visit the website for a full itinerary and unlimited wristband prices and times. Kick off your summer, and ‘fair season’ right and see what the Olde Tyme Fair has to offer.

Click here for more info!

Visit www.hamptonbeach.com for all your vacation needs!

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Content by Lindsey Poisson

AWS Annual Yard Sale

AWS Annual Yardsale – May 4 (Sat) – The Yard Sale you wait all year long for! Longtime AWS volunteer, Sue, spends all year collecting items for this sale to benefit the shelter. It will be held 8am – 2pm. No early birds please! 6 Hearthstone Drive, Kennebunk, Maine. If you would like to contribute to the sale, contact Sue at 985-1437. For more information, call Animal Welfare Society (www.animalwelfaresociety.org) at 985-3244.
Venue Name:
AWS Yard Sale
Address: 6 Hearthstone Drive Kennebunk 04094
Dates: May 4, 2013 – May 4, 2013
Times: 8 – 2
Fees: Free
Contact Information:
Name:  Gail Crowell
Phone:  (207) 985-3244

Maine Maple Weekend March 23 & 24 2013

Please join us on Maine Maple Weekend this March 23 and 24, 2013, for two days of fun filled events. On Saturday we will be open from 9AM- 3PM and on Maple Sunday from 8AM- 4PM. We offer exciting activities such as scavenger hunts, calf naming contests, pig weight contests, sap lugging contests, and door prizes. Our Maple Store is fully stocked for the event with many special prices. We will also have free samples of Maple Syrup on pancakes and ice cream, fudge sampling, and maple whoopie pie tasting events. Our maple store is also open throughout the year. We welcome you to visit at your convenience. We accommodate: bus tours, restrooms available, handicapped accessible, retail sales offered, wholesale sales offered.

157 Elm Street, Newfield, Maine

207-793-8850 For more information on all area  Maine Maple Weekend happenings visit www.getrealmaine.com

OOB ME Easter Egg Hunt 2013

Sat. March 16th, 2013 – Old Orchard Beach ME; An Easter egg hunt, Easter parade, photos with the Old Orchard Beach Bunny costumed character, animal balloons and other fun-filled games will take place at the Loranger Middle School from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Admission is free to the general public.

Sponsored by Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department. FMI: 207-934-0860

A Chocoholics Dream Getaway

Celebrate the month of love with a chocolate tasting from Maine’s own Martha Moon Chocolate Company. Learn how these sweet treats are made and taste samples paired with carefully selected ports and dessert wines.Seafood, blueberries, craft beer… Maine is a great place to indulge and imbibe. This winter and early spring we’re celebrating our Locavore heritage with an exceptional 6-month Food Series in our new Tasting Room. Join us for the weekend and enjoy:Two nights in a room for 2 at low season rates

Friday evening cocktail reception at the inn

Dinner out at a local restaurant dedicated to locavore eating

A Saturday food class with a local expert with tastings and pairings in our newly renovated Tasting Room

Venue Name:

Captain Fairfield Inn
Address: 8 Pleasant Street Kennebunkport 04046
Dates: February 22, 2013 – February 24, 2013
Times: n/a
Fees: *Rates starting at $215 per night without dinner, $259 per night with dinner included at a local restaurant.
Contact Information:
Name:  Jed & Alana, innkeepers
Phone:  (207) 967-4454

Winter Wildlife Day – Wells ME

February 21, 2013

Bring the family to explore the trails and treasures of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Enjoy live animal presentations (10am and noon), go on a wildlife tracking walk (11am and 1pm), get bird-watching tips, and create a wildlife project to take home. Bring sleds and snowshoes if you have them (and if there’s snow). Presented by the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Center for Wildlife, and York County Audubon. Free for all. 10am-2pm.


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Click for more info: http://www.wellsreserve.org

Have a Heart for Horses – Valentine Event Feb 17th

Are you looking for something new and fun to do with your family this Valentine’s Day weekend?

Spend some time with the amazing mustangs of Ever After Mustang Rescue and bring a valentine for your favorite horse, mule or donkey!Visit the Rescue at 463 West St in Biddeford on Sunday, February 17 between 2 and 4 pm.Your time will start with a tour of the barn and greetings from some of the rescued horses. Children will have a mustang ‘pony’ ride – fee $5. Bring your cameras! End your visit with hot cocoa and cookies in the horse barn.

For more information: 207-284-7721.

Tired of giving your loved one the same old over-priced roses or chocolates for Valentine’s Day? Why not give the unique gift of a gift certificate for classes in the Women and Horses Program held at the Rescue on Monday nights and Thursday mornings.

Venue Name:
Ever After Mustang Rescue
Address: 463 West St Biddeford 04005
Dates: February 17, 2013 – February 17, 2013
Times: 2-4 PM
Fees: free admission, pony ride $5
Contact Information:
Website:  mustangrescue.org
Name:  Mona Jerome
Phone:  (207) 284-7721