2024 Event Calendar Quick Links

Art, Music, Food & Community

Note:  Our calendar is subject to updates.  Please double-check updates by emailing [email protected] or texting 207-930-5919.

Spring Project Week: May 19-26

Bring your tools and your camper (or tent)...we've got a chore list and plenty of free camping!  Like an old-fashion work party we'll keep a pot of homemade soup on the woodstove and spend our evening relaxing by the campfire.

For cleanup week details, click here.

Email us and we’ll save you a site [email protected] or text (207) 930-5919

Artists in Residence Program: June 4 - September 30

Most weeks, visit our studio and craft memories with the artist in residence. These free and/or low-cost programs are for campers and guests to explore the pleasure of making with their hands. Please visit our Artist in Residence page for details about each session.

Strings in the Garden: June 10 - September 23

Every Monday evening from 5-7 PM bring a cocktail, a picnic and a friend and relax to the wonderful music of the Sea String Orchestra's rehearsals.

Front Porch Jams: June 19 - September 25

Every Wednesday evening from 5-7 PM on the main stage. For all playing levels.  These hosted and mentored jams are fun for everyone. There's a song book and room for improvisation. Come and participate or join the audience to sing and clap along. Artisans are welcome to set up a vending table and there's a hosted craft session for more hands-on fun. Sponsored by the Makers Guild of Maine, 501c3.

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Armenian Picnic: July 28

Our gardens will be spilling into the pathways and we’ll be getting ready to pull the onions and garlic because it will be time to marinate the shish kebab! Cooking and sharing food is a way to sharpen our senses, to connect us with the land and the bounty it produces. When you think about it, cooking and baking celebrate the magic of fire and water…touchstones in our lives.

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Italy Comes to Searsport, via Munjoy Hill!   August 11

Join us in the Garden Kitchen for Sunday Dinner prepared by Hank & Cheryl Lawson with the help of friends.  Once upon a time we had the pleasure of Hank's legondary tomato gravy and homemade meat balls...now you can too.  All proceeds benefit the Fiber College of Maine Scholarship Fund.

Stay tuned for details where to purchase tickets

 

Bring the family camping for Labor Day weekend and seize a day or two to play in the studios.  Drop in and out as you choose between 10:00 and 4:00, there will be a project waiting for you to try...anyone who has the appropriate attention span is welcome to join in.   Even if you’re not a camper… there’s nothing like a day of learning and making to turn this holiday weekend into a special treat.

FMI   Labor Day Open Studios

For this year’s Fiber College, we’re excited to offer a choice of five, intensive five-day workshops that will run simultaneously from Wednesday through Sunday, the week after Labor Day at the award-winning Searsport Shores Ocean Campground and art facility in Mid-Coast Maine. Your chosen workshop will consist of at least 21 hours of personalized instruction that will be the core of a unique retreat experience. You'll be sharing your meals and campfires with all of our talented teachers and your fellow makers. There will be plenty of opportunity to work or daydream in the garden and on our beach. This is your time to renew your creative energy, confidence, and passion, carrying it with you long after we wave goodbye.

FMI   Fiber College 2024

Strung Together: Maine Folk Campout Festival, September 13-15

The OT & Bluegrass Jam weekend begins Friday afternoon with an OTJam and banjo workshop followed by our world famous Strung Together wood fired pizza bar and concert. The jams will take place in different areas in the park but close enough to give all participants easy access to both jam circles.

This year we are jamming around the grounds under tents, porches, trees and other canopies.  Designated spaces will be laid out for each style of music, with unlimited spots to hold you own jam.

FMI Strung Together Music Campout

We (Steven and Astrig) are musicians and artists...taught creativity by our parents who were also musicians and artists.  In the decades that we've lived in Searsport, we've had the pleasure of surrounding ourselves with other talented people who are passionate and dedicated to intentional living.  Our campground world is a better place because of the friends that we share it with and we hope that you'll join in!

In addition to this weekly program of artists, we host the Sea Strings Orchestra on Monday afternoons in the garden and Wednesday evenings a mentored, community jam on the bandstand for anyone who would like to play on stage or sing along from the audience.  Ask for a songbook when you get here and if you'd like to lead a session or a song, just talk with Steve.  Anytime you hear music, we invite you to bring a refreshing drink, a nibble and a comfortable seat...you and your friends are always welcome!

The real magic of the Shores can't be contained in a schedule.  Within this community of creative and friendly people, many of the best gatherings are spontaneous.  While you're here, if you feel the inspiration to host a camper meal or offer a special class...track us down and let's make it happen together