Weekend Spotlight: A Celtic Celebration, Picking Blueberries, and Goat Hugs

Thu, 07/21/2022 - 1:30pm

    Welcome to another hot, hot, hot, weekend. Here are three low-cost and no-cost events outdoors that are effortlessly cool.

    Maine Celtic Celebration in Belfast

    Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24—Belfast

    US National Cheese Roll. Photo courtesy Maine Celtic Celebration

    Have ye got a wee bit of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, or Brittany in ye? Check out the three-day festival featuring Celtic music, a dog parade and show, a kilt contest, workshops, and even a Medival Artisan Village as well as vendors selling good food. Don’t forget the Highland Heavy Games with the famous US National CheeseRoll! This is an all-ages event with things to do and see all day and evening. Check out the schedule here. There is a $15 per person suggested donation. FMI: Maine Celtic Celebration

    Pick Your Own Blueberries

    Sunday, July 24—Rockport


    Coastal Mountain Land Trust says it’s ‘Pickin’ Time.”  The public is invited to walk up Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport with your own containers (no rakes) to pick sweet blueberries for free. Members get first priority in the morning and no dogs, please. Registration is required first at coastalmountain.org

    Goat Hugs & Doughnuts

    Sunday, July 24—Windsor

    Photo courtesy Anchor ME Farm

    Who doesn’t like hugs? Who doesn’t like doughnuts? What’s wrong with you? As part of a statewide Open Farm Day, celebrating Maine Farms, Anchor ME Farm at 584 Ridge Road in Windsor is giving you the chance to get baaaaaaaa-ck to nature and hug some adorable goats, chickens, and ducks with all kinds of handmade doughnuts, including gluten-free and vegan, for sale. This open farm day is between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. FMI: Anchor ME Farm

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com