Weekend Spotlight: Outdoor Music Fest, Open Winery Day, CIFF and WERU Blowout Bash

Posted:  Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
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This weekend didn’t get the memo that it’s September, because it will be gorgeous, sunny and in the 80s. There are two events in Union, the weekend of the Camden International Film Fest, and a road trip to celebrate WERU’s 30th year in existence.

Mic Mac Mayhem

Friday, September 14 & Saturday, September 15 — Union

If you haven’t gone camping this summer, this may be your last chance to sleep under the stars. But, first, pull up a lawn chair, because the Mic Mac Cove Campground is hosting a music blow out (and the best part is no one has to drive home.) With multiple acts going until 11ish, such as The Jukebox Bullies and No Guts No Glory, a weekend pass is $25 per person, or $20 if you’re staying at the campsite. A single act is $10/$8. There will be fire pits, food, and raffles all weekend long. FMI: Mic Mac Cove Campground

Open Winery Day

Saturday, September 15 — Union

Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery is the place to be on this gorgeous Saturday for Open Winery Day, which happens to be free. Starting at 11 a.m. they’ll have Grape Tasting & Testing, a lunch cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with gourmet farm burgers (do bring money for that), an edible and medicinal mushroom talk from 1 to 3 p.m. and a tour of the winery from 2 to 4 p.m. They will be offering wine tastings all day with samples from Appleton Creamery and Brazen Baking. This is one of those events that, if you live here, it’s the perfect outing for your weekend staycation. FMI: Savage Oakes

Camden International Film Festival

Thursday, September 13 to Sunday, September 16 — Camden

Camden International Film Festival kicks off the weekend with two screenings of the opening film, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead at the Camden Opera House at 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and a public CIFF After Dark Party (for pass holders or $30 pp) takes place on Friday at 10 p.m. at the Bicknell Building. Individuals without passes can pay $10 to get into screenings of films only. For the party, you must buy a ticket online; no tickets will be sold at the door. Check out: The Local’s Guide to CIFF 2018 This Weekend

Killer Road Trip: WERU Bangor Boogie

Saturday, September 15 — Bangor

WERU fans, the radio station is having its 30th anniversary and hosting a dance party called the “WERU Bangor Boogie” at the Bangor Arts Exchange, 193 Exchange Street from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The Right Track is performing; this is a high-energy, 11-piece R&B/Funk/Soul band of top-notch Maine musicians and vocalists. Donations in support of WERU will be gladly accepted at the door. FMI: WERU


Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com