Now that Henri has finally cleared out, we’re looking at a sunny, beautiful weekend, the last hurrah of August. Each of these events in the spotlight is outdoors and reminiscent of childhood summer days from an old-fashioned fair with rides to a drive-in laser show. Soak it in before it’s gone!
Girls Night Out at St. George River Café
Friday, August 27—Warren
Did you know that the St. George River Café reopened? Here’s my story from last week. One thing they’re dedicated to is bringing back live music and highlighting local talent. So this Friday, even though it’s billed as “Girls Night Out,” it doesn’t mean only girls can be in the audience when powerhouse ladies, Annie Menzietti and Neon Gypsy (Jennifer Kosinchuk) take the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. for a free show. Enjoy the simple menu and a cold beer or wine.
Drag Races & Mud Runs at The Union Fair
Friday, August 27 to Saturday, August 28—Union
The Union Fair has been going on all week and this is the last weekend for it. Friday is designated Maine Wild Blueberry Festival Day (see schedule here) capping off with Thunder Valley Lawn Mower Drag Races in the evening. Saturday is the day for the Car Show and The Inaugural Mud Run (see schedule here). Enjoy an old-fashioned Maine fair. FMI: Admission & Details
Maine Book Festival
Saturday, August 28—Thomaston
Bookworms rejoice! The largest Maine book festival is taking place at 12 High Street in Thomaston from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 50 authors from all over the state will be on hand for special readings, signings, and Q & As. There will also be live music, food from The Jersey Plate food truck, and a Children’s Tent. Books are windows to the world: go find a Maine treasure and bring one home. FMI: Details
Killer Road Trip: A Drive-in Laser Light Show
Friday, August 27 through Sunday, August 29—Bangor
Remember when you were a kid and you got to go to the drive-in on a summer evening? Well, get on up to Speedway 95 Racetrack with the whole brood (or a pack of friends) in a station wagon for a family-friendly laser show with hits from ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘and 90s all choreographed with 25 high-powered lasers. Bring chairs and blankets for a special tailgating area. It’s only $29 per car load—no matter how many people you pile in it! Note: you must buy tickets ahead. FMI: Details and Tickets
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