Category Archives: Uncategorized

Home Garden Flower Show 2016…

The 2016 Home Garden Flower Show, May Fair, now in its 16th year return to the Fryeburg Fairgrounds, May 13 – 15, 2016.

Rated as a top 20 event in Maine by Yankee Magazine, the event presents more than 300 home-and-garden-related businesses and services, including artists, artisans, and landscapers, for the convenience of homeowners, or those just wanting to spruce up their living space, and gardening enthusiasts.

Garden centers will be offering perennials, annuals, veggie seedlings and the All Things Growing Seminars will help with planning and decision-making, while the show’s garden marketplaces will offer an assortment of plants, shrubs, flowers seedlings and garden supplies.

Lots of activities are planned at the 2016 show.  Sign up for their monthly e-newsletter to learn more.  You may also  email them with suggestions for demonstrations and talks.

The famous Meet the Chefs cooking series returns with the perfect Summer theme “Sizzlin’ Summer Recipes!”, The weekend series features guest chefs from the most popular kitchens in Maine and New Hampshire sharing their culinary secrets to packed audiences, is scheduled throughout the show.

Back again by popular demand is their Wine Craft Beer and Cheese Pavilion and Indoor Farmer’s Market.

Regional or national businesses, artisans, or manufacturers interested in exhibiting in the Home Garden Flower Show, May Fair, please contact Karla Ficker at 800-359-2033 or 207-935-2845 or e-mail info@homegardenflowershow.com. For more information, visit the show website at   HomeGardenFlowerShow.com.

photo by:

“Leaf Peeping” Flight over Brandy Pond, & Segbago Lake

For the best view of the Maine fall foliage colors reserve your “leaf peeping” flight with Naples Seaplane today!! Their standard flight departs at their dock and goes over beautiful Long Lank, Brandy Pond, and Sebago Lake.  While in the air you will also see Point Sebago, the famous Songo Locks, Sebago State Park, the surrounding foothills, and majestic Mount Washington. They are available summer thru Fall.  They are located on the “Causeway” in Naples. Prices are very reasonable, starting at $55 for adults and only $35 for children.  Check out Naples Seaplane online for more information.

photo by:

Stone Mountain Arts Center

August 7 (Friday): Southern SMAC fest click for details with the Warren Hood Band and Louisianan’s The Revelers Event Sponsor: The Zimmerman Family of Wolfeboro, NH.

August 12 (Wednesday): Waltzing for Dreamers FREE Music Series click for details This FREE concert series is made possible by Carol, Jeff and the Crew at SMAC  in partnership with the kind sponsorship of Poland Spring Water Company.

Featured Artist: Mandolin Orange Mandolin Orange has been quietly gathering local and faraway fans since its debut album was released back in 2010. The North Carolina duo’s music is what I would call true American folk music — laced with bluegrass, country and folk. Beautiful old timey voices and harmonies, simple sweet arrangements on mando and guitar… with their own unique songwriting. I read somewhere that they sounded like a record from the 1945. Oh I hope so!!

* This show is free admission only by reservation.
* In the spirit of providing, we ask that if possible you bring a donation in the form of cat or dog food, bleach, detergent, and “hardwood” pellets for the Harvest Hill Animal Shelter.
* If you wanna come, but don’t want to take a free ticket, ticket donations are always welcome and helps support this great series.

August 14 (Friday): Ghost of Paul Revere click for details
A Benefit for Harvest Hills Animal Shelter
The Ghost of Paul Revere — We often hear that we have the best staff in the world..Well they are, so I listen to them, when they tell me they saw a band that we gotta have here at SMAC. Our gals went to see a big name act, and unimpressed left the arena, to end up in a local club with a local band playing. This band. They said it was the best part of their trip to big city of Portland. The Ghost of Paul Revere mix a little old timey folk music and bluegrass with dead-on three part harmonies and a wicked energetic performance. Cause they’re from Maine ya know!! Sometimes the best kept secrets are in your own backyard. Come see’em..they wont be a secret for long. This show will benefit our friends furry (like my Minnie) and otherwise at the local Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. They do great work.

Harvest Hills Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization which contracts with eighteen towns in Western Maine to accept neglected , stray and abandoned cats and dogs. I have got many amazing pets from these folks over the years, and they are always in need. Come support them and see a great band in the process. “Minnie” says, its a win, win!

NOTE: Ticket Tabs or Dinner passes are not applicable for this fund raiser. We are donating most of the ticket sales to Mountain Top, so we need our dinner income to pay the overhead for the show. If the show sells out, they will take home all the ticket sale revenue!!! So……please save your pass dollars for another show. Thanks!

August 20 ( Thursday): Bob Marley click for details
You know’em, you love’m…more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine’s own Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. He has raised more than $12,000 for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital after setting a new world’s record for longest continuous stand-up routine as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can’t get enough of him. Always a sell out.

August 21 (Friday): Slaid Cleaves click for details
Hailing from Maine originally, this now Austin songwriter might as well have been born in the lone star state. He’s got the Austin style songwriting reminiscent of Joe Ely or Townes Van Zandt, but a style and sound all his own. He is simply one of my favorite songwriters, and why he is not a household word is beyond me. Great songs, great voice, great stories and handsome as all get out. If you are a fan from Maine, you will remember his old band the Moxie Men…..many towns and years later he still comes highly SMAC recommended.

This is a humble 200 seat timber frame music hall nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains in little Brownfield Maine. Visit their web site — Stone Mountain Arts Center for current happenings.

Fryeburg Fair 2015

Sunday Oct. 4th thru Sunday Oct. 11. 2015

FyeBurg1

Fryeburg Fair is a fall spectacular in New England.  Located in Fryeburg, on the western border of Maine, the Fair is always held the first week in October.  With over 3,000 animals on the Fairgrounds for a full 8 days, the Fair offers an incredible array of food, entertainment, rides and lots of great people watching!  All for one admission price – $10 a day.

FyeBurg3

FyeBurg4

Please visit the Fryburg Fair web site for more info.