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March 2018

Illustrated Talk: The Art and Mystery of Blacksmithing

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jim Kearney is Boothbay Railway Village’s resident blacksmith and delights visitors with his wonderful stories and an extensive knowledge gained in over thirty years of blacksmithing. The smelting of iron ore and the craft of blacksmithing have been enormously important to human cultures world-wide for over 3,000 years.  Blacksmiths were so essential to ancient peoples that blacksmith gods appear in Greek, Roman, and numerous other mythologies from Africa to Ireland.  For thousands of years until the Industrial Revolution, blacksmiths made…

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April 2018

Tartan Day

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Boothbay Railway Village and Saint Andrews Society of Maine invite the public to join them in celebrating Tartan Day on Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Musicians will play and sing Scottish songs, dancers will demonstrate Scottish dance and invite the public to join in, harp and bagpipes will be played, and Scottish textile arts of kilt-building, weaving, and spinning will be demonstrated.  Vendors will have Scottish crafts for sale.  The event is held at Boothbay Railway…

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June 2018

Rescue Day at the Railway

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

For many a family isn’t complete without a furry, four-legged addition. Rescue Day at the Railway is a day full with activities designed specifically for families including the opportunity to perhaps meet your newest companion. There will be games and activities just for kids including the popular barrel train ride, fly ball and dog training demos, vendors of locally made pet products, adoptable dogs & puppies from many area rescue groups, and much more. Anyone who brings a donation of…

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July 2018

Antique Engine Meet

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, July 7 the Boothbay Railway Village will host a meet of antique engines and other early mechanical devises in partnership with the Maine Antique Power Association (MAPA) and the Antique Outboard Motor Club’s Pine Tree Chapter.  Engine buffs and lovers of all things mechanical will enjoy this opportunity to see “one lungers” and other early gasoline, diesel and steam engines operate and to learn about them first-hand from their passionate owners. Admission is free for Museum Members and included…

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14th Annual Books in Boothbay: Maine’s Summer Book Fair

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Official Books in Boothbay artwork, credit the late (great) Thomas Block Meet more than 35 of Maine's best writers, adult and children's authors, including international, national and State award winners. Purchase new titles for your collection, enjoy readings and talks by your favorite Maine authors, and much more. Watch the event's official blog for details about all the authors attending this year's event. Admission to the book fair and readings are free. If you'd like to visit the Museum and…

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54th Annual Antique Auto Days

July 21 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 12:00 pm

See dozens of classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more all parked on the Village Green. It's a true all makes and models show in partnership with the Maine Obsolete Auto League! A Swap Meet & Flea Market will offer collectors a chance to scoop up a deal. Sunday afternoon parade through downtown Boothbay Harbor and to scenic Ocean Point in East Boothbay. Anyone who owns a classic, antique, hot rod, muscle car, rat rod or other…

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Rails, Tails & Ales: The Midcoast Craft Beer Festival

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visitors will enjoy great craft beer from Maine breweries, an outdoor car show, plus a family-friendly setting (dogs & kids welcome!) including steam train rides. Imagine a collection of historic Maine buildings surrounding a large, green lawn (the Village Green) filled with classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more. The Brewer’s tables, instead of being stuffed inside a tent, will be spread throughout Museum buildings surrounding the lawn like the livery stable and historic town hall. There will…

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August 2018

Railfan Day

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  Inspection car, railbus, and steam train rides, of course! See rare demonstrations of our velocipede, speeder, hand car and more.  A celebration of everything railroad at the Museum. Admission is free for Museum Members and included with Museum Admission for non-members.  

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Maine Stone Working Weekend

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm

Obie Buell will be joined by many other Guild members demonstrating during Maine Stone Working Weekend. From granite for some of the country’s most significant public buildings to slate for roof tiles, commercial quarrying and stone working has thrived in Maine since around 1800. The sector’s evolution affected transportation by both sea and rail, while technological advances changed the industry in significant ways. Today, Maine stone artists and artisans still use many traditional techniques to create everything from garden benches…

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September 2018

Maine’s Pumpkin Trail

September 1 - October 31

Squashbucklers, fall foliage seekers and artists young and old: make your way to the Mid-coast for Maine’s Pumpkin Trail! From Labor Day through October, celebrate the arts, history and giant fruit with the Maine Maritime Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Boothbay Railway Village and Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta. Maine's Pumpkin Trail covers 50 miles of Maine’s most charming coastline and features cruises, train rides, giant racing pumpkinboats, parades, street art, flying & smashing pumpkins, and events for the entire family! All…

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