Watch this video of the Rockland, Maine , Parade of Lights, a highlight of the 3 day post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas celebration – A Festival of Lights. This night parade featured many lighted and animated floats celebrating the midcoast community and Christmas. Trucks and cars were festooned with garlands of lights. On the floats were grinches, santas, live entertainers, and much , much more. Parade commentary by Penny & Charlie Crockett; video and editing by Charlie Crockett.
Going Places Video
Watch this Part 2 of the 2023 Union Fair Demolition Derby. Part 2 includes the following Heats – 4 Wheel Drive Cars, Pick Up Trucks & Vans, 6 Cylinder Cars, and the Final Feature in which the overall winner is determined.
Watch this video of the 2023 Crowning of the Maine Lobster Festival Delegate in Rockland, Maine. the Ceremony
Watch this program on Part 1 of the 2023 Union Fair Demolition Derby, preceded by the Youth Demolition Derby. The 2023 adult Demolition Derby drew a large crowd of enthusiastic spectators and big field of determined competitors on a beautiful summer night in late July. Before the adult Demolition Derby began, a Youth Demolition Derby was held, featuring kids with small battery-powered cars attempting to pop balloons attached to the front and rear of each other’s cars.
Watch this video of the Seafood Cooking Contest at the 2023 Maine Lobster Festival held in Rockland , Maine. Over 100 applicant sent in recipes, from which 5 contestants were selected. The amateur chefs in person prepare, cook, and present their seafood creations to a panel of judges ( extra samples are made for those in the crowd who have been able to watch this whole procedure). Amateur chiefs this year came not only from Maine, but also from Colorado, New York, and South Carolina.
Watch this video of the complete 2023 Maine Lobster Festival Parade, featuring Co-Grand Marshals , long time volunteers and Directors Bob Oxton and Sharon Lombardo. The 2023 Parade Theme was “The Spirit of 76”, for the 76 years of the Lobster Festival which has been made possible by the 1000 volunteers who work timelessly every year to make this community event as success. This year’s parade features bands, commercial floats, representatives of the US Coast Guard and the US Navy, and much , much more!
Watch the 2023 Coronation of the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen at Union Fair. The ceremony includes music, speeches, and introductions of many other representatives of festivals and pageants in Maine. Congratulations to the new Wild Blueberry Queen, Crown Princess, Miss Congeniality and all the contestants.
Watch this video of some Opening Day Highlights at the Union Fair 2023. Included are Opening Day Ceremonies with Union Fair President Matt Elwell, a tour of the livestock barns and interviews with some of the livestock handlers, the Youth Showmanship Class with Belties, and the judging of the Berry Pie Cooking Contest. Lots more was going on at the Union Fair so these are just some of the highlights. Come see the Fair for yourself next time!
Watch this Preview of what’s going on at Union fair this year, 2023. Charlie interviews Brittany Anthony, Blueberry Queen Coordinator, Rick Elwell, President of the Union Fair Committee, and Rick Butler, Head of Public Relations. Remember, the dates for the Union Fair changed last year. The Fair is held a month earlier than in past years; now at the end of July instead of the end of August.
Experience the fun of the First Annual Rockport Donut Festival held at Harbor Park on Beautiful Rockport Harbor in Maine on June 2 & 3, 2023.
The Festival included donut decorating, a variety of food trucks, a concert on the harbor Friday night, a 5 K run Saturday morning, a Donut Festival Parade, a Homemade Donut Contest, history of the origin of the donut, a catered Saturday evening dinner, and lots and lots of donuts! Be sure to attend next year!