Watch this video of the Maine Lobster Festival Parade, celebrating the 75th year of the Festival. The Grand Marshalls of the parade this year were the 2022 State Championship Teams from three local high schools – Oceanside’s Girls Basketball Team, Camden Hills’ Girls Swim team, and Medomak Valley’s Cheering Team. Also recognized was the 2020 Parade Grand Marshal – Rockland’s “Maine Lobster Lady” – 102 Year Old Virginia Oliver, escorted by a vehicle from the Owls Head Transportation Museum. The 2020 Parade was cancelled due to COVID, so Virginia Oliver finally had her chance this year to ride in the parade. The retiring King Neptune, portrayed for many years by Brian Messing, had his last ride on the Sea Goddess float, which he had personally redesigned and redecorated for this year’s parade. For many years Brian has portrayed the pirate Blackbeard and more recently King Neptune, walking the Festival Grounds and delighting the festival attendees. We thank him and the many other volunteers who make the Lobster Festival a success every year.
Watch this program on the Maine Wild Blueberry Pie Baking Contest. Matt Elwell, President of the Union Fair, chats with Charlie Crockett about the new events incorporated into Union Fair, and the pie judges are interviewed, discussing their backgrounds in baking and what they look for in a good blueberry pie.
Watch this program of the Maine Seafood Cooking Contest held at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine in August 2022. The five chefs this year were selected from over 100 applicants who submitted seafood recipes to the committee and were chosen to prepare and present their creations to 3 judges. We flow each contestant’s process as he or she creates the dish and presents it to the judges. The contestants came from as far away as Florida and as close Matinicus Island off the coast of Maine. The recipes are available online on the Lobster Festival website.
Watch this program of the Maine Wild Blueberry Muffin Cooking Contest, held at the Union Fair in Union, Maine, in late July 2022. This was one of many cooking contest at the Union Fair, including Blueberry Pies, Whoopie Pies, Strawberry Pies, Favorite Cookie, and Jerky recipies.
Watch this video of the Union Fair’s Demolition Derby, held on July 31, 2022. The usual Demolition Derby was preceded by a little kids’ Demolition Derby in their battery powered vehicles. Great entertainment for all!
Watch this video of the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation, held at the Union Fair in Union, Maine on July 29, 2022. The Maine Wild Blueberry Queen will be an ambassador for the Maine wild blueberry industry for the next year.
Watch this video of the 2022 Maine Sea Goddess Coronation at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine. After a two year break, due to COVID, the Maine Lobster Festival has returned with the traditional opening day ceremony of the crowing of a new Sea Goddess.
Watch this video of the 2022 Fourth of July Parade in Thomaston , Maine. After a gap of 2 years with no parade, due to COVID, the town, the citizens, and the many visitors from all over were delighted to have having this parade again. The parade commentators are Charlie & Penny Crockett. The pre-parade introduction highlights upcoming events we will be covering this summer, a visit from a clown, and an interview with one of the newest US Citizens – Arnell, a resident of Rockland who just had her naturalization ceremony a few days before the Fourth of July!
Watch this video of Camden’s night parade at the start of the annual Christmas By The Sea celebration 2021. The weather was chilly, but a large , happy crowd enjoyed the extensive parade.
Watch this Union Fair Demolition Derby from Saturday, August 21, 2021. This Demolition Derby includes 2 four cylinder Heats, 2 six cylinder Heats, 1 van Heat, 1 truck Heat, and 2 Features to determine the over all winner.
Watch this program and enjoy the fun of March 2015 at the Cardboard Box Races at the Camden Snow Bowl in Camden Maine. It was a beautiful day and fun was had by all.
This program is a replay of the “Living Christmas Tree”, the story of Christmas told in scripture readings and song, presented by the Thomaston Baptist Church.
Watch this presentation of various handbell choirs as they play joyous Christmas music during the 2012 Christmas by the Sea celebration. The concert took place at the First Congregational Church in Camden, Maine, in December 2012. Merry Christmas, and enjoy this beautiful music.
Enjoy some Midcoast summer fun with this replay of a 2012 visit to the Owls Head Transportation Museum for their annual Truck and Tractor Show.
Enjoy this performance of the Christmas Story by the chorus at the Thomaston First Baptist Church in Thomaston, Maine. This year, they performed the International Carol Suites, arranged by Mark Hayes, directed by Leticia vanVuuren and accompanied by JoAnne Parker on piano.
Watch these highlights from the 2019 Union Fair, including Part 1 of the Demolition Derby and two events for kids: sheep riding and blueberry pie eating. There is always something entertaining going on the The Union Fair.
Watch this episode on the 2019 Union Fair – a fine Maine Agricultural Fair. Watch as the judges inspect and sample the submissions for the best Maine Wild Blueberry Pie and Maine Wild Blueberry Dessert. Beautiful and delicious creations!
The Midcoast Cancer Classic raises money for local cancer support services at the PenBay Medical Center in Midcoast Maine. This program follows the fun and excitement of the day including special golf challenges, interviews, raffles of amazing gift packages including a fabulous Dine Around raffle, and various awards for the winners of the golf tourney events. This event happens every year, sponsored by the Rockland Women’s Golf Association.
Watch the Coronation of the 2019 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen held at the annual Wild Blueberry Festival at Union Fair in the third week in August.
Emceed by Lobster Festival President, Celia Knight, The Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest is a favorite event of festival attendees each year. Follow the process with us as 4 amateur chefs prepare their seafood creations for judging at the 2019 Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest. The winner is chosen based on the presentation of the final dish as well as the appearance of the table, on the ease of duplication of the recipe, and of course on the excellence of the seafood dish that has been prepared. Be prepared for delicious delights, and all the recipes are available on line at the Maine Lobster Festival website.
Join us for a visit to the Owls Head Transportation Museum for the “Wings and Wheels” weekend. We have interviews with members of the Southern Maine Scale Modelers, with the creator of a jet car, and we watch a “crank-off” between two vintage car engines.
Watch the Big Parade from the Maine Lobster Festival held at Rockland, Maine on August 3, 2019.
The theme of the parade this year is “Community : At the Heart of It All”, and the Grand Marshalls were all the men and women who served in any branch of the military, and the parade was full of many groups marching or riding representing the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, with representation of the Honor Flight program and the Patriot Guard Riders .In addition there were numerous floats relating to the “Community” theme, bands, Sea Princesses, Sea Goddesses & King Neptune, antique cars, and much, much more.
Watch the Coronation of the 2019 Maine Sea Goddess at The Maine Lobster Festival held at Rockland, Maine on July 31, 2019. The Coronation festivities include the introduction of King Neptune and his Court, the Coronation Committee Judges, officers from the Rockland Coast Guard Station , Sea Goddesses from past years, other representatives of Maine pageants, and live musical presentations.
Join us of our coverage of the Thomaston, Maine, Fourth of July Parade 2019. This wonderful, home town parade features community bands, floats, classic cars, fire engines galore, unicyclists, Revolutionary War re-enactors firing muskets, politicians, and more. In addition, this show begins with information on the Midcoast Cancer Classic fundraiser to be held at the Rockland Golf Course on Friday, August 9, 2019. Marty Jones, President of the Rockland Women’s Golf Association, and Kathy Sprowl, Chair of the Midcoast Cancer Classic, shares information about this important fundraiser, which benefits local individuals who are dealing with cancer.
Enjoy these scenes of 2018 summer celebrations in MidCoast Maine at the Lincolnville Center Strawberry Festival and the Lincolnville Beach Blueberry WingDing.The Strawberry Festival features Rosey Gerry and his Band, a puppet show in the old church, including interviews with Pat Shannon and Susan Sarvario. At the Blueberry WingDing, the annual fundraiser for the Lincolnville Improvement Society, we chat with many volunteers, including Linda Armstrong and Sheryl Winters at the craft tent, Roberta Heald at the food tent, and Judy Moore , who shared with us information about her very successful program “Tennis For Fun”.
We hope you enjoy the Thomaston Baptist Church’s annual “Living Christmas Tree” performance, which includes the reading of the Christmas story and singing beautiful arrangements of traditional Christmas carols. Our thanks and congratulations for this lovely performance go to this year’s director , Leticia van Vuuren, and Thomaston Baptist Church Pastor Reverend Wayne Sawyer. Merry Christmas from C2 Productions – Charlie & Penny Crockett.
Watch this program of the coronation of the 2018 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen from the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival at the Union Fair.
Watch this exciting footage of the 2018 Union Fair Saturday Demolition Derby, Part 2. Also, we have an informative interview with 2 representatives of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education organization who had a booth at the Union Fair to share valuable information with us about Lyme Disease in the Midcoast area.
Watch all the action from the 2018 Union Fair Demolition Derby ( part 1 from Saturday) and be tantalized by interesting confections created for the Maine Wild Blueberry Dessert Contest in this program on the 2018 Union Fair.
The Draken, a 115 foot long traditional Viking ship, made a visit to Rockland , Maine in July 2018, on its East Coast tour. Come with us on a tour of the ship, featuring interviews with crew members and a fascinating look at this marvelous ship.