Maine Photo Adventures was one of the official event photographers for the 2017 Boothbay Harbor Fest. During this 10-day festival, Boothbay comes alive with live music, signature cocktails, special chef tastings, a fashion show, art sales, trunk shows, half marathon, trail run and more. As much as I would have loved to stay for several days, my schedule only permitted me to shoot during the first weekend. Despite only being there for 2 days I got to experience a whole lot of action.
The highlight of the weekend was the “Taste of Local Flavor.” Visitors were able to buy a special “tasting Passport” and with it, they could attend free special tastings at several of the local restaurants. What a ball this was. From noon till past 9pm we traveled to a different restaurant every hour to sample some of their specially prepared bites. From seafood chowders to pizza and everything in between, we got our fill of yummy treats.
In addition, many of the participating restaurants also competed in a cocktail competition trying to score the popular votes from attendees. Each competitor showed off the talents and creativity of their local Mixologists and offered up some delicious adult beverages. It sure was hard to decide on which drink was my favorite!
While nibbling on our food samples and sipping our drinks we had the pleasure of enjoying live entertainment at each stop. The great variety of music was such a treat and provided a fun and relaxing atmosphere at each stop throughout the day. It was hard to leave some of the spots and felt like the hour went by way too fast.
All of Saturday was spent eating and drinking so it’s a good thing that Sunday started off with a Health and Wellness Fair. With free yoga and Zumba classes, along with several vendors selling health-related products visitors were sure to feel better by attending.
As a special bonus, the American Heart Association was there to provide free CPR training to all attendees. Each person went home with a complete practice packet and it was the most entertaining training I ever witnessed. What a ball.
For those that were very ambitious, (or maybe they felt guilty after eating and drinking too much the day before) there was a half marathon on Sunday morning. If I didn’t have to shoot I would have been right there running with them. Good thing I had a good excuse!
There were many activities for kids of all ages at this Wellness Fair and the gray skies didn’t seem to make any difference to the amount of fun that was being had.
Sunday continued with more food tastings, but unfortunately, I had to head back home. I’m already looking forward to the event next year!
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