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Yarmouth Clam Festival – 2012

Bed and Breakfast Maine namely  the Atlantic Birches Inn  an Old Orchard Beach Inn  would like to show you the Better Way To Stay and  inform you of one of our favorite events of the year the  

Clam Shucking

Yarmouth Clam Festival a 47-year-old tradition, which comes alive like clockwork on the third Friday in July, provides a sense of seasonal timekeeping; for others, a centerpiece for homecoming gatherings; and for others, a reconnection with the pleasure of basic hometown charm.  

Firemen Competition

The annual festival boasts lots of clams for eating, musical performances, competitions, fireworks, arts and crafts

The juried craft show on the NYA Lawn offers a selection of handmade crafts in every price range created by more than 140 artisans. Thursday 6-8pm (crafter’s option to open);  Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-5pm.has a fine selection of jewelry, clothing, collectibles, pottery, wood carvings, and other handcrafted items created by over 140 artisans for every price range. The Festival’s jury consists of a panel of independent experts in various categories of arts and crafts. The jury selects crafters based on the following criteria: authenticity of handcrafted workmanship, originality and individuality, design excellence, executional skill, attention to detail, and professionalism in presentation.  

Royal River Chorus

Free Entertainment is provided all weekend at four locations: the Entertainment Tents at North Yarmouth Academy, on Memorial Green, on the Library Lawn and the Serendipity Stage on the First Parish Church Lawn.   

 Carnival by Smokey’s Greater Shows, Inc. is next to the Rowe School. Open Wednesday & Thursday 5-11pm; Friday & Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 11am-5pm; Pay-one-price $20 bracelets are valid Wednesday & Thursday 6-10pm and Sunday 12-4pm.  

Art Show & Sale Under the Oaks on the Library Lawn. View original works from the best artists in Maine and from away. Browse the show under three Maine State Champion Oak Trees, the largest known living members of each species in Maine. Friday 10am- 5pm, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.  

Boston-Portsmouth 2012 Air Show

Blue Angels

Bed and Breakfast Maine namely the Atlantic Birches Inn an Old Orchard Beach ME. Bed and Breakfast  is happy to inform you of the  Boston Portsmouth 2012 Air Show.   

Black Diamonds

The United States Navy Blue Angels along with the Black Diamond Jet Team  will bring their high adrenaline, action packed flying performance to the Boston Portsmouth Air Show at Portsmouth’s International Airport at Pease on  June 30 and July 1st.   

Sean D. Tucker

There will also be precision aerobatic flying by Michael Goulian in his Castrol Aviator Extra 330SC, and Sean D. Tucker in his custom built 400 horsepower Challenger II Biplane along with Wing Walker  Jane Wicker and many others. 

B-25 Panchito

The air Show will host ground displays of many different aircraft including today’s military jets, Vintage Warbirds, Bi Planes, and Civilian Aircraft.  Many of the display will allow hands on and walkthroughs.  These are some of the aircrafts on display B-52 Strato Fortress, B-25 Panchito, F-16 Fighting Falcons,  B-52 Strato Fortress, C-17 Globemaster III, C-21 Lear Jet, UH-60 Blackhawk  and many more.  

Golden Knights Parachute Team

The U.S. Army Golden Knights Precision Parachute Team will be parachuting in on this years show. 

Impressive demonstrations of the mighty roar of the USAF F-15 will be put on, along with the display of power and maneuverability of the F-16 that combines to make this Jet one of the world’s most lethal aircraft, also the Navy’s top fighter and attack aircraft  will captivate the audience with it powerful, precise demonstration of it’s speed and skill. 

KC-135 StratoTanker

An also must see demonstration is the KC-135R Stratotanker, the fuel lifeline of the United States Air Force in action in an exciting fly-by.

Yarmouth Clam Festival – Maine

 

Clam Shucking

Bed and Breakfast Maine  namely  the Atlantic Birches Inn  an Old Orchard Beach Inn  would like to show you the Better Way To Stay and  inform you of one of our favorite events of the year the Yarmouth Clam Festival a 45-year-old tradition, which comes alive like clockwork on the third Friday in July, provides a sense of seasonal timekeeping; for others, a centerpiece for homecoming gatherings; and for others, a reconnection with the pleasure of basic hometown charm. The annual festival boasts lots of clams for eating, musical performances, competitions, fireworks, arts and crafts

Crafting

The juried craft show on the NYA Lawn offers a selection of handmade crafts in every price range created by more than 140 artisans. Thursday 6-8pm (crafter’s option to open);  Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-5pm.has a fine selection of jewelry, clothing, collectibles, pottery, wood carvings, and other handcrafted items created by over 140 artisans for every price range. The Festival’s jury consists of a panel of independent experts in various categories of arts and crafts. The jury selects crafters based on the following criteria: authenticity of handcrafted workmanship, originality and individuality, design excellence, executional skill, attention to detail, and professionalism in presentation.

Firefighter Muster Competition

 Free Entertainment is provided all weekend at four locations: the Entertainment Tents at North Yarmouth Academy, on Memorial Green, on the Library Lawn and the Serendipity Stage on the First Parish Church Lawn. 

 Carnival by Smokey’s Greater Shows, Inc. is next to the Rowe School. Open Wednesday & Thursday 5-11pm; Friday & Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 11am-5pm; Pay-one-price $20 bracelets are valid Wednesday & Thursday 6-10pm and Sunday 12-4pm.

Art Show

Art Show & Sale Under the Oaks on the Library Lawn. View original works from the best artists in Maine and from away. Browse the show under three Maine State Champion Oak Trees, the largest known living members of each species in Maine. Friday 10am- 5pm, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.

Maine 4th of July – Independence Day Celebration

Inn 4th of July

Atlantic Birches Inn Cottage

The Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast would like to show you the Better Way To Stay while celebrating the Forth Of July  in Old Orchard Beach ME .

Atlantic Birches Inn Gazebo

Enjoy fine dining at The Landmark or Joesph’s By The Sea  or Yellow Fin’s Restaurant and don’t forget to bring your favorite bottle of wine, there is no corkage fee at Yellow Fin’s.  

July 4th Fireworks

Old Orchard Beaches Independence Day Celebration starts on Friday July 1st first and ends with  a spectular fireworks display in the town square next to the Old Orchard Beach Pier on Sunday July 3rd and Monday evening the 4th of July.  

Sand Sculpture

Family sand sculpture contest July 3 in Ocean Park Chautauqua-by-the-Sea on the beach .  Fun for the entire family.  

Parade

Come enjoy a parade in Ocean Park July 4 starting at 10 a.m. and band concert with line and square dancing.  

 
 

La Kermesse Festival

La Kermesse

In 1982 Joseph Plamondon and his wife Mignonne attended the Festival de Joie, an annual Franco-American festival, in Lewiston.  While driving back to Biddeford, Joe began talking to Mignonne about his dream of having a festival similar to Lewiston’s in Biddeford.  Within a few weeks, Joe had assembled family members, friends and interested Biddeford citizens in planning a festival which would take place in the summer of 1983.  The group organized entertainment, a parade, bean supper, etc.  The main focus was of course fundraising.  They held yard sales, raffles etc. to raise the necessary funds to put on the festival.  In the spring of 1983 a few weeks before the scheduled event, Joe passed away.  The dedicated volunteers, including his wife, children and friends, were determined that the festival would take place.  And so in 1983 the 1st La Kermesse Festival was held and what a success it was.  We thank the founding members and all the past members of La Kermesse for their pride and determination in making the last 25 festivals a success and we look forward to another great festival as we celebrate our 26th festival. 

Musical Entertainment

La Kermesse starts Friday night with a parade scheduled to step off at 6:30 at the corner of Main and Beach streets in Saco and wind its way across the river to Biddeford City Hall. Opening ceremonies will follow from 7 to 7:30 in the main festival tent. A pig roast begins at 7 p.m. Friday musical performances in the main tent include Famille LeBlanc.  La Kermesse Idol and Contagious.  

 

La Kermesse Dancing

On the outdoor stage, Lawton will perform followed by Breakthrough Crafter tables and food vendors also will be open. The festival continues Saturday with field games for children Hoopalula, and various trampoline exhibitions by Dudziak’s Gymnasium  Saturday entertainment under the main tent includes Steppin’ Out Dance Centre  a puppet show by Dick Coffin and Rick Charette.  The La Kermesse Idol contest continues  followed by Zumba with Intensity Fitness Dance Studio. Dick Coffin will take the stage to do impersonations. Chantel Et Marcel avec Les Filles will be featured and followed by Famille LeBlanc  The La Kermesse Idol finals are scheduled followed by Corona Brothers.  An all-you-can-eat bean supper will be served from for $7. Other activities available through the day include face painting, rides, food vendors and crafts. Instead of carnival rides, the festival will offer a variety of bounce houses, a special trampoline and rock wall. Saturday’s festivities will be capped with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. 

Things To Do

La Kermesse wraps up Sunday with a religious service from 9 to 10 a.m. and a crepe breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon. Closing ceremonies with a performance from the St. Louis Alumni Band will take place 11 a.m. to noon. La Kermesse advance tickets are $8 for Friday and Saturday. Tickets at the gate are $2 per day to walk around or $5 with access to all areas, including the main tent. Entry is free on Sunday. Entrance to the bounce house area will be free throughout the festival. Tickets are available in Biddeford at Ray’s Market, Hannaford, Peoples Choice Credit Union, Shaw’s, Saco-Biddeford Savings Bank, Biddeford Savings Bank, Super Sub Shop, Pool Street Market and Majestic Flowers. They are available in Saco at Hannaford, Shaw’s and Peoples Choice Credit Union

We hope you enjoy your stay at our Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast here at the Atlantic Birches Inn in Old Orchard Beach Me. 

Maine Summer Theatre

Ogunquit Playhouse

The Atlantic Birches Inn a Southern Maine Bed and Breakfast in Old Orchard Beach Maine would like to show you a  Better Way To Stay this Summer while attending the , a local summer stock theater, surrounded by pastoral fields and scenic woods.The theater has opened its doors to visitors of York County Maine and Southern Maine locals alike for the past 77 years. It is touted as one of the best Summer Theatre’s still operating in the United States,

There is something for everyone this year at the Ogunquit Playhouse - an edgy hip show, a Broadway Golden Era Classic, a spectacular Blockbuster, a new hit show that is a fun romp for all ages and the East Coast premiere of a musical that will bring folks of a certain age back to their Glory Days (or should I say daze!).” Don’t miss your opportunity to see one or all of these very spectacular shows this season!

Avenue Q

Avenue Q  opens the summer stock theater season when “Sesame Street meets South Park” in the Tony Award Best Musical of the Year, smash-hit,. This delightful parody that dares to ask the question, “What do you do with a B.A. in English?” is on stage May 25 to June 18. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical, the show conveys life’s tough lessons through the trials and tribulations of Princeton, a recent college graduate, who is anxious to discover his purpose in life; but first, he must find an apartment and a job, with no work experience — but an English degree. Join Princeton along with the Broadway puppets for this toe-tapping, hilarious and often moving musical that the New York Times declared to be “savvy, sassy and eminently likable

Summer of Love

Summer of Love, a groovy new musical from Roger Bean, the creator of The Marvelous Wonderettes and The Andrews Brothers, on stage June 22 through July 16. When a runaway bride discovers the countercultural revolution of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, with a little help from the hippies and dropouts of Golden Gate Park, she comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! This hippie, trippy musical features the powerful music of the late 1960s, by some of the most influential artists of the love generation: The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and many more. You’ll love this flower-power, feel-good musical experience!

The Music Man

The Music Man marches into town July 20 to August 20. Meredith Willson’s all-American favorite follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian. Does he stay? Does he run with the money? Even if you know, you’ll still want to see the quirky characters of this Golden Era classic and hear the award winning songs that have long become American standards: “76 Trombones,” “Till there Was You” and “Trouble.”

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde  the Musical, on stage August 24 through September 17! This award-winning Broadway musical sensation is based on the hit movie of the same name and follows college sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods as she puts down the credit card, hits the books and heads for Harvard Law School in pursuit of her boyfriend Warner, who just dumped her for someone more serious. Legally Blonde the Musical will take you from the social whirl of California campus life to Harvard’s halls of justice with our heroine Elle, her Chihuahua, Bruiser and the bull-dog-toting-hairdresser Paulette, played by none other than Emmy Award winning Playhouse favorite Sally Struthers.

 

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon, an epic love story  that will touch your heart and haunt your memory, on stage September 21 through October 23. This compelling tale, a modern variation of Madame Butterfly by the creators of Les Misérables, shares the emotional story of an American GI and his love affair with a Vietnamese girl in a world torn apart by war. From the first sound of a helicopter flying as the sun rises over Saigon during the Overture, to the show’s powerful ending, Miss Saigon will take you on a touching journey about unwavering love and self sacrifice. The emotionally powerful score features the show stopping “The Movie in My Mind,” “I Still Believe,” “Why God Why” and “The American Dream.”

PLUS A SPECIAL FAMILY PRESENTATION!

Pinkalicious

Pinkalicious  about a girl who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. On stage for the whole family July 9 and 10th and August 13 & 14.  Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, she has to figure out a way to exercise self-control and get out of this pink-dicament.


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