A Summer Tradition Returns with the Harbor Arts & Books Fair in Camden

July 7, 2022

The Camden Public Library will host the Summer Harbor Arts & Books Fair on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Fair will feature sixty-five juried artists and craftspeople with booths along Atlantic Ave. and throughout the beautiful and historic grounds of the Camden Amphitheatre and Harbor Park. This beloved community event is free and open to residents and visitors alike.

“This is the most diverse and exciting collection of artisans that have ever participated in the show,” says Lynne Annis, chair of the Harbor Arts committee. “Whether you are looking for a special gift, something for your home, or a treat for yourself, shoppers will undoubtedly be thrilled by the extraordinary talent of this summer’s vendors.” Offerings range from jewelry to photography to fiber arts — plus, ceramics, functional art, fine art, and more!

The Fair runs concurrently with the library’s giant book sale under the tent, which kicks off two days earlier on Thursday, July 7, and runs through Sunday, July 10. The tent will be located adjacent to the parking lot, just past the Camden Amphitheatre on Atlantic Ave. Bibliophiles are welcome to browse the bountiful selection (refreshed regularly) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

This family-friendly event makes for a perfect day trip or weekend destination. Coastal panoramic views from nearby Mount Battie are not to be missed — and area inns, restaurants, stores, and schooners all welcome the Harbor Arts guests.

The Harbor Arts and Books Fair is hosted and produced to benefit the fund-raising efforts of the Camden Public Library. Generous support for the fair is provided by lead sponsor The Reny Charitable Foundation. Additional support is provided by TREEKEEPERS LLC-Johnson’s Arboriculture and Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn.

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Header Photo: Aidan Kaczynski of AKZ Photography

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