Friday, September 4
Thomas Point Beach is a beautiful venue for a bluegrass festival.
We arrived an hour early on Friday morning – to set up our lawn chairs. We also had chairs for Mark and Diane’s family for Sunday. We put some on the lawn and others under the tent – to protect us from the heat of the afternoon sun.
This man was testing the sound before the opening ceremony.
Since I had time, I looked for some photo opportunities.
There were geraniums in hanging pots under the roof of the main lodge.
Cerwin liked the side rails on this pickup truck.
The truck and guitar necks were an advertisement for Bourgeois Guitars.
Cerwin enjoyed talking to a staff person from Bourgeois.
The opening ceremony included “Oh, Canada” and “Star Spangled Banner”.
There was barely a breeze in the morning (as you can see in the previous photo) so I took another picture of the flags later in the day.
Pati Crooker Mulligan (center with blue glasses) owner of Thomas Point Beach was honored with a banjo flower arrangement – by her two sisters.
Opening group: Michelle Canning and Rough Edges
Williamson Branch is a regular at this festival and a favorite of ours.
Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa – my favorite group this year.
After lunch I went for a walk around the campground.
A broad view of the grounds. Some of our chairs were near the blue umbrella on the left. We had several other chairs under this white tent.
The tide was coming in.
This is a great place for clamming.
Not sure why there was a wagon full of stuffed toys near the beach fence.
It was a beautiful afternoon.
I love the sights, scents, and sounds of the campground.
Behind the vendors and the stage (right)
My favorite vendor at this festival. Love the lobster roll and the crab cakes are incredibly delicious.
There were two large Jenga games on the grounds.
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen
Lonely Heartstring Band
The home of a Maine Osprey.
One side benefit of being at Thomas Point Beach this past weekend was the air show at Brunswick Naval Base – next door.
Friday was the best day to see the Blue Angels, because they were practicing for Saturday and Sunday shows – giving us many opportunities to see and hear them.
There were five of them.
I went for another walk during the dinner break.
While walking along the beach I came upon this artist and talked to her a bit.
She was pleased that I asked to take pictures of her.
It was a cool evening, and after ordering a cup of decaf coffee to help me stay warm, I also purchased something new for me – fried dough. This was my supper. 🙂
It was a bit like a donut and came with maple syrup. Cerwin ate about half of it.
Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa were back after supper.
We went back to Mark and Diane’s house after Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen because it had gotten quite cold.
We did not stay to hear the Del McCoury Band.
It was a most delightful day.