Member Businesses: Events

Word: a Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival

Word is a three-day, annual literary festival in Blue Hill, gathering a community of readers and writers to celebrate the written and spoken word alongside those who may not typically be engaged in those pursuits.

While the Blue Hill Peninsula has a rich and vibrant artistic and literary tradition, most literary events occur piecemeal and during the busy summer months while the shoulder season of summer/fall offers few events. In addition, there is no unifying community structure that brings word-lovers together to celebrate. Establishing a festival to occur each October will encourage year- round residents and visitors to connect with one another, enjoying author readings, workshops, performances, and panels without the distractions of the peninsula’s hectic summer schedule. Word will share and promote the many voices of Maine, including local voices not always given the opportunity to be heard, and will seek out diverse voices to ensure a full and rich cultural experience.

In addition to events scheduled throughout the weekend, a literary marketplace will serve as a central meeting ground for the festival, providing vendors and nonprofits an opportunity to share information about their roles in the literary life of the peninsula, as well as encourage festival-goers to interact and engage in crafts and collaborative activities.

In addition to the festival, Word promotes literary events year-round.

PO Box 347

Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States

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Sandy’s Blue Hill Cafe

Sandy's Blue Hill Cafe

40 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States

Mava’s Cafe

Cafe – Bakery

Serving salads, sandwiches, smoothies and bakery items.

49 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States

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Pugnuts Ice Cream Shop

Pugnuts – A coastal Maine experience – unique flavors and hospitality in our 19th century general store.

We use only premium ingredients in our Gelato and Ice Cream.  Ice cream and flavorings are sourced locally in New England.  Gelatos and Sorbets are made with imported Italian  ingredients as well as naturally produced flavorings and colorings.

We rotate 12 flavors of Ice Cream, 10 flavors of Gelato and 2 Sorbets in our display cases in the Surry shop, and others are available on a daily basis.

Pugnuts offers a wide variety of Ice Cream and Gelato cakes for your special occasion.  We always have a selection in our freezer case at our shop in Surry, and we are happy to make your cake to order with 24 hour’s notice.  We can do virtually any flavor that we offer (excluding sorbets) although for the best effect we suggest you use single or combinations of single flavor ice creams rather than swirls or varigates.

1276 Surry Road
Surry, ME 04684 United States

12-6pm Closed Mondays

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Perry’s Lobster Shack

Perry’s Lobster Shack is a small family owned and operated second generation seafood restaurant located in Surry Maine! Perry’s was originated in 1998 and has been a highly sought after restaurant ever since!  We offer one of a kind views, service and food. Come enjoy our famous lobster rolls on our outside dock area. We can be reached by land or sea. If you join us for, lunch don’t be surprised if you see some of the Lobster men unloading their catch of the day. If dining on our beautiful pier doesn’t leave you enough time, that’s okay! We offer live or cooked items to go and now accept all major credit cards. Come say hello this summer and make sure you come with an empty stomach!

1076 Newbury Neck Rd
Surry, ME 04684 United States

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Wallace Tent & Party Rental

36 Commerce Park
Ellsworth, ME 04605 

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Farmhouse Inn

578 Pleasant St
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Pentagoet Inn

26 Main St
Castine, ME 04421 

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Castine Inn

33 Main St
Castine, ME 04421 

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Blue Hill Inn

40 Union Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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SeaSide Facials

247 Kingdom Rd
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

Rioux Catering

578 Pleasant St
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Pilgrim’s Inn & Whale Rib Tavern

A seasonal historic inn and cottages in Deer Isle Village, each room has a water view of the Northwest Harbor or Mill Pond. We offer park-like grounds, comfortable guest rooms with private baths, a library and game room and common rooms to relax.  This is a place that you spend time in nature, recharge, and get away from it all. The Whale’s Rib Tavern is open to the public for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, offering a creative fresh, local menu with something for everyone. Enjoy a drink in the bar, or outside on the deck – we have a full bar, diverse wine list, and feature Maine beers on tap.  Pilgrim’s Inn & Whale’s Rib Tavern are open mid-May to mid-October.

20 Main Street
Deer Isle, ME 04627 

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Peninsula Metamophoric Arts & Learning

139 Mines Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Parker Ridge Retirement Community

Parker Ridge Retirement Community was created to meet your needs and offer you options as those needs change. At the center of our community is Parker Inn, which offers both independent living apartments and assisted living suites, as well as many amenities that serve our entire community. We also offer spacious, luxurious retirement cottages for those who desire to own their home, without all the hassles of home maintenance.

Our Residents LOVE Living Here. . . We’re confident YOU will too.

63 Parker Ridge Lane
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Oceanfront Camping @ Reach Knolls

666 Reach Rd
Brooklin, ME 04616 

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Oakland House Cottages by Side of the Sea

On the shore of East Penobscot Bay, magically facing the setting sun and islands of the Bay.  Discover our natural oasis of authentic old Maine!  Offering 10 sophisticatedly rustic 1- & 2-bedroom cottages plus 6 rooms in our budget-wise, Hostel @ Acorn by the Sea.  Country WiFi.  Welcoming guests with a dog to Birches Cottage.  Our barn is great for small group gatherings.  Our shorefront is beautiful for weddings.  Since 1889.

435 Herrick Rd
Brooksville, ME 04617 

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MarKel’s Bakehouse

26 Water St.
Castine, ME 04421 

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Mainescape Garden Shop

Full-service garden center offering trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and houseplants as well as seeds, gardening supplies and gifts.   We also sell premium dog and cat food, as well as toys and supplies.   In the Summer and Fall we sell local organic produce.    We offer landscape design and construction services, and our Glass Greenhouse  is often used for community events, including a weekly farmers market from mid-October thru mid-May.

48 South Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Lookout Inn & Restaurant

Seasonal Rentals of Rooms and cottages

Seasonal restaurant and catering for all occasions

455 Flye Point Road
Brooklin, ME 04616 

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Inn on the Harbor

45 Main St
Stonington, ME 04681 

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Fairwinds Florist

5 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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El El Frijoles

41 Caterpillar Hill Road
Sargentville, ME 04673 

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Dan’s Flower Farm

8 Flower Farm Lane
Sedgwick, ME 04676 

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Brooklin Inn

22 Reach Rd
Brooklin, ME 04616 

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Black Dinah Chocolatiers

1 Moores Harbor Road
Isle au Haut, ME 04645 

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Barncastle Hotel + Restaurant

125 South Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Aragosta Restaurant

27 Main Street
Stonington, ME 04681 

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Arborvine

33 Main St
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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