One of the reasons I love Spring so much, is that all of a sudden there are dozens of house and garden tours, artist open studios and antiques festivals to temp me away from my ho hum winter routine. This year I’ve found a new offering (well new to me anyway) in beautiful Kennebunkport Maine.
From June 4-8, 2008, Kennebunkport is celebrating it’s 4th Annual “Arts In The Inns Festival”. If you’re not familiar with Kennebunkport, you haven’t been paying attention – it’s where the Bush family has their summer home, and it is a quintessentially stunning New England coastal community with grand Victorian weathered gray homes and Inns. The festival begins on Wednesday with dinners at featured Inns with Chefs and Artists, which continue throughout the festival weekend. Saturday, June 7th, is the highlight with a tour of 16 Inns and Hotels which have artist’s works on display. There are Artist in Residence Cocktail Parties, and my favorite…Lobster Rolls and Blueberry Pie at The Seaside Inn and Cottages. Famous Hinckley Yachts (even Martha has one) has engaged top Chef Sam Talbot to create his version of a traditional Maine clambake. Get all the information you’ll need to have a spectacular spring weekend on the coast of Maine at the Arts In The Inns website.
Anyone want to run away to Maine in June? Send me an email and we’ll all have a great time together.