July 9 & 10, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Harbor Arts & Books Fair is an admission-free, family-friendly event, making it a perfect day trip or weekend destination. Area inns, restaurants, and schooner sails welcome our Harbor Arts guests — and the coastal panoramic views from nearby Mount Battie are not to be missed! Exhibitor booths for the summer 2022 show will be in Camden’s historic Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and on the street that passes through the park, at the head of picturesque Camden Harbor. 

If you are searching for the perfect gift, you’ll find unique artwork and handcrafted items, plus the opportunity to meet the artists who created them!

Applications are now open for vendors to apply to participate in this juried show. The application deadline is midnight on June 6, 2022 — or earlier, if the venue becomes filled to capacity. Artists, photographers, crafters, jewelers, and makers of all kinds are invited to CLICK HERE for more information. Questions about the fair can be emailed to: artsfair@librarycamden.org

If you are a vendor who is interested in applying to be considered for our Fall Harbor Arts & Books Fair, October 1 & 2, 2022, please CLICK HERE.


Generous support for the Fair is provided by lead sponsor The Reny Charitable Foundation.

Support is also provided by Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn.

Energy Efficient Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn, celebrating 25 years

The library will also host a MASSIVE OUTDOOR BOOK SALE under the tents alongside the fair. The used book event will run Thursday, July 7, through Sunday, July 10, and will be set up under a huge tent adjacent to the Blue Door Book Shed on Atlantic Ave. The book shed and event tent can be reached via the parking lot on the left just past the Camden Amphitheatre. Thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books will be on sale from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday through Sunday. CLICK HERE for more information.


History of the event: Originally begun as the Carol Sebold Arts & Crafts show, the juried show has been hosted annually by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce for several years and by the C-R-L Chamber of Commerce for years before that. The Library will carry on the tradition of excellent juried arts, with added festive flavor and emphasis on quality and publicity.