A nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the broad health of the Deer Isle – Stonington community.
Member Businesses: Events
Surry Arts & Events at the Barn features a distinctive and iconic barn located on the Coast of Maine that has been renovated into a performance and events space. We feature a range of enriching performances in the areas of music, art, film, theater and more.
Provender Kitchen + Bar offers guests a welcoming combination of modern American fare along with a wide variety of local beer and craft cocktails.
Kennedy Services provides customized, savvy and reliable personal assistance services from Maine’s mid-coast to Mt Desert Island. When the to-do list keeps growing and the hours in the day seem to shrink, rely upon us to get everything crossed off and completed correctly, thoroughly and with integrity.
A café and grocery delivery service located at 5 Main Street in Blue Hill. On site we serve our full menu all day at the original Partridge Drug lunch counter. We offer coffee, espresso drinks, Bagel Central Bagels, sandwiches, Black Dinah chocolates, Pugnuts’ ice cream and homemade cookies & other treats. We also offer local delivery of curated meal packages and custom grocery shopping services. Please call for details.
A flower farm located on Route 15 in Orland, is the primary supplier of local blooms for Fairwinds Florist in Blue Hill. Though our focus is on cut flower production, they also supply fresh produce in season to various area businesses. Merz Barn Farm is also home to the Make Know Art Mural Project where in owners Corey Paradise and Cullen Schneider gather annually with family and friends to paint a mural on their barn.
The Blue Hill Fair is a true “Down to Earth” Country Fair. Always scheduled around Labor Day weekend, the fair boasts of some of the finest entertainment, attractions, and exhibits. Situated in the small coastal town of Blue Hill, Maine, at 233 Ellsworth Road, the Fair draws thousands from all over the state to enjoy a fun-filled weekend.
Fogtown is Ellsworth’s first working brewery. Our diverse tap list includes barrel-aged sours fermented with locally foraged berries, stouts brewed with organic Maine oats, refreshing lagers brewed with heritage Maine malts, and IPAs made with fresh, whole cone Maine-grown Cascade hops, and whatever else we can dream up.
A saltwater farm located in Brooksville specializing in both events and farm products. We raise primarily pork and run our barn and water front as an event/venue space. We have 50 acres of meadow and 50 acres of forested land.
David’s Folly Farm offers a rustic location for your wedding celebration that speaks of the beauty & bounty of the season following the cycles of life. Bring your Love + Romance into this Rustic Space, which is surrounded by fields with a path leading down to our cove. The barn symbolizes the labor of love, tradition, growth, self-reliance and a shelter, which also reflect the simple nature of the salty coast of Maine.
Surrounded by meadows and woods that roll down to the cove with mowed paths that will take you on various adventures. You will spy our pigs rooting through the fields and woods, to our chickens scratching through the soil, possibly our donkey meandering the fenced paths with his other four legged friends. We will do everything possible to make sure your celebration reflects your commitment, love, and values. Our space can be your canvas to express your visions, you have the option to use numerous props: vintage chairs & couches, side tables, sheep skins, jars for tea light candles……… that reflect your creativity and style.
Farm + Sea = Salty Love at David’s Folly Farm.
The Gatherings is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to foster community through sharing, cooperation, learning and the arts.
Our vision is to create a vibrant, multi-use space where anyone can find opportunities for connecting with others, the arts, learning, real food, entertainment and good health.
The building has a big meeting room downstairs with an adjoining small kitchen and cafÃ©. A small co-working space is also being set up. The recently renovated second floor, opening in early 2018, will have a game / craft room and another large open room that can be used for activities such as yoga or meditation.
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.
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.
Over the years, East Blue Hill, Maine has been home to many families. We’ve built homes, raised children, farmed the land and sailed its waters. This is a village that is rich in local history and talent, founded by fishermen, ship builders, carpenters, home builders, industrious woodsmen and stone cutters, healers, artists, merchants and farmers and their families. Today, equally hardworking and skilled people are drawn to the beauty and sense of community that the village offers its families, be they full-time or part-time residents.
Full Service Supermarket
Discover an oasis of fine food and lodging in a storied village by the sea. The award winning Pentagoet Inn & Restaurant is a charming Queen Anne Victorian hotel offering gracious hospitality, elegant accommodations, and fine dining.
Blue Hill Inn offers accommodations year round. Located in the heart of the Blue Hill Historic District, the inn is an ideal stop on your coastal Maine vacation. Walk to the many unique shops, galleries and an assortment of dining options. The inn offers eleven elegantly appointed guest rooms with period furniture and antiques and two slightly more modern suites in our Cape House next door. All of our rooms have their own private bath and your stay during the summer season includes a delicious three-course breakfast in our bright and cheerful dining room. In addition, complimentary hors d’oeuvres are served each evening in our fireside parlor or in the apple orchard and gardens from 6-7 p.m. with wines, beers and cocktails available.
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.
The Oakland House is a resort colony of eight vintage cottages, budget-friendly communal Acorn guest house with six private rooms, 130-year old inn with rooms/suites and restaurant with full bar on the first floor. Located on 60 acres on Eggemoggin Reach, overlooking picturesque Pumpkin Island to the right and the iconic Deer Isle Bridge to the left, we offer a restorative haven for guests. Welcoming guests with a dog to Birches or Grindstone Cottages. Our barn is great for small group gatherings and our shorefront is beautiful for weddings. Since 1889.
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.
Seasonal Rentals of Rooms and cottages
Seasonal restaurant and catering for all occasions
Fairwinds Florist is a full service florist located at 5 Main Street in downtown Blue Hill. Fairwinds is woman-owned, and woman-run, proudly serving the Blue Hill Peninsula for more than 65 years. Offering a wide selection of locally grown and imported blooms available for daily delivery, walk in selections or events. Owner Cullen Schneider is a nationally accredited designer by the American Institute of Floral Designers. She and her staff boast more than 60 years combined experience in the industry. “We’ll exceed your expectations!”
Field-grown cut flowers for weddings, parties and events or just a bouquet for your dining-room table! Consulting and delivery services available.
A classic Maine inn, with a modern approach. The perfect union of considered design and ease, offering all the modern amenities while still maintaining a dialogue with the past. It is home to a creative restaurant and neighborhood bar that serves simple food driven by local and seasonal produce, small production wines, Maine craft beer, and creative spirits.
Our fine dining menu reflects the seasonal flavors of the coastal region and the
creative culinary palate of chef and owner, Devin Finigan.
Thursday – Monday 5pm-9pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm