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Spending Father’s Day at a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

June 16th, 2012 by Judi Hauer

I don’t know about you, but there are only a few things that my dad cares about on Father’s Day – good food, good beer, and good golf – and fortunately all three are things you can find in and around our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  And while I feel like I harp on it a lot while blogging, there is such great food in Kennebunkport!  Whether you’re looking for an elegant steak dinner or

Father's Day in Kennebunkport

A beautiful Father's Day weekend in Kennebunkport!

just a great burger, you’re certain to find a fantastic meal for every taste and every budget very nearby.  When it comes to beer, however, there are two places in particular that bear mentioning.  Federal Jack’s pumps house-made beers up from the Kennebunkport Brewing Company, located directly beneath them (along with other brands in bottles, cans, and kegs), and serves as the largest craft brewery in Maine.  But if imports are more his thing, Ryan’s Corner House is a great spot to check out for an assortment of brews served at an awesome bar with quite a variety of great Irish blends.  Plus, since both are walking distance to the Maine Stay Inn, he can imbibe without worrying about finding a DD!

Unfortunately, this year my dad didn’t get a chance to hit any balls, because, instead, he helped me clean and move to my new house!  But we still got in some quality father-daughter time, right?  Since Father’s Day isn’t quite here yet, I am holding out hope that he might be able to sneak in a round at one of the great area courses.  Both Webhannet Golf Course and the Cape Arundel Golf Course offer 18 holes and incredible views and even take reservations for non-members (though not more than a week in advance)! But if the kiddos are tagging along for this Father’s Day getaway, you might consider the par-3 course, called Hillcreast, or even one of the cute mini-golf courses in Wells like Wonder Mountain.  But no matter what Dad likes, he is sure to enjoy an escape to a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast!

Circus Smirkus Returns to Kennebunkport Maine

August 5th, 2011 by avadmin

Two of the most fun-filled days of summer in Kennebunkport Maine are fast approaching, as Circus Smirkus plans to return to Rockin’ Horse Stables on Monday and Tuesday.  While this is a youth performance with all of the acrobatics

Circus Smirkus in Kennebunkport Maine

An aerial silks performance

accomplished by kids aged 6 to 18, it is not intended exclusively for children.  I just bought my tickets and you should too! Especially since all four shows were sold out in 2010, purchasing tickets in advance are key.  But don’t make the mistake that I did for too many years – Circus Smirkus, while run by tykes, is nothing short of incredible.  The entertainment provided by these talented tots flying through the air rivals the big leagues.
Though there won’t be any animals (at least not real ones!), the show is sure to be jam-packed with amazing performances.  Last year’s production included a team of hysterical clowns, incredible (and, in my opinion, death-defying) unicyclists, jugglers, and acrobats.  Just think – tightrope walking, aerial ring, and aerial silks!  These kids

Rockin' Horse Stables in Kennebunkport Maine

The horses feed at Rockin' Horse Stables

fly higher than I would ever dare and all the while suspending themselves upside down from ropes hanging from the top of their enormous tent.  Despite the portions where children from the audience are invited into the ring, this is an activity that is truly fun for the whole family, as kids, parents, and non-parent adults are sure to enjoy every moment of the shows, which earn every penny of their $19 ticket price ($16 for matinees, reduced prices for kids, and lap-seated toddlers are free).  Plus, you’ll have the unique opportunity to explore Rockin’ Horse Stables‘ farm as their horses relax and feed in the fields (these draft horses pull the charming carriages through Kennebunkport Maine, so it is great to see them frolicking in the grass).  If you still need arm-twisting, there’s always freshly spun cotton candy, which is a sure bet in my book!
Circus Smirkus comes to Kennebunkport Maine on Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9, 2011, and will offer two shows each day (1 and 6 p.m.).  Tickets can be purchased online or at various locations in town.  Again, advanced ticket purchases are highly encouraged!