The Independence Day celebration at Bath Heritage Days runs July 3-7. Courtesy Maine Street Bath

Bath Heritage Days runs for five days, July 3-7, at the city’s Waterfront Park and Library Park. Events include a Chicken BBQ, Strawberry Shortcake Social, Chili-Chowder Fest, food vendors, and Bath Beer Garden each day during musical performances. Fireworks on the Fourth of July, at about 9 p.m. Find a complete schedule at https://bathheritagedays.com/#schedule.

Sande Updegraph lives in Brunswick and is a longtime food writer. She can be reached at [email protected]

Food & Beverage Events

June 29
Norembega Cidery Tasting, 2-6 p.m., 380 Woodman Road, New Gloucester, 370-2027. Cost depends on the cider ordered.

July 3
Wine tasting featuring Wicked Wines, 3-5:30 p.m., Bow Street Market, 79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631, free.

July 3-7
Bath Beer Garden at Bath Heritage Days, Bath Brewing Co., 141 Front St., Bath, 560-3389. Open during live music performances.

July 6
Wine tasting featuring Hart & Harp Wine Co., 3:30-6 p.m., Bow Street Market, 79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631, free.

Beers in the Barn, Wolfe’s Neck Center Mallet Barn, 625 Wolfe’s Neck Road, 3-6 p.m., $40 includes tasting glass and unlimited pours. Tickets at https://www.wolfesneck.org/beers-in-the-barn/.

July 13
Harraseeket Wine Dinner celebrating wines from California and Oregon, 6 p.m. Five-course dinner including Peach, Burrata, Prosciutto Salad, Ravioli with Smoked Chicken, Lobster Grilled Cheese, New York Strip Steak, and Chocolate Torte; 162 Main St., Freeport, 865-9377, $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.

July 16
Now You’re Cooking Polish Cooking Class, 6-8 p.m., 49 Front St., Bath, 443-1402, $50 per person, reservations required.

July 18
Now You’re Cooking Pesto Cooking Class, 6-8 p.m., 49 Front St., Bath, 443-1402, $50 per person, reservations required.

Food Features

Frontier Café food and beverage specialties include Won-ton Tacos, Local Mussels, Zucchini Salad, “The Experiment” citrus cocktail, and Pierre Angulaire Bordeaux Blanc 2017; Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-5222.

Bessie’s Farm Goods will be closed Saturday, June 29, through Monday, July 8, for a family celebration;  33 Litchfield Road, Freeport, 865-9840.

Conundrum Wine Bistro is closing after 18 years because of difficulty in hiring staff. El Jefe, next door, remains open; 117 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0303.


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