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  • Our annual festival began in 1979 and made a profit of $3.16.
  • Bill Monroe, prostate the Father of Bluegrass Music played this Festival in 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989 and was scheduled to play in 1995, but was unable to travel.
  • Two June “Showcases” were held in 1986 and 1987.
  • There was no 13th Festival. Pati went straight from the 12th festival to the 14th in order to avoid “unlucky 13”.
  • Pati took a year off after the 25th Anniversary. It didn’t matter… the fans came anyway… they held a “non- festival” and we even had t-shirts made to commemorate it.
  • Over 200 bands had played this festival throughout the years.
  • The First “Showcase Competition” was held in 1992 making this a four day event. Many of the winning bands went on to have very successful music careers.
  • People came to this event from all over the US, Canada and the world. We have had guests from all over; including Japan, England, Sweden, Alaska, Denmark, South America and even a band from the Czech Republic.
  • The Festival was the Featured Cover Story for Bluegrass Unlimited in 1996.
  • The Festival has been recognized on The Today Show, the New York Times, and on countless other state and local TV, radio, and newspapers.
  • White Mountain Bluegrass was the only Band to have played EVERY year.
  • Since he was born, Michael has opened all but two festivals with the Pledge of Allegiance. (he was at college those years…)
  • Past festivals included fireworks, a hot air balloon, weddings, special guest appearances from Miss Maine’s, a visit from the Governor, cloggers, anniversaries, pajama parties, High Teas, Halloween Parties and so much more!
  • The famous “Maine Woods Band” was started in 1998 with the creation of “Tommy P. Banjo Bear”. The piece was the creation of Tim Pickett of Elliott Maine. Photographs of the project were featured in the June 1999 Issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. The band was completed over the next four years with the addition of a new band member each year.
  • Numerous souvenir Martin Guitars and 1 Eastman Mandolin had been given away in raffles through the years.
  • In honor of the 30th anniversary, the week-end was topped off with a spectacular Fireworks display over the bay!
  • In 2008, the TPB Bluegrass Festival was awarded the “EVENT OF THE YEAR” for the 2007 Festival by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired in 2008, after 30 years.
  • Our annual festival began in 1979 and made a profit of $3.16.
  • Bill Monroe, prostate the Father of Bluegrass Music played this Festival in 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989 and was scheduled to play in 1995, but was unable to travel.
  • Two June “Showcases” were held in 1986 and 1987.
  • There was no 13th Festival. Pati went straight from the 12th festival to the 14th in order to avoid “unlucky 13”.
  • Pati took a year off after the 25th Anniversary. It didn’t matter… the fans came anyway… they held a “non- festival” and we even had t-shirts made to commemorate it.
  • Over 200 bands had played this festival throughout the years.
  • The First “Showcase Competition” was held in 1992 making this a four day event. Many of the winning bands went on to have very successful music careers.
  • People came to this event from all over the US, Canada and the world. We have had guests from all over; including Japan, England, Sweden, Alaska, Denmark, South America and even a band from the Czech Republic.
  • The Festival was the Featured Cover Story for Bluegrass Unlimited in 1996.
  • The Festival has been recognized on The Today Show, the New York Times, and on countless other state and local TV, radio, and newspapers.
  • White Mountain Bluegrass was the only Band to have played EVERY year.
  • Since he was born, Michael has opened all but two festivals with the Pledge of Allegiance. (he was at college those years…)
  • Past festivals included fireworks, a hot air balloon, weddings, special guest appearances from Miss Maine’s, a visit from the Governor, cloggers, anniversaries, pajama parties, High Teas, Halloween Parties and so much more!
  • The famous “Maine Woods Band” was started in 1998 with the creation of “Tommy P. Banjo Bear”. The piece was the creation of Tim Pickett of Elliott Maine. Photographs of the project were featured in the June 1999 Issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. The band was completed over the next four years with the addition of a new band member each year.
  • Numerous souvenir Martin Guitars and 1 Eastman Mandolin had been given away in raffles through the years.
  • In honor of the 30th anniversary, the week-end was topped off with a spectacular Fireworks display over the bay!
  • In 2008, the TPB Bluegrass Festival was awarded the “EVENT OF THE YEAR” for the 2007 Festival by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired in 2008, after 30 years.
  • Thomas Point Beach’s Bay is one of the Largest Natural Clam Beds in the State of Maine.
  • Thomas Point’s Thomas Bay is also a Breeding Site for Horseshoe Crabs. These are one of the only known animals never to have changed since prehistoric times.
  • Thomas Bay was once used by the Indians for a Salting Bay. Hundreds of arrow heads and old salting stones are buried on the property.
  • The Totem Pole at the entrance gate was carved by the Alaskan Indians at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 when Alaska was first recognized as a state. It is made of one solid piece of Red Cedar and stand 35 feet tall. The colors on the pole are all natural herbal dyes and it does not have a drop of paint on it.
  • The four faced Westminster Chime Clock chimes every 1/4 hour, salve when the chimes are on. Very few of these clocks remain in the country.
  • The large yellow Steeple standing alone behind the Main Lodge came from the Saint Mary’s Church in Bath, Maine. It is particularly nice because of it’s Beehive Style design which is not done by builders of today.
  • The Mill Stones located throughout the grounds are all authentic and from the State of Maine. There are ten on the property. These are part of the private collection of Harry and Marion Crooker and known to be the largest collection of millstones in existence.
  • Three Handpainted, fiberglass Lighthouses are located throughout the Park. These were on display throughout the city of Portland during the summer of 2003 as a city-wide fundraiser.
  • The nest on the beachfront pole is the home of Maine Osprey.
  • “The Maine Woods Band” was added to the collection of “Fun Stuff to see at TPB” during the 1998 Bluegrass Festival. Local Artist Tim Picket from Elliot, Maine sculpted one animal a year, during the festival, with a chainsaw. This is the only band of it’s kind in the world!
  • In 2006, Thomas Point Beach celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary year!
  • In 2008, our 2007 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival was awarded “The Event of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • In 2008 the Annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired after 30 years.
  • Our annual festival began in 1979 and made a profit of $3.16.
  • Bill Monroe, prostate the Father of Bluegrass Music played this Festival in 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989 and was scheduled to play in 1995, but was unable to travel.
  • Two June “Showcases” were held in 1986 and 1987.
  • There was no 13th Festival. Pati went straight from the 12th festival to the 14th in order to avoid “unlucky 13”.
  • Pati took a year off after the 25th Anniversary. It didn’t matter… the fans came anyway… they held a “non- festival” and we even had t-shirts made to commemorate it.
  • Over 200 bands had played this festival throughout the years.
  • The First “Showcase Competition” was held in 1992 making this a four day event. Many of the winning bands went on to have very successful music careers.
  • People came to this event from all over the US, Canada and the world. We have had guests from all over; including Japan, England, Sweden, Alaska, Denmark, South America and even a band from the Czech Republic.
  • The Festival was the Featured Cover Story for Bluegrass Unlimited in 1996.
  • The Festival has been recognized on The Today Show, the New York Times, and on countless other state and local TV, radio, and newspapers.
  • White Mountain Bluegrass was the only Band to have played EVERY year.
  • Since he was born, Michael has opened all but two festivals with the Pledge of Allegiance. (he was at college those years…)
  • Past festivals included fireworks, a hot air balloon, weddings, special guest appearances from Miss Maine’s, a visit from the Governor, cloggers, anniversaries, pajama parties, High Teas, Halloween Parties and so much more!
  • The famous “Maine Woods Band” was started in 1998 with the creation of “Tommy P. Banjo Bear”. The piece was the creation of Tim Pickett of Elliott Maine. Photographs of the project were featured in the June 1999 Issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. The band was completed over the next four years with the addition of a new band member each year.
  • Numerous souvenir Martin Guitars and 1 Eastman Mandolin had been given away in raffles through the years.
  • In honor of the 30th anniversary, the week-end was topped off with a spectacular Fireworks display over the bay!
  • In 2008, the TPB Bluegrass Festival was awarded the “EVENT OF THE YEAR” for the 2007 Festival by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired in 2008, after 30 years.
  • Thomas Point Beach’s Bay is one of the Largest Natural Clam Beds in the State of Maine.
  • Thomas Point’s Thomas Bay is also a Breeding Site for Horseshoe Crabs. These are one of the only known animals never to have changed since prehistoric times.
  • Thomas Bay was once used by the Indians for a Salting Bay. Hundreds of arrow heads and old salting stones are buried on the property.
  • The Totem Pole at the entrance gate was carved by the Alaskan Indians at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 when Alaska was first recognized as a state. It is made of one solid piece of Red Cedar and stand 35 feet tall. The colors on the pole are all natural herbal dyes and it does not have a drop of paint on it.
  • The four faced Westminster Chime Clock chimes every 1/4 hour, salve when the chimes are on. Very few of these clocks remain in the country.
  • The large yellow Steeple standing alone behind the Main Lodge came from the Saint Mary’s Church in Bath, Maine. It is particularly nice because of it’s Beehive Style design which is not done by builders of today.
  • The Mill Stones located throughout the grounds are all authentic and from the State of Maine. There are ten on the property. These are part of the private collection of Harry and Marion Crooker and known to be the largest collection of millstones in existence.
  • Three Handpainted, fiberglass Lighthouses are located throughout the Park. These were on display throughout the city of Portland during the summer of 2003 as a city-wide fundraiser.
  • The nest on the beachfront pole is the home of Maine Osprey.
  • “The Maine Woods Band” was added to the collection of “Fun Stuff to see at TPB” during the 1998 Bluegrass Festival. Local Artist Tim Picket from Elliot, Maine sculpted one animal a year, during the festival, with a chainsaw. This is the only band of it’s kind in the world!
  • In 2006, Thomas Point Beach celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary year!
  • In 2008, our 2007 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival was awarded “The Event of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • In 2008 the Annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired after 30 years.

By request, doctor we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • “QUIET CAMPING AREAS”…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas. These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.
  • “MODERATE SOUND LEVELS”…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • “FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…NO RESTRICTIONS”…THE BEACHFRONT, STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long…Day and Night…Non-stop!
  • Our annual festival began in 1979 and made a profit of $3.16.
  • Bill Monroe, prostate the Father of Bluegrass Music played this Festival in 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989 and was scheduled to play in 1995, but was unable to travel.
  • Two June “Showcases” were held in 1986 and 1987.
  • There was no 13th Festival. Pati went straight from the 12th festival to the 14th in order to avoid “unlucky 13”.
  • Pati took a year off after the 25th Anniversary. It didn’t matter… the fans came anyway… they held a “non- festival” and we even had t-shirts made to commemorate it.
  • Over 200 bands had played this festival throughout the years.
  • The First “Showcase Competition” was held in 1992 making this a four day event. Many of the winning bands went on to have very successful music careers.
  • People came to this event from all over the US, Canada and the world. We have had guests from all over; including Japan, England, Sweden, Alaska, Denmark, South America and even a band from the Czech Republic.
  • The Festival was the Featured Cover Story for Bluegrass Unlimited in 1996.
  • The Festival has been recognized on The Today Show, the New York Times, and on countless other state and local TV, radio, and newspapers.
  • White Mountain Bluegrass was the only Band to have played EVERY year.
  • Since he was born, Michael has opened all but two festivals with the Pledge of Allegiance. (he was at college those years…)
  • Past festivals included fireworks, a hot air balloon, weddings, special guest appearances from Miss Maine’s, a visit from the Governor, cloggers, anniversaries, pajama parties, High Teas, Halloween Parties and so much more!
  • The famous “Maine Woods Band” was started in 1998 with the creation of “Tommy P. Banjo Bear”. The piece was the creation of Tim Pickett of Elliott Maine. Photographs of the project were featured in the June 1999 Issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. The band was completed over the next four years with the addition of a new band member each year.
  • Numerous souvenir Martin Guitars and 1 Eastman Mandolin had been given away in raffles through the years.
  • In honor of the 30th anniversary, the week-end was topped off with a spectacular Fireworks display over the bay!
  • In 2008, the TPB Bluegrass Festival was awarded the “EVENT OF THE YEAR” for the 2007 Festival by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired in 2008, after 30 years.
  • Thomas Point Beach’s Bay is one of the Largest Natural Clam Beds in the State of Maine.
  • Thomas Point’s Thomas Bay is also a Breeding Site for Horseshoe Crabs. These are one of the only known animals never to have changed since prehistoric times.
  • Thomas Bay was once used by the Indians for a Salting Bay. Hundreds of arrow heads and old salting stones are buried on the property.
  • The Totem Pole at the entrance gate was carved by the Alaskan Indians at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 when Alaska was first recognized as a state. It is made of one solid piece of Red Cedar and stand 35 feet tall. The colors on the pole are all natural herbal dyes and it does not have a drop of paint on it.
  • The four faced Westminster Chime Clock chimes every 1/4 hour, salve when the chimes are on. Very few of these clocks remain in the country.
  • The large yellow Steeple standing alone behind the Main Lodge came from the Saint Mary’s Church in Bath, Maine. It is particularly nice because of it’s Beehive Style design which is not done by builders of today.
  • The Mill Stones located throughout the grounds are all authentic and from the State of Maine. There are ten on the property. These are part of the private collection of Harry and Marion Crooker and known to be the largest collection of millstones in existence.
  • Three Handpainted, fiberglass Lighthouses are located throughout the Park. These were on display throughout the city of Portland during the summer of 2003 as a city-wide fundraiser.
  • The nest on the beachfront pole is the home of Maine Osprey.
  • “The Maine Woods Band” was added to the collection of “Fun Stuff to see at TPB” during the 1998 Bluegrass Festival. Local Artist Tim Picket from Elliot, Maine sculpted one animal a year, during the festival, with a chainsaw. This is the only band of it’s kind in the world!
  • In 2006, Thomas Point Beach celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary year!
  • In 2008, our 2007 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival was awarded “The Event of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • In 2008 the Annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired after 30 years.

By request, doctor we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • “QUIET CAMPING AREAS”…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas. These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.
  • “MODERATE SOUND LEVELS”…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • “FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…NO RESTRICTIONS”…THE BEACHFRONT, STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long…Day and Night…Non-stop!

By request, ambulance
we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…  (NO SOUND RESTRICTIONS here)  THE BEACHFRONT, treatment STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long!  Day and Night…Non-stop!”
  • MODERATE SOUND LEVELS…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • QUIET CAMPING AREAS…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas so please read our . These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.

RV GENERATORS ~ we request that they NOT be used between 10 PM – 7 AM.

THE PLAYGROUND AND BEACHFRONT ~ IS CLOSED AT 10:00 PM each day.  We ask that families please observe “Parent Watch”… All Children should be with their Parents throughout the night.

MOTORCYCLES, BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, SKATES,  SCOOTERS and ROLLERBLADES ~ we request that they NOT be used inside the Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Safety purposes.  Thank you!

FIRES ~ restricted to provided Fire Rings or Fireplaces ONLY.

 

  • Our annual festival began in 1979 and made a profit of $3.16.
  • Bill Monroe, prostate the Father of Bluegrass Music played this Festival in 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989 and was scheduled to play in 1995, but was unable to travel.
  • Two June “Showcases” were held in 1986 and 1987.
  • There was no 13th Festival. Pati went straight from the 12th festival to the 14th in order to avoid “unlucky 13”.
  • Pati took a year off after the 25th Anniversary. It didn’t matter… the fans came anyway… they held a “non- festival” and we even had t-shirts made to commemorate it.
  • Over 200 bands had played this festival throughout the years.
  • The First “Showcase Competition” was held in 1992 making this a four day event. Many of the winning bands went on to have very successful music careers.
  • People came to this event from all over the US, Canada and the world. We have had guests from all over; including Japan, England, Sweden, Alaska, Denmark, South America and even a band from the Czech Republic.
  • The Festival was the Featured Cover Story for Bluegrass Unlimited in 1996.
  • The Festival has been recognized on The Today Show, the New York Times, and on countless other state and local TV, radio, and newspapers.
  • White Mountain Bluegrass was the only Band to have played EVERY year.
  • Since he was born, Michael has opened all but two festivals with the Pledge of Allegiance. (he was at college those years…)
  • Past festivals included fireworks, a hot air balloon, weddings, special guest appearances from Miss Maine’s, a visit from the Governor, cloggers, anniversaries, pajama parties, High Teas, Halloween Parties and so much more!
  • The famous “Maine Woods Band” was started in 1998 with the creation of “Tommy P. Banjo Bear”. The piece was the creation of Tim Pickett of Elliott Maine. Photographs of the project were featured in the June 1999 Issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. The band was completed over the next four years with the addition of a new band member each year.
  • Numerous souvenir Martin Guitars and 1 Eastman Mandolin had been given away in raffles through the years.
  • In honor of the 30th anniversary, the week-end was topped off with a spectacular Fireworks display over the bay!
  • In 2008, the TPB Bluegrass Festival was awarded the “EVENT OF THE YEAR” for the 2007 Festival by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired in 2008, after 30 years.
  • Thomas Point Beach’s Bay is one of the Largest Natural Clam Beds in the State of Maine.
  • Thomas Point’s Thomas Bay is also a Breeding Site for Horseshoe Crabs. These are one of the only known animals never to have changed since prehistoric times.
  • Thomas Bay was once used by the Indians for a Salting Bay. Hundreds of arrow heads and old salting stones are buried on the property.
  • The Totem Pole at the entrance gate was carved by the Alaskan Indians at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 when Alaska was first recognized as a state. It is made of one solid piece of Red Cedar and stand 35 feet tall. The colors on the pole are all natural herbal dyes and it does not have a drop of paint on it.
  • The four faced Westminster Chime Clock chimes every 1/4 hour, salve when the chimes are on. Very few of these clocks remain in the country.
  • The large yellow Steeple standing alone behind the Main Lodge came from the Saint Mary’s Church in Bath, Maine. It is particularly nice because of it’s Beehive Style design which is not done by builders of today.
  • The Mill Stones located throughout the grounds are all authentic and from the State of Maine. There are ten on the property. These are part of the private collection of Harry and Marion Crooker and known to be the largest collection of millstones in existence.
  • Three Handpainted, fiberglass Lighthouses are located throughout the Park. These were on display throughout the city of Portland during the summer of 2003 as a city-wide fundraiser.
  • The nest on the beachfront pole is the home of Maine Osprey.
  • “The Maine Woods Band” was added to the collection of “Fun Stuff to see at TPB” during the 1998 Bluegrass Festival. Local Artist Tim Picket from Elliot, Maine sculpted one animal a year, during the festival, with a chainsaw. This is the only band of it’s kind in the world!
  • In 2006, Thomas Point Beach celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary year!
  • In 2008, our 2007 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival was awarded “The Event of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • In 2008 the Annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired after 30 years.

By request, doctor we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • “QUIET CAMPING AREAS”…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas. These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.
  • “MODERATE SOUND LEVELS”…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • “FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…NO RESTRICTIONS”…THE BEACHFRONT, STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long…Day and Night…Non-stop!

By request, ambulance
we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…  (NO SOUND RESTRICTIONS here)  THE BEACHFRONT, treatment STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long!  Day and Night…Non-stop!”
  • MODERATE SOUND LEVELS…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • QUIET CAMPING AREAS…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas so please read our . These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.

RV GENERATORS ~ we request that they NOT be used between 10 PM – 7 AM.

THE PLAYGROUND AND BEACHFRONT ~ IS CLOSED AT 10:00 PM each day.  We ask that families please observe “Parent Watch”… All Children should be with their Parents throughout the night.

MOTORCYCLES, BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, SKATES,  SCOOTERS and ROLLERBLADES ~ we request that they NOT be used inside the Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Safety purposes.  Thank you!

FIRES ~ restricted to provided Fire Rings or Fireplaces ONLY.

 

By request, doctor
we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • “FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…NO RESTRICTIONS”…THE BEACHFRONT, recipe STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long…Day and Night…Non-stop!”
  • MODERATE SOUND LEVELS”…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • “QUIET CAMPING AREAS”…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas. These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.
  • Our annual festival began in 1979 and made a profit of $3.16.
  • Bill Monroe, prostate the Father of Bluegrass Music played this Festival in 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989 and was scheduled to play in 1995, but was unable to travel.
  • Two June “Showcases” were held in 1986 and 1987.
  • There was no 13th Festival. Pati went straight from the 12th festival to the 14th in order to avoid “unlucky 13”.
  • Pati took a year off after the 25th Anniversary. It didn’t matter… the fans came anyway… they held a “non- festival” and we even had t-shirts made to commemorate it.
  • Over 200 bands had played this festival throughout the years.
  • The First “Showcase Competition” was held in 1992 making this a four day event. Many of the winning bands went on to have very successful music careers.
  • People came to this event from all over the US, Canada and the world. We have had guests from all over; including Japan, England, Sweden, Alaska, Denmark, South America and even a band from the Czech Republic.
  • The Festival was the Featured Cover Story for Bluegrass Unlimited in 1996.
  • The Festival has been recognized on The Today Show, the New York Times, and on countless other state and local TV, radio, and newspapers.
  • White Mountain Bluegrass was the only Band to have played EVERY year.
  • Since he was born, Michael has opened all but two festivals with the Pledge of Allegiance. (he was at college those years…)
  • Past festivals included fireworks, a hot air balloon, weddings, special guest appearances from Miss Maine’s, a visit from the Governor, cloggers, anniversaries, pajama parties, High Teas, Halloween Parties and so much more!
  • The famous “Maine Woods Band” was started in 1998 with the creation of “Tommy P. Banjo Bear”. The piece was the creation of Tim Pickett of Elliott Maine. Photographs of the project were featured in the June 1999 Issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. The band was completed over the next four years with the addition of a new band member each year.
  • Numerous souvenir Martin Guitars and 1 Eastman Mandolin had been given away in raffles through the years.
  • In honor of the 30th anniversary, the week-end was topped off with a spectacular Fireworks display over the bay!
  • In 2008, the TPB Bluegrass Festival was awarded the “EVENT OF THE YEAR” for the 2007 Festival by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired in 2008, after 30 years.
  • Thomas Point Beach’s Bay is one of the Largest Natural Clam Beds in the State of Maine.
  • Thomas Point’s Thomas Bay is also a Breeding Site for Horseshoe Crabs. These are one of the only known animals never to have changed since prehistoric times.
  • Thomas Bay was once used by the Indians for a Salting Bay. Hundreds of arrow heads and old salting stones are buried on the property.
  • The Totem Pole at the entrance gate was carved by the Alaskan Indians at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 when Alaska was first recognized as a state. It is made of one solid piece of Red Cedar and stand 35 feet tall. The colors on the pole are all natural herbal dyes and it does not have a drop of paint on it.
  • The four faced Westminster Chime Clock chimes every 1/4 hour, salve when the chimes are on. Very few of these clocks remain in the country.
  • The large yellow Steeple standing alone behind the Main Lodge came from the Saint Mary’s Church in Bath, Maine. It is particularly nice because of it’s Beehive Style design which is not done by builders of today.
  • The Mill Stones located throughout the grounds are all authentic and from the State of Maine. There are ten on the property. These are part of the private collection of Harry and Marion Crooker and known to be the largest collection of millstones in existence.
  • Three Handpainted, fiberglass Lighthouses are located throughout the Park. These were on display throughout the city of Portland during the summer of 2003 as a city-wide fundraiser.
  • The nest on the beachfront pole is the home of Maine Osprey.
  • “The Maine Woods Band” was added to the collection of “Fun Stuff to see at TPB” during the 1998 Bluegrass Festival. Local Artist Tim Picket from Elliot, Maine sculpted one animal a year, during the festival, with a chainsaw. This is the only band of it’s kind in the world!
  • In 2006, Thomas Point Beach celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary year!
  • In 2008, our 2007 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival was awarded “The Event of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • In 2008 the Annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired after 30 years.

By request, doctor we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • “QUIET CAMPING AREAS”…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas. These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.
  • “MODERATE SOUND LEVELS”…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • “FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…NO RESTRICTIONS”…THE BEACHFRONT, STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long…Day and Night…Non-stop!

By request, ambulance
we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…  (NO SOUND RESTRICTIONS here)  THE BEACHFRONT, treatment STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long!  Day and Night…Non-stop!”
  • MODERATE SOUND LEVELS…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • QUIET CAMPING AREAS…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas so please read our . These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.

RV GENERATORS ~ we request that they NOT be used between 10 PM – 7 AM.

THE PLAYGROUND AND BEACHFRONT ~ IS CLOSED AT 10:00 PM each day.  We ask that families please observe “Parent Watch”… All Children should be with their Parents throughout the night.

MOTORCYCLES, BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, SKATES,  SCOOTERS and ROLLERBLADES ~ we request that they NOT be used inside the Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Safety purposes.  Thank you!

FIRES ~ restricted to provided Fire Rings or Fireplaces ONLY.

 

By request, doctor
we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • “FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…NO RESTRICTIONS”…THE BEACHFRONT, recipe STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long…Day and Night…Non-stop!”
  • MODERATE SOUND LEVELS”…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • “QUIET CAMPING AREAS”…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas. These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.

By request, nurse we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • “FIELD PICKERS PARADISE”…          NO SOUND RESTRICTIONS…          THE BEACHFRONT, drugstore STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long…               Day and Night…Non-stop!”
  • MODERATE SOUND LEVELS”…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • “QUIET CAMPING AREAS”…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas. These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.
  • Our annual festival began in 1979 and made a profit of $3.16.
  • Bill Monroe, prostate the Father of Bluegrass Music played this Festival in 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989 and was scheduled to play in 1995, but was unable to travel.
  • Two June “Showcases” were held in 1986 and 1987.
  • There was no 13th Festival. Pati went straight from the 12th festival to the 14th in order to avoid “unlucky 13”.
  • Pati took a year off after the 25th Anniversary. It didn’t matter… the fans came anyway… they held a “non- festival” and we even had t-shirts made to commemorate it.
  • Over 200 bands had played this festival throughout the years.
  • The First “Showcase Competition” was held in 1992 making this a four day event. Many of the winning bands went on to have very successful music careers.
  • People came to this event from all over the US, Canada and the world. We have had guests from all over; including Japan, England, Sweden, Alaska, Denmark, South America and even a band from the Czech Republic.
  • The Festival was the Featured Cover Story for Bluegrass Unlimited in 1996.
  • The Festival has been recognized on The Today Show, the New York Times, and on countless other state and local TV, radio, and newspapers.
  • White Mountain Bluegrass was the only Band to have played EVERY year.
  • Since he was born, Michael has opened all but two festivals with the Pledge of Allegiance. (he was at college those years…)
  • Past festivals included fireworks, a hot air balloon, weddings, special guest appearances from Miss Maine’s, a visit from the Governor, cloggers, anniversaries, pajama parties, High Teas, Halloween Parties and so much more!
  • The famous “Maine Woods Band” was started in 1998 with the creation of “Tommy P. Banjo Bear”. The piece was the creation of Tim Pickett of Elliott Maine. Photographs of the project were featured in the June 1999 Issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. The band was completed over the next four years with the addition of a new band member each year.
  • Numerous souvenir Martin Guitars and 1 Eastman Mandolin had been given away in raffles through the years.
  • In honor of the 30th anniversary, the week-end was topped off with a spectacular Fireworks display over the bay!
  • In 2008, the TPB Bluegrass Festival was awarded the “EVENT OF THE YEAR” for the 2007 Festival by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired in 2008, after 30 years.
  • Thomas Point Beach’s Bay is one of the Largest Natural Clam Beds in the State of Maine.
  • Thomas Point’s Thomas Bay is also a Breeding Site for Horseshoe Crabs. These are one of the only known animals never to have changed since prehistoric times.
  • Thomas Bay was once used by the Indians for a Salting Bay. Hundreds of arrow heads and old salting stones are buried on the property.
  • The Totem Pole at the entrance gate was carved by the Alaskan Indians at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 when Alaska was first recognized as a state. It is made of one solid piece of Red Cedar and stand 35 feet tall. The colors on the pole are all natural herbal dyes and it does not have a drop of paint on it.
  • The four faced Westminster Chime Clock chimes every 1/4 hour, salve when the chimes are on. Very few of these clocks remain in the country.
  • The large yellow Steeple standing alone behind the Main Lodge came from the Saint Mary’s Church in Bath, Maine. It is particularly nice because of it’s Beehive Style design which is not done by builders of today.
  • The Mill Stones located throughout the grounds are all authentic and from the State of Maine. There are ten on the property. These are part of the private collection of Harry and Marion Crooker and known to be the largest collection of millstones in existence.
  • Three Handpainted, fiberglass Lighthouses are located throughout the Park. These were on display throughout the city of Portland during the summer of 2003 as a city-wide fundraiser.
  • The nest on the beachfront pole is the home of Maine Osprey.
  • “The Maine Woods Band” was added to the collection of “Fun Stuff to see at TPB” during the 1998 Bluegrass Festival. Local Artist Tim Picket from Elliot, Maine sculpted one animal a year, during the festival, with a chainsaw. This is the only band of it’s kind in the world!
  • In 2006, Thomas Point Beach celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary year!
  • In 2008, our 2007 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival was awarded “The Event of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • In 2008 the Annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival retired after 30 years.

By request, doctor we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • “QUIET CAMPING AREAS”…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas. These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.
  • “MODERATE SOUND LEVELS”…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • “FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…NO RESTRICTIONS”…THE BEACHFRONT, STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long…Day and Night…Non-stop!

By request, ambulance
we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…  (NO SOUND RESTRICTIONS here)  THE BEACHFRONT, treatment STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long!  Day and Night…Non-stop!”
  • MODERATE SOUND LEVELS…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • QUIET CAMPING AREAS…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas so please read our . These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.

RV GENERATORS ~ we request that they NOT be used between 10 PM – 7 AM.

THE PLAYGROUND AND BEACHFRONT ~ IS CLOSED AT 10:00 PM each day.  We ask that families please observe “Parent Watch”… All Children should be with their Parents throughout the night.

MOTORCYCLES, BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, SKATES,  SCOOTERS and ROLLERBLADES ~ we request that they NOT be used inside the Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Safety purposes.  Thank you!

FIRES ~ restricted to provided Fire Rings or Fireplaces ONLY.

 

By request, doctor
we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • “FIELD PICKERS PARADISE…NO RESTRICTIONS”…THE BEACHFRONT, recipe STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long…Day and Night…Non-stop!”
  • MODERATE SOUND LEVELS”…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • “QUIET CAMPING AREAS”…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas. These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.

By request, nurse we designate our Camping Areas as such…

  • “FIELD PICKERS PARADISE”…          NO SOUND RESTRICTIONS…          THE BEACHFRONT, drugstore STEEPLE AREA AND MAIN GROVE ARE FOR FIELD PICKERS! All weekend long…               Day and Night…Non-stop!”
  • MODERATE SOUND LEVELS”…The Second field on the right (across from the Playground) and the Playground area are asked to keep the sound at a Moderate Level. Quiet is requested from 2:00AM ‘til 6:00 AM. The Playground is closed from 10:00 PM until Sunrise, daily.
  • “QUIET CAMPING AREAS”…The Sound Curfew is 10:00 PM Daily. Field Picking is not allowed in these areas. These areas are the first fields on the left and on the right as you enter the Park AND both sides of the paved Access Road (Road to the left when entering the Park) all the way to the wooded area leading into the Grove Camping Area where the ribbons are. QUIET CAMPING AREAS are for those with children, those who wish occasional quiet and as a courtesy to our neighbors.

“Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world.  You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year.” Bill Monroe

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We would love to hear from all of you, look about your thoughts and your memories, of the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival. Please share below. We love you, pharm
and thank you for your support and friendship throughout the years.

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Music written by Rick Lang
Recorded by Rick Lang and Lost River
Email: rwlang@ttle.net

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