Plan Your Stay
Here at the Guild, we believe that the ultimate Maine experience involves making, eating and celebrating outside in the afternoon sun, swathed in the ocean fog or under the stars on a crisp night. If you enjoy the outdoors far too much to stay in a hotel, you can pitch a tent and sleep under the stars, stay in a camping cabin or park your RV and plug into some of the best camping in New England. Searsport Shores Ocean Campground is where families and outdoor enthusiasts come to get away.
Maine is famous for its delicious food. You know about lobsters and blueberries but did you also know that Maine is celebrated for its delicious farm to table experiences. Within 30 minutes of Searsport, you’ll find restaurants for every taste and budget. During Flaxapalooza events, expect a variety of foods on-site or pack a picnic and enjoy yourself on the 40 oceanfront acres that Searsport Shores Ocean Campground offers. Here’s a little eye candy to help you expand your trip.>
Here in Midcoast Maine, we enjoy such a variety of shops within a day trip of Searsport that it’s impossible to list them all. When you get here, tell us what you’re interested in and we’ll create a personal itinerary based on your interests, the time of year and the weather.
Our events are located on Route One between the village of Searsport and the town of Belfast. Enterprise Car Rental has an office in Belfast and will deliver to Searsport Shores Ocean Campground. Concord Trailways has a drop off just a mile up the road from the Campground and we’d be happy to pick you up at the Searsport Bus Stop with enough advanced notice.
Bangor International Airport is 45 minutes NorthWest of us and Portland International Jetport is 2 hours South.
Parking for all Flaxapalooza 2020! events is FREE. Handicapped parking will be available close to the venues and all other parking will be within a 5 minute stroll through fields and on gravel roads.
What to Wear
The old adage, “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute” is real. Cover all of your bases by planning a wardrobe based on layers that you can add and subtract as necessary including a windbreaker. Your shoes should be sturdy and comfortable. Pack rain gear for good measure. Dress is always casual and letting your personality shine through is considered a virtue.
If you are a guest of Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, you are welcome to bring your pets according to the campground policies. If you are coming in for an event, please find other accommodations for your animal(s) as they will not be allowed onto the grounds. Well recommended area kennels are Puddleduck, Zeke’s Dog Retreat, and Canine Country Club.