Now this.. this is what we need more of to keep us less bored in the colder months in Maine. Camel painting contests. Absolutely hilarious. Especially Portland, that city is full of self-made artists. Alright, here we go.

The contest page explains the camel contest best.

"Calling all local artists! Ever dreamed of painting a giant camel statue in the middle of a desert in Maine? Now is your chance! With thousands of visitors coming each season to explore the Desert, we want to use our iconic camel statue as an opportunity to showcase the local creative community".

There's gotta be somebody out there that has had a life long dream of winning a contest by painting an animal that has no business being in Maine, right? I'll be honest with you, I had no idea that Maine even had a desert, but after researching that part I was pleasantly surprised with a new adventure for my bucket list this summer.

It's called the Desert of Maine located at 95 Desert Rd in Freeport, Maine. According to, the 20 acres of sand dunes has been a popular destination for tourists for many many years. Where the hell have I been? For more info on Maine's own desert, click here to go to their website.

Overall, I hope you choose to paint their iconic camel and I hope you win so you can call my show and tell me about it. Absolutely amazing.

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