Special Events & Festivals

Nearby Festivals and Events in MidCoast Maine


U.S. National Toboggan Championships:  February, 2nd weekend in February – Camden, Maine (30 minutes).   Web site:  U.S> National Toboggan Championships

Maine Maple Syrup Sunday, March, 4th Sunday in March

“Always the 4th Sunday in March,” Maine Maple Sunday is a special open house date for most sugar makers in the State of Maine.  SMMSA strives to be sure that the public finds the sugarhouses (some of them remote) of our members.  Web site:  Maine Maple Sunday

Annual St. George River Canoe Race:  March – Belfast, Maine (45 minutes)

Three miles of dead water, 1-mile rapids, 2-miles dead water and curves with one Class III drop. This race has Class II-III rapids + or – depending on the water level.  Web site: http:  St. George River Canoe Race

Maine Fiber Frolic:  June 3-5 at Winsor Fairgrounds:  (10 minutes)

Celebrating fiber, fiber animals, and fiber arts.  Web site:  http://www.fiberfrolic.com

North Atlantic Blues Festival:  July 15 and 16 – Rockland, Maine (40 minutes)

The North Atlantic Blues Festival is one of the more prestigious festivals on the East Coast.  The event will be held at these popular festival site, Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking picturesque Rockland Harbor.  Some of the top names in blues music will be featured on the Main Stage.   Web site:  North Atlantic Blues Festival

Jefferson Days:  Mid July: (5 minutes)

Jefferson at the top of the Damariscotta River was founded February 7 1807 and each year the community has a parade, arts and craft fair, fun run, and chicken barbque.   Come join a small town having fun.  No web site, we do it old school.

Maine Lobster Festival August, 1st weekend in August – Rockland, Maine (30 minutes)

The festival features nine tents, the world’s greatest lobster cooker, a sea goddess, a big parade, top notch entertainment, an international crate race, fine art, talented crafts people and vendors, US Navy ship tours, all you can eat pancakes, free shuttle service, US Coast Guard Station tours, professional and amateur cooking contests, marine heritage, road races, kids events, over 20,000 pounds of lobster.  Web site:   Maine Lobster Festival

Union Fair:  Union Fair Grounds, August (15 minutes)

Join us at this classic event celebrating agriculture in the state of Maine. The fairgrounds are nestled among the rolling hills and beautiful farmlands in Union, Maine.  There are activities and entertainment for all age groups, so bring the entire family and spend the day at the festival. Better yet, stay for a few days and enjoy the surrounding area as well.  There’s lots to see and do in the Mid-Coast area.   Web site: Union Fair

Maine, Union Antique Show:  August, Union, Maine (15 minutes)

Three acres of booths with a variety of furniture, decorative item, glassware, linens.  Representative from all of New England.   Web site:  Union Antique Show

Blistering Fingers Blue Grass Festival, August – Litchfield, Maine (45 minutes)

Some of the Greatest Bluegrass music you can see and hear at one of the largest family musical events in New England!  This Bluegrass Festival takes place twice every year bringing thousands of Music lovers from all over the World converging in Litchfield, Maine to hear banjos, fiddles, and those high, lonesome harmonies.  This event will feature many National and Local bands from all over the world.  Web site:  Blishering Fingers Blue Grass Festival

American Folk Music Festival, August – Bangor, Maine (90 minutes)

The American Folk Festival is a large-scale, three-day event.  Held each year at the end of August in downtown Bangor, Maine, the Festival presents the music and dance from the many cultures that make up America today.   Join us on the waterfront in Bangor, Maine, for three days of music, food, crafts, and fun! Web site:  American Folk Music Festival

Windsor Fair: August – Windsor, Maine (10 minutes)

A great way to spend Labor Day weekend is a visit to the Windsor Fair, an agricultural fair with a fun midway featuring rides and games.  Their annual giant pumpkin contest and harness racing are a blast. It’s a family tradition since 1888.  Web site:  Windsor Fair

 Camden Windjammer Festival:  August, Labor Day weekend – Camden, Maine (30 minutes)

The Camden Windjammer Festival is a community-led celebration of Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions.  From the great age of sail when four, five, and even six-masted schooners were launched into Camden Harbor, through the birth of the windjammer business here in the 1930s and continuing with the elegant yachts that visit or call Camden home every summer, sailing ships have always defined this gorgeous community where the mountains meet the seaWeb site:  Camden Windjammer Festival

Common Ground Fair:  Mid-September – Unity, Maine (90 minutes)

The Fair allows fair goers to make connections with a rapidly expanding base of organic farms in the state of Maine.  Hundreds of vendors, exhibitors and demonstrators, and tens of thousands of fair goers will gather to: share knowledge about sustainable living; eat delicious, organic, Maine-grown food; buy and sell beautiful Maine crafts and useful agricultural products; compete in various activities; dance; sing and have a great time.  Web Site:  Common Ground Fair

 Pemaquid Oyster Festival:  September – Damariscotta, Maine (30 minutes)

Features a great line-up of entertainment, food, educational exhibits and thousands of oysters fresh from the Damariscotta River. (There is also a menu with plenty of choices other than oysters!).  The festival is held right on the banks of the Damariscotta River at Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina on Main St. in Damariscotta, and includes other Main St. businesses. Web site:  Pemaquid Oyster Festival

Clam Festival: July , Yarmouth, Maine (60 minutes)

The Yarmouth Clam Festival is an annual summer event that promotes the community and provides opportunities for Yarmouth-based non-profit organizations to raise funds in support of their missions.  Admission to the Festival is FREE!  Web site:  Clam Festival

Damariscotta Pumpkin Festival:  October, Damariscotta Maine

The Festival includes Pumpkin Size Contests, contest art display of very large pumpkins dressed up in artistic efforts, Pumpkin Regatta, tips about growing pumpkins, Music and Entertainment, Pumpkin Drop/Hunt, Parade, Pumpkin Derby, Pumpkin Dessert & Pie Eating Contests, and Kids Zone – Story Hour & Free Matinees.   Web site:  Damariscotta Pumpkin Festival

Maine Leaf Peeping:  October – Anywhere in Maine

Come see the beauty of the fall leaves turning bright and vivid colors.  Driving anywhere is a picture to rememberWeb site: Maine Foliage

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