Maine Fairs and Festivals entertain with music, seafood, dance, and arts

For more fun activities, see Maine Events page

Downtown Winter Harbor Winter Harbor, ME Phone:

August 8, 2015

Watch the popular lobster boat races, with 13 classes rated by size and power; shop at the craft fair; eat a Maine lobster dinner and stay for the late afternoon parade at 5:30 p.m. Come for a day of family fun. No admission charge.

Railroad Park, off Oxford Street Lewiston, ME Phone: 207-782-2637

August 21-23, 2015

An annual hot-air balloon festival featuring approximately 30 balloons, including some special shapes. Held annually the 3rd weekend of August. Events include balloon rides and tethered balloons (weather permitting), musical entertainment all weekend for all ages, family fun day on Sunday, craft and trade vendors, various food booths, exhibitors, children's activities, carnival, and much more.

Harbor Park, Water Street Rockland, ME Phone: 207-596-7126

July 29-August 2, 2015

Tons of steamed Maine lobsters served along with pageantry, waterfront activities, maritime displays and demonstrations, Maine arts and crafts, visits to Navy and Coast Guard ships, harbor cruises, contests, lots of wonderful entertainment, a giant parade, international lobster crate race, children's activities and much more. See event website for schedule of activities.

September 10-14, 2015

Entertainment, panel discussions, workshops, art exhibits, and science related programs are on the agenda. There are opportunities for stargazing from different sites in the park. Indoor and outdoor events are planned. Highlights include night walks led by park rangers to observe the wildlife active during darkness, a special ecological program, a picnic with the planets and a photography workshop.

Hanson Elementary School soccer field, 53 Upper Guinea Road Lebanon, ME Phone:

August 22, 2015

We will have food, music, vendors and entertainment! The Montsweagers will perform traditional music, including Celtic, folk, sea shanties, and originals. Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bethel Common, Main Street Bethel, ME Phone: 800-442-5826

September 19, 2015

An old-fashioned fun fall festival with artists & crafters, chowder cook-off with over a dozen restaurants, Maine baked potatoes, apple pie contest, live music, wagon rides, and kids’ activities. time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road Wells, ME Phone: 207-646-4521

September 12-13, 2015

This highly respected exhibition brings 100 artisans to historic Laudholm Farm to show their craftworks. Sculpture, jewelry, pottery, prints, clothing, photography, and basketry are among the crafts selected by jury for this prestigious event. Also, music, food, and environmental immersion at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Main Street Wilton, ME, 04294 Phone: 207-778-4726

August 7-8, 2015

Festival goers are invited to pick their own blueberries on the farm before enjoying a host of weekend activities including but not limited to live entertainment, a bake sale, book sale, yard sale, horse and wagon rides, historical tours, auctions, barbecue, and more. 

72 Federal Street Portland, ME Phone: 207-773-7746

August 15-16, 2015

The Italian Street Festival "Bazaar" is an annual fundraising and community event for St. Peter's Church the Italian Parish of the Diocese of Portland celebrating the Feasts of the Assumption and St. Rocco.

Waterfront Bucksport, ME Phone:

August 15, 2015

Artists and craftsmen gather at waterfront location on Penobscot Bay.

Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Mechanic Street Presque Isle, ME Phone: 207-764-6561

August 27-30, 2015

This hot-air balloon festival features 15 hot-air balloons, balloon rides, entertainment, and a street fair; something for everyone. Tethered rides will be offered Friday and Saturday, 5-8 p.m., weather permitting. Time: Balloon rides start at 5:30 a.m. Cost: varies depending on balloon pilot. 

100 Dutton Street Bangor, ME Phone: 207-561-8300

July 24-August 2, 2015

The Bangor State Fair has everything fair-goers could wish for; live entertainment, animal exhibits, a circus, a bike stunt show, food, rides, games, and more. There will be a different concert each night on the big stage in front of the grandstand! These shows are free with paid admission and will feature the best in rock, country, bluegrass, big band, and hip-hop music.

Topsham Fairgrounds, off Rt 196 onto Community Way Topsham, ME Phone:

August 15, 2015

This event features bagpipe bands, Highland and Scottish dancing, Scottish vendors and crafts, reenactors, gathering of clans, folk singing, Scottish food, and much more.  

Centre Street Congregational Church, 9 Center Street Machias, ME Phone: 207-255-6665

August 14-15, 2015

This annual festival celebrates the area's top crop. The event features a children's parade, a fish fry, music, a blueberry pancake breakfast, over 250 craft booths, live music, a blueberry pie eating contest and plenty more family fun. Schedule of events.

August 5-9, 2015

International Homecoming Festival began in 1974 and continues to bring home family and friends to celebrate the friendship between the two international communities of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, USA. During the festival, these two communities become one, hosting and attending events held on both sides of the border. Many enjoy the street fair, children's games and activities, concerts, craft shows, and so much more, ending with the spectacular fireworks display on Sunday, Augusst 9, over the St. Croix River, with great views from both sides of the river. Schedule of events.