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Maine fairs and festivals celebrate music, the sea, farms, blueberries ... the works!

From the wild north to the scenic coast, from the heat of summer through the beauty of fall and winter, Maine offers fairs and festivals and fun for all. Enjoy rock, country, blues, big band, and folk music everywhere you listen and lots of lobster and blueberries for savoring. You’ll find enough bake, book and yard sales, horse and wagon rides, auctions, parades and carnival rides, air and car shows, arts and crafts to keep you smiling. Year round, lodgings by the sea and relaxing spas are there to help you slow down in between the activity.

For more fun activities, see Maine Events page

Thompson's Point Off Fore River Pkwy. Portland, ME Phone:

July 8, 2017

Lobster roll-making competition, live music, an interactive kids' area, Maine Made gifts, traditional Maine food & drink, and more! Tickets. Time: Noon to 5 p.m. Cost: General Admission, $10; VIP Pass, $100

Various locations Greenville and Moosehead Lakes region, ME Phone: 207-695-2702

May 20-June 25, 2017

This two-week event celebrates the natural beauty and human talents of the Moosehead Lake region. Events include Moose Mainea 5K on May 20; Moosterpiece Craft Fair and Town-Wide Yard Sale and Moose River Canoe and Kayak Race on June 10; Moosehead Area Artisans Art Show at the Depot on June 24; and the Dean Bike & Boat ride and cruise on June 25. This is a 19-mile bike ride and cruise back to Greenville on the Katahdin Steamship.

Island Heritage Trust, 420 Sunset Road Deer Isle, ME Phone: 207-348-2455

May 19-21, 2017

Events include art workshops, warbler walks, birding for beginners, guided puffin boat trips, birding on Marshall Island, outdoor sketching workshop, eagle spotting, live owl demo, shore bird walk, art show reception, owls & peepers evening and backyard birding . Fees vary by activity. 

Downtown Kennebunk Kennebunk, ME Phone:

May 6, 2017

This is a town celebration of May. Events include a pancake breakfast, a library book sale, Faerie Festival, craft making at the Brick Store Museum, a craft market, rock climbing, a photo booth, chalk art, May Pole dancing, live music and dance. Watch the schedule for information about the annual parade. 2017 Schedule of Events.

Waterfront Boothbay Harbor, ME Phone: 207-633-2353

June 25 - July 1, 2017

Fully rigged windjammers sail into Boothbay Harbor for the festival that has been a tradition here for decades. Windjammers are scheduled to arrive in Linekin Bay on June 28 and then into Boothbay Harbor during the parade of sail on June 28. Events of the festival include pancake breakfast, craft fair, boat parade, shipyard and ship tours, street parade, live musical entertainment and of course a visiting fleet of historic windjammers. See Windjammer Days website for full schedule of events.