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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.

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BonAire: A Celebration of Ogunquit 2019

various locations Ogunquit, ME Phone:

June 15-16, 2019

This celebration showcases the heritage of Ogunquit: fishing, the arts, the LGBTQ+ community and more. Held on Father's Day weekend, BonAire presents artisans, craftsmen music and food. Guests can also expect exhibitors, children's activities and entertainment, food trucks, concerts by local musicians and more. Free to all.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Spring Fest Weekend 2019 at Sunday River

White Cap base area of Sunday River ski area, 15 South Ridge Road Newry, ME Phone: 800-543-2754

April 6-7, 2019

Spring Festival is a celebration of the return of spring, complete with huge parties, music, and great spring skiing and riding. Also on the agenda is barbecue and many other food stations.
Saturday, April 6
Slip 'n' Flip. Sixteen teams of five members slide to victory in relay fashion on slopes just above White Cap Lodge. 1 p.m.
Live music: Miss Fairchild, playing music in the tradition of the Motown/Stax innovators of the 1960s; West End Blend, a soul-funk ensemble of retro, yet contemporary, sound; Armies, playing rock and R&B dance music influenced by hip hop, gospel, funk and psychedelic pop. 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, April 7
Free outdoor concerts starting at noon.
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SheepFest in Denmark 2019

Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Route 160 Denmark, ME Phone:

April 20, 2019

This gathering of sheep, goat and alpaca owners, spinners, weavers and fiber artists grows every year. Come enjoy live music, spinning, knitting and weaving demonstrations, and crafts for sale. Watch scores of sheep and goats receive their summer haircut. Time: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Maine Fiddlehead Festival and Local Food Day 2019

Emery Community Arts Center, Academy Street Farmington, ME Phone:

May 4, 2019

The festival celebrates fiddleheads -- the immature ostrich fern -- along with food and the farmers, foragers, and food-lovers. The fest includes the first Farmington Farmers’ Market of the season, live animals for children to play with, Tent Talks on homesteading topics, live music, and gourmet fiddlehead cooking demonstrations, craft vendors and music by the Franklin County Fiddlers. This year’s Tent Talks will be on making birch syrup, raising rabbits in a free environment, the benefits of a plant-based diet, hemp farming, foraging wild edible mushrooms, and how to harvest and safely prepare wild fiddleheads.
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The New Hampshire Camping & RV Show - March 29-31 at the NH Sportsplex in Bedford - Click here for more information
Patriots' Day in Ogunquit 2019

various locations Ogunquit, ME Phone:

April 12-14, 2019

Friday, April 12
Library Book Sale at Ogunquit Memorial Library. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Re-Enactment of the Boston Tea Party at Perkins Cove. 7 p.m. Watch our colonists from the dock as they throw chests of tea off the Bunny Clark.
Fife and Drum Concert at the Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road. 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 13
Beach Bazaar at the Main Beach parking lot. Over 50 vendors will sell their wares under the tent! 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Repeats on Sunday.
Ogunquit Memorial Library Book Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Children’s Crafts at Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road. Appropriate for ages 4-10. 10-11 a.m.
Taste of the Town at Dunaway Center, 23 School Street. Restaurants will serve up their special dishes for you to try out.. Admission: Ages 21 and older, $15; under age 21, $10. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
American Pie Contest at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street. Noon.
Junior Fife & Drum Corp Presentation at Ogunquit Heritage Museum. 1:30 p.m.
Karla Bonoff Concert at Jonathan's Ogunquit, 92 Bourne Lane. 8 p.m.
The Awesome 80s Prom at MaineStreet Ogunquit, 195 Main Street. Featuring Guest DJ Andrea Stamas. No Cover. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sunday, April 14
Re-Enactment Of The Flag Raising At Iwo Jima at Marginal Way, in front of Beachmere Inn. 11 a.m.
Patriotic Pooch Pageant And Fashion Show at Liquid Dreams parking lot, 696 Main Street. Weather permitting. 12:30 p.m.
Ogunquit’s Got Talent at MaineStreet Ogunquit, 195 Main Street. 8 p.m.
All Weekend
Treasure Hunts: Bring your completed Patriots Day booklet to the Chamber information table under the tents at the Main Beach and be entered to win a prize.
Scavenger Hunt (throughout Ogunquit) Visit some of the businesses around town to find the antiques and other items relating to colonial days in stores throughout town.
Colonial Flag Treasure Hunt under the tents at the beach. Find all of the flags at the craft fair.