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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

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Camden Windjammer Festival 2018
Camden Windjammer Festival 2019

various locations around Camden harbor Camden, ME Phone:

August 30-31, 2019

The fleet gathers in picturesque Camden Harbor for festivities reminiscent of the days when hundreds of coastal schooners lined the waterfront. Festivities include a parade of sail, flag-raising ceremonies, live music, dancing and fireworks. See event website for more details.
Steampunk Fair 2019

Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street Kennebunk, ME Phone: 207-985-4802

August 10, 2019

Browse this unique festival that highlights the retro-futuristic views of technology that those in the 19th century might have had for today’s society. Enjoy Steampunk artists, crafters and makers of everything from jewelry made of vintage camera pieces to furniture and leather goods. Dark Follies will sing, dance, tell stories, stand on a bed of nails. Main Street Sidewalk Strolls of people in Steampunk costume may join a mini-Steampunk-parade. Costumes are encouraged!
Time: Noon-6 p.m.
Wilton Blueberry Festival 2019

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

August 2-3, 2019

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. This year's theme is Mardi Gras
Machias Wild Blueberry Festival 2019

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

August 16-18, 2019

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.
Great Falls Balloon Festival 2019

Simard-Payne Memorial Park (formerly Railroad Park), off Oxford Street Lewiston, ME Phone:

August 16-18, 2019

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.
Maine Logging Festival and Parade 2019

Maine Forestry Museum, 221 Stratton Road Rangeley, ME Phone:

July 26-27, 2019

Maine Forestry Museum hosts the annual logging festival with museum displays, vendors, Bean Hole Dinner (Saturday, July 28). On Friday starting at 7 p.m., come see Little Mr & Miss Woodchip competition with cloggers, live music, refreshments and more. On Saturday, the Logging Festival Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Rangeley. The Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, includes Lumberjack and Lumberjill competitions , Bean Hole Dinner, museum displays, vendors, children’s activities.
Topsham Fair 2019

54 Elm Street Topsham, ME, 04086 Phone: 207-798-0892

August 4-11, 2019

Truck pulls, demolition derbies, wrestling, 1980s hair bands, pig scrambles, live country music, harness racing, and classic food. Time: Gates open daily at 8 a.m. See website for daily events schedule. 
Admission: $12; Children under 36 inches free: senior pay $3 on Tuesday.
Bangor State Fair 2019

Cross Insurance Center, Bass Park, 515 Main Street Bangor, ME Phone:

July 25-August 3, 2019

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! Featured events in 2019 includes Antique & Classic Car Show, Pony Rides, Old McDonald’s Farm, photo competition, draft horse show, ox pulling, horse pulling chainsaw carving, motocross stunt show, demolition derby.
Admission: $7
Piscataquis Valley Fair 2019

Fairview Avenue Dover-Foxcroft, ME Phone: 207-943-2650

August 22-25, 2019

A milling parlor with home made ice cream, agricultural exhibits, crafts, midway, animal pull events. Schedule of events.
Time: Open daily 6 a.m.; midway open at 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Admission: $6 per person; children age 5 to 10, $2; seniors admitted Thursday for $3. Wrist bands, $15-$17
Windsor Fair 2019

82 Ridge Road Windsor, ME Phone: 207-549-7121

August 25-September 2, 2019

This fair has everything from rides and games, truck pulls, animal exhibits, a Fair Queen Pageant, a demolition derby, the Giant Pumpkin and Squash Contest weigh-in, and a draft horse and draft pony show, harness racing, monster trucks, the dinosaur Xperience, a midway, and more. Time: see website for schedule.
Maine Lobster Festival 2019

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

July 31-August 4, 2019

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. Admission: Adults, $8; children 6-11 years old, $2.
Acton Fair 2019

Route 109 Acton, ME Phone: 207-636-2968

August 22-25, 2019

Come to the fair and enjoy livestock exhibits, a pig scramble, horse and ox pulls, a beauty pageant, a parade, a midway by Fiesta Shows, and more. Also, live music, balloon animals, clogging, magic show.
Time: Gates open daily at 9 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; children under age 12, free; seniors on Friday until 4 p.m., $4; parking $4. 
Pittston Fair 2019

995 E. Pittston Road Pittston, ME Phone: 207-582-8861

July 25-28, 2019

Livestock exhibits and fireworks, live music, pig scramble, arm wrestling, midway, fireworks, Maine Strawberry Pageant. Demolition Derby. Children's Cookie Contest. Midway opens at 4 p.m