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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.

To find more events, visit the ME Events Calendar or check out the New England Boating news page.

Fairs & Festivals in Maine
Rangeley Snowmobile Snodeo 2020

various locations in and near Rangeley Rangeley, ME Phone:

January 25, 2020

Maine's Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club hosts this multi-day annual festival featuring snowmobile demos and activities. Highlights usually include a snowmobile parade , a Rave X snowmobile stunt show, a live auction, radar runs and a casino night.
Rangeley Winterpaloozah 2020

Haley Pond Park and Rangeley Town Park Rangeley, ME Phone:

February 15, 2020

Enjoy a day of horse and wagon rides, ice skating, pond hockey, curling, snow golf, fat tire bikes, kick sleds, snow kiting, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, snow castle, campfire, hot chocolate and more fun and games for the family. Free.
Also pay-for-entry competitions, including Dog Keg Pull, Cardboard Sled Race, Frying Pan Toss, Paloozah Carry, Fat Tire Bike Race, the Paloozathon (run, snowshoe, fat bike) and a Snow Sculpture Contest. Hot lunch will be served at Haley Pond.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Maine Lakes Winter Carnival 2020

720 South Bridgton Road Bridgton, ME Phone: 207-647-3472

February 15, 2020

Junior fishing derby, food trucks, polar dip, ice bar, horse-drawn wagon rides. Schedule of events.
Children's Festival 2020 at Sunday River Resort

Ridge Road Newry, ME Phone:

January 5-10. 2020

Children's Festival allows kids ages 3-12 to ski and stay for free, and get free lessons and rental equipment. There will be fun activities including fireworks, snow tubing, nighttime entertainment, and dinners with Eddy the Yeti.
Flavors of Freeport 2020

The Hilton Garden Inn, School and Park streets Freeport, ME Phone:

February 21-23, 2020

Throughout the weekend you will find a variety of food events from chocolate factory tours and cocktail competitions, to a wine dinner and lobster brunch. Signature events re the Fare & Ice on Friday, 5-8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Freeport, and the Ice Bar featuring Motor Booty Affair is Saturday 5-9 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn Freeport.
Camden Winterfest 2020

Camden Harbor Park, Main Street Camden, ME Phone:

January 31-February 9, 2020

Camden Winterfest is Maine’s Mardi Gras, with outdoor and indoor activities, ice carving and snow sculpting. The week closes with the Toboggan Nationals. Enjoy ice carving, music, refreshments, and festivities; snowboarding demos and competition in Harbor Park; a Polar Plunge in Harbor Park, and snow sculpting on the Village Green. See event Facebook page for detailed schedule.

Carnivale 2020

Eastern Promenade Portland, ME Phone:

January 31-February 1, 2020

This is a two-day festival along Portland's waterfront. Enjoy live ice sculpting, illumination art, live entertainment, and a raial jam at selfie photos, Maine mascots, bonfires, tastings of food and drink at a Bites & Brews igloo (For guests age 21 and older. $65); , ice sculptures, illumination art, live entertainment and Rail Jam at Sunday River. Tickets. Eastern Promenade Portland Time: Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: General admission both days is $20; Bites and Brews is $65; Snow Ball is $100
Pies on Parade 2020

Historic Inns and other locations Camden and Rockland, ME Phone: 207-596-6611

Jan 24-26, 2020

Rockland and Camden go pie-crazy with a Friday night silent auction and pie gala, Saturday pie scavenger hunt in Camden, and the headliner event, Pies on Parade, on Sunday (1-4 p.m.). During Pies on Parade, the Historic Inns of Rockland (Berry Manor Inn, LimeRock Inn and Granite Inn) and two dozen more businesses welcome pie eaters to sample more than 50 different pies. All Aboard Trolley will provide transportation at designated stops. Lodging packages available.
Time: Friday, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Day tickets are $30 over people over age 10; $15 for children ten and younger,
Paint the Town Red 2020

Many locations Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, ME Phone: 207-967-0857

February 1-29, 2020

In February, the Kennebunks transform into a romantic retreat drenched in the color red! The month brings special events, romance lodging packages, dining specials, and tag sales.

February 1
Love In The Kennebunks at the Brick Store Museum. Noon. Repeats February 8, 15, 22, 29.
Small Group Cocktail Class at Old Vines Wine Bar. 1-3 p.m. Repeats February 8, 15.
Launch Party at the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel. 7 p.m.

February 6
Dinner at Earth At Hidden Pond. Recipes for the upcoming season. 6 p.m.

February 8
Oyster Shucking Class + Wine Tasting at The Boathouse. 2 p.m. Repeats February 15.

February 10
Paint Party at Alisson’s Restaurant. 6 p.m.

February 12
French Family Wine Dinner at Old Vines Wine Bar. 6-9 p.m.

February 13
Valentine's Day Dinner at White Barn Inn. 5:30 p.m. Repeats February 14 and 15.

February 14
Valentine’s Gifting Tree atAlisson’s Restaurant. 5 p.m.

February 15
Wines & Valentines tasting at the Kennebunkport Inn. 2-3 p.m.
Soup Tasting Contest at H.B. Provisions. 2 p.m.
Red Hot Party at Batson River Brewing & Distilling. 6-10 p.m.

February 16
Bubbles & Truffles at The Grand Hotel 4-5 p.m.

February 20
Dinner with Ocean’s Test Kitchen at the Boathouse. 6 p.m.

February 21
Dueling Pianos at Old Vines Wine Bar. 6-9 p.m.

February 22
Classic Mixology at The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn. 2-3 p.m.
Champagne & Caviar Tasting at The Grand Hotel. 2-3 p.m.
Avalanche Winter Party at Old Vines Wine Bar. 5-11 p.m.

February 23
Snow Stroll With The Kennebunk Land Trust. 10 a.m.-noon

February 27
The Tides Beach Club Test Kitchen At The Boathouse. Recipes for the upcoming season at The Tides Beach Club. 6 p.m.

February 29
Apres Ski Party at The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn. 4-8 p.m.