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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
Fall Festival and North American Wife-Carrying Championships 2019

Sunday River South Ridge Base Area,15 South Ridge Road Newry, ME Phone: 207-824-5104

October 12-13, 2019

At the North American Wife-Carrying Championship, Saturday at 11 a.m. at South Ridge, couples compete in this Finnish-style race for the grand prize of the wife's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. Also on Saturday are the wine tent and live music. On Sunday, the festival opens a Bloody Mary tent, arts and crafts fest, corn hole championship and live music, skydiving, mountain park rides, wagon rides, chainsaw carving demos. See event website for full schedule.
Fall Festival 2019 at Wolf's Neck Farm

184 Burnett Road Freeport, ME Phone: 207-865-4469

October 19, 2019

This family festival includes live music, hay bale climbing, face painting, animal interactions, tasty local food and more. Take a tractor ride out to our pumpkin patch and pick out your favorite pumpkin.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $8 per person above age 3. Pumpkins cost $3-10. Cash is recommended for food and pumpkin purchases (there is no ATM on premises.)
Fall Foliage Festival 2019 at Boothbay Railway Village

586 Wiscasset Road Boothbay, ME Phone: 207-633-4727

October 12-13, 2019

Handsome crafts take center stage on the Village Green of the Boothbay Railway Village. Families will enjoy rides on the narrow gauge steam train and exhibits about Maine’s railroad heritage, village life, and more than 60 antique cars.
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Over age 12, $5; Steam train tickets, $5 each.
Freeport Fall Festival 2019

L.L. Bean campus, Main Street Freeport, ME Phone: 207-865-1212

October 4-6, 2019

Come enjoy the works of 150 of the best New England artists, craftsmen and local food producers for a free three-day festival. Discovery Stage on the L.L.Bean campus will be site of live music for all three days. Music schedule. Food and other vendors.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
acadia night sky festival
Acadia Night Sky Festival 2019

various locations Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park, ME Phone: 207-801-2566

September 25-29, 2019

Entertainment, panel discussions, workshops, art exhibits, and science 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. See website for details.
Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta 2019

Townwide - consult website Damariscotta, ME Phone: 207-592-6184

October 11-14, 2019

A fun-packed weekend of events include the a pumpkin paddle boat relay and pumpkin motor boat regatta, a giant pumpkin weigh-off, pumpkin catapulting, pumpkin hurling, a giant pumpkin parade, a pumpkin derby, two dozen giant 600-pound decorated pumpkins lining Damariscotta's main street, children's activities, a pumpkin cooking contest, pie eating competition, a giant pumpkin drop, and Pumpkin Patch Express train rides from Brunswick to Rockland. Schedule of events.