Experience summer 2019
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MUSIC & CONCERTS VISIT A FARMERS' MARKET
EAT & DRINK
FILM, THEATER & DANCE
VISIT A STATE PARK
ACTIVE & OUTDOORS
TOUR A LIGHTHOUSE
ART, MUSEUMS & EDUCATION
VISIT A MUSEUM
KIDS & FAMILY
VISIT FORT FAIRFIELD
LET’S GO CAMPING
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MUSIC & CONCERTS NORTH ATLANTIC BLUES FESTIVAL ROCKLAND HARBOR PARK One of the most fun, relaxed weekends in Maine has got to be the annual North Atlantic Blues Festival, which features two full days of great live music. The festival this year is set for July 13-14, and features Ruthie Foster, Sugaray Rayford, and many more. Tickets are $55 for the weekend/$30 for a single day. NORTHATLANTICBLUESFESTIVAL.COM
AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL BANGOR WATERFRONT The 2019 edition of the American Folk Festival promises to be similar to its predecessors — a world-class event, taking place on the shores of the Penobscot River. Musicians representing a colorful array of world traditions will perform, lots of fantastic food will be served, and plenty of shopping and people-watching are there to be enjoyed. This year’s festival is set for Aug. 23-25; for more info, visit AMERICANFOLKFESTIVAL.COM.
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WATERFRONT CONCERTS AT THE DARLING’S WATERFRONT PAVILION IN BANGOR The summer season is already well underway, but from Memorial Day to August, the schedule is jam-packed. Concerts include the Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson, Phil Lesh, Alison Krauss and more on June 14; Phish on June 25 and 26; Florida Georgia Line on July 18; Heart and Sheryl Crow on July 23; Chris Stapleton on July 26; the Impact Music Festival July 2728; and Train and the Goo Goo Dolls on July 30. For more information, visit WATERFRONTCONCERTS.COM.
WATERFRONT CONCERTS AT ROCK ROW PAVILION IN WESTBROOK Waterfront Concerts also has a jam-packed summer set for the brand-new Rock Row Pavilion, a new 8,400-capacity venue and development area in Westbrook. Some of the concerts set for this summer include Anderson Paak, Earl Sweatshirt and Thundercat on May 26; Slightly Stoopid on June 15; Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums on June 20; Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Buddy Guy on June 22; Shinedown on June 29, and Joe Bonamassa on July 28. For more information, visit WATERFRONTCONCERTS.COM.
WATERVILLE OPERA HOUSE WATERVILLE Since 1902, the historic Waterville Opera House has delivered the magic of the performing arts to audiences of all ages. Summer 2019 events include The Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen & Petrushka (June 30), The Peking Acrobats (July 6), Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (August 29), and more. OPERAHOUSE.ORG
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BANGOR BAND CONCERTS VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN BANGOR For more than 150 years, the Bangor Band, composed of a number of musically-inclined community members, has entertained audiences of all ages with a program of marches, standards, pop songs and more. Concerts this year—all free—are generally held on Wednesday evenings in various outdoor locations around town, including on the Bangor Waterfront, in Pickering Square and at Chapin Park. For a full schedule, visit BANGORBAND.ORG.
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A beautiful piece of land on the banks of the Fore River, Thompson’s Point can hold up to 5,000 attendees for concerts and festivals within close proximity to downtown Portland. Concerts include St. Paul and the Broken Bones on June 7; Death Cab for Cutie and Jenny Lewis on June 11; The National and Courtney Barnett on June 20; Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World on July 6; Sublime With Rome on July 12; Lord Huron on July 19; and Dispatch on July 20. For more info, visit THOMPSONSPOINTMAINE.COM.
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KNEISEL HALL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL BLUE HILL For two months beginning in late June, Kneisel Hall, the beautiful summer school for nascent classical music prodigies, hosts a series of concerts featuring chamber music performed by world class musicians. For a full schedule of these Friday and Sunday festival concerts and to reserve seats, visit KNEISEL.ORG.
JAZZ AT THE SNOWBOWL CAMDEN The Camden Opera House presents this family-friendly June 15 event featuring food trucks, chairlift rides, and local jazz from Katie Matzell, Wayne Delano Quartet,The Extension Chords, and more. CAMDENOPERAHOUSE.COM
COUNTY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL FORT FAIRFIELD
BLUE HILL POPS BLUE HILL This downeast Maine summer tradition features performances by award-winning composers, renowned music artists, and more. The July 3, 2019, event (dubbed “A Downeast Sampler”) features the renowned Maine humorist Tim Sample. Other performers include the Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band, Ella Cappella, and more. BAGADUCEMUSIC.ORG
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July 25 - 28; Aug. 29 - Sept. 1. Bluegrass, bluegrass, and more bluegrass in a large camping area. Reserve your campsite with family and friends and witness some of the top bluegrass bands in the country. Tickets are $78.10 for each weekend. COUNTYBLUEGRASS.COM
BLUE HILL BACH FESTIVAL
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BLUE HILL Blue Hill Bach presents historicallyinformed performances, recordings, and educational programs that explore vocal and instrumental music of the Baroque and demonstrates the place of Baroque music in music history. 2019’s festival events include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Baroque Café (July 25), Bach’s Lunch (July 26), All-Bach including the Mass in G Major (July 27), and St. John Passion (July 28). BLUEHILLBACH.ORG.
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BOOTHBAY OPERA HOUSE BOOTHBAY HARBOR
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Since 1894, this historic opera house has played host to actors and musicians from around the state and the world. 2019 summer events include DuoDuo (May 25), Ellis Paul & Friends (June 2), Gaelic Storm (June 25), Tim Sample (July 18), and more. BOOTHBAYOPERAHOUSE.COM
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SAVAGE OAKES VINEYARD AND WINERY UNION This venue provides an intimate outdoor concert experience in the beautiful rolling hills of mid-coast Maine. Each concert features farm-to-table pub fare and selections of Maine’s best craft beverages. 2019 concerts include New Wave icons Howard Jones and Men Without Hats on June 14; The Record Company on July 12; songwriter Amos Lee on July 27; Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot on August 9; and Rick Springfield on August 30. SAVAGEOAKES.COM
BELFAST SUMMER NIGHTS BELFAST An outdoor summer music series in downtown Belfast every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Starts June 27. Free, but donations accepted. Bring your folding chairs and dancing shoes! Locations vary in downtown Belfast; check their Facebook page for details.
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FARMERS’ MARKET AUBURN FARMERS' MARKET Across from Festival Plaza, 112 Main St. LATE JUNE THRU SEPTEMBER, WEDNESDAYS 4-7PM AUGUSTA BEYOND BORDERS AT VILES ARBORETUM 153 Hospital St. JUNE THROUGH OCTOBER, FRIDAYS 12-3PM AUGUSTA FARMERS' MARKET AT MILL PARK Former Edwards Mill site, downtown along the Kennebec River, 1 Water St. and Northern Ave. MAY TO THANKSGIVING, TUESDAYS 2-6PM BANGOR FARMERS' MARKET Abbot Square, across from the Bangor Public Library, 108 Harlow St. LATE APRIL TO LATE NOVEMBER, SUNDAYS 11-1:30PM BANGOR OHIO STREET FARMERS' MARKET Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St. Mid-May to mid-October, WEDNESDAYS 2-6PM BANGOR'S EUROPEAN MARKET Sunnyside Greenhouse, across from Bangor Auditorium parking lot, 117 Buck St. YEAR ROUND, SATURDAYS 8:30-12:30PM BAR HARBOR'S EDEN FARMERS' MARKET YMCA parking lot, Main St. (Rt. 3) 21 Park St. MID-MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SUNDAYS 9-12PM
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BATH FARMERS' MARKET Waterfront Park on the Kennebec River, behind Main St. (just off Rte. 1), 100 Commercial St. MAY-OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 8:30-12PM BELFAST’S UNITED FARMERS' MARKET OF MAINE One block from Main Street, next to Belfast Common Park, 18 Spring St. YEAR ROUND, SATURDAYS 9-2PM
BOWDOINHAM FARMERS' MARKET Mailley Waterfront Park, 6 Main St. MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 8:30AM-12:30PM BREWER FARMERS' MARKET Brewer Auditorium parking lot, 318 Wilson St. MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SATURDAYS AND TUESDAYS, 8:30 A.M.-1PM
BELFAST FARMERS' MARKET Waterfall Arts parking lot, 256 High St. APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER, FRIDAYS 9-1PM
BRIDGTON FARMERS' MARKET In front of the Bridgton Community Center, in the parking lot behind Reny’s. MAY TO THANKSGIVING, SATURDAYS 9 AM-1PM
BELGRADE LAKES MARKET Maine Lakes Resource Center, in the heart of Belgrade Lakes Village, 137 Main St. LATE MAY TO MIDSEPTEMBER, SUN 8-1PM
BROOKLIN FARMERS' MARKET In the parking lot between the church and the library, 4 Bay Rd. LATE MAY TO COLUMBUS DAY, THURSDAYS 11AM-1PM
BETHEL FARMERS' MARKET On the greenspace next to the Norway Savings Bank, at the junction of Route 2 and Parkway, 1 Park St. LATE MAY THROUGH MIDOCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9-1PM
BROOKSVILLE FARMERS' MARKET Community Center Parking Lot, near Buck’s Harbor Market on Cornfield Hill Rd. LATE MAY-SEPTEMBER, TUESDAYS 9:30AM-12PM
BLUE HILL FARMERS' MARKET The Blue Hill Fairgrounds, Rte. 172 LATE MAY-EARLY OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9-11:30PM
BRUNSWICK FARMERS' MARKET On the mall downtown, below the gazebo on Maine St. MAY TO THANKSGIVING, TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS, 8AM-2PM
BOOTHBAY FARMERS' MARKET On the Town Commons, 1 Common Dr. MAY TO OCTOBER, THURSDAYS 9AM-12PM
BRUNSWICK-TOPSHAM LAND TRUST FARMERS' MARKET Crystal Spring Farm, one mile up Pleasant Hill Rd. from Maine St. MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 8:30AM-12:30PM
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ACADIA FARMERS' MARKET Town Hill, next to the bank and fire station Route 102. JUNE TO LATE SEPTEMBER, FRIDAYS 3-6PM
BUCKSPORT BAY FARMERS' MARKET In the Post Office parking lot, 99 Main St. MID-MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, THURSDAYS 2-5PM CALAIS FARMERS' MARKET Downtown, on the green, Main St. MID-JUNE TO OCTOBER, TUESDAYS 3-5PM CAMDEN FARMERS' MARKET Old Tannery Site, 116 Washington St. (Rte. 105) MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9AM-12PM, WEDNESDAYS 3:30-6PM CASTINE FARMERS' MARKET Town Common, 1 School St. JUNE TO SEPTEMBER, THURSDAYS 9-11:30 AM CUMBERLAND FARMERS' MARKET (CFMA) Cumberland Town Hall Complex, 290 Tuttle Rd. MID-MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SATURDAY 10AM1PM, WEDNESDAYS 3-6PM DAMARISCOTTA FARMERS' MARKET Damariscotta River Association, 109-110 Belvedere Rd. MID-MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, FRIDAYS 9AM-12PM DAMARISCOTTA FARMERS' MARKET The Rising Tide parking lot, 323 Main St. JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER, MONDAYS 3-6PM DANFORTH FARMERS' MARKET 50 Houlton Rd. LATE JUNE THRU OCTOBER, FRIDAYS 9AM-1PM DEER ISLE NIGHT MARKET 11 Main St. LATE MAY THRU NOVEMBER, TUESDAYS 4-6PM
DENNY'S RIVER FARMERS' MARKET Dennysville Edmunds Congregational Church Parish Hall. 15 King St. MID-JUNE TO LATE-SEPTEMBER, WEDNESDAYS 3-6PM DEXTER FARMERS' MARKET Bwart's Plants, 364 Corinna Road JUNE-OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 12-3PM DOVER COVE FARMERS' MARKET Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1033 South St. MID-MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, TUESDAYS 2-6PM, SATURDAYS 9AM-1PM EASTPORT FARMERS' MARKET Beside the Post Office, 7 Washington St. LATE JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER, SATURDAY 10AM-12PM ELLSWORTH FARMERS' MARKET Maine Community Foundation parking lot, 245 East Main St. MID-JUNE THROUGH LATE OCTOBER, MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 2-5:30PM ELLSWORTH FARMERS' MARKET Acadia Realty parking lot, 190 Main St. MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9:30AM-12:30PM FAIRFIELD FARMERS' MARKET Nazarene Church Parking Lot, 81 Main Street MID-MAY THRU OCTOBER, WEDNESDAYS 2-6PM, SATURDAYS 9:30AM-1:30PM FALMOUTH FARMERS' MARKET Right next to the ice rink and Walmart, 20 Hat Trick Drive MID-MAY THRU SEPTEMBER, WEDNESDAYS, 3-6PM
FARMINGTON SANDY RIVER FARMERS' MARKET Between Better Living Center and Narrow Gauge Cinema, Front St. MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, FRIDAYS 9AM-12:30PM FARMINGTON FARMERS' MARKET Courthouse parking lot, 129 Main St. MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9AM-12PM, FRIDAYS 9 AM-2 PM FRANKLIN FARMERS' MARKET Franklin Trading Post, 33 Blackwood Road LATE JULY-EARLY OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9AM-1PM GARDINER FARMERS' MARKET The Common on U.S. Rte 201 JUNE THROUGH OCTOBER, WEDNESDAYS 3-6PM GREATER GORHAM FARMERS' MARKET In the Public Park area between the Baxter Memorial Library and The Gorham Times, 71 South St. MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 8:30AM-12:30PM GREENWOOD FARMERS' MARKET Old Greenwood Town Office, 270 Main St. YEAR-ROUND, FRIDAYS 4-6PM HALLOWELL FARMERS' MARKET Steven's School Property, 2 Beech St. MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9AM-1PM HAMPDEN FARMERS' MARKET Town Office Parking Lot, 1 Main Road North Mid-May to mid-October, Fridays 2-5:30pm HARRISON FARMERS' MARKET Route 117, between Depot St. and Tolman Rd. LATE MAY TO MIDSEPTEMBER FRIDAYS, 1-5PM
HOULTON COMMUNITY MARKET Market Square LATE MAY THRU OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9-1PM HOWLAND FARMERS' AND ARTISAN'S MARKET Bridge St. MAY-EARLY OCTOBER, SUNDAYS 10-2PM ISLEBORO FARMERS' MARKET Isleboro Community Center, 103 Pendleton MID JUNE-LATE AUGUST, WEDNESDAYS 10AM-1PM KENNEBUNK FARMERS' MARKET Garden Street Lot, 3 Wells Ct. MAY TO MID-NOVEMBER, SATURDAYS 8AM-1PM KITTERY COMMUNITY MARKET In the Post Office parking lot at 10 Shapleigh Rd. JUNE TO OCTOBER, SUNDAYS 10AM-2PM LEWISTON KENNEDY PARK FARMERS’ MARKET Corner of Pine St. and Bates St. TUESDAYS 2-5PM LEWISTON FARMERS' MARKET AT BATES MILL, Corner of Main and Lincoln Sts. LATE MAY TO MID-OCTOBER, SUNDAYS 10AM-1PM LINCOLN FARMERS' AND ARTISANS' MARKET Town Square on Main St., LATE JUNE THRU MIDOCTOBER, FRIDAYS 10AM-2PM LUBEC MARKET DOWNTOWN 55 Water St. MEMORIAL DAY THRU OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 10AM-12PM MACHIAS VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET On the dike across from Helen’s Restaurant MID-MAY THRU OCTOBER, FRIDAYS AND SATS, 9AM-1PM
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FARMERS’ MARKET ...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 MADAWASKA FARMERS' MARKET 188 Main St. MAY TO OCT, WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS, 10AM-4PM
PITTSFIELD FARMERS' MARKET Corner of Hathorn Park, across from Church of the Nazarene, 200 Central St. MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, MONDAYS 2-6PM
MADISON FARMERS' MARKET In the park across from Skowhegan Savings Bank, 189 Main St. EARLY MAY THROUGH LATE OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9AM-1PM
PORTLAND FARMERS' MARKET Deering Oaks Park APRIL THROUGH NOVEMBER, SATURDAYS 7AM-1PM
MILBRIDGE FARMERS' MARKET Camden Bank parking lot, 29 Main St. MEMORIAL DAY TO MIDSEPTEMBER, SATS 9AM-12PM
PORTLAND FARMERS' MARKET 1 Monument Square APRIL THROUGH NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAYS 7AM-1PM
NEWFIELD/LIMERICK FARMERS' AND ARTISANS' MARKET Limerick Town Office, 55 Washington St. LATE MAY THRU EARLY SEPT., WEDNESDAYS 2:30-5:30PM
PRESQUE ISLE FARMERS' MARKET In the park behind the Riverside Restaurant, 19 Riverside Drive JUNE - OCT, SATS 8:30AM-1PM
NORTH BERWICK FARMERS' MARKET Town Hall parking lot MAY THROUGH OCT, FRIS 3-6PM
PROVINCE LAKE FARMERS' MARKET Edge Lake Farm, 1804 Province Lake Rd. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TO COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND, SUNDAYS 10AM-2PM
NORTH HAVEN FARMERS' MARKET At the ball field MAY THRU OCT, SATS 9:30AM-11PM NORTHEAST HARBOR FARMERS' MARKET On the green LATE JUNE TO AUGUST, THURSDAYS 9AM-12PM NORWAY FARMERS' MARKET Witherell Park, between Norway Savings Bank & Cumberland Farms, 255 Main St. MID-MAY TO EARLY OCTOBER, THURSDAYS 2-6PM ORONO FARMERS' MARKET University Steam Plant parking lot, next to the Stillwater River, College Ave. MAY THROUGH THANKSGIVING, SATURDAY 8-12PM, TUESDAY 2-5:30PM PHILLIPS FARMERS' MARKET AND FAIRE American Legion Post #64, 15 Depot St. MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER, SATURDAYS 9-1PM
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SANFORD FARMERS' MARKET Central Park, across from Town Hall EARLY MAY TO COLUMBUS DAY, SATURDAYS 8AM-12PM SCARBOROUGH FARMERS' MARKET Town Hall parking lot, 259 U.S. Rte 1 JUNE THROUGH OCTOBER, SUNDAYS 9AM-1PM SKOWHEGAN FARMERS' MARKET Somerset Gristmill (old jail), Court and High St. MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9AM-1PM SMYRNA MILLS FARMERS' MARKET Brookside Inn & Restaurant parking lot, 2277 US Rte 2, County Rd. JUNE TO OCTOBER, THURS 4-7PM SOUTH PORTLAND FARMERS' MARKET City Hall Parking Lot, 25 Cottage Rd. MAY THRU OCT, SUNS 10AM-2PM
RANGELEY AREA FARMERS' MARKET (THURSDAYS) Intersection of Routes 4 & 16, downtown Rangeley MID-JUNE THRU SEPTEMBER, THURSDAYS 10AM-2PM
SOUTHWEST HARBOR FARMERS' MARKET In the St. John's Church parking lot, across from Bar Harbor Bank MID-JUNE TO COLUMBUS DAY, FRIDAYS 9AM-1PM
RANGELEY AREA FARMERS' MARKET (TUESDAYS) Intersection of Rte 4 & South Shore Drive, Sandy River Plantation JUNE THROUGH EARLY OCTOBER, TUESDAY 11AM-2PM
STEEP FALLS FARMERS' MARKET Gazebo Park, corner of Rtes. 11 and 113 MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9AM-2PM
ROCKLAND FARMERS' MARKET Harbor Park, just off Main St. MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, THURSDAY 9AM-1PM
STONINGTON FARMERS' MARKET Island Community Center parking lot, School St. MID-MAY TO MID-OCT., FRIDAYS 10AM-12PM
SACO FARMERS' MARKET Saco Valley Shopping Center parking lot, just off Spring St (Rt 5) and Rt 14 MAY THRU OCTOBER, WEDS AND SATS 7AM-12PM
UNION FARMERS' MARKET On the Common, 280 Common Rd. EARLY MAY THRU SEPT., FRIDAYS 3-6PM
SACO RIVER MARKET Pepperell Center Event Space, 40 Main St., Biddeford OCT-MAY, SATS 9AM-12:30PM
UNITED FARMERS' MARKET OF MAINE Belfast, 18 Spring St. YEAR-ROUND, SATS 9AM-2PM
UNITY FARMERS' MARKET Unity Community Center, 32 School St. MAY TO THANKSGIVING, SATS 9AM-1PM VASSSALBORO FARMERS' MARKET 934 Main St. MAY TO OCTOBER, SUNS 10AM-3PM VINALHAVEN FARMERS' MARKET Downtown Vinalhaven on the corner of East Main St. and Atlantic Ave., Flea Market Field APRIL THROUGH NOVEMBER, SATS 8AM-12PM, TUES 4-7PM WALDOBORO FARMERS' MARKET Town Office Lawn, 1600 Atlantic Highway/Route One JUNE THRU SEPT, SATS 9-12PM WATERFORD FARMERS' MARKET On Common, across from Keyes Pond, Rt. 35/37 JUNE THRU SEPT, MONDAYS 2-5PM DOWNTOWN WATERVILLE FARMERS' MARKET By Two Penny Bridge, Head of Falls MID-APRIL THRU THANKSGIVING, THURSDAY 2-6PM WAYNE FARMERS' MARKET Main Street Park next to the post office MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TO LABOR DAY WEEKEND, SATS 9AM-12PM WELLS FARMERS' MARKET Wonder Mountain Fun Park rear parking lot, 270 Post Road LATE MAY TO MID-OCT, WEDS 1:30-5PM WILTON FARMER'S MARKET Old Wilton Tannery parking lot, 833 US Rte. 2 East JUNE TO OCT, SATURDAYS 9AM-1PM WINDHAM FARMERS' MARKET Back lot of Buck's Barbeque, 4 Turning Leaf Rd. LATE MAY TO OCT, SATS 9AM-1PM WINTER HARBOR FARMERS' MARKET Newman St. MID-JUNE TO LABOR DAY, TUES 9AM-12PM YARMOUTH FARMERS' MARKET Community Music Center, 317 Main St. JUNE THRU OCT, THURSDAYS 3-6PM YORK GATEWAY FARMERS' MARKET Back lot of the Greater York Region Chamber Visitor Center MAY TO OCTOBER, SATURDAYS 9-1PM 2019 farmers’ market listings provided by the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets
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EAT & DRINK BEST OF THE NORTH FEST BANGOR WATERFRONT
Spread the glory of malt and hops, with the annual Best of the North Fest, a day-long celebration of beer, wine, delicious food and great music set for Saturday, June 22. More than 20 Maine breweries and wineries will be represented, alongside music from Bruce Springsteen, Grateful Dead and Eagles tribute acts, and food trucks galore. VIP and general admission sessions available. Designated driver tickets for both sessions are available. VISITBANGORMAINE.COM
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MAINE WHOOPIE PIE FESTIVAL DOVER-FOXCROFT
Maine’s sweet treat gets its day in the sun each summer with the annual Whoopie Pie Festival, set this year for Saturday, June 22. Admission is just $5 (free for kids 12 and under) and festival-goers can sample a multitude of Maine-made whoopie pies, from traditional to red velvet to oatmeal cookie and many more. There’s music, games, and crafts, too. MAINEWHOOPIEPIEFESTIVAL.COM
Enjoy lobster and clam dinners overlooking beautiful Wheelers Bay
Open 6 days a week • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Closed Wednesdays
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July 31-August 4. This famous Maine lobster event has been a favorite for generations. Eat lobster, play games, enjoy live music, and much more. Celebrate the most iconic of Maine treats in the middle of the summer on the beautiful midcoast. MAINELOBSTERFESTIVAL.COM
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MACHIAS WILD BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL MACHIAS
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One of the sweetest festivals in the state is in the heart of Down East Maine. The Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, set for Aug. 1618, doesn’t need a midway or rides or anything like that: just good folks, good fun, and good food. There’s a truly dazzling selection of desserts made from the most Maine of treats: blueberries. Music, performances, suppers, and much more. MACHIASBLUEBERRY.COM
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2019 KNEADING CONFERENCE CLINTON
Who doesn’t love bread? Bread, grains, flour, and farms are the focus of the annual Kneading Conference, set this year for July 25-27 at Kennebec Valley Community College. There’s workshops and panels among lots of other informational programming. Followed by the Artisan Bread Fair at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds on July 27. KNEADINGCONFERENCE.COM
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PLOYES AND MUSKIE FESTIVALS FORT KENT
This festival celebrating that beloved Maine delicacy, the red hot dog, is set for Aug. 10 in Dexter. Activities include a giant inflatable obstacle course, live music, cooking contests, auctions, children's activities, a rubber ducky race, beer and food tents, and of course, plenty of red hot dogs and a red hot dog eating contest. REDHOTDOG.ORG
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Every August, the Greater Area Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce has held a Ploye Festival in conjunction with area businesses. During this weekend, it’s all about ployes, the iconic Acadian buckwheat pancake, and muskies. One of the featured events is the making of the world’s largest ploye. This year’s event is set for Aug. 9-11. FORTKENTCHAMBER.COM
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FILM, THEATER & DANCE “MAMMA MIA” AT PENOBSCOT THEATRE BANGOR
The last show of the 2018-2019 season is the enchanting, hilarious story that has become an international sensation, told through Swedish pop group ABBA’s timeless hits. The show is set for June 13–July 14 at the Bangor Opera House. For tickets, call 942-3333 or visit PENOBSCOTTHEATRE.ORG.
CAMDEN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CAMDEN
A professional, non-profit theatre committed to producing Shakespeare’s plays chiefly in the Camden Amphitheatre. 2019 summer performances include “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Hamlet” on various dates. CAMDENSHAKESPEARE.ORG
OPERA HOUSE ARTS AT THE STONINGTON OPERA HOUSE STONINGTON
The eclectic and world-class arts programming each summer here is one of the best things to see in Maine all year. Catch incredible live music from classical, jazz, and rock bands, children’s performances, and other entertainment, as well asOHA stage productions. Performances begin in late June and continue through early September. A full schedule can be found online at OPERAHOUSEARTS.ORG.
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THE THEATER AT MONMOUTH SUMMER PERFORMANCES MONMOUTH
PHOTOS: (BACKGROUND) ©SERGEKA/ ADOBE STOCK; (OPERA HOUSE) BDN FILE
“Season 50: What Dreams May Come” performances celebrate works filled with a sense of wonder. Plays include “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” “Hamlet,” “The Hounds of the Baskerville,” “Murder For Two” and “Intimate Apparel.” Performances begin June 22. THEATERATMONMOUTH.ORG
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IMPROV ACADIA BAR HARBOR
This high energy improv comedy company has offered nightly laughs for tourists and locals for more than a decade. You never know what you’re going to get — that’s the whole point. The season kicks off May 24. IMPROVACADIA.COM
MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WATERVILLE
PHOTO: (INSET) ©2008 CARLOS E. SANTA MARIA/ADOBE STOCK
The diversity of selection and mix of high-profile and low-profile is what you’d come to expect from a world-class film festival. This year’s MIFF runs from July 12-21 and features premieres, special selections, directorial retrospectives and panel discussions, from Maine directors as well as those from around the world. MIFF.ORG
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Rooster Brother The Store for Cooks and those who love them. by the Union River Bridge in Downtown Ellsworth
You’ll find all the tools that your favorite cook needs, along with the best ingredients for your summertime gatherings. All this in a relaxed and friendly place where our knowledgeable staff is here for you.
29 Main Street • 207 667 8675 • 800 866 0054
www.roosterbrother.com or visit us at facebook.com/roosterbrother
MOZART’S “THE MAGIC FLUTE” PORTLAND
To celebrate its 25th anniversary and the magic of opera, Opera Maine presents its first-ever production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at Merrill Auditorium July 24 and 26. OPERAMAINE.COM
TEN BUCKS THEATRE: RICHARD III BREWER, ORONO, AND PROSPECT
Ten Bucks Theatre returns this summer with “Richard III.” Check it out July 18-21 at Indian Trail Park in Brewer, July 25-28 at the Orono Public Library, and August 1-4 at 6 p.m. at Fort Knox State Park in Prospect. For more information, visit the Ten Bucks Theater Facebook page. BANGORDAILYNEWS.COM / 23
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EXPERIENCE ALL THAT MAINE HAS TO OFFER! COURTESY MAINE CAMPGROUND OWNERS ASSOCIATION
HIKING AND WALKING
Maine offers some of the best hiking and walking terrain in the country. Whether it’s along a coastal path or through the woods echoing with the twitter of birds, there is no good reason not to get out. An excellent way to discover some of the best walking spots is through the Maine State Park Passport program. Interested in exploring the excitement of geocaching, learning about orienteering, and more? Each of these can add layers of fun to the joy that comes with a walk or hike.
CULTURAL & HISTORICAL ACTIVITIES
Learn a little bit about Maine’s rich coastal and maritime history or sip a bit of fun along the Maine Beer Trail. Both can show you a very active and real part of Maine. Maine is also home to a wide collection of cultural institutions and museums along the Maine Art Museum Trail. You can experience Maine’s finest works with visits to The Farnsworth in Rockland, the Portland Museum of Art, or The Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Our colleges and universities have also amassed collections that rival many major American museum holdings.
For some people who return to Maine year after year, the miles of beaches offer an unforgettable experience. From footprints in the sand and acrobatic seagulls to the pleasure of finding a perfect (and perfectly free) keepsake sand dollar at Popham Beach State Park, Maine beaches deliver bliss by the sandy bucket full. Another way to savor our magnificent vistas is at the end of a driver on any of the 100 or more golf courses, many found along The Maine Golf Trail. Or pedal along back roads and thoroughfares on the saddle of your bike.
Maine sits in one of the most advantageous places on the east coast for spotting wildlife, especially birders. Our northern forests welcome a great many kinds of rare arboreal species, and the Atlantic Flyway for migrating waterfowl intersects in a wide swath across the state. Then there are the bears, beaver, fox, and the beloved Maine moose. A wildlife safari led by a Registered Professional Maine Guide can offer lasting memories (and great photos too). Those traveling to the coast are welcome to go whale watching or take a cruise to one of the few remaining coastal puffin colonies.
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NATIONAL AND STATE PARKS
In 2014 Acadia National Park, the jewel of Mount Desert Island, was voted our nation’s most popular National Park, and what a treasure! At over100 years old (the park was founded in July 1916) it continues to dazzle visitors with unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation: hiking, climbing, biking, beach combing, equestrian sports, photography, wildlife spotting, paddling, carriage rides, and of course camping. Not far away amid our immense and legendary forests sits Baxter State Park – home to hundreds of miles of trails, unmatched paddling and the extraordinarily historic and popular Mount Katahdin. From coast to mountain and from border to border Maine’s Department of Parks and Lands has collected opportunities for the adventure hungry visitor.
No less impressive are all the other ways to experience the views and vistas across Maine. Whether you like to experience the beauty and majesty of Maine from your vehicle or on foot, your options are limitless. For the touring set, take a ride along our four National Scenic Byways or explore our extensive State Scenic Byway system. Take a trip to spot our many covered bridges and waterfalls. Visit some of Maine’s historic lighthouses that line our shores and enjoy the view from where the raging sea meets the permanence of Maine’s granite coast. If you really want to, you can still sit in your chair enjoying the warm rays of the afternoon sun on your shoulders with an ice-cold glass of lemonade at hand. Whatever it is you want to do in Maine, there is a way and a place to enjoy our unlimited opportunities for recreation. (Seasonal note: While camping runs from the warmer months between Memorial Day and Columbus Day (with some exceptions), you should come back to enjoy a Maine winter some time.) HAPPY CAMPING FROM THE MAINE CAMPGROUND OWNERS ASSOCIATION. VISIT CAMPMAINE.COM FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF OUR MEMBER CAMPGROUNDS.
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PARK NEAR YOU AROOSTOOK COUNTY
ALLAGASH WILDERNESS WATERWAY The Allagash in Aroostook & Piscataquis Counties • 207-941-4014 OPEN ALL YEAR
BAXTER STATE PARK Millinocket • 207- 723-5140 OPEN ALL YEAR
AROOSTOOK STATE PARK Presque Isle • 207-768-8341 OPEN MAY 15–OCT. 15
HANCOCK COUNTY ACADIA NATIONAL PARK Mount Desert Island • 207-288-3338 OPEN ALL YEAR HOLBROOK ISLAND SANCTUARY Brooksville • 207-326-4012 OPEN ALL YEAR LAMOINE STATE PARK Lamoine • 207-667-4778 OPEN MAY 15–OCT. 15
KNOX COUNTY BIRCH POINT STATE PARK Owls Head • 207-941-4014 OPEN MEMORIAL DAY–LABOR DAY CAMDEN HILLS STATE PARK Camden • 207-236-3109 OPEN MAY 15–OCT. 15 OWLS HEAD STATE PARK Owls Head • 207-941-4014 OPEN ALL YEAR WARREN ISLAND STATE PARK Penobscot Bay • 207-941-4014 OPEN MEMORIAL DAY–SEPT. 15
KATAHDIN WOODS & WATERS Patten • 207- 456-6001 OPEN ALL YEAR
PISCATAQUIS COUNTY LILY BAY STATE PARK Lily Bay • 207- 695-2700 OPEN MAY 15–COLUMBUS DAY PEAKS-KENNY STATE PARK Dover-Foxcroft • 207-564-2003 OPEN MAY 15–OCT. 1 PENOBSCOT RIVER CORRIDOR Greenville • 207-695-3721 OPEN ALL YEAR
WALDO COUNTY FORT POINT STATE PARK Stockton Springs • 207-941-4014 OPEN MEMORIAL DAY–LABOR DAY LAKE ST. GEORGE STATE PARK Liberty • 207-589-4255 OPEN MAY 15–OCT. 1 MOOSE POINT STATE PARK Searsport • 207-548-2882 OPEN MEMORIAL DAY–OCT. 1 PENOBSCOT NARROWS OBSERVATORY & FORT KNOX Prospect • 207-469-7719 OPEN MAY 1–OCT. 31 SWAN LAKE STATE PARK Swanville • 207-525-4404 OPEN MEMORIAL DAY–LABOR DAY
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WASHINGTON COUNTY COBSCOOK BAY STATE PARK Dennysville • 207-726-4412 OPEN MAY 15–OCT. 15 QUODDY HEAD STATE PARK Lubec • 207-733-0911 OPEN MAY 15–OCT. 15 ROQUE BLUFFS STATE PARK Roque Bluffs • 207-255-3475 OPEN MAY 15–OCT. 1 SHACKFORD HEAD STATE PARK Eastport • 207-941-4014 OPEN ALL YEAR
Custom Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, SUP, Hiking, & Guide Training
PHOTO: Â© 2018 JONATHAN MAUER/ADOBE STOCK
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ACTIVE & OUTDOORS PORTLAND SEA DOGS MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAMES HADLOCK FIELD, PORTLAND
Maine’s very own minor league baseball team plays in Portland’s Hadlock Field. With affordable tickets and concessions, it’s a perfect way to enjoy the great American pastime on a balmy summer evening with the whole family. For a full schedule of games, all summer long, check MILB.COM.
TREK ACROSS MAINE NEWRY TO BELFAST
The Trek Across Maine annual cycling event is set for June 14-16, and will feature numerous cycling teams from all over the state, riding over the course of three days from Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry to Steamboat Landing in Belfast. There’s a $65 registration fee and a $550 fundraising goal for each cyclist, all of which goes to help the American Lung Association. ACTION.LUNG.ORG
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CROWN OF MAINE BALLOON FEST PRESQUE ISLE
An annual celebration of hot air balloons, featuring actual hot air balloons, balloon rides by reservation, a street fair, children and family activities, a pancake breakfast, music, food, and more. August 22-25. CROWNOFMAINEBALLOONFEST.ORG
THOREAU-WABANAKI TRAIL FESTIVAL GREENVILLE
NORDIC TRAIL FESTIVAL
The Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Festival commemorates the history of the Wabanaki people and poet, philosopher, and naturalist Henry David Thoreau’s three trips into the Maine Woods. Music, lectures, cruises on Moosehead Lake, nature walks, and more, set for July 24-26. For a schedule of events, visit NRECMOOSEHEAD.ORG.
This outdoor adventure weekend, set for July 27-28, features mountain bike races and a biathlon in the Presque Isle area, sponsored by the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle. Events include a single track and a downhill mountain bike race, a biathlon event and youth races, as well as musical entertainment, a craft beer garden, kids activities, and fireworks. NORDICTRAILFESTIVAL.COM
OPEN FARM DAY PHOTOS: (BACKGROUND) © 2017 DAVID PEREIRAS/ADOBE STOCK; (BALLOONS) BDN FILE
Open Farm Day, set for July 28, lets you see how your food is made, with many farms offering demonstrations, displays, farm-raised products for sale and animals and crops to experience. Activities may include barn and field tours, hay rides, petting zoos, tastings, nature trails, and more. GETREALMAINE.COM
TOUGH MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE NEWRY
The Tough Mountain Challenge, set for July 28 at Sunday River Ski Resort, is an adventure obstacle race that tackles alpine terrain and throws in natural and man-made challenges. You’ve certainly got to be in shape. TOUGHMOUNTAIN.COM
TOUR A LIGHTHOUSE BAKER ISLAND LIGHT CRANBERRY ISLANDS Present lighthouse built: 1855 Discontinued: 1955 Relighted and automated: 1957 Accessibility: Grounds are open to the public; lighthouse is not. BEAR ISLAND LIGHT NORTHEAST HARBOR Present lighthouse built: 1889 Discontinued: 1981 Relighted and automated: 1989 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
PUMPKIN ISLAND LIGHT LITTLE DEER ISLE
Present lighthouse built: 1854 Discontinued: 1933 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat. WINTER HARBOR LIGHT WINTER HARBOR
ROCKLAND BREAKWATER LIGHT ROCKLAND
BROWN’S HEAD LIGHT VINALHAVEN
DICE HEAD LIGHT, CASTINE Present lighthouse built: 1829 Discontinued: 1935 Relighted: 2008 Accessibility: Grounds are open to the public; lighthouse is not.
Present lighthouse built: 1896 Automated: 1972 Accessibility: The island is a public park accessible only by boat. Lighthouse is not open to the public.
GREAT DUCK ISLAND LIGHT FRENCHBORO Present lighthouse built: 1890 Automated: 1986 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat. INDIAN ISLAND LIGHT ROCKPORT Present lighthouse built: 1875 Discontinued: 1934 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat. MOUNT DESERT ROCK LIGHT FRENCHBORO Present lighthouse built: 1847 Automated: 1977 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat. PROSPECT HARBOR LIGHT PROSPECT HARBOR Present lighthouse built: 1891 Automated: 1951 Accessibility: Not open to the public.
OWLS HEAD LIGHT, OWLS HEAD
Present lighthouse built: 1825 Automated: 1989 Accessibility: Grounds open to public; lighthouse and keeper’s house are not.
Present lighthouse built: 1857 Automated: 1987 Accessibility: Grounds are open to the public; lighthouse is not.
EGG ROCK LIGHT, WINTER HARBOR Present lighthouse built: 1875 Automated: 1976 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
Present lighthouse built: 1857 North light discontinued: 1924 South light automated: 1983 Accessibility: Limited, as the island is maintained by a bird sanctuary.
Present lighthouse built: 1857 Discontinued: 1933 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
BURNT COAT HARBOR LIGHT SWAN’S ISLAND Present lighthouse built: 1872 Automated: 1975 Accessibility: Grounds are open to the public; lighthouse is not.
EAGLE ISLAND LIGHT, DEER ISLE Present lighthouse built: 1839 Automated: 1959 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
MATINICUS ROCK LIGHT MATINICUS ISLAND
CURTIS ISLAND LIGHT, CAMDEN
GOOSE ROCKS LIGHT NORTH HAVEN
Present lighthouse built: 1890 Automated: 1963 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat. HERON NECK LIGHT VINALHAVEN
Present lighthouse built: 1854 Automated: 1982 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat. INDIAN ISLAND LIGHT ROCKPORT
Present lighthouse built: 1875 Discontinued: 1934 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
Present lighthouse built: 1902 Automated: 1964 Accessibility: Open summer weekends. SADDLEBACK LEDGE LIGHT VINALHAVEN
LIBBY ISLAND LIGHT MACHIASPORT
Present lighthouse built: 1823 Automated: 1974 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat. LITTLE RIVER LIGHT, CUTLER
Present lighthouse built: 1876 Discontinued: 1975 Relighted: 2001 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
LUBEC CHANNEL LIGHT, LUBEC
Present lighthouse built: 1890 Automated: 1939 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND LIGHT CUTLER
Present lighthouse built: 1839 Automated: 1954 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
Present lighthouse built: 1832 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
TENANTS HARBOR LIGHT SAINT GEORGE
MOOSE PEAK LIGHT JONESPORT
Present lighthouse built: 1857 Discontinued: 1933 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
Present lighthouse built: 1851 Automated: 1972 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
TWO BUSH ISLANDS LIGHT SPRUCE HEAD
NARRAGUAGUS LIGHT MILBRIDGE
Present lighthouse built: 1897 Automated: 1964 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
Present lighthouse built: 1853 Discontinued: 1934 Accessibility: Not open to the public, best viewed by boat.
WHITEHEAD LIGHT SAINT GEORGE
NASH ISLAND LIGHT ADDISON
Present lighthouse built: 1852 Automated: 1982 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat.
Present lighthouse built: 1874 Discontinued: 1981 Accessibility: Not open to the public, best viewed by boat.
PETIT MANAN LIGHT NEAR MILBRIDGE
FORT POINT LIGHT STOCKTON SPRINGS
ISLE AU HAUT LIGHT, ISLE AU HAUT Present lighthouse built: 1907 Automated: 1934 Accessibility: Grounds are open to the public; lighthouse is not.
Present lighthouse built: 1857 Automated: 1988 Accessibility: Lighthouse and Fort Pownall are not open to the public.
MARSHALL POINT LIGHT SAINT GEORGE
GRINDLE POINT LIGHT ISLESBORO
Present lighthouse built: 1857 Automated: 1971 Accessibility: Grounds are open to the public; lighthouse is not. Museum in the keeper’s house.
Present lighthouse built: 1874 Discontinued: 1934 Relighted: 1987 Accessibility: The Sailor’s Memorial Museum is open during the season; lighthouse is not.
Present lighthouse built: 1855 Automated: 1972 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed by boat. WEST QUODDY HEAD LIGHT LUBEC
Present lighthouse built: 1857 Automated: 1988 Accessibility: Grounds are open to the public; lighthouse is not. WHITLOCKS MILL LIGHT CALAIS
Present lighthouse built: 1910 Automated: 1969 Accessibility: Not open to the public; best viewed from the St. Croix River Rest Area on Route 1.
PHOTO: ©KRISTINA/ADOBE STOCK
ARTS, MUSEUMS & EDUCATION STILLWATER ARTSAPALOOZA ORONO
MAINE CELTIC CELEBRATION BELFAST
A family-friendly weekend celebrating Celtic heritage, culture, and hospitality in Maine featuring workshops, musical groups, dance troupes, fireworks, and more. July 19–21. MAINECELTICCELEBRATION.COM
HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF CRAFTS SUMMER EVENING PROGRAMS DEER ISLE
All summer long, artists from all over the world working in many different mediums will present about their works in an open-to-the-public series of events, including slide lectures, musical performances, and readings of their work by poets and writers. A full list of the many one-of-a-kind opportunities to peek into the lives of artists can be found at HAYSTACK-MTN.ORG.
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PHOTOS: (BACKGROUND) ©ULTRAMANSK/ADOBE STOCK; (INSET) COURTESY OF STEVE BOWLER & MAINE CELTIC CELEBRATION
Saturday, June 15 is the date for this yearly celebration of community arts in the Orono area. 15 different venues across Orono will showcase music, theater, dance, poetry and more, in an all-day, family-friendly artistic extravaganza. The event is organized by Stillwater Community Arts. STILLWATERCOMMUNITYARTS.ORG
SK TOURS BANGOR
Stephen King Tour owner and guide Stu Tinker leads tours of Bangor for folks from all over the world. Tinker gives an expert’s tour of sites in the Queen City represented in King’s novels. Are you a Mainer, and you’ve never been? Give a tour a shot, and get a newfound appreciation for the city you already know and love. SK-TOURS.COM
CASTINE PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL CASTINE
Held July 25, 26 and 27, this Castine Arts Association-presented festival features painting galore. An award ceremony, reception, and art sale will be held July 27th. Open to the public. CASTINEARTS.ORG
ARTS IN THE PARK BELFAST
Arts in the Park, set this year for July 7-8 in Belfast’s Heritage Park on the waterfront, is one of the most respected fine arts and crafts festivals in Midcoast Maine. The variety of artwork and crafts is dizzying, and continuous live music and the smells of freshly grilled food add to the festival atmosphere. The festival is free and open to the public. ARTSINTHEPARKBELFAST.ORG
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DOWNTOWN BANGOR SIDEWALK ARTS FESTIVAL BANGOR
After a decade away, in 2019 the Downtown Bangor Sidewalk Arts Festival will return to the city on Saturday, July 13. Artists and artisans from all over the state will take over Harlow Street, in a juried art show that also doubles as an art market. There will also be demonstrations and workshops, and a children’s area. DOWNTOWNBANGOR.ORG
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NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL & BASKETMAKERS MARKET BAR HARBOR
The 25th anniversary of Maine’s largest gathering of Native American artists. Featuring the celebrated Native arts market, Native music, dance, storytelling, craft demonstrations, delicious food, and more. NEW LOCATION—July 7 at the Abbe Museum. ABBEMUSEUM.ORG
GRAND LAKE STREAM FOLK ARTS FESTIVAL GRAND LAKE STREAM
Grand Lake Stream each year hosts a folk art festival packed with talented artisans from around the state. Handmade canoes, instruments, housewares and more, paired with paintings, fabric arts and jewelry. There’s a variety of traditional and contemporary music each year as well. This year’s festival is set for July 28 and 29. GRANDLAKESTREAMFOLKARTFESTIVAL.COM
SCHOODIC ARTS FOR ALL SUMMER FESTIVAL WINTER HARBOR
The Schoodic Arts for All festival, set for locations in and around Winter Harbor, offers up a diverse array of workshops, presentations, and performances for all ages. July 30-August 12. SCHOODICARTSFORALL.ORG
WOODLAWN ANTIQUES SHOW ELLSWORTH
America’s longest-running summer antiques show, set this year for Aug. 15-17, features dealers from Maine and across the United States. The antiques dealers present an array of quality antiques and art, American and English furniture and accessories, American paintings and watercolors, Native American material, quilts, prints, rare books, and more. Show admission is $15 including tour of the museum or $10 for show only. WOODLAWNMUSEUM.COM
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MUSEUM AROOSTOOK COUNTY LITTLETON SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM 1664 US Highway 1 • 538-9300 oldplow.net NEW SWEDEN NEW SWEDEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM 116 Station Road • 896-5240 maineswedishcolony.info OAKFIELD OAKFIELD RAILROAD MUSEUM 40 Station Street • 267-1647 PRESQUE ISLE NORTHERN MAINE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE UMaine Presque Isle 181 Main Street • 768-9482 pages.umpi.edu/nmms/museum ST. AGATHA STE. AGATHE HISTORICAL SOCIETY & HOUSE Route 162, Main Street • 543-6911 ste-agathehistoricalsociety.com
SIEUR DE MONTS SPRING & NATURE CENTER Off Route 3 in Acadia National Park acadia.ws/sieur-de-monts.htm
OWLS HEAD OWLS HEAD TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM Route 73 • 594-4418 • owlshead.org
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE MUSEUM OF ART 40 Harlow Street • Norumbega Hall 561-3350 • umma.umaine.edu
CASTINE WILSON MUSEUM 120 Perkins Street • 326-9247 wilsonmuseum.org
ROCKLAND COASTAL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 75 Mechanic Street • 596.0300 coastalchildrensmuseum.org
BRADLEY LEONARD’S MILLS Government Road • 974-6278 leonardsmills.com
DEER ISLE SALOME SELLERS HOUSE 416 Sunset Road • 367-2629 dis-historicalsociety.org/the-sellers-house
FARNSWORTH ART MUSEUM & WYETH CENTER 16 Museum Street • 596-6457 farnsworthmuseum.org
ELLSWORTH BIRDSACRE-STANWOOD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY & HOMESTEAD 289 High Street • 667-8460 birdsacre.com
MAINE LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM 1 Park Drive • 594-3301 mainelighthousemuseum.com
BREWER BREWER HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S CLEWLEY MUSEUM 199 Wilson Street • 989-5013 brewerhistoricalsociety.org
THE TELEPHONE MUSEUM 166 Winkumpaugh Road • 667-9491 thetelephonemuseum.org WOODLAWN MUSEUM 19 Black House Drive • 667-8671 woodlawnmuseum.org
ROCKPORT CENTER FOR MAINE CONTEMPORARY ART 162 Russell Avenue • 701-5005 cmcanow.org THOMASTON GENERAL HENRY KNOX MUSEUM U.S. Route 1 • 354-8062 knoxmuseum.org THOMASTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM 80 Knox Street • 354-2295 thomastonhistoricalsociety.com
ST. FRANCIS ST. FRANCIS HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 872 Main Street • 398-3387
NORTHEAST HARBOR GREAT HARBOR MARITIME MUSEUM 124 Main Street • 276-5650 greatharbor.mainememory.net
VAN BUREN ACADIAN VILLAGE U.S. Route 1 • 868-2691 connectmaine.com/acadianvillage
SEAL COVE SEAL COVE AUTO MUSEUM 1414 Tremont Road • 244-9242 sealcoveautomuseum.org
WOODLAND WOODLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUMS 999-1890 or 493-1376
SOUTHWEST HARBOR WENDELL GILLEY MUSEUM 4 Herrick Road • 244-7555 wendellgilleymuseum.org
VINALHAVEN VINALHAVEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM High Street • 863-4410 vinalhavenhistoricalsociety.org
BAR HARBOR ABBE MUSEUM 26 Mt. Desert Street • 822-3519 abbemuseum.org
WATERVILLE COLBY MUSEUM OF ART 5600 Mayflower Hill • 859-5600 colby.edu/museum
BANGOR BANGOR MUSEUM & HISTORY CENTER’S HILL HOUSE 159 Union Street • 942-1900 bangorhistoricalsociety.org
BANGOR POLICE MUSEUM 240 Main Street • 947-7384
BAR HARBOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 33 Ledgelawn Avenue • 288-0000 barharborhistorical.org GEORGE B. DORR MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 105 Eden Street • 288-5395 coamuseum.org MOUNT DESERT OCEANARIUM & LOBSTER HATCHERY 1351 State Highway 3 • 244-7330 theoceanarium.com
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CAMDEN CAMDEN–ROCKPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY CONWAY HOMESTEADCRAMER MUSEUM COMPLEX U.S. Route 1 • 236-2257 visitmaine.com/organization/camdenrockport-historical-society FRIENDSHIP FRIENDSHIP MUSEUM Route 220 & Martin’s Point Road 832-4221 • friendshipmuseum.org
UNION MATTHEWS MUSEUM OF MAINE Heritage Union Fairgrounds matthewsmuseum.org
COLE LAND TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM 405 Perry Road • 990-3600 colemuseum.org MAINE DISCOVERY MUSEUM 74 Main Street • 262-7200 mainediscoverymuseum.org
DEXTER DEXTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUMS 12 Church Street • 924-5721 dextermaine.info/historical-society HAMPDEN HAMPDEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S KINSLEY HOUSE MUSEUMS 83 Main Road S. Route 1A • 862-2027 hampdenhistoricalsociety.org/ kinsley-house INDIAN ISLAND PENOBSCOT INDIAN NATION MUSEUM 12 Wabanaki Way • 827-4153 penobscotnation.org LEE LEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM Main Street (Route 6) • 738-5014 MILLINOCKET MILLINOCKET HISTORICAL MUSEUM 80 Central St. • 723-5477 millinockethistoricalsociety.org OLD TOWN OLD TOWN MUSEUM 353 Main St. • 827-7256 theoldtownmuseum.org ORONO HUDSON MUSEUM University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts 581-1904 • umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum PAGE FARM & HOME MUSEUM Portage Road • 581-4100 umaine.edu/pagefarm PATTEN THE PATTEN LUMBERMEN’S MUSEUM 61 Shin Pond Road • 528-2650 lumbermensmuseum.org
PISCATAQUIS COUNTY DOVER-FOXCROFT BLACKSMITH SHOP MUSEUM 100 Dawes Road • 564-8618 GREENVILLE S/S KATAHDIN & MOOSEHEAD MARINE MUSEUM N. Main Street, East Cove • 695-2716 katahdincruises.com MONSON MONSON MUSEUM Greenville Road (Main Street) • 557-7769 monsonmehistoricalsociety.com
WALDO COUNTY BELFAST BELFAST HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM 10 Market Street • 338-9229 belfastmuseum.org
LUBEC LUBEC HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 135 Main Street • 733-2994 lubechistoricalsociety.com ROBERT S. PEACOCK FIRE MUSEUM 40 School Street • 733-2341 WEST QUODDY HEAD VISITOR CENTER & MUSEUM South Lubec Road • 733-2180 westquoddy.com MACHIAS BURNHAM TAVERN MUSEUM Route 192 • 733-4577 burnhamtavern.com MILBRIDGE MILBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 83 Main Street • 546-4471 milbridgehistoricalsociety.org
ISLESBORO ISLESBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY 388 Main Road • 734-6733 islesborohistorical.org LIBERTY DAVISTOWN MUSEUM 58 Main Street • 288-5126 davistownmuseum.org LINCOLNVILLE LINCOLNVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Route 173 • 789-5445 SEARSPORT PENOBSCOT MARINE MUSEUM 5 Church Street & Route 1 • 548-2529 penobscotmarinemuseum.org
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CHERRYFIELD CHERRYFIELD-NARRAGUAGUS HISTORICAL SOCIETY 88 River Road • 546-2076 cherryfieldhistorical.com EASTPORT RAYE’S MUSTARD MILL MUSEUM 83 Washington Street • (800) 853-1903 rayesmustard.com TIDES INSTITUTE & MUSEUM OF ART 43 Water Street • 853-4047 tidesinstitute.org JONESPORT MAINE COAST SARDINE HISTORY MUSEUM 34 Mason Bay Road • 497-2961 mainesardinemuseum.tripod.com
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KIDS & FAMILY OWLS HEAD TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM OWLS HEAD
If you’ve got a youngster that can’t get enough of vehicles, be it trucks, cars, motorcycles or planes, then a visit to the Owls Head Transportation Museum is a must. Located in Knox County near Thomaston, the OHTM offers up nine different car shows all summer, which draws in dozens of classic and antique cars and airplanes and more than 5,000 spectators each summer. OWLSHEAD.ORG
THURSDAYS ON SWEDEN CARIBOU
COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS BOOTHBAY
The grounds of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are a garden-lovers’ paradise. From May 1 through October 31 at 11 a.m. every day, visitors can drop into a “Highlight” tour without a reservation and no charge except regular admission. A full list of the many events both regularly scheduled and special can be found at MAINEGARDENS.ORG
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PHOTOS: ©JAKKAPAN JABJAINAI/ ADOBE STOCK; (INSET) BDN FILE
This annual event on Sweden Street presents a regular variety of family-friendly summer fun including live music, crafts, karaoke, food, and much more. CARIBOUMAINE.ORG
BANGOR STATE FAIR BANGOR
The Bangor State Fair returns to Bass Park for another year of rides, food, fun, music, animals, games, people-watching and much more. July 25-August 3. BANGORSTATEFAIR.COM
BELFAST AND MOOSEHEAD LAKE RAILROAD TRAIN RIDES UNITY TO BELFAST
Every Saturday and Sunday, beginning on June 22 through Aug. 31, the Belfast and Moosehead Lake narrow gauge railroad takes riders on a scenic trip from Unity to Belfast and back. There are also lots of themed rail rides, including a Pie Express featuring fresh Maine fruit pies, set for Saturday, June 8; a “Hobo Lunch Train” on June 15, July 27, Aug. 25 and Sept. 7; a summer solstice sunset supper ride on June 22; a lobster and clam bake ride on July 7; and Maine antiques rail tour on July 20; and a pig roast tour on Aug. 31. BELFASTANDMOOSE HEADLAKERAIL.ORG
MOXIE FESTIVAL LISBON FALLS
Love it or hate it, this festival celebrates that famous Maine soft drink with the funny aftertaste. Includes parades, a 5k road race, delicious food, music, kid’s activities, and fireworks. The festival this year is set for July 12-14. MOXIEFESTIVAL.COM ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 44 BANGORDAILYNEWS.COM / 43
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MAINE POTATO BLOSSOM FESTIVAL FORT FAIRFIELD
The Maine Potato Blossom Festival celebrates the region’s agricultural heritage and honors veterans. Events typically include a town wide yard sale, human chess, photography and coloring contests, sports tournaments and swim meets, pet show, potato picking contest, a parade, mashed potato wrestling, and more. July 13-21. FORTFAIRFIELD.ORG
EASTPORT PIRATE FESTIVAL EASTPORT
Arrgh! Grab your eyepatch and head to this celebration of all things pirate! One of the wackiest and most-fun festivals in Maine is set this year for Sept. 6-8, and ye’ll be wantin’ to bring your saltiest dogs with ye, as the Eastport Pirate Festival is meant for scurvy brigands of the sea only. Translation: wear pirate gear and be prepared to have a good time. It’s all-ages fun. EASTPORTPIRATEFESTIVAL.COM
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EMERA ASTRONOMY CENTER & JORDAN PLANETARIUM ORONO
Have a hankering to explore space? With its dark skies and little light pollution, Maine is one the best states to catch great views of the stars. The Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium banks on that with weekly planetarium programs and public access to the observatory on Friday evenings (weather permitting). ASTRO.UMAINE.EDU
BUCKSPORT BAY FESTIVAL
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Three days of fun stuff in beautiful Bucksport, a charming, friendly coastal town. Craft fair, games, music, animals, Civil War reenactments at nearby Fort Knox, and more, set for July 19-21. BUCKSPORTBAYCHAMBER.COM ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 46 BANGORDAILYNEWS.COM / 45
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11TH ANNUAL BELFAST HARBOR FEST BELFAST
August 16-18. Includes a Friday launch party, National Boat Building Challenge, the 18th Annual “Come Boating!” Rowing Regatta, 5K Bug Run, blueberry pancake breakfast, kids activities, live music, and more. BELFASTHARBORFEST.COM
THOMAS POINT BEACH BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
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PHOTO: COURTESY OF NORMAN POIRIER, BELFAST PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
The 2019 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival marks 40 years of bringing bluegrass music and family to the shores of midcoast Maine. This four-day event starting August 29 features world-renowned acts and legendary late-night picking. THOMASPOINTBEACH BLUEGRASS.COM
VISIT FRIENDLY FORT FAIRFIELD IN POTATO BLOSSOM FESTIVAL SEASON COURTESY CENTRAL AROOSTOOK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN IN THE BEAUTY OF A FIELD OF POTATO BLOSSOMS? The small but attractive
potato blossoms are usually a lovely shade of purple, but depending on the variety of potato, may also be white, pink, red, or blue, all with bright yellow stamen. When driving down the road and coming across a field in bloom, it is a breathtaking site. Rows and rows of the prettiest little plants. The scenery is a worthy site to cause you to want to pull to the side of the road, to take a picture, or even a selfie if your heart so desires. If you have not experienced the sight of a field of potato blossoms, then add it to your bucket list of things you must see. In northern Maine’s Aroostook County, our potato fields traditionally bloom in July, with harvest time to follow (usually beginning in early September). Fort Fairfield’s 72nd Annual Potato Blossom Festival is a celebration of these blooming potatoes— and you are invited! If you have not had the pleasure of attending the Annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield yet, then this must be your time. Fort Fairfield has celebrated many years in history of recordsetting numbers of those participating in this well-thought-out occasion. It’s familyoriented, potato-themed great fun. People born and raised in this town come back to the festival every year. They wouldn’t miss it! Why might that be? The celebration of potatoes! The season of the blossoms is a gorgeous one. From July 17–21, Fort Fairfield holds a celebration with live music from various artists; potato picking contests; coveted Maine Potato Queen pageants; a food court with French fries and other tasty offerings; a pancake breakfast; mashed potato wrestling; crafting vendors; block house and one-room schoolhouse historical tours; and so much more for the entire family. It all concludes with a large, fabulous parade on Saturday and the “Tough Tater” and “Tater Tot” races and fireworks on Sunday. For the little ones, there’s a movie in the park, inflatable adventure park, bike rodeo, and the baby and bike parade and pet show. For the athletic families, this festival offers events such as 5-Miler Road Race, swim meet, 3-on-3 basketball, girls’ softball, and horseshoe and chess tournaments. As you can see, there is plenty for everyone and this list is not all inclusive.
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This year, the festival is kicking off with a BBQ cookoff hosted by the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce. There are four entry categories: brisket, pork butt, ribs and poultry. It will be a smokin’ good time. And, of course, we will have loaded baked potatoes to complement any barbeque. For more information on the Potato Blossom Festival, visit fortfairfield.org/festival, find it on Facebook (Maine Potato Blossom
Festival) or at the Facebook event (72nd Annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival). Fort Fairfield is a beautiful border town with much historical significance. It has a pretty downtown, including plenty of tradition and friendly, proud citizens who work diligently to keep Fort Fairfield vibrant and beautiful. Come celebrate a tradition and visit friendly Fort Fairfield in July this year and make an outstanding memory.