Upcoming Maine Festivals & Events
- : Sep 25 thru Oct 01 - Cumberland - Cumberland County Fair - Festivals in Maine
The Cumberland Fair features large exhibit halls, midway and livestock exhibits. Also animal pulling events and harness racing.
- : Oct 01 - Kingfield - Harvest Fest - Mountain Village Farm - Festivals in Maine
Join Maine Mountain Children and #39;s House and the Kingfield community for a day of family fun to celebrate the harvest season. Featuring live music by Bread and Circus, delicious local food trucks, horse-drawn wagon rides, festival games and activities, pick-your-prize raffle, donation cash bar with Maine brews, cider press, mural painting, all at a gorgeous venue, Mountain Village Farm. This is what autumn in Maine is all about! Event is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- : Oct 01 - Union - Annual Harvest Festival - Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery - Festivals in Maine
This is the busiest time of the year in the vineyard as we bring in the harvest. Come see what's involved and even help pick grapes at our Annual Harvest Festival. Join the picking crew to help harvest the grapes. The growing conditions this season have been ideal, creating a bounty of grapes of excellent quality. Picking starts at 9 a.m. Festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- : Oct 01 thru Oct 02 - Freeport - Freeport Fall Festival - Festivals in Maine
We've brought together the best New England artists and makers of fine craft for a two-day festival on the L.L.Bean campus in Freeport, Maine. Enjoy browsing for just the right piece to add to your collection, plus sample all the attractions of a day in Freeport. Join us at the Discovery Stage on the L.L.Bean campus in Freeport, Maine for two days of live music. After you've strolled through the artists' exhibits, grab a picnic lunch and listen to the great tunes we've lined up, all free.
- : Oct 01 thru Oct 02 - Boothbay - Family Harvest Days - Boothbay Railway Village - Festivals in Maine
The Boothbay Railway Village invites families to celebrate the bounty of autumn at an old-fashioned, family-friendly festival, Family Harvest Days. Perfect for families who want an alternative to the big fairs and commercial midways, there will be displays of antique tractors, barrel train rides, farm animals and much more. Watch a butter churning demonstration and then taste the fresh butter on New England brown bread baked according to a 100 year old recipe. See how Dutch ovens were used for baking and cooking over open fires and in hearths. There will also be complimentary cider and homemade cookies. Visitors can say hello to the Museum's pair of resident goats as well as some special guests. Wishing Well Acres of Edgecomb, Maine will be bringing barnyard animals like sheep and chickens. You'll be able to meet the farmers and learn about how they take care of the animals today as well as what it would have been like to keep animals for families living in Maine villages historically. Guests are invited to take a hayride to a pumpkin patch where for a small additional fee you can take home your own pumpkin. A decorating station will also be provided. Admission is free for Museum Members and included with Museum Admission for non-members. Event is on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- : Oct 01 thru Oct 10 - Damariscotta - Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta - Festivals in Maine
Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta is a fun-packed series events during the first two weekends (including Columbus Day) in October. Check the Title link above for a complete schedule and details.
- : Oct 02 - Waterville - Harvest Fest - Downtown Waterville - Festivals in Maine
Join Waterville Main Street, Waterville Creates! and Festival at the Falls as we celebrate a family day of fun filled activities for the entire family. We will have pumpkin carving, pumpkin bowling, scarecrow making, hay rides, music, crafters, delicious food and much more. Event is at the Head of Falls on Front Street in Downtown Waterville on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- : Oct 02 thru Oct 09 - Fryeburg - Fryeburg Fair - Festivals in Maine
It was a chilly day in March of 1851 when a few local farmers and merchants got together and decided to show off their produce, cattle and wares to the community. Since those humble beginnings, Fryeburg Fair has grown to become Maine's largest agricultural fair complete with six days of harness racing, a farm museum second to none, the world's largest steer and oxen show and a reputation known throughout North America. For info phone June Hammond at (207) 935-3268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- : Oct 07 thru Oct 08 - Southwest Harbor - Acadia Oktoberfest: Brewfest and Wine/Cheese Festival - Festivals in Maine
The Mt. Desert Island Fall Celebration, Acadia's Oktoberfest includes a a Wine and Cheese Festival on Friday afternoon, Oct.7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a Brewfest on Saturday, Oct. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. Held at Smugglers Den Campground, offers music and entertainment and all Maine products. Over 20 Maine brewers and many craft booths at the Brewfest. All under giant tents for rain or shine. For info phone (207) 244-9264 or (800) 423-9264.
- : Oct 08 - Freeport - Fall Festival - Wolfe's Neck Farm - Festivals in Maine
Join us on our oceanfront nonprofit farm as we celebrate sustainable agriculture and the bounty of autumn in Maine! This wholesome family festival features activities and demonstrations, live music, haybale climbing, face painting, animal interactions, tasty local food and more. We run our Pumpkin Hayrides during the festival - take a tractor ride out to our pumpkin patch and pick your favorite pumpkin (hayride free with admission; small pumpkins cost $3). Admission is $8/person, ages 3 and under free. Pumpkins cost $3 to $10. Cash is recommended for food and pumpkin purchases (there is no ATM on premises). Proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization's educational programming. Event is on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- : Oct 08 - New Gloucester - Harvest Festival - Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village - Festivals in Maine
Join Shaker Village for our end-of-season Fall Harvest Festival! Freshly-picked apples from the historic Shaker orchards will be offered for sale along with free cider-pressing, homemade Shaker apple fritters, and much more! Chipman's Farm, neighbors to the Shakers since the 1790s, will have a bounty available for sale, Seasonal mums, other late-season "bloomers" and houseplants will be available from Donna's Greenhouse. Free, traditional craft demonstrations include Shaker-style broom making by Kent Ruesswick, wool carding, spinning, knitting, and weaving by the R and R Spinners, rug hooking by Parris House Wool Works, blacksmithing by Tim Greene, weaving by Marjie Thompson, wood-turning by Peter Asselyn, and wood-carving by the Poland Woodcarvers. Books signing by Don Perkins, Barns of Maine, and Chris Becksvoort, The Shaker Legacy. Free wagon rides will be offered throughout the day. Free face painting for kids along with free gourd decorating! Rain or shine, all above activities will be in the Shakers' historic 1830 barns. Event is free from 10 a.m. from 3:30 p.m.
- : Oct 08 - Trescott - RiceFest - Cobscook Community Learning Center - Festivals in Maine
Bring your appetite and your dancing shoes, and enjoy a day of music, food, and fun at the CCLC! Featuring demonstrations by local artisans, food by the Lubec Masons and the Rice Family, music all afternoon, children's games and activities, a Whoopie Pie baking contest, a cake walk, and more. For more info and event hours see the Title link above.
- : Oct 08 thru Oct 09 - Boothbay - Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Boothbay Railway Village - Festivals in Maine
Every Columbus Day Weekend for nearly half a century the Museum's Village Green has welcomed dozens of vendors of handmade items and fabulous food along with a wide variety of live entertainment. The sound of the train's steam whistle resonating throughout the crisp fall air reminds guests that this is not your typical craft show. The beautiful crafts are center stage on the Village Green surrounded by the historic buildings and structures of the Boothbay Railway Village. Rides on the narrow gauge steam train and the opportunity for guests to explore exhibits detailing Maine's railroad heritage, interpreting village life, and displaying more than 60 antique automobiles set this event apart. Artisan demonstrations, live music and a children's corner adds to the fun of this family tradition. There is also a Pumpkin Carving Contest with categories for kids, adults and professional artists! Event hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
- : Oct 08 thru Oct 09 - Newry - Annual Fall Festival Weekend - Sunday River - Festivals in Maine
The unofficial kick-off to winter, Fall Festival, comes to Sunday River. Come celebrate the end of summer with live music, a wine tasting, the always entertaining North American Wife Carrying Championship, the annual New England Corn Hole Championship, the annual Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair and a full array of activities for the whole family. Spend the weekend with spectacular foliage great deals, good company and more. This year's Fall Festival promises to be a hit.
- : Oct 08 thru Oct 09 - Carrabassett Valley - Annual Sugarloaf Homecoming Weekend - Festivals in Maine
Reconnect with friends, celebrate the fall season, and learn what's new for the upcoming winter at Sugarloaf's annual Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery at the peak of foliage season, the CVA Used Ski Equipment Sale, the Infamous Uphill Climb Race, Upcountry Artists and Sugarloaf Home show, the Sugarloaf Annual Meeting and much more. New this year will be a Saturday of music on the Beach followed by our Maine Outdoor Film Festival movie showing. For more info see the Title link above.
- : Oct 15 - York Beach - Annual York Beach Harvestfest and Kidsfest - Festivals in Maine
Annual Harvestfest and Kidsfest on York Beach. This festival includes a variety of activities, live band and 150 local food vendors and juried and old fashioned market crafters from all over New England. Harvestfest also includes Kidsfest, horse and wagon rides, pumpkin decorating and more. Event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- : Oct 15 - South Portland - Octoberfest - The Maine Mall - Festivals in Maine
The Maine Mall invites families to come celebrate Fall at its first annual Octoberfest. This autumn festival will feature handmade New England crafts from over 35 vendors, local food trucks, a beer garden, live entertainment (including local bands and kids entertainers), and a children and #39;s area with kid-friendly activities such as face painting and sidewalk chalk. We encourage you to bring the family for a day full of fall themed fun. Event on Saturday, Oct. 15 (rain date Oct. 16).
- : Oct 21 thru Oct 23 - Ogunquit - Annual OgunquitFest - Festivals in Maine
Annual OgunquitFest. A fun-filled weekend of fall-themed events including pumpkin and cookie decorating, costume parade, classic car show, craft show, fun house, high heel race, bed race, wagon rides, storytelling, and a scarecrow contest and more! For info phone the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce at (207) 646-2939.
- : Oct 22 - Freeport - Camp Sunshine Maine Pumpkin Festival - Festivals in Maine
The Camp Sunshine Maine Pumpkin Festival, a tradition that started in Maine in 2003, continues as the LL Bean campus and the streets of Freeport are transformed into a sea of orange. Join us as we light nearly 10,000 jack-o-lanterns displayed throughout the town. As always there will be tons of family fun including live music, children's activities, a costume parade and a family pumpkin carving area. Event is from noon to 5 p.m.
- : Oct 22 - Saco - Annual Saco Spirit Harvest Festival - Festivals in Maine
Saco's annual Harvest Festival is a fun, family-oriented free event with children's crafts, pumpkin golf, candy corn bowling, bean bag toss, hay wagon rides, music by DJ Dr Dave, local foods, and more. Bring your carved and decorated pumpkins to fill the downtown. See the Title link above for more info. In past years, the event has run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a costume parade for kids of all ages ending the afternoon.
- : Nov 10 - Portland - USM Husky Harvest - USM Woodbury Campus Center - Festivals in Maine
The Husky Harvest is a multicultural celebration for everyone. The festival offers free food and live entertainment to members of the community. It is open to the public. Our goal is to unite and celebrate diversity within our community. Call (207) 671-6125 for event hours.