Upcoming Franklin County Events

  • : Books - Mar 15 thru Jun 15 - Farmington - Exhibit: To Sail Beyond the Sunset: The Influence of the Odyssey - UMF Mantor Library - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their Spring exhibition, "To Sail Beyond the Sunset: The Influence of the Odyssey," on display at the Bookers' gallery area in UMF's Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. The Odyssey of Homer, taken together with the Iliad, constitutes the oldest surviving work of Western Literature. The story of Odysseus's homeward wanderings has stirred the adventurous imagination for nearly 3000 years and has served as inspiration for many of our great poems, tales, novels, and movies. Ulysses, by James Joyce, which follows the plot of the Odyssey through a day in Dublin in 1904, is widely acclaimed as the greatest novel of the twentieth century. Odysseus has wandered into other works as well. He appears in Dante, in Shakespeare, in Katzanzakis, in Robert Graves and Zachery Mason, and in the post-modern works of John Barth. Penelope has figured in a literature of her own, inspiring strong feminist work by Atwood, Leclerc, and La Spina. The exhibit is on display from Mar. 15 through June 15.
  • : Festivals - May 06 - Farmington - Annual Maine Fiddlehead Festival and Local Food Day - UMF Emery Arts Center - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    The Annual Fiddlehead Festival and Local Foods Day features numerous local farmers, vendors of local food based lunches, book sellers, and informational tables. Children, college students, and adults can hear local bands including the popular Franklin County Fiddlers, and admired the talents of local belly dancers! There are talks on bread-making, raising dairy goats, constructing hoop tunnels, fearless pressure canning, and the safe harvesting and handling of fiddleheads, among others. Children will enjoy well-supervised games and crafts, revel in the opportunity for close contact with baby farm animals, and climbing on antique tractors. Event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • : Festivals - Aug 04 thru Aug 05 - Wilton - Wilton Blueberry Festival - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    The annual Wilton Blueberry Festival runs 2 days with over 80 events going on. Past events have included a free concert, parade, vendors, crafters and fireworks. For info phone (207) 778-4726.
  • : Festivals - Sep 17 thru Sep 23 - Farmington - Farmington Fair - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    The Farmington Fair has a large midway, exhibit halls, livestock exhibits, animal pulling events and harness racing. For info phone Neal Yeaton at (207) 778-6083.
  • : Food Events - May 06 - Farmington - Annual Maine Fiddlehead Festival and Local Food Day - UMF Emery Arts Center - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    The Annual Fiddlehead Festival and Local Foods Day features numerous local farmers, vendors of local food based lunches, book sellers, and informational tables. Children, college students, and adults can hear local bands including the popular Franklin County Fiddlers, and admired the talents of local belly dancers! There are talks on bread-making, raising dairy goats, constructing hoop tunnels, fearless pressure canning, and the safe harvesting and handling of fiddleheads, among others. Children will enjoy well-supervised games and crafts, revel in the opportunity for close contact with baby farm animals, and climbing on antique tractors. Event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • : Music - Mar 04 - Farmington - Jennifer Armstrong - Farmington Public Library - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    The Arts Institute of Western Maine is pleased to present Jennifer Armstrong: A Song to Sing, a Tune to Play, a Story to Tell at the Farmington Public Library. Families with grade-school aged children are encouraged to attend. Jennifer Armstrong has spent her life writing, singing and making music with fiddle, bagpipe, banjo and words. She is a storyteller, singer, instrumentalist, poet and published author with humor, warmth and grace. She has worked as an artist-in-residence in folk arts, storytelling and as a performer across the country in many venues including schools and libraries. Jennifer was a featured story teller at the National Storytelling Festival in 1998 and 2010, has been heard on NPR, and has both produced music recordings and published children and #39;s books. There is no charge to attend, but a family contribution of $10 would be most gratefully appreciated. Event is on Saturday, Mar. 4 at 10 a.m.
  • : Music - Mar 18 - Carrabassett Valley - Richard James and The Name Changers - Sugarloaf - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    The 2017 Bud Light Concert Series continues at Sugarloaf with Richard James and The Name Changers at the Widowmaker stage. 21+ only with valid ID. $5 per person at the door, free with 2016/2017 season pass (must present pass at ticket desk). Concert at 9 p.m.
  • : Music - Apr 06 thru Apr 09 - Carrabassett Valley - Reggae Festival - Sugarloaf - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    Reggae Festival returns to Sugarloaf. We have an incredible weekend of live music planned, and a headliner you won't want to miss. See the Title link above for more details as the event draws near.
  • : Music - Jun 24 - Kingfield - Annual Kingfield POPS - Kennedy Farm - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    Last year's festival featured once again the Bangor Symphony Orchestra conducted and directed by Grammy Award winner Lucas Richman. Also performing were the Mallett Brothers Band and Dave Mallett, The Fogcutters and Ghost of Paul Revere. See the title link above for tickets and more info about performers for 2017. Gates open 4:30 p.m.
  • : Other - Mar 18 - Farmington - Annual Home and Leisure Business Show - Mt. Blue Campus - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce presents the Annual Home and Leisure Business Show at the Mt. Blue Campus in Farmington. The Home and Leisure Show will showcase Franklin County businesses and organizations including banks, building suppliers, media, health care, florists and service industries. Attendees will enjoy many giveaways and great door prizes while seeing some of the best business that Franklin County has to offer.
  • : Water Sports - Apr 15 - Carrabassett Valley - East Coast Pond Skimming Championship - Sugarloaf - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    Break out your capes and tutus and get ready for good time at the annual East Coast Pond Skimming Championship. For more info please email jreese@sugarloaf.com. Participants can register for free in Guest Services from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Event is on Saturday, Apr. 15.
  • : Winter Sports - Mar 04 - New Sharon - Cape Cod Hill School Ice Fishing Derby - Crowell Pond - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
    Cape Cod Hill School Ice Fishing Derby on Crowell Pond in New Sharon. Weigh-in on Crowell Pond. Total cash prize $250. For info call Darlene Paine at (207) 645-4383.

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