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Experience the flavors of Maine at Harvest on the Harbor
Welcome to the first Harvest on the Harbor, the Convention & Visitors Bureau ’s toast to Maine’s culinary arts. We are so proud of our creative chefs, our locally grown and harvested foods and the excellence of our products, that we want to share our bounty. Thus Harvest on the Harbor was conceived -- three chock-full days in which to experience the flavors of Maine, all on the magnificent coast during the beautiful harvest season.
Whether you are a full-fledged “foodie” or an emerging gourmand, you are sure to find more than one event to whet your appetite at Harvest on the Harbor. There is something for everyone – from a food and wine tasting reception, to seminars and cooking demonstrations, to a marketplace with all things food related - tastes and temptations at every turn. Since there are a limited number of tickets for some events, you will want to plan your culinary emersion early in order to catch the demonstrations and tastings that appeal to your palate.
Harvest on the Harbor is our compliment to the increasingly influential farm-to-table movement whereby chefs create their culinary masterpieces from the freshest locally grown and harvested ingredients. Maine has long been renowned for its succulent lobster and impeccably fresh seafood. Now, in addition, creatively presented vegetables and herbs, organic meats, farmstead cheeses and artisanal breads have become epicurean favorites that have helped propel Maine into the culinary limelight. Bringing the producers, preparers and admirers of Maine’s bounty together for a three-day festival is our way of celebrating the richness of Maine’s food scene. Likewise, we hope to showcase our region’s hospitality and scenic beauty to new visitors who may be tempted here by fabulous food and wine but leave captivated by the magic of Maine.
Our sincere gratitude and a very special thank you go out to all of our participating culinary experts, local businesses, generous sponsors and first-year patrons for embracing our premier event.