Whoopie pie tasting is obviously the main attraction at this festival in honor of the handheld treat, but you can also enter one of the fiercely fought whoopie pie eating contests, too. Music and crafts round out the schedule and rumor has it that the festival will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for making the largest whoopie pie in the world! This event is sponsored by Down East.
Maine’s biggest one-day festival takes over downtown Portland with live music, a special section dedicated to Maine-made arts and crafts, diverse food vendors from local businesses, a kids’ activity area with rock climbing, bungee jumps, and trampolines, pony rides, and lots more!
The thirteenth annual Legacy of the Arts Festival celebrates Bar Harbor’s rich history of art, music, and Native American culture. Activities begin with a Father’s Day concert in Agamont Park and go on to include live music, art exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, meetings with artists, and historic tours. This event is sponsored by Down East.
It all started back in 1982 when Joseph Plamondon and his wife assembled family members, friends, and interested Biddeford citizens in planning a festival. The result: a carnival-like weekend celebrating Franco-American entertainment, food, and heritage in Biddeford and Saco this year, too.
This early summer festival features artists, chefs, innkeepers, gallery owners, and musicians sharing their passions for food, art, wine, and living in southern Maine.
Yassou! A three-day Greek festival full of family events that draws more than ten thousand visitors. Along with Greek cuisine like lamb souvlaki and spanakopita, kourabiedes and loukomades, expect Hellenic music and traditional syrtos.
Learn what’s tweeting on Mount Desert Island at the Acadia Birding Festival. Events include guided bird walks to area “hotspots,” bird call and identification workshops with famed birder Pete Dunne, photography workshops with Kevin Karlson, and a pelagic bird and whale tour.
Ten days, one hundred films, and fifty filmmakers! MIFF shows nearly one hundred films, representing the best of American independent and international cinema and spotlighting some of Maine and New England's most exciting and innovative filmmakers. More than just movies, MIFF also offers audience members the opportunity to interact with some of the people behind the movies: directors, producers, writers, musicians. Times vary from day to day and venue to venue. The 2011 festival venues are Railroad Square Cinema and the Given Auditorium at Colby College.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
The forty-first annual Fourth of July celebration features blueberry pancakes, sausages, and other breakfast foods cooked and served by club members. At 11 AM, after the town parade, the menu changes to a traditional steamed lobster dinner with mussels, corn, chips and beverage. Diners can also choose a lighter lunch including lobster rolls, crab rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, corn, watermelon and ice cream. All proceeds benefit the Rotary Club's service projects.
Rangeley, ME 04970
An outside event overlooking the Rangeley Lakes and mountains has got camping, food, beer gardens, a pub, restaurant, and condos. Some of the acts include: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Crooked Still, Micheal Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Farewell Drifters, Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings, Della Mae, The Toughcats, Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection, The Pineland Fiddlers, Mason Strunk, and the 317 Main Street Youth Ensembl.