Augusta Civic Center, Community Dr.
The twenty-first Bangor Arts & Crafts Show is the city’s largest craft show and it’s where you can get an early Christmas gift from the more than eighty Maine-made products. Don’t miss the free gift giveaways every hour, too. Nov. 7 from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. & Nov. 8. from 10 A.M. to 4.P.M. $1.50. Bangor Civic Center. 100 Dutton St. 207-621-2818. www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com. Catch all the crafts again in Augusta on Nov. 14 from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. & Nov. 15 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
In its twenty-sixth year, this craft show gathers sixty crafters and artists to the seacoast community of Wells to sell and demonstrate their skills.
Lower VIllage,Goose Rocks Beach, Cape Porpoise
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
A History of Christmas Prelude. It was the early spring of 1982 when Henry Pasco called a meeting of business people for the purpose of discussing ways for the business community to give thanks to the residents of Kennebunkport and Kennebunk for supporting them. Henry suggested a Christmas festival of some sort to create a sense of community spirit. At the time Nantucket and Marblehead were staging Christmas festivals. The goal was not to duplicate these events but to stage our own unique festival. Committees were formed and the name Prelude was suggested.
The coast of Maine might not be the French Riviera (the temps are a bit less temperate), but we’ve got a film festival of our own. Already in its fifth year, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) presents some of the best international documentary films around. This year the CIFF extends its program, screening nearly twenty-five features and twenty shorts with Q&As with filmmakers. This event is co-sponsored by DOWN EAST.
View the works of artists from Maine and New England and then bid on your favorite piece during the auction, hear live music, enjoy refreshments, and visit the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts’ mudmobile
The Camden Windjammer Festival is a community-led celebration of Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions. From the great age of sail when four, five, and even six-masted schooners were launched into Camden Harbor through the birth of the windjammer business here in the 1930s and continuing with the elegant yachts that visit or call Camden home every summer, sailing ships have always defined this gorgeous community where the mountains meet the sea.
The coast of Maine might not be the French Riviera (the temps are a bit less temperate), but we’ve got a film festival of our own. Already in its fifth year, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) presents some of the best international documentary films around. This year the CIFF extends its program, screening nearly twenty-five features and twenty shorts with Q&As with filmmakers.
Starts: Oct 4 2009 - 10:00am
Ends: Oct 4 2009 - 3:00pm
1/4 mile from U.S. Rte. 1 (on Rte. 172 — Surry Rd.)
Ellsworth, ME 04605
The Coastal Crescent Kennel Club and the Downeast Dog Scouts Troop 159 host a Canine Carnival to celebrate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day. Activities include meet the breeds, breed rescue groups, animal shelters, educational booths, canine sports demonstrations, working-dog demonstrations, canine good citizen testing, dog games, crafts and activities for children, vendors, a canine photo contest, and a children's dog show. The event is held in conjunction with the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Autumn Gold Days.
Brunswick, ME 04011
Music, art-making activities, dance, and drumming and storytelling are all part of Brunswick’s thirteenth Family Arts Festival. The event showcases more than fifty local artists at the Brunswick Town Mall. Artists will teach, perform, and demonstrate their art for families, children, artists, and community members of all ages. The free Family Arts Festival is sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, with generous community support — including grants from the Senter Fund, the Nathaniel Davis Fund, and the Maine Arts Commission.
Camden, ME 04843
Maine Fare explores the importance of preserving, protecting, and sharing Maine's storied culinary history, its ongoing traditions, and its rich and developing resources. Attendees have a chance to meet and speak with farmers, artisans, chefs, food writers, as well as fishing, farming, and culinary experts and enthusiasts.