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2018 MAINE: August 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also:  2012)

July 27-August 4, 2018  164th Northern Maine Fair - Presque Isle, Maine

July 27-August 5, 2018 - Bangor State Fair - Bangor, Maine


August 1-5, 2018
Maine Lobster Festival
Rockland, Maine
Five days of fun and food on the fabulous coast of Maine! What do you get when you mix the world's greatest lobster cooker, a sea goddess, a big parade, top-notch entertainment, an international crate race, fine art, talented crafts people and vendors, U.S. Navy ship tours, all-you-can eat pancakes, free shuttle service, U.S. Coast Guard Station tours, a cooking contest, marine heritage, road races, kids events, more than 20,000 pounds of lobster, PLUS more than 1,000 volunteers and a group of dedicated directors?   Attendance: 25,000.

August 1-31, 2018  August is Maine Lobster Month - Statewide, Maine
As a result of Maine's successful lobster conservation effort, the state has hit record harvest levels for the last three years.  So in July 2012 Maine Governor Paul LePage signed a proclamation declaring August "Maine Lobster Month".

August 3-4, 2018  36th Annual Blueberry Festival - Wilton, Maine
Pick your own blueberries! Food for sale at local church bazaars including blueberry muffins, cake, and pies. Blueberry cookoff and chili tasting contest. Parade, blacksmithing event, fire truck rides, boat tours, music and fireworks.

August 10-12, 2018  Ploye Festival & Fort Kent International Muskie Derby - Fort Kent, Maine
Every August the Greater Area Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce has held a Ploye Festival in conjunction with the area businesses holding a Muskie Derby. During this weekend, it’s all about Ployes and Muskies. (A Ploye is an Acadian buckwheat pancake.  One of the featured events is the making of the worlds largest ploye. This event attracts hundreds of spectators, making it the highlight of the Ploye Festival. The massive ploye, which thus far, measures 12 feet in diameter, can only be accomplished with the help of friends and family of Bouchard Family Farm, producers or the ploye mix.  Other events are usually the ploye eating contest, ploye wrestling contest, and craft show. There are also ployes being sold by local organizations on the street.


August 10-12, 2018
Annual Fort Kent International Muskie Fishing Derby - Fort Kent, Maine
Muskie fishing is considered one of the greatest freshwater sports fish challenges in all of North America. The scenic St. John River has over 225 miles of prime habitat for Muskie fishing. This beautiful natural environment has been proven to be an unlimited resource for this sport-fishing event. Join us and discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together. No activity can bond a family together quite like fishing. It's a great way for families to have fun, create new memories and spend a weekend together. $35,000 possible purse.  (also: )

August 11, 2018  Maine Red Hot Dog Festival - Dexter, Maine
The Maine Red Hot Dog Festival is a DRC fundraiser designed to attract a large number of people to the town where they will see all that Dexter has to offer, and to simply have fun!

August 11, 2018  54th Annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival
Winter Harbor, Maine
A fun filled day with many events--a Maine blueberry pancake breakfast, the ever popular lobster boat races with 13 classes rated by size and power, a craft fair with 80+ exhibitors, lobster dinners and a parade down Main Street.

August 12, 2018 - Main State Championship BBQ Festival
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Aquaboggan Water Park. People's Choice 2pm to 4pm Vote on the Best Pulled Pork you will ever eat.

August 12, 2018  Thrillin' and Grillin' BBQ Festival
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
The Beach, BBQ and Balloons, an event not to be missed, with hot air tethered balloon rides, music, food and fun! Benefits Make A Wish Foundation of Maine.

August 17-19, 2018  Machias Wild Blueberry Festival - Machias, Maine
The Down East region of Maine produces nearly 85% of the world's blueberries. The annual Wild Blueberry Festival celebrates the blueberry with a Main Street parade, fabulous food, crafts and fine art by regional artists, live music, and activities for the children. Bring the whole family!

August 18-25, 2018  Union Fair & Maine Wild Blueberry Festival
Union, Maine
A large family fair famous for the annual State of Maine Wild Blueberry Festival. Large midway, crafts, animal pull events, harness racing.

August 22-23, 2018  Maine Farm Days - Clinton, Maine
An agricultural trade show, held on a working dairy farm in Maine.  Visit a farm and see what farm life is all about. Watch farm activities and demonstrations from milking to felting; pet farm animals, pick berries, tour a barn or go on a hay ride. There will be farm-raised products for sale, displays to see and samples to taste.

August 25, 2018  Annual ChiliFest at Wells Harbor - Wells, Maine
Featuring the Maine State Chili Cook-Off. Our event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society. (also: )

August 31-September 9, 2018  Annual Boothbay Harbor Fest
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Harbor Fest is a ten-day celebration that showcases the creativity and individuality of more than 100 Maine businesses and organizations.  The non-traditional festival format takes attendees on an adventure around the Boothbay peninsula to experience local foods, live music, fine arts, creative wares, a 5k, Half Marathon, wellness events and a one of a kind fashion show featuring original designs made from the marine industry.

2012 MAINE: August 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

August 11-12, 2012  Mainely Grillin' & Chillin' BBQ Festival
Eliot, Maine
Formerly known as the Celebrate Maine Festival-- features a BBQ Competition, great food including BBQ and homemade strawberry shortcake; continuous live entertainment, the popular Shipyard Brew Garden, children's activities, and artisans.  Plenty of food and fun for the entire family.

August 13, 2012  Frenchboro Lobster Festival - Frenchbore, Maine
The 50th annual festival will feature classic country music and a storytelling performance. Enjoy a scrumptious lobster dinner. For visitors, the Maine State Ferry will make a special Frenchboro Lobster Festival run.



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