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2018 MAINE: JULY 2018 Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events (see also: 2017 - 2016 - 2014)
July 4, 2018 4TH OF JULY - Nationwide There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 22, 2018 Open Farm Day Various, Maine An annual family adventure in which farms throughout all 16 counties open their gates to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the business of agriculture. Open Farm Day gives families the chance to visit local farms throughout the state.
July 28, 2018 - Summer Session Beer Festival Portland, Maine Our 2017 Summer Session Beer Festival was our biggest and best yet. 90 Breweries poured over 300 different beers under the sun on the waterfront in Portland. We also featured the Maine Beer Box and beer from every brewery in Iceland. More info on that past event is below, to give you a sense of the format for 2018.
2017 MAINE: JULY 2017 - Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events waiting for new dates
July 1-4, 2017 - Houlton Agricultural Fair - Houlton, Maine The Houlton Fair is a Family Fun Event and with this we have over 25+ games for the kids and the young at heart. On top of this we have Livestock shows, 4H Shows, 4 Horse shows, and also a Demolition Derby, Truck Pulls, Mud Runs & Antique Tractor Pulls. Our gate admission includes All Rides and All Fair Entertainment & Events. No need to purchase extra tickets here, Pay the One Price and enjoy your day at the Houlton Fair. While here check out the Houlton Fair Exhibit Hall and our Midway provided by Smokey’s Greater Shows.
July 6-9, 2017 - Ossipee Valley Fair - South Hiram, Maine A true Country Fair with oodles of livestock events, competitions, demonstrations and exhibits. Ossipee Valley Fair also offers: novelty events including egg toss, pie eating, watermelon seed spitting, etc. - horse and oxen pulling - a grand parade - farmer olympics - pig calling - 4-H events and exhibits - car and truck show - 4X4 racing - horseshoe pitching - tractor pulls - musical entertainment - arts and crafts - great food - midway rides and games - and a host of helpful fair volunteers.
July 8-16, 2017 70th Annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival - Fort Fairfield, Maine The 9 day Potato Blossom Festival features farmer olympics, road races, arts & crafts, fireworks, river races, and mashed potato wrestling. Fun for the entire family. (also: www.fortfairfield.org/potatoblossom.html )
July 10-15, 2017 45th Annual Central Maine Egg Festival - Pittsfield, Maine Celebrates the brown egg industry and is held annually. Activities include a parade, scholarship pageant, Early Bird Breakfast, chicken barbeque, street dance, "Egglympics," craft fair and usually fireworks on Saturday. Don't forget to see the world's largest frying pan!
July 14-16, 2017 Waterford World's Fair - Waterford, Maine A small family oriented agricultural fair, featuring LOCAL vendors, entertainment and livestock. Old MacDonald's Barn full of animals to touch, outside stage with local talent, demonstrations & livestock exhibits
July 16, 2017 - Smokin' at the Ballpark - 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.
July 16, 2017 Fishermen's Day - Stonington, Maine A popular event with a wide variety of activities for the whole family on and around the Stonington Fish Pier. Includes Coast Guard demonstrations, Wacky Rowboat Races and a very spirited Codfish Relay Race.
July 20-23, 2017 Pittston Fair - Pittston, Maine The Pittston Fair is known as "Maine's Friendliest Fair" and is located in Pittston, Maine on Route 194. This year we celebrate by serving up fun, food, entertainment and agricultural competition and education for all ages. Come and join the fun at one of the wonderful Agricultural Fairs of our great state! Admission is only $6.00 for ages 15 and up and kids 14 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket!
July 21-23, 2017 52nd Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival - Yarmouth, Maine A long, hilarious parade; spectacular fireworks; clam shucking contests; a firefighter's muster; road, kayak, and bicycle races; a pancake breakfast; concerts; and, of course, a delicious array of food. Admission to the Festival and its events is free. (Always 3rd Friday in July). Attendance: 100,000.
July 26, 2017 Maine Celebrity Chef Gala - Carrabassett Valley, Maine Annual Maine Celebrity Classic’s Chef Celebrity Gala at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort. Eight top rated and award winning chefs from across the US are gathering at Sugarloaf to prepare their signature dishes and serve them to you. Headlining this amazing event is Rockland, Maine’s own Melissa Kelly, the first two-time James Beard awarded “Best Chef-Northeast” and Executive Chef-Proprietor of Primo – Rockland. After 15 seasons, three locations, and numerous awards and recognitions, her restaurant has become what Chef Kelly calls a "Full Circle Kitchen," the ultimate farm to table experience. Produce is grown & harvested and all animals are raised and butchered on site. Seasonal to the moment, it is the farm and garden that determine the tasty and ever-changing menu.
July 27-28, 2017 The Kneading Conference - Skowhegan, Maine The annual KNEADING Conference brings together farmers, novice and professional bakers, and earth oven enthusiasts to explore the art and science of growing and milling grains and baking artisan breads. The purpose is to revive the practice of locally crafted bread, from seed to loaf.
July 28-30, 2017 22nd Antique Tractor & Engine Show Eliot, Maine Takes place on the picturesque 33 acre Raitt Homestead Farm Museum and features hundreds of tractors and engines, working displays of antique farm equipment, crafts, food, entertainment, antique tractor pulls, kids' pedal tractor pulls, tractor tour, and displays depicting farming life.
July 28-Aug 5, 2017 163rd Northern Maine Fair - Presque Isle, Maine A large family fair, lots of rides and exhibits, horse pulling, harness racing, tractor pulling, demo derby.
July 28-August 6, 2017 Bangor State Fair - Bangor, Maine Bangor State Fair is an agricultural and recreational gathering of the population of the Greater Bangor Area and the entire state of Maine that lasts for 10 days at Bass Park – the land encompassing Cross Insurance Center. The Bangor State Fair typically draws between 40,000 and 50,000 people a year and dates at least as far back as 1849. Attendance: 50,000.
July 29, 2017 Artisan Bread Fair - Skowhegan, Maine Free and open to the public. Wood-fired oven demonstrations, artisan bread samplings, and opportunities to talk with professional bakers and explore the best books, tools, and delicious accoutrements to artisan bread baking.
2016 MAINE: JULY 2016 - Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events waiting for new dates
July 17, 2016 Smokin' at the Ballpark - 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.
2014 MAINE: JULY 2014 - Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events waiting for new dates
July 27, 2014 Open Farm Day - Statewide, Maine Open Farm Day is an annual family adventure in which farms throughout the State of Maine open their gates to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the business of agriculture. Many farms will have demonstrations, displays, farm-raised products for sale and animals and crops to experience. Activities may include barn and field tours, milking, hay rides, petting zoos, nature trails, beautiful scenery, samples for tasting and refreshments.