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2023 MAINE: October - December 2023
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2022  -  2019  -  2018)


 

September 30-October 9, 2023
Annual Pumpkinfest & Regatta
Damariscotta, Maine

 

October 1-8, 2023
Fryeburg Fair
Fryeburg, Maine
Maine's largest agricultural fair complete harness racing, a farm museum second to none, the world's largest steer and oxen show, pig scramble, skillet throw, tractor pull, etc.  Attendance: 300,000.

October 6-7, 2023  Acadia's Oktoberfest - Bass Harbor, Maine
Acadia's Annual Oktoberfest.  Friday features the 12th Annual Wine Tasting, accompanied by music.  Saturday marks our 26th Annual Brewfest, with food and Maine artisans selling their arts and crafts.

October 7, 2023  The Park's Legendary Annual Chili Chowder Fest
Bath, Maine
Drawing hundreds of people each year, the CCF has become a serious tradition for food lovers all over the Midcoast area and beyond. Many of the most beloved restaurants in the area are participating, vying for both the coveted People’s Choice award and our new Judge’s Panel award.

October 15, 2023  Great Maine Apple Day - Unity, Maine
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners.  Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples. Educational workshops and talks on tree pruning, cooking, and cider making. See and taste heirloom varieties.

October 25-28, 2023  Harvest on the Harbor - Portland, Maine
Experience wine tastings, food seminars, cooking competitions, and gourmet cuisine from award-winning local chefs—the best of Maine food, wine, beer, and spirits set against breathtaking Casco Bay. The largest trade and consumer event in the state.  Attendance: 5,000.

November 18-19, 2023  Maine Harvest Festival - Bangor, Maine
Join growers, bakers, cheese artisans, vintners, and brewers from across Maine at the Maine Harvest Festival.  Attendance: 5,000.

November 23, 2023 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.
 


 

November 25, 2023  Annual Tree Lighting with Santa
Brunswick, Maine
Ring in the season with neighbors and friends at the Brunswick Downtown Association’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!  3pm – 6:00pm: Enjoy free Horse and Carriage rides, hot cocoa and coffee and cookies.  Santa and Frosty the Snowman will arrive at 3 PM on a firetruck Santa will then take a seat in the Gazebo to visit with children and hear their Christmas wishes.  4pm – 5:00pm: The Brunswick High School Chorus will sing carols.  5:00pm: The tree will be lit!  Small Business Saturday – Check back for the list of specials at our local shops & restaurants!  Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick.

December 31, 2023  Eastport Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop
Eastport, Maine
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Eastport, Maine with the Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop at the Tides Institute and Museum of Art. The citywide international New Year’s Eve celebration features many downtown restaurants, shops, galleries and cultural organizations open throughout the day and evening. The Maple Leaf Drop is at 12 midnight (Atlantic Time) and the Great Sardine Drop is at 12 midnight (Eastern Time). Come and celebrate the New Year twice!
 

2022 MAINE: October - December 2022
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
waiting for new dates

December 31, 2022  New Years Eve at the Blair Hill Inn
Greenville, Maine
Join us as we ring in the New Year by dancing to the festive sounds of Greenville’s own The Ridonkulators after an exceptional wine-tasting and multi-course dinner. Champagne toast all around for this wonderful holiday event!
 

2019 MAINE: October - December 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
waiting for new dates

October 19, 2019 - Peninsula Harvest Festival & The Winter Market!
Blue Hill, Maine
The Peninsula Harvest Festival will take place  from 11:00am – 3:00pm at Mainescape Garden Shop in Blue Hill. The group includes Mainescape, the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and several community members,  with assistance from the Chamber of Commerce.  Because of the success of the Taste of the Peninsula over the past several years, it seemed essential to carry on with an “end-of-season” festival. This will be a vendor driven event celebrating local farms, local food & drink, and local artisans.

October 20, 2019  Maine Lobsterpalooza - Rockland, Maine
Welcome to the all new Lobsterpalooza Tasting Event at the Rockland Elks Club sponsored by Blueberry Broadcasting. The event is open to just 15 Chefs. The event is open to the public with 200 tickets available for $15 each in advance or at the door. Each chef is to provide 2oz. tastings for the public, we will provide plastic tasting cups for your use or you may bring your own. All profits from this event go to the AIO Food Pantry and Fuel Assistance Program servicing Knox County families.

 

December 31, 2019
Brunswick New Years Bash
Brunswick, Maine
This is THE party to kick off 2020 in Brunswick! Rock in the New Years with Gruvenwood, Joy Pedals, The Astral Pines,& DJs Jonny7sunami & C-Lo @ The Odd Duck in Brunswick! 3 bands, 2 DJs, cash bar all night in the Pennell Ballroom.
 

2018 MAINE: October - December 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
waiting for new dates

December 1, 2018
82nd Annual Christmas Fair
Brunswick, Maine
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 9:00 am-2:00 pm;  Treasures, Antiques, Handmade Christmas Items  gifts,  Jewelry, Fine Art, Knits, Stitches, Wreaths, Greens, Country Store with ornaments, pet stockings, homemade salsas, pickles; Baked Goods, Candy, Freezer Gourmet featuring ready to heat entrees for 2 or 4; Vermont Cheese, Kitchen Knives,! Free Pictures, Face Painting with SANTA CLAUS 10am-Noon;  Lunch 11:00 am-1 :00-pm. All proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Outreach Programs.

December 31, 2018 - Countdown Bangor - Bangor, Maine
Free family-friendly events, with a variety of entertainment and outdoor musical performances, great food, and a grand finale beach ball drop at midnight in West Market Square.

 

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