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2019 MAINE: October - December 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2018)


September 29-October 6, 2019
Fryeburg Fair - Fryeburg, Maine

October 6-14, 2019
Annual Pumpkinfest & Regatta
Damariscotta, Maine
The festival features events ranging from the Atlantic Giant Pumpkin weigh-off to parades, pumpkin catapults, pie eating and dessert making contests, hunts, and more.  The highlight is the Pumpkin Regatta, in which participants race giant hollowed-out pumpkins on the Damariscotta River.  The festival kicks off with the pumpkin weigh-in , with $10,000 in prizes.  Giant pumpkins are then delivered to Main Street, where local artists turn them into works of art.  The weekend is when most activities occur.  A parade, pumpkin drop, hunt, hurl and derby, are just a few activities.  Live music and street performances and kids activities will take place throughout the weekend.   Pumpkinfest culminates with the Regatta, giant pumpkins powered by paddle or motor, racing to take home the cherished “golden gourd” trophy.

October 11-12, 2019  Acadia's Oktoberfest: Beer, Food, Music & Crafts Festival - Southwest Harbor, Maine
Acadia's Annual Oktoberfest.  Friday features the 10th Annual Wine Tasting, accompanied by music.  Saturday marks our 24th Annual Brewfest, with food and Maine artisans selling their arts and crafts.

October 13, 2019  Great Maine Apple Day - Unity, Maine
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 14-18, 2019 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 17-20, 2019  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. The 3 day-event will feature more than 100 culinary exhibitors and hundreds of wines from around the world.  Attendance: 5,000.


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.

November 23-24, 2019  Maine Harvest Festival - Bangor, Maine
Join growers, bakers, cheese artisans, vintners, and brewers from across Maine at the Maine Harvest Festival.

November 28, 2019 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

November 30, 2019  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!  2pm – 5:00pm: 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 10, 2019 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 31, 2019  Eastport Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop
Eastport, Maine
A giant sardine model drops from the top of one of the downtown's historic buildings, celebrating the new year and the area's past herring fishing and canning industries. A giant maple leaf drops simultaneously in homage to the island's Canadian neighbors a mile across the bay.


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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