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 MAINE:  January/February/March   -   April/May/June

July   -   August   -   September   -  October/November/December

2017 MAINE: October - December 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also:   2015  -  2014  -  2010)

Sept 30-October 9, 2017  Annual Pumpkinfest & Regatta - Damariscotta, Maine


October 1-8, 2017
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, 2017
Acadia's Oktoberfest: Beer, Food, Art & Crafts Festival
Southwest Harbor, Maine
Acadia's Annual Oktoberfest.  Friday features the 8th Annual Wine Tasting, accompanied by music.  Saturday marks our 22nd Annual Brewfest, with food and Maine artisans selling their arts and crafts.

October 9-13, 2017 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 14, 2017  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 15, 2017
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 17-22, 2017
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.

November 11-12, 2017  Maine Harvest Festival - Bangor, Maine
Join growers, bakers, cheese artisans, vintners, and brewers from across Maine at the Maine Harvest Festival.

November 23, 2017  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

November 25, 2017 - 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.

November 30, 2017  Scents and Sweets Competition
Frederick, Maryland
The holidays bring out the creativity in all of us, so why not let the gingerbread structures and floral arrangements at this year’s Scents & Sweets competition inspire you?  Celebrate Frederick are excited to bring you the Scents & Sweets Competition and Silent Auction for another year!

December 10, 2017 - 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, 2017  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, 2017  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.


2015 MAINE: October - December 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

December 5, 2015  79th 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.


2014 MAINE: October - December 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

December 6, 2014  BDA’s Cookie Crawl - Brunswick, Maine
Join us for our first ever Cookie Crawl in Downtown Brunswick! Shop, get sweet treats and support Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots.  -  Reserve your cookie tin on the website and pick it in the lobby of Senter Place on Saturday, December 6, between 10 AM and 2 PM for just $10.00 each.  Visit each of the 12 participating merchants on Maine Street and pick up a variety of individually wrapped cookies. This is a fun family activity that will help you get a jump on your holiday shopping, support local merchants and the Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots and go home with a holiday tin full of delicious cookies!  All proceeds to go to the Salvation Army Toy Drive.  Participants are encouraged to donate an unwrapped toy, which can be dropped off at the Senter Place lobby on December 6th.


2010 MAINE: October - December 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

October 2, 2010  Brunswick Blues & BBQ Bash - Brunswick, Maine
Come enjoy the succulent taste and aroma of wood-smoked chicken, beef and pork prepared with superb sauces by world-class teams, as well as outstanding national, regional and local musicians performing heritage and contemporary blues.




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