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September 21-23, 2018
3rd Annual Great Maine BBQ Challenge 2018
Southwest Harbor, Maine
Hosted in the heart of beautiful and scenic MDI (Mt. Desert Island), for a weekend of family fun, great food, and exciting entertainment in one of the country’s most scenic places, all to benefit charities!
September 1-10, 2017 - 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.
September 2-3, 2017 30th Annual Eastport Salmon and Seafood Festival - Eastport, Maine
Held annually on Labor Day weekend, the festival celebrates the fishing industry of years past as well as the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry of today. Events include Paint Eastport Day, live music, fine arts, crafts and antiques fair, sailboat race, wine tent and a motorcycle rally and show. (also: www.eastportchamber.net/index.html )
September 7-10, 2017
Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair
Clinton Family oriented agricultural fair with animal and mechanical pulling utstanding midway, exhibit halls, stage entertainment and woodsmen contest.
September 13-16, 2017 Oxford County Fair - Oxford, Maine
Livestock shows, animal pull events, midway, crafts, exhibits, and a new harness race track.
September 14, 2017 6th Annual Claw Down - East Boothbay, Maine
Chef's Lobster Bite Competition! Claw Down is a way to showcase the best that Maine has to offer – the best ingredients (especially the star of the show – fresh Maine lobster!), the hard work and dedication of the lobster fishermen, and the best creative approach to crafting the perfect lobster bite. Previous years have seen over a dozen chefs enter this competition, bringing their best bites to feed an eager crowd of lobster lovers. Bites can be simple or complex, sweet or savory, but they must feature lobster as a key ingredient.
September 17-23, 2017 - Farmington Fair - Farmington, Maine
Large midway, exhibit halls, livestock exhibits, animal pull events, harness racing, demolition derby.
September 30, 2017 14th Annual Maine Lakes Brew Fest
A chance to sample Maine's best brews and wines. Great music, awesome food and the popular Point Sebago Artisan's Craft Show. A fun day with something for all.
September 30, 2017 Manchester Apple Festival - Manchester, Maine
The 14th Annual Manchester Apple Festival includes: parade, road race, craft show, food vendors, live music, apple picking, hay rides, kids' activites, contests, events and more.
September 30-October 9, 2017 Annual Pumpkinfest & Regatta
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.
September 9-11, 2016 18th Annual MDI Garlic Festival
Southwest Harbor, Maine
A gathering of numerous local restaurants, musicians, brewers and garlic growers. Most importantly, the festival has raised thousands of dollars for local non-profit organizations.
September 19, 2015 - Oktoberfest Maine - Brunswick, Maine
3rd Annual Oktoberfest. Fall is approaching and you want to enjoy one more festive occasion. Mark your calendar now, order your tickets and attend the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest presented by the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber.
September 8-14, 2013 Maine Lobsterpalooza 2013
Penobscot Bay Region, Maine
A week long celebration of all things Maine lobster in the Penobscot Bay Region, the Lobster Capitol of the Universe!
September 28, 2013 Taste of Brunswick - Brunswick, Maine
Sample a world of cuisine at the 4th annual Taste of Brunswick food festival. This year's event will feature dozens of the area’s finest restaurants and cafés, as well as entertainment by Maine bands. A portion of the proceeds from the “Taste” will benefit the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program.
UNITED STATES FOOD FESTIVALS LISTED BY STATE
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