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June Festivals and Events in Florida

June 4-9, 2013  Kennebunkport Festival – Kennebunkport, Maine
Great food. Fine wines. Inspired art. The Kennebunkport Festival is a celebration of Maine food, wine, art, and community. From the chefs and artists  to the hoteliers, homeowners, and gallery owners, the Festival is truly a collaborative community event created to give you an enjoyable and very memorable start to your summer. Come for all five days or pick and choose the events that intrigue you to create your own Festival experience. We look forward to seeing you in June.
June 22, 2013  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.

June 22, 2013  Maine Whoopie Pie Festival – Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Bakers from around the country come together to share their love of whoopie pies with the world! Whoopie Pies, great live music, artists, vendors, food and fun for all ages!

June 23, 2013  Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation – Freeport, Maine
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation is the nation’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists — all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

June 29, 2013  South Berwick Strawberry Festival – South Berwick, Maine
The Strawberry Festival is a yearly event filled with entertainment, food, artisans and strawberry shortcakes!  Always the last Saturday in June. Attendance: 20,000.

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July Festivals and Events in Maine

JULY 4, 2013 – 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 13-21, 2013  66th Annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival – Fort Fairfield, Maine
The 9 day Maine Potato Blossom Festival features farmer olympics, road races, arts & crafts, fireworks, river races, and mashed potato wrestling. Lots of fun for the entire family. (also: http://fortfairfield.org/ )

July 19-21, 2013  48th 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 21, 2013  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 25-26, 2013  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 26-28, 2013  18th Eliot 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.  (also: http://raittfarmmuseum.org/EliotAntiqueTractorandEngineShow.html )

July 26-August 4, 2013  Bangor State Fair – Bangor, Maine

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August Festivals and Events in Maine

July 26-August 4, 2013  Bangor State Fair – Bangor, Maine
August 10, 2013  49th Annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival – Winter Harbor, Maine
A fun filled day with many events–a Maine blueberry pancake breakfast, the ever popular lobster boat races with 13 classes rated by size and power, a craft fair with 80+ exhibitors, lobster dinners and a parade down Main Street.

October Festivals and Events in Maine

October 5-14, 2013  7th 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 October 5-6, with $10,000 in prizes.  Giant pumpkins are then delivered to Main Street, where local artists turn them into works of art.  The weekend of October 12-14 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.   On October 14, Pumpkinfest culminates with the Regatta, giant pumpkins powered by paddle or motor, racing to take home the cherished “golden gourd” trophy.

November Festivals and Events in Maine

November 28, 2013  Thanksgiving Day – Nationwide
All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.   (4th Thursday in November).

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