The Maine Office of Tourism has announced eight recipients of the fall 2014 Tourism Enterprise Marketing Grants to support tourism marketing projects in 2015. The program provides money to help promote marketing projects that will increase visitor traffic to Maine, according to a release from the agency.

Grants are reviewed and awarded biannually in spring and fall. The fall 2014 awards, which total $70,591, have been awarded to:

— Bethel Maine Moose Lottery Festival – $10,000. The Bethel Chamber of Commerce will host the annual three-day festival in Bethel in June. The award will help to promote the event, which coincides the drawing of Maine’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife moose-hunting license lottery.

— Hermione visit to Castine – $10,000. The Castine Historical Society will celebrate the visit of the French ship Hermione in July. Marketing will promote the opportunity to see a replica of the French ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to aid the colonies during the American Revolution in 1780.

— Emerge Film Festival – $10,000. The Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce will promote Emerge, a three-day film festival in Lewiston-Auburn. Held in early April, the festival attracts visitors to the L-A area during a low-traffic shoulder season.

— Flavors of Freeport – $5,000. The food event includes a chef signature series tasting and an ice bar from Feb. 20-22 to promote visits to the town and increase overnight stays. FreeportUSA was the recipient.

— Maine Craft Weekend – $10,000. The Maine Crafts Association, Maine Brewers Guild and Maine Made are collaborating to promote visits to studios and businesses during the Maine Craft Weekend held annually in October. The grant will provide downloadable maps to identify participating businesses.

— Crown of Maine Balloon Festival – $7,000. Funds will support the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce promotion of the Crown of Maine Balloon Festival in August. Social media will be targeted to attract visits to the event’s website.

— Maine Art Museum Trail – $8,591. The Maine Art Museum Trail, a collaborative of eight art museums, is rebranding the trail first developed in 1997. The funding of this project will include a new brochure, updated map and distribution. The Maine Art Museum Trail members are Bates College Museum of Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Colby College Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Portland Museum of Art, University of Maine Museum of Art and the Monhegan Museum of Art and History.

— Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway Website – $10,000. The Katahdin Tourism Partnership is a collaboration of partners from Matagamon to Baxter State Park. Funds for this project support the development of a new website representing interpretive sites and activities along the scenic byway corridor.