Maine Craft Weekend, a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, businesses, and events, is an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft businesses in Maine. The event is a public, educational, community-oriented, family friendly weekend Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 and 3, scheduled in conjunction with American Craft Week, a nationwide event promoting craft events each October.

Modeled after Maine Maple Sunday and Buy Local Saturday, this self-guided tour features participants all over the state who are not regularly open to the public or who have planned special events and demonstrations at their locations. Plan a route to include a pottery wheel lesson and a glass blowing demonstration in the morning, swing by a brewpub for lunch, wrap up the day perusing a craft show and start all over again on Sunday.

The public interested in visiting sites can visit mainecraftweekend.org to learn about participants and events and use the interactive region maps to plan their route.

For more information, contact Simonne Feeney, Maine Crafts Association, at [email protected] or 207-805-4918.

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