The schooners Eastwind, Spirit of Massachusetts and Harvey Gamage, right to left, sail around Boothbay Harbor during Windjammer Days. Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

June 15-18 Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival
Litchfield Fairgrounds
Performers include Katahdin Valley Boys, Cedar Ridge, Nothin’ Fancy, Hosmer Mountain Boys and Blistered Fingers.

June 22-24 39th Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland
Three days of Greek food, pastries, music and dancing.

June 23-24 United Way of the Tri-Valley Area’s Foodie Fest
Farmington Fairgrounds
Music, comedians, children’s activities and plenty of food, wine and beer vendors.

June 23-25 Maine Oyster Festival
Downtown Freeport
Oysters tasting, shucking contest, vendors, food trucks and musical performances.

Brad Smith, center, of Lisbon Falls answers questions about Orange Peel, his 1931 Ford street rod, during the Moxie Festival Car Show at Beaver Park in Lisbon. Frank Burgess Sr., right, of Peru and his son, Frank Burgess Jr., left, of Mexico brought their car, a 1934 Nash, to the show. “I love it. I love cars,” the younger Burgess says. “I started tinkering when I was 8 years old.” Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

June 25-July 1 61st Annual Windjammer Days
Boothbay and surrounding areas
Events include blessing of the fleet, lighted boat parade, lobster eating contest, ghost walks and fireworks.

July 6-9 Ossipee Valley Fair
Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, Hiram
With livestock competitions, pig scramble, skillet throw, music, classic car and truck show and agricultural exhibits.


July 7-9 Moxie Fest
Main Street, Lisbon
Events include parade, Moxie chugging contest, whoopie pie eating contest, car show and a road race.

July 8 Norway Music and Arts Festival
Downtown Norway
Bands, circus performers, 100+ arts vendors, kids activities, history tours, opera house tours.

July 13-16 Pittston Fair
Pittston Fairgrounds
Truck and horse pulling, pig scramble, midway Maine Strawberry Pageant and musical performers.

July 15-16 North Atlantic Blues Festival
Public Landing, Rockland
This year’s performers include Shameka Copeland, Jureesa McBride, Mr. Sipp, Chris Gill, Joanna Connor and Southern Hospitality.

The YoYo ride spins visitors through the sky at the Topsham Fair. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

July 21-23 Yarmouth Clam Festival
Main Street, Yarmouth
Parade, midway, arts and crafts, road race, food vendors, musical performances and a fireman’s muster.

July 22-23 Maine Renaissance Faire
Acton Fairgrounds
Music, comedy, jousting, dancing, magic, games and acrobats, all in period costume.


July 26-30 Union Fair
Union Fairgrounds
Featuring Blueberry Queen, demolition derby, fireworks, harness racing, livestock competitions, entertainment and a wine pavillion.

July 27-29 Casco Days
948 Meadow Road, Casco
This event has been happening since 1953 and features a midway, fireworks, chicken barbecue and children’s parade.

July 27-30 Ossipee Valley Music Festival
Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, Hiram
Music, workshops, classes, vendors, children’s activities and camping.

July 29 Woofstock Food and Beer Festival
Animal Welfare Society, Kennebunk
Music, games, raffles, dog agility course, crafts and vendors.

Mike Kirkpatrick drives his horses Bill, left and Howie, right, during the 3,000 pound horse pull competition at the Skowhegan State Fair. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

July 29-30 Maine Renaissance Faire
Acton Fairgrounds
Music, comedy, jousting, dancing, magic, games and acrobats, all in period costume.

Aug. 2-6 Maine Lobster Festival
Rockland Harbor
76th Maine Sea Goddess coronation, Steins & Vines beer and wine tent, Spirit of 76 parade, International Great Crate Race and plenty of lobster.


Aug. 8-13 Topsham Fair
Topsham Fairgrounds
Midway, steer and ox pulling, harness racing, demolition derby, agricultural displays, baking contests, musical entertainment.

Aug. 9-18 Skowhegan State Fair
Skowhegan Fairgrounds
Midway, harness racing, agricultural exhibitions, truck pulls, livestock events, demolition derby, concessions, live entertainment.

Aug. 13 Art in the Park
Mill Creek Park, South Portland
Art and photography from more than 150 artists, food court, music and free admission.

Aug. 18-19 Houlton Potato Feast Days
Monument Park
Doll and Wagon Wrangler Parade, lobster feats, music, community markets, arts & crafts.

Balloons drift over the Androscoggin River in during the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal file

Aug. 18-20 Machias Wild Blueberry Festival
Centre Street Congregational Church
Expect crafts, food, contests, entertainment and all things blueberry with free admission.

Aug. 18-20 Great Falls Balloon Festival
Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston
Food vendors, pancake breakfast, hot air balloon rides and launches daily at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Aug. 18-20 Belfast Harbor Fest
Steamboat Landing and Heritage Park
Pancake breakfast, road race, Touch A Truck, boat building, music, food, Cardboard boat race.

Aug. 19 Maine Highland Games
Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick
Sheep herding, Celtic music, Scottish dancing demos and highland dancing competitions, food market, athletic events.

Aug. 19 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival
Maine Street
Art from more than 80 artists, music, children’s activities, demos and free admission.

Aug. 24-27 Piscataquis Valley Fair
77 Fairview Ave., Dover-Foxcroft
Miss Maple Pageant, ox and horse pulling, midway, truck pulls, skillet toss.

Jesse Kelley prepares Uptime, a Guernsey yearling, for the judging of the dairy cattle at the Windsor Fairgrounds. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Aug. 24-27 Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival
Litchfield Fairgrounds
Performers include Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass, Dave Adkins Band, Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, Deeper Shade of Blue and Back Woods Road.

Aug. 26 Wells Chili Fest
Well Junior High School
Winners in a variety of chili categories may qualify to advance to the World Chili Championship Cook-Offs.


Aug. 27-Sept. 4 Windsor Fair
Windsor Fairgrounds
Agricultural and livestock exhibits, midway, car shows, skillet toss, musical entertainment and plenty of food vendors.

Aug. 31-Sept. 4 Blue Hill Fair
Blue Hill Fairgrounds
Wild blueberry baking contest, livestock shows, Northeast Sheep Dog Trials, arts and crafts, midway and games.

Sept. 8-9 Lewiston-Auburn Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Lewiston
Get your fill of Greek food, including souvlaki, spanakopita, gyros and baklava.

Sept. 8-11 Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair
Clinton Fairgrounds
Carnival rides, agricultural exhibits, food, women’s skillet toss, men’s hammer throw.

Laurenne Mikoiche competes in the women’s log-rolling competition during the Woodsmen’s Field Day at the Fryeburg Fair. Gregory A. Rec/Portland Press Herald

Sept. 8-10 Eastport Pirate Festival
Water Street and downtown Eastport and Lubec
Masquerade soiree and auction, ship tours, walk the plank contest, run barrel relay race, storytelling, music, food, pirate ball and parade.

Sept. 9-10 35th Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Juried exhibit of arts and crafts, plus music and food.


Sept. 22-24 Common Ground Country Fair
Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Speakers, demos, food, exhibits, farmers market, children’s activities.

Sept. 24-30 Cumberland County Fair
Cumberland Fairgrounds
Midway, livestock shows, harness racing, food vendors, agricultural exhibits, blacksmith demos, 4-H competitions.

Oct. 1-8 Fryeburg Fair
Fryeburg Fairgrounds
Musical entertainment, fireman’s muster, woodmen’s field day, tractor pulls, harness racing, midway, skillet and anvil toss.

Oct. 6-8 Freeport Fall Festival
L.L. Bean campus and Freeport Village Station
Local arts and crafts, live music, kids’ activities, food vendors.

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