Maine Festival That Should Not Be Missed!


Our favorite is the Fourth of July in Castine when the whole town comes alive in an outdoor festival of activities.  There is music on the waterfront, a costume parade, and traditional games on the common, such as: potato sack races, a town tug of war, and fireworks over the harbor after sunset. There is nothing better than Maine festivals!

  • "Wings, Waves & Woods", the annual birding weekend, takes place in May 2016 on Deer Isle, Stonington and neighboring islands.
  • The Acadia Birding Festival is scheduled for the end of May 2016 and includes a Pelagic seabird boat trip, a wonderful birding opportunity.
  • Castine Plein Air Festival , July  2016, brings together many great artists painting the landscapes and architectural uniqueness of Castine followed by an art exhibit and sale.
  • In Blue Hill over Labor Day weekend 2016, there is the Blue Hill Fair, an old Maine county fair with traditional farm games, oxen and horse pulls, 4-H ribbon-award ceremonies, pig races, barrel relays on horse, and sheep dog trials.
  • The annual Common Ground Fair  takes place at the end of September, 2016.  This fair is organized by the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association and features organic produce, hand made products, livestock and music.  It is located in Unity, Maine and draws people from all over the state and New England.

When coming to Maine for some of the incredible festivals, stay in our award winning Maine bed and breakfast.