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 May 15-17th 2015 on Deer Isle, Stonington and neighboring islands.
  • The Acadia Birding Festival is scheduled for May 28-31st and includes a Pelagic seabird boat trip, a wonderful birding opportunity.
  • Castine Plein Air Festival , July 23-25 2015, brings together many great artists painting the landscapes and architectural uniqueness of Castine followed by an art exhibit and sale.
  • The Hermione visits Castine  July 11-15th, 2015.  This 5 day event celebrates the arrival of the historic replica ship Hermione from France on the July 14th.
  • In Blue Hill over Labor Day weekend, September 3-7th, 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 September 25-27th, 2015.  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.