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Family Resources Handbook – Fairs & Festivals

Note: The information in this category is organized by Town. The “See Also:….” reference at the end of a listing indicates the organization can also be found in other categories.
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Bath:

Bath Heritage Days
Main Street, Bath,
www.bathheritagedays.com; 442-7291
• Scheduled for multiple days near July 4
• Parades, carnival, shows: craft, antique cars, art, tug of war, library book sale, firemen’s muster, chili chowder fest, fireworks, concerts

Bath’s Annual Mayfair
Main Street, Bath,
assistant@visitbath.com; 442-7291
• First wknd in May: Pancake breakfast, Maypole Dancing, music, townwide yard sale, scavenger hunt, Habitat for Humanity 5k race, barbecue

Brunswick:

All Species Parade
Hosted by Spindleworks and Arts Are Elementary
• See Health & Social Services, Special Needs for Spindleworks; See The Arts for contact information
• Parade celebrating community followed by celebration on Town Mall in May; Costumes & Puppets encouraged; All are welcome

Bike Rodeo Family Safety Day
Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department
• See Recreation, Town of Brunswick for contact information
• 9-12, mid-May; safety information, food, prizes, obstacle course
• See Also: Camps; Education -> Pre-School; Great Outdoors -> Beaches; Sports

Bowdoin International Music Festival
181 Park Row
Brunswick, Maine 04011
www.bowdoinfestival.org; 725-3895
• late June through Aug; Intensive chamber music study, collaboration
• Over 100 performances and public educational events with world-renowned artist instructors, performers, soloists

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival
Brunswick Downtown Association, 85 Maine St., P.O. Box 15, Brunswick
info@brunswick.downtown.org; 729-4439
• Maine St and the Mall; mid August; over 100 juried artists, 3 dozen demo artisans, 50 musicians and street performers

Family Arts Festival
Five River Arts Alliance
• See The Arts, Brunswick for contact information
• Performances, Art-Making, science activities; The Mall; early September

Father Daughter Valentine Ball
Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department
• See Recreation, Town of Brunswick for contact information
• Held Saturday before Valentines Day for fathers and daughters (gr. 1-6 or 12 yrs. old); music, prizes, refreshments; location varies
• See Also: Camps; Education, Pre-School; Great Outdoors, Beaches; Sports

Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music
181 Park Row, Brunswick
www.bowdoinfestival.org; 725-3895
• Works of 20th century & contemporary American composers and guest composers; July

Halloween Activities, Brunswick
Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department
• See Recreation, Town of Brunswick for contact information
• Goblins Parade (toddler to Grade 6) followed by party; Pumpkin Decorating Contest; Window Painting (Grades 4-8); Jr. High Halloween Dance Party (Grades 6-8)
• See Also: Camps; Education, Pre-School; Great Outdoors, Beaches; Sports

Thomas Point Beach Festivals
• See Great Outdoors, Beaches for contact information
• Celtic Saltwater Festival – 3rd wk. in July, Celtic music, Celtic-themed food
• Bluegrass Music Festival – end of August, foods, crafts, lobster bake, children’s activities, workshops, off stage field picking
• White’s Beach and Campground
• See Great Outdoors, Beaches for contact information
• Traditional Family Bluegrass Festival; mid-July

Freeport:

Wolfe’s Neck Farm
184 Burnett Rd., Freeport
www.wolfesneckfarm.org; 865-4469
• Spring Fest- early June: celebration of spring, music, games, children’s activities, crafts, hayrides, admission charged
• Fall Fest – mid Oct.: celebrate sustainable agriculture, pumpkin hayrides, live music, nature art, children’s activities, demonstrations, local foods
• See Also: Camps

Topsham:

DownEast Country Dance Festival
Contact: Lynn Plumb, Chair
www.deffa.org; 563-8953
• Annual celebration of traditional music and dance: country, folk and swing dance; dance, instrumental & singing workshops; family activities; jam sessions; usually held at Mt. Arrarat M. S. in mid March

Maine Highland Games
Topsham Fairgrounds, Rte 196, Topsham
Contact: Gardeningscot55@gmail.com
• Traditional music, dance, activities, food; August

Topsham Fair (Sagadahoc County Agricultural & Horticultural Exposition)
Topsham Fairgrounds, Rte 196, Topsham
www.topshamfair.net; 729-1943
• 6 days in early Aug; produce and animal shows and competitions, crafts, 4-H, children’s activities, live music, midway, harness racing

Other information:
www.mofga.org/theFair — celebrating rural/agricultural traditions of Maine, Unity, late Sept;

www.morrisfarm.org –Harvest Festival, mid-Oct., Morris Farm, Wiscasset

http://www.shaker.lib.me.us/maine_festival.html –Festival of American Music: Roots and Traditions; June; Shaker Meeting House, Sabbathday Lake

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