Food Festivals & Events

Be sure to check out some of Maine’s many food festivals and events during your visit. Here are some of our favorites!


May 12, Old Orchard Beach
Annual Chowderfest on the Pier. 207-934-3595 or

May 18, Old Orchard Beach
Annual Beerfest. 12-5pm with live music on the pier. 207-934-3595 or


June 1, Old Orchard Beach
Scottish Festival, Pipers, Highland Dancing, Traditional Scottish Foods, Scottish Entertainment, Scottish Bazaar, Artisans, Artists, Heavy Athletics.

June 4-9, Kennebunkport
Kennebunkport Festival. Great food, fine wines and inspired art.

June 22, Bangor
Best of the North Fest – On the Bangor Waterfront. Showcasing some of the best Breweries, Vintners and Distilleries that Maine has to offer as well as live music and local food trucks.

June 22, Brunswick
Community BBQ. Fun games for the whole family and live music by a variety of local musicians. 11:30 am – 2 pm.

June 22, Dover-Foxcroft
Maine Whoopie Pie Festival. Food, Music, Fun.

June 27-29, Portland
Greek Food Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 207-774-0281


July 8-13, Pittsfield
Pittsfield Egg Festival. Music, art show, Egglympics, Kiwanis Karnival, fireworks and more.

July 11, Oquossoc
Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association Strawberry Festival in Oquossoc Park features crafts, yard sale and food.

July 17-21, Fort Fairfield
Potato Blossom Festival. Something for everyone with athletic events, live music, a HUGE parade, fireworks and many family friendly activities.

July 19-21, Saco
Greek Heritage Festival, Traditional Greek dishes at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. FMI: 207-284-5651

July 19-21, Yarmouth
Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival, Featuring cooking demonstrations, fried clams, clam cakes, clams on the half shell, clam fritters, lobsters, clam-shucking contests, and lots more!

July 20, Boothbay
Rails, Tails & Ales. Midcoast Craft Beer Festival held at the Boothbay Railway Village. Maine craft beer, an outdoor car show and live music.

July 27, Skowhegan
Artisan Bread Fair. Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. Delicious breads and pastries, handmade pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, the best books and equipment for baking at home, live music, and more.

July 27 Portland
Maine Brewers’ Guild Summer Beer Festival. The biggest and best brewfest in Maine.


July 31-August 4, Rockland
Maine Lobster Festival, Tens of thousands of pounds of steamed Maine Lobster, waterfront activities, arts and crafts, live entertainment and more! 1-800-576-7512

August 2-3, Wilton
Blueberry Festival, Blueberry pies and other delicious food, crafts, games, family events, and a free concert.

August 7, Waterville
Taste of Greater Waterville. Street-side dining will feature various Waterville area restaurants’ delicious cuisines. Throughout the day there will be an array of children’s activities, food vendors and live music.

August 15, Rangeley
Blueberry Festival, 207-864-5571FMI:

August 16-18 Machias
Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. 207-255-6665

August 24, Wells
Annual Chilifest, chili and salsa competitions, crafts, music and entertainment. FMI: 207-646-2451

August 30- Sept. 2 Boothbay Harbor
Harbor Fest: A Taste of Local Flavor, visit local restaurants, pubs and markets to enjoy their signature taste and live music. Various times & locations.


September 1, Eastport
Salmon & Seafood Festival, Featuring a salmon BBQ, seafood chowders, craft show, music, farmers’ market and more!

September 14, Old Orchard Beach
Annual Chilifest on the Pier. FMI: 207-934-3595 or

September 21, Bethel
Harvestfest & Chowdah Cookoff. Bethel town common – artists & crafters, apple pie contest, live music, wagon rides, and kids’ activities.

September 21, Gorham
Oktoberfest at the Sebago Brewing Co. Brewery, 616 Main Street, Gorham, 1:00pm-6:00pm.

September 28, Casco
Lakes Region Brewer’s Festival, Maine’s best beers and wines, includes foods, wines, and entertainment. 207-647-3472

September 28, Livermore Falls
Apple Pumpkin Festival. Vendors and craft artisans, agricultural products, historical items, seasonal decorations and plenty of food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

September 29, Damariscotta
Pemaquid Oyster Festival. Music, educational exhibits, boat rides, and lots of oysters harvested fresh from the Damariscotta River that morning. (menu with lots of choices other than oysters!) Noon to dusk at Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina. FMI: Greg at 207-380-9912,


October 11-12, Southwest Harbor
Acadia’s Oktoberfest and Food Festival, Wine Tasting on the 11th and Brewfest on the 12th, 20+ Maine brewers, specialty-food producers and other artisans at Smugglers Den Campground.

October 12, Gardiner
Swine & Stein. Beer, food and music. 11:30am – 5:30pm downtown.

October 13, Unity
Great Maine Apple Day, Cider-pressing, apple cookery, apple history, and traditions. FMI: 207-568-4142,

October 17-20 Portland
Harvest on the Harbor, Experience Maine’s finest culinary fare, featuring food, wine tastings, seminars, demonstrations and more with Maine’s top chefs. FMI:


January 26, 2020, Rockland
Pies on Parade, Pie tasting at several inns and venues in the Rockland area. FMI: 207-596-6611 or

Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in the calendars is correct, however, we recommend you contact the festival host to confirm dates, times, etc. Thank you.