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Happy 1st Day of Summer! July Festivals in Maine

Summer is finally here! Let’s face it, Maine is nice in the winter, and spring, but it is especially gorgeous in the summer and fall! We look forward to summer for so long, we just have to make sure we get out and enjoy it!

Here are a list of July Festivals in Maine, from Maine Info.com

Fourth of July

Check with your local Chamber of Commerce for Parades, fireworks.

Houlton Fair

Jul 04 thru Jul 07, 2013. Small fair featuring livestock, crafts, midway and stage entertainment. Phone Lori Weston at (207) 532-2977

Annual Celebration – West Quoddy Head Visitor Center

Jul 06, 2013. Annual Celebration at West Quoddy Head Visitor Center. Come celebrate with us at the easternmost point in the USA. Event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with tours of the tower 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Live music, raffles, food, activities. Lighthouse museum and art gallery. Hike beautiful Quoddy Head State Park. Note that the Visitor Center is open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May 25 through October 14, 2013

Maine Windjammer Parade – Rockland

Jul 12, 2013. The entire windjammer fleet participates in an afternoon Parade of Sail past the mile-long Rockland Breakwater, providing spectators with stunning, close-up views of Maine’s fleet of tall ships. For info phone (207) 807-9463

Moxie Festival – Lisbon Falls

Jul 12 thru Jul 14, 2013. The Annual Moxie Festival includes a river race, 5K road race, parade, car show, Moxie raffle and more!

Southwest Harbor Flamingo Festival – Southwest Harbor

Jul 12 thru Jul 15, 2013. Every year, Harbor House holds the fun-filled Flamingo Festival, a great family festival that truly has something for every one. While it is whimsical, lighthearted and decidedly hot pink, the annual Harbor House Flamingo Festival is integral to our mission of community building. Over the years, it has become a way for the community to come together to celebrate the treasured value of small town life. Young, old and in-between, locals, summer people and tourists, all participate in the festivities, and our lawns, store windows and buildings proudly display the plastic pink creatures. It is a spectacular showcase for our Center and all that we offer our community

Maine Potato Blossom Festival – Fort Fairfield

Jul 13 thru Jul 21, 2013. Fort Fairfield hosts the annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival mid-July each year when the potato blossoms are in full bloom. We calculate each years’ dates by the tradition that our huge parade is always the third Saturday in July, making parade day July 20 in 2013. This 9 day festival features farmer olympics, road races, arts & crafts, fireworks, river races, and mashed potato wrestling, and much more! Fun for the entire family. Don’t miss this “spudtacular” event. The Maine Potato Blossom Festival is one of the oldest and most established festivals in Maine. Founded in 1937, this venue was created to celebrate Maine’s supreme commodity, the potato. No matter who you go with to the festival, there is something for everyone’s interest. Some of the traditional activities include the Maine Potato Blossom Queen Pageant, the Annual Antique Tractor Pull and fireworks over the beautiful Aroostook River. Do you want your pet to get his/her moment of fame? Enter your furry pal in the Household Pet Show. There’s food, singing, dancing, arts & crafts, horse shows, mashed potato wrestling and so much more. Who knew potatoes could be so much fun? For more info click the Title link above or email mbosse@fortfairfield.org

Central Maine Egg Festival – Pittsfield

Jul 15 thru Jul 20, 2013. The Central Maine Egg Festival Committee and the Town of Pittsfield are pleased to welcome our many guests to the 41st Annual Central Maine Egg Festival from Monday, July 15 to Saturday, July 20, 2013. Our theme this year is SpEGGTacular Circus. The Town of Pittsfield is home to the Egg Festival. A quiet industrial community of less than 5,000 people, Pittsfield welcomes approximately 35,000 visitors each July. A large Street Dance, Egglympics, window painting, art show and craft fair are just a few of the scheduled events during the week leading up to the Big Day – Saturday, July 20 – which features The Big Parade, Kiwanis Karnival with its rides and booths, and fireworks. It is the event of the year in Pittsfield and the region. Founded in 1973, the Egg Festival was designed to celebrate the egg industry in Central Maine and complement the already popular Kiwanis Karnival. Though the egg industry has all but left the region, the Festival remains stronger than ever. The Festival prides itself on providing a venue for area non-profit groups to come together and fundraise for their programs. There is something for everyone at this very friendly event! For more info see the Title link above or, if it has been updated, Central Maine Egg Fest.

Ossipee Valley Fair – Hiram Maine

Jul 11 thru Jul 14, 2013. A true country fair with livestock, events and exhibits. Novelty events like egg toss, watermelon seed spitting, tractor pulls and more. For info phone Kathleen Haley at (207) 793-8434.

Yarmouth Clam Festival – Yarmouth

Jul 19 thru Jul 21, 2013. Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival! You can look forward to all the fun events that make this festival Maine’s summer favorite: A long, hilarious parade; spectacular fireworks; clam shucking contests; a firefighter’s muster; road, kayak, and bike races; a pancake breakfast; concerts; and, of course, a delicious array of food. Admission to the Festival and its events is free. To learn more about this year’s Yarmouth Clam Festival and see a complete schedule of events, see the Title link above or call the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce at (207) 846-3984.

24th Annual Stonington Fishermen’s Day – Stonington

Jul 21, 2013. Come join us on the Pier for a fun filled, family day honoring our local fishermen! Events include a pet show, wacky row boat races, trap hauling demonstration, cod fish relay and much more! We’ll have local artisans, information from community organizations and some of the best seafood on the coast. Come enjoy Suzy’s Red Hot Lobster or Julia’s Famous Grilled Shark!

Pittston Fair – Pittston

Jul 25 thru Jul 28, 2013. Small, family oriented country fair with midway, animal-pulling events and children’s games

Bucksport Bay Festival – Bucksport

Jul 26 thru Jul 27, 2013. The Annual Bucksport Bay Festival is a family-oriented festival that includes Fireworks, Parade, Kid’s Center, Car Show, Motorcycle Show, 5K Fun Run, Pie Bake-Off Contest, Civil War Encampment at Ft. Knox, over 70 vendors along the Waterfront Walkway, live music all day, and much more! For more info see the event’s Facebook page.

Northern Maine Fair – Presque Isle

Jul 26 thru Aug 03, 2013. The Northern Maine Fair is a large family fair with rides, exhibits, horse pulling, harness racing, tractor pulling, demo derby and more. At the Northern Maine Fairgrounds. For info phone Andy LaBlanc at (207) 769-2258.

Bangor State Fair – Bangor

Jul 26 thru Aug 04, 2013. At the Bangor State Fair you can enjoy outdoor concerts, demolition derby, backyard circus, midway rides, great food, a petting zoo and pony rides, exhibits, fireworks and more. For info phone Mike Dyer at (207) 947-5555

Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival – Grand Lake Stream

Jul 27 thru Jul 28, 2013. The Annual Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival features folk artists, craftsmen, canoe and boat builders, quilters and live music throughout the event. The festival was selected by the Governor’s Conference on Tourism as the recipient of the 2006 Excellence in Tourism Award in the category of Attractions. Events are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ball Field. For info phone (207) 796-8199

Maine Lobster Festival – Rockland

Jul 31 thru Aug 04, 2013. The Maine Lobster Festival is one of New England’s great summer events. Tons of steamed Maine lobsters, waterfront activities, maritime displays, Maine arts, naval vessels, harbor cruises, entertainment and a parade. For info phone (207) 596-0376 or (800) LOB-CLAW.

 

 

 

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