If you don't care that other people think it's "too early" to start reveling in the holidays, there are plenty of early-bird opportunities to find unique gifts in and around Bangor this weekend.

The best part is you see it, you buy it and take it home. Don't worry about shipping costs or supply problems! Plan your weekend shopping with these great local events!

Events Around Bangor This Friday, November 5

Downtown Bangor has a couple of events merging this weekend. First is their monthly 'First Friday' which always features discounts, performances and specials. This month is will also feature a focus on Native American culture for National Native American Heritage Month. Details on this month's 'First Friday' can be found at the dedicated Facebook Event page 'First Friday, November'. Also, this weekend is the Downtown Bangor Early Bird Weekend, geared towards those people who like to do their holiday shopping early.

Across the river in Brewer, there will be a Christmas Open House at the School House Antique Mall on South Main Street and a newly created City Center Craft Fair at City Center Plaza on North Main Street.

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Events Around Bangor This Saturday, November 6th

Downtown Bangor will be featuring a few different gift buying events including the continuation of Downtown Bangor's Early Bird Weekend and the addition of Native American Heritage Month ART MARKET.

At the Bangor Mall, there will be a big craft fair. We love our craft fairs! Full details at the event page on Facebook 'Bangor Mall Christmas Craft Fair'.

If you want to get in the holiday spirit by creating something Christmasy, check out Generations Boutique & Art Studio on State Street in Brewer Gingerbread Gnome Paint & Sip.

Orono will be hosting a Art & Craft Show/Harvest Fair at The Church of Universal Fellowship on Main Street.

Shop local and support local artisans, Bangor!

Beautiful Maine Barns to Book For Your Rustic and Rural Getaway

Barn getaways have become a great way for Maine farms to bring in extra income and Airbnb renters are all about them. Check out four Maine barn stays here in the State of Maine offered on the Airbnb rental website and feel inspired to book your getaway to a Maine barn location.

25 Essential Things To Do In Orono

Whether you want to walk in nature, take in a movie or look at faraway galaxies, Orono has a lot to offer for fun things to do. With the help of TripAdvisor.com, here are 25 places to visit in the University town of Orono to find your local adventure.

25 Must-Visit Places In Ellsworth

The bustling and scenic town of Ellsworth has a lot of history, old and new and lots of experiences to have, old and new. Whether you want to take a train ride, take the kids to the park, get a sweet tattoo, treat yourself or find that after-party early morning breakfast, here are 25 businesses and locations to really get some memorable experiences at the good vibes town Downeast Maine, Ellsworth.

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