This yearly event is in memory of Ed Sheffer, the founder of Diversified Ink, who died in a motorcycle accident on June 16, 2020.

The day is almost here, the annual Ed Sheffer INK & IRON FEST, benefiting Maine Veterans, happens this Sunday afternoon,

Ed was a great friend to not only all of us here, but in the entire community, that's why this is such an important day.

Mark your calendars, because it all happens this Sunday, October 8th, from, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., at Jeff’s Catering & Event Center, in Brewer. It is hosted by Diversified Ink, Forecastle Tattoo, and the Maine Veterans Project.

It’s back with a brand new format that promises to be even more exciting and thrilling than ever before.

Enjoy a day filled with fun, excitement, and entertainment. They have everything you need to make this an unforgettable experience, from a tattoo contest to a vendor social, car and bike shows, and much more.

Entry to the event is a $10 minimum donation, it is free for veterans. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Maine Veterans Project.

There is lots of fun to be had:

- Tattoo Contest
- Bike Show
- Live Music
- Vendor Booths
- Silent Auction
- Cash bar and complimentary snacks

The tattoo contest will feature the following categories:

Best Small Black & Gray
Best Large Black & Gray
Best Small Color
Best Large Color
Best Cover-Up
Best Military Themed
Veterans Only
Peoples Choice
Best in Show

There will be lots of great prizes for the winners!

This event is made possible by some amazing local sponsors:

Twin City Tire
Quirk Auto Group
Morrison & Company
Carle & Associates
Mark's Music
W.S. Emerson

You can find out more info, by checking out Bangor Tattoo

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