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Festivals and Fairs in Mid-Coast Maine

There’s always something to celebrate in Maine. Our seasonal mid-coast Maine festivals and fairs are a great way to get to know the area. As we turn the calendar from spring to summer and then to fall and winter, annual events keep us entertained throughout the year. Lobsters, blueberries, lighthouses, and windjammers all have their place in the spotlight. We look forward to each and every celebration and welcome guests to our mid-coast Maine bed and breakfast to share in the fun.

When planning your visit to mid-coast Maine this year or next, check the calendar to see what’s going on at that time of year. If your visit coincides with one of our annual festivals, you’re definitely in for a treat. Food generally is at the heart of any well-loved event, and mid-coast Maine doesn’t lack in that corner. Blueberries, lobster, and oysters each have their own celebration. But it doesn’t stop with food. We like to honor our close ties to the sea with special festivals as well.

Here’s what you can look forward to on your next visit to the Newcastle Inn in Maine.

sails and winch on sailboat on the waterWindjammer Days, June 28 – July 3, 2021

The official kickoff to summer, Windjammer Days in the Boothbay region celebrates our maritime history with a tall ships festival, antique boat parade, lighted boat parade, and fireworks over the harbor.

blues band on stage under lightsNorth Atlantic Blues Festival, July 10 & 11, 2021

The sound of the blues reverberates throughout picturesque Rockland harbor for two days in July with blues performers from around the nation.

Maine Wild Blueberry Festival, August 21-28, 2021

Started in 1960 the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival and the Union Fair celebrates the noble blueberry with pie eating contests, baking contests, and the crowning of the Wild Blueberry queen.

oysters on a plate with lemon and the beach and ocean in the backgroundBoothbay Harbor Fest, September 3-6, 2021

Plans are still underway for the annual Boothbay Harbor Fest, but count on 3 days of fun with food tastings, a fashion show, 5K run, and live music.

Damariscotta PumpkinFest & Regatta October 9-11, 2021

View the giant pumpkins decorated by local artists and displayed throughout downtown Damariscotta during well-loved annual festival. Stay tuned for the official schedule of events coming soon.

bright orange, yellow, and green leaves sparkling in the sunlightFall Foliage Festival, October 9 & 10, 2021

A family tradition for 50+ years, the annual Fall Foliage Festival features food trucks, artisan demos, live entertainment, and more. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a jump on your Christmas shopping while enjoying the fall foliage.

Christmas tree lights at Gardens Aglow in Maine by Paul VanDerWerfGardens Aglow, Mid-November, 2021 – Early January, 2022

Another annual family tradition, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens light up the night sky with hundreds of glittering lights that transforms the landscape into a winter wonderland.

Maine Lobster Festival, August 3-7, 2022

Although canceled for this year, plan on the return of the Maine Lobster Festival in 2022. Feast on all things lobster, then enjoy arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, seafood cooking contests, and more.

Be sure to book your favorite room at our beloved bed and breakfast in coastal Maine. Our location overlooking the Damariscotta River means you’ll be close to all the action of our fun festivals, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and tranquility of our historic inn.

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