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Top 20 2013 Maine Summer Events

Top 20 2013 Maine Summer Events
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by in May 2010

AUG. 4-8: ROCKLAND, Maine Lobster Festival. First, head to Harbor Park’s “Maine Eating” tent to have your fill of delicious lobster and, of course, gorgeous views of Penobscot Bay. Then amble through maritime displays and demonstrations, browse arts and crafts vendors, take a harbor cruise, and listen to live entertainment. 800-562-2529, 207-596-0376; mainelobsterfestival.com

AUG. 12-21: PORTLAND, Portland Chamber Music Festival. Featuring 20 dynamic performers, the repertoire includes traditional and contemporary works performed at Abromson Community Education Center at the University of Southern Maine campus. 800-320-0257; pcmf.org

AUG. 13-15: ROCKLAND, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show. The state’s only in-water boat and home show, presented at Buoy and Harbor parks, will feature Maine’s finest artists, architects, boatbuilders, craftsmen, designers, furniture makers, marine-gear vendors, musicians, and more. Don’t miss the model yacht pond, live music, marine activities area, food, and–great fun for the entire family–the running of the “World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials” on Sunday. 800-565-4951, 207-594-8622; maineboats.com

AUG. 13-15: UNION, Maine Antiques Festival. Indoor and outdoor displays cover Union Fairgrounds at Maine’s largest antiques show. Dealers from across the U.S. and Canada offer a range of pieces, from formal to folk. 207-563-1013, 207-221-3108; maineantiquefest.com

AUG. 20-22: LEWISTON, Great Falls Balloon Festival. More than 40 hot-air balloons take flight over the town at dawn and dusk, while “Moon Glows”–balloons tethered and lit with propane–are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings at Simard-Payne Memorial Park. Other festivities include food, live music, a carnival, crafts, and fireworks. Reservations and an hourly fee are required for all balloon rides. 800-639-6331, 207-783-2249; greatfallsballoonfestival.org

AUG. 20-22: MACHIAS, Wild Blueberry Festival. Meet more than 250 crafters and fine artists, plus enjoy foot races, baking and pie-eating contests, a “Blueberry Musical Comedy,” blueberry pancake breakfast, historical and cultural exhibits, and two food courts. 207-255-4402; machiasblueberry.com

AUG. 26-29: LITCHFIELD, Blistered Fingers Annual Family Bluegrass Music Festival. More than a dozen bands and performers from Canada and the U.S., including festival hosts Blistered Fingers, fill the Litchfield Fairgrounds for four days of fun family entertainment. 207-873-6539; blisteredfingers.com

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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