Here’s a sampling of community festivals and fun events. Read the Sun Journal print edition and visit us online at www.sunjournal.com for our

complete listings.




May


Arts and Air Festival, Skowhegan. Hot air balloon rides, local crafters, food and games.

June

Family Fishing Festival
, Bethel. Casting workshops, fishing derby, hand-tied fly demonstration, exhibitors, outdoor barbecue. Androscoggin River.

Maine Canoe Symposium is a weekend of lessons, demonstrations, slide presentations, and on-the-water fun. Winona Camps, Bridgton.

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival. Silver Spur Riding Club, Sidney. www.blisteredfingers.com

Moose Mainea, Moosehead Lake Region, events include Moose River Canoe Race, A Craft Fair, Kid’s Fun Day and Famous Moose Tales.

Maine Antique Tractor Club Festival has antique machinery exhibits, tractor games, pulls, farm equipment auction and crafts. Farmington Fairgrounds.

Black Fly Festival, Dallas Hill Road, Rangeley. Arts, crafts, great food, barbeque, trail run, mountain bike race, treasure hunt, silent auction.

Kingfield POPS, Kennedy Farm, Route 142, Kingfield.

July

Independence Day Celebration includes a children’s day parade, cook-outs, silent auction and fireworks. Lakeside Park, Rangeley.

Bethel Art Fair has wall-hung art, sculpture, pottery, handmade fine jewelry, music, food. Bethel Common.

Strawberry Festival has crafts, strawberries, pie sales. Oquossoc Park, Rangeley.

Mollyockett Day Festival has 5-mile classic road race, parade, Duck Race, arts & crafts, frog jumping contest, fiddler’s contest, food, entertainment. Fireworks. Town Common and Sunday River, Bethel.

Farmington Strawberry Festival, last Friday and Saturday in July. Includes Art in the Park, Road races, live music, and much more. www.downtownfarmington.com

Old Time Fiddler’s Festival has all levels of competition. Special entertainment. Rangeley Inn Green, Rangeley.

Open Farm Day throughout the state. FMI, visit www.getrealmaine.com.

Central Maine Egg Festival, Pittsfield. Breakfast, carnival, street dance, bbq, craft fair, music.

Rangeley Logging Museum Festival Days & Parade
includes a Miss Woodchip contest, Burying of the Bean-Hole Beans, Logger’s Hall of Fame, parade. Rangeley.

Norway/Paris Kiwanis and Oxford Hills Rotary Annual auction, flea market and pancake breakfast, South Paris.

Art Festival, art and craft displays, food and entertainment, Norway.

Norway Business Association annual auction, Show Your Colors parade, children’s activity center and street dance, Norway.

August

Sidewalk Art Show, Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Rangeley. Arts and crafts for sale.

Wilton Blueberry Festival
has breakfast, fireworks, antique tractor pull and many new activities. Main St., Wilton.

Phillips Old Home Days, August 10-17, 2008, Parade, street dance, vendors, activities all week long. www.phillipsmaine.com

Maine State Triathlon, Church Street, Bethel. 1 km swim at Songo Pond, 25 km bike race on scenic country roads, and 5 km cross-country run.

Maine Performing Arts Festival, Bethel. Reminiscent of an Old English Country Festival.

Forest Heritage Days celebrates Moosehead Lake Region heritage and history. Events include Woods Tours, Educational Exhibits, a Craft Fair and Logging Games. Greenville School field, Pritham Avenue.

Sudbury Canada Days features crafts, art show, historical films, parade, games, refreshments. Regional History Center, Bethel.

Blueberry Festival, Rangeley Inn Green, Main Street, Rangeley. Jams, muffins, pies, gifts, and crafts.

Great Falls Balloon Festival,
Lewiston-Auburn, has tours of local places of interest, food, balloon launches, craft booths, carnival, fireworks.

Antique Car Show sponsored by the Lions Club, food and entertainment, Oxford.

Farmington End of Summer Hoorah, Aug 23-24, 2008, Classic Car and Motorcycle show, pig scramble, wife carrying contest, BBQ, Raffle run, and more! www.franklincountymaine.org


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