Oct. 3 - 5
The Saltwater Celtic Music Festival--located in downtown Portland, Maine--is a one-ticket, multiple-venue event. Saltwater offers a top tier line-up of traditional and contemporary Celtic music from all of the Celtic nations, the U.S. and Canada. Special features include a variety of dance and music workshops, coracle building demonstration, and more. Saltwater tickets ($35) are available online and at all Bull Moose locations www.saltwaterfest.com.
Oct. 3, 6pm-9pm
Downtown Bar Harbor
October Friday Art Walk brings the beautiful fall weather. Enjoy a wide variety of fine art and crafts, with special performance events including theatre and music at locations throughout the town. You'll find traditional and contemporary art, many by local Maine artists, including wall art, sculpture, glass, pottery, jewelry and fiber arts. Several of the galleries host "meet the artist" events. Join the fun and stroll downtown Bar Harbor to enjoy the works by an array of creative and talented people on First Friday. Pick up your walking map at the Chamber of Commerce, most lodging establishments, at the galleries and other participating venues.
Oct. 3, 7 - 9pm
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
Join apple tree expert, John Bunker, for a discussion on the history of apple trees in Maine and taste apples and hard cider and fruit wines from a variety of local vendors (Adults 21+).
Oct. 4 - 5
Under the Tents at Camden Public Library
The Camden Public Library's annual October book sale coincides with the annual Harbor Arts & Books festival. The book sale, one of the most important fundraising events for the library every year, will be held under the tents on the library lawn on the weekend of October 3, 4, and 5. There will be a preview sale for library donors on Thursday evening, October 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, and the general sale will begin on Friday, 9:00a to 5:00p and continue on Saturday, 9:00a to 5:00p, and Sunday 10:00a to 4:00p.
2614 Main Street, Rangeley
Prepare yourselves now to enjoy an incredible, fun-filled, family-packed autumn day at The Church of the Good Shepard on Saturday, October 4th for the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum's 21st Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Do we ever have a spectacular festival planned for our guests indeed! With Rangeley and Oquossoc's businesses Oktoberfest list of event beginning on Friday through Sunday, there most certainly will be something for everyone in the Rangeley area to celebrate! http://www.rlrlm.org/
Oct. 4, 10am - 2pm
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME 04105
Celebrate our historic apple orchards, learn about bees and pollinator habitat and more!
We will have crafts, live music, a scavenger hunt, apple toss, cider press, face painting, live beehive, information about bees and pollinators, amazing membership deals and more!
Oct. 4, 11am - 4pm
L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Main St., Freeport
We've brought together the best New England artists and makers of fine craft for a two-day festival on the L.L.Bean campus in Freeport, Maine. Enjoy browsing for just the right piece to add to your collection, plus sample all the attractions of a day in Freeport!
Join us at the Discovery Stage on the L.L.Bean campus in Freeport, Maine for two days of live music. After you've strolled through the artists' exhibits, grab a picnic lunch and listen to the great tunes we've lined up! And, thanks to our generous sponsors, it's all FREE!
Oct. 5, 11, 12, 18, 25 - 10am - 2pm
Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport
Come on out to the Farm for a family outing to remember. Set on the shores of Casco Bay, Wolfe's Neck Farm is a 626 acre nonprofit demonstration farm just a short, scenic drive from downtown Freeport and adjacent to Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park. Enjoy the fall foliage and take a hayride out to the pumpkin field to learn about the life cycle of pumpkins and pick out your favorite one. While you're here, visit the animals in the barnyard, rent a bicycle or go for a walk through the woods. Proceeds benefit the Wolfe's Neck Farm Education Programs.
Oct. 4, 2:45pm - 5pm
245 Commercial St, Portland, ME
Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided wine and food pairing walking tour of Portland's vibrant restaurant scene as you embark on a tasting and discussion on one of the most classic of food and wine pairings, pork and pinot noir, served up four different ways at 4 different restaurants. Each pork dish will be paired expertly with a style of pinot noir that most compliments it. You'll learn techniques and tips for pairing food and wine, a lot of knowledge about wine and pinot noir in particular in this delicious wine and food experience.
* Taste a variety of creative pork dishes paired expertly with pinot noir wines from around the World
* Hear from the Chef on how they created their dishes
* Find out what makes each wine and wine region unique and appropriate for the pairing
* Discuss major pinot noir wine styles, regions, trends and more
* Learn what to expect from certain terms on a wine label when selecting your next bottle of wine
* Learn the basics of tasting or take your wine knowledge to the next level
* Enjoy delicious paired foods at each of the four restaurants we visit
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Wine Wise special offers:
*For every friend you bring receive $5 off your next ticket.
*Attend 5 Wine Wise events and your 6th one is free.
Oct. 5, 9am - 3pm
224 Brock Road, Lyman Maine
Community Bicycle Center
AppleCycle: your best ride pick of the fall season
1. U-PICK: 17 miles, 30 miles, or a metric century loop passing by some of Maine's most beautiful apple orchards during prime picking season! Doles Orchard & McDougal Orchards will host plentiful rest stops for the 30 mile & metric century riders. 17 mile riders will enjoy a well-stocked rest stop at the Shaker Woods Reserve.
2. FOLIAGE: AppleCycle is a chance to take advantage of Maine's leaf-peeping season without the glare of a car window. Experience crisp rural air and vibrant colors from the seat of your bike, not the seat of a car. Need we say more?
3. FOOD: Enjoy a lakeside lunch of wood-fired pizza made onsite with locally sourced ingredients complements of Harvest Moon Pizza and their mobile pizza oven.
Oct. 5, 10am-1pm
Please join us for the Augusta, ME Team Hope Walk this Sunday, October 5th, 2014 rain or shine!!!
You can register online at or make a donation:
There is no registration fee but fundraising is encouraged!
Location: Kennebec River Rail Trail Augusta, ME
Union street Augusta
Right behind the Augusta police station and in front of the YMCA
Pets are welcome!
Check in: 9am
Local Contact: Julie Ketchen
Oct. 5, 10am - 5pm
Head of Falls Park
Front St., Waterville
"Harvest Fest is a fun and affordable event that brings the community and families together to celebrate this beautiful time of year in Central Maine. Every year amazing volunteers show up to help make this event even better every year." Vendors and others who are interested in participating are encouraged to contact Waterville Main Street as soon as possible to register. Waterville Main Street is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance efforts to develop the Downtown area into a thriving, energetic, commercial, social, cultural and entertainment destination. It is a nationally-certified Main Street (R) Maine Program of the Maine Development Foundation. For more information, contact www.watervillemainstreet.org.
Oct. 5, 3pm- 4:30pm
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, Freeport
Don't miss this opportunity to experience the real coast of Maine! Learn about the life and times of the soft-shell clam. Then try your hand at digging this delicacy of the deep mud with an experienced guide. Bring mud sneakers or high boots, gloves, and a bucket to take home the clams. Clam hoes will be available to borrow. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot; weather permitting. Free with park admission! Attend one session or both!
Registration required, please call the park at 865-4465.