Monday, May 18, 2015

Five Maine Festivals You Won't Want to Miss This Summer

You probably didn't know that the most northeastern state of the U.S. was so diverse in its summer festivals. Well, it's true. Maine is home to several unique festivals during the warmer months and it's no wonder Mainers have so much fun. Here are five unique festivals you won't want to miss out east this summer.

Maine Fare
June 26 - 27
Beginning late June, this two day festival is all about good food. It is located on the waterfront in Belfast and brings in many vendors, including farmers, fishermen, foodies, food businesses, eaters and more! While some tastings and classes require tickets, the general admission to the festival is free. Watch chef demos, take classes and try new recipes right on the east coast of Maine.

Annual Greek Food Festival
June 25 - 27
Each year, community members of Portland, Maine gather to celebrate Greek culture at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. The three-day festival consists of great Greek food made with all-natural ingredients. Along with the food will be a nightly Greek band for live entertainment.

Maine YogaFest
July 10 - 12
Calling all yogis: this is a wellness event for yogis who enjoy the healing powers of yoga and a healthy lifestyle. This festival is all about "togetherness" and brings together a community of yoga instructors, studios and practitioners. With a variety of tickets to choose from, you can choose the perfect package for you.

Maine Lobster Festival
July 29 - August 2
This famous Lobster Festival takes place each summer on the mid-coast of Maine with more than 1,000 volunteers, a large parade, endless entertainment, and of course, 20,000 pounds of lobster. This festival is famous for its cooking contests, vendors, fine art, crafts people and much more.

Picnic Music & Arts Festival
August 1
The 8th Annual Picnic Music & Arts Festival is Saturday, August 1 with more than 100 vendors selling clothing, jewelry, fine art and more. With live music and a DIY craft scene, this event is perfect for families in the northeastern U.S. this summer.

About the Author: Natalie is a guest contributor of Hartstone Inn and Dockside Guest Quarters, relaxing bed and breakfast destinations in Maine.

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