Portage Lake Summer Roundup Weekend

Visit Portage Lake on August 19 and 20 to enjoy the annual whoopie pie festival, pig roast, canoe carry, live music, fireworks over the lake, clam bake, and town parade. 

Portage Lake Summer Roundup Weekend

12:00 PM Saturday:  The annual Portage Lake Whoopie Pie Festival will take place on August 19 from 12PM until 2PM.  Vendors will be selling all flavors of whoopie pies, from the traditional chocolate to out-of-this-world creations.  Taste a sample or take a dozen home, and cast your vote for fan favorite!  For more information, call Taunja Jandreau at 435-4361.

4:30 PM Saturday: The Portage Hills Country Club and Portage Lake Snowmobile Club will host the annual pig roast at the clubhouse beginning at 4:30 PM.  For more information, contact the clubhouse at 435-8221.

7:30 PM Saturday:  Long before Europeans arrived in Aroostook, two important river chains led native Americans from the St. John River into the vast interior woodlands: the Fish River and the Aroostook River.  The connection between these two waterways was a short portage between Little Machias Lake and Portage Lake.  Each year, Jim Dumond leads a group of enthusiastic participants in a re-enactment of this portage.  The public is welcomed and encouraged to participate in the final stage of the portage, which is the paddle across Portage Lake to the old seaplane base, where an enthusiastic crowd, including members of the Wesget Sipu Fish River Tribe, awaits.  Join "les portageurs" at the bottom of the lake (near the intersection of the Maine Woods Road and West Road) by 7:30 PM.  Call Jim Dumond for more information at 277-1864.

8:00 PM Saturday:  Dance to a live band at the Portage Hills Country Club from 8PM to midnight.  For more information, contact the clubhouse at 435-8221.

9:00 PM Saturday: A fireworks display at the Forestry Wharf on Portage Lake will begin at 9PM.  If you plan to watch the display from your watercraft, please remember that the law requires you to have lights on your craft after dark.

12PM Sunday: Watch the town parade on Main Street, sponsored by the Portage ATV club

2PM Sunday: Join the annual clam bake at the town pavilion to help raise funds for the Portage Historical Society.