Experience Maine from above as you float across the vast and beautiful vistas by hot air balloon. Not only does Maine's Aroostook County offer some of the most beautiful scenery and nature in the country, but it also offers a host of excellent festivals and fairs! Celebrate the history, quench your thirst for culture, or just get outside and have fun with family and friends, Aroostook County invites you!
Here are 16 can't miss summer fairs and festivals in Aroostook County that you need to experience!
Held on the closest weekend to June 21st (summer solstice), the town celebrates Swedish traditions with food, dance, costumes, and decorating the Midsommar pole. Celebrate the 150th birthday of the Town of New Sweden during the summer solstice. Here Thomas Park will have a weekend's worth of traditional Swedish music, food, costumes, and customs to celebrate the heritage of the Midsommar pole.
The entire community comes together to showcase the heart of the town. The week-long event includes a parade, craft fair, baked bean, and hot dog fundraiser, artisans, vendors, lawn games, and fireworks!
The ploye (buckwheat pancake), is a true Acadian icon and the key to this festival. The festival holds the world record for the largest ploye ever made, and includes live entertainment, vendor booths, games for all ages, a dog-a-thon, and ployes!
The biggest July 4th celebration in Aroostook County! Thousands of visitors flock to Historic Market Square and Monument Park in downtown Houlton each year for a street fair, road race, musical performances, and fireworks over the Gateway Bridge.
The County's premier celebration of summer and the agricultural cornerstone of our heritage. This marks the 75th consecutive year of the festival - and it will be grand! Rolling fields of potato blossoms wrap the town of Fort Fairfield in color while parades, heritage tours, amazing foods, fireworks, antique tractors, and so much more keep the entire family entertained. Have you seen mash potato wrestling?
Enjoy the 150th birthday celebration for the entire town of Island Falls! Activities include antique tractor pulls, “Aprons on the Line” & Housewares Exhibit, strawberry shortcake sales, duck race, fireworks, and so much more.
The town shuts down Main Street for a four-day celebration of the St. John Valley Acadian traditions, history, and families. From poutine eating contests and music to artists and photography, the unique Franco-American culture of Maine’s northernmost outpost is on full display
An annual event each year, the International Muskie is Derby is fun for the entire family! Muskie fishing is considered one of the greatest freshwater sports fish challenges in all of North America. The scenic St. John River is prime Muskie fishing and the whole family will look forward to the derby.
Today, Pow-wows or celebrations, are very much a part of the lives of many Native Americans. It is a gathering where dancing, singing, and celebrations takes place. Pow-wows bring the circle of people closer to their family, friends, and Native American culture. The Annual Mawiomi of Tribes is an excellent opportunity for the Mi'kmaq communities to share that culture with the surroundings communities, and to host Native people from other areas.
Walk, run, or ride the grand tour. This family-friendly event has course options for all skill levels, but is largely a competative race. The views from the race route are jaw dropping vistas of the St. John River! Proceeds from this race benefit the Edgar J. (Guy) Paradis Cancer Fund.
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