Maine knows how to have fun with our festivals and fairs, and like many states, most of them were canceled for the last two years due to the pandemic. I'm happy to share the good news that fairs and festivals are returning this summer and fall, and I will share details on these events. One such event I wanted to recommend that you check out if you haven't previously is the Black Fly Festival in the town of Milo, Maine.
Milo is a town of about 2,251 located in Piscataquis County, and while they are a small town, they do know how to throw a fun event for everyone with the Black Fly Festival. This year's festival is set for Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. The festival is held rain or shine, and the events committee will only cancel it in the event of extreme or hazardous weather. In that case, the festival will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2022. The festival location is at Veteran's Memorial Park on Water Street in Milo.
The festival will have food, art, and craft vendors from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the boat landing. The parade will start at 10:00 AM and go from Outer Park Street to Penquis Valley School. There is an open invitation for anyone that wants to participate in the parade, and if you would like to, then line up anytime before 9:45 AM and there will be people to help direct you. From 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, kids can take part in many of the fun and different craft activities that will be available near the lower Main Street parking area. Live music can be enjoyed from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the gazebo with the Josh Guthrie band.
This will be a fun event for all ages and a nice event to spend Saturday at. If you haven't checked out the Milo Black Fly Festival yet, now is your chance. You won't regret it!