Things to Do in Maine 10/1 and 10/2---Updated

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9/30 Updated: added a few more events

Happy October! If you are looking for something to do this weekend, then you are in the right place. There are plenty of craft fairs that will give you the chance to support Maine crafters and find some unique holiday gifts for those on your shopping list. The fair season wraps up with the Fryeburg Fair starting Sunday and running until October 9th. There are several charity walks or rides, and it's also Maine Craft Weekend. Of course, you can also just take a nice drive this weekend and check out the fall foliage in Northern Maine. There is definitely plenty going on in Maine this weekend! Don't forget, if you are planning or in charge of an event, fair, or festival, send me an email TheMaineWriter @outlook.com with the details and I will make sure to add it to the listing to get the word out. Everyone, enjoy the weekend!

Saturday 10/1

Bangor: 2022 Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer's is being held at the Bangor Waterfront, located at 81 Railroad Street. The check-in for the walk is at 9 a.m., the opening ceremony is at 10 a.m., and the walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Register a team, join a team, or walk as an individual. You can register online before the walk or you can register at the walk. There is no fee to register. Register online here.

Bangor: The 3rd annual Judson Height Fall Festival is this weekend at 1205 Broadway from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This is a fall gathering of Maine artisans, vendors, crafters, fall decor, food, music, a farmstand, and a scavenger hunt.

Belfast: Belfast Bay Beer Bash at the Marshall Wharf Brewery at 36 Marshall Wharf, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. This is an annual fall beer festival with over 40+ beers to sample. The bands Breakin Strings and Muskeg will be performing. Admission is $35 and that includes a commemorative tasting glass and 10 beer tickets.

Bucksport: The Bucksport Garden Club's Autumn Wreath and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. until noon at 74 Main Street. There will be fall pies for sale along with handmade wreaths and other items.

Camden: This weekend, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Camden Harbor Park on Atlantic Avenue will host the Harbor Arts and Books Fair. Admission is free with 60 to 90 exhibitors displaying their work. There will also be commercial vendors, crafts, entertainment for the kids, and food for sale. The library book sale will be under a tent in the parking lot just past the Camden Amphitheatre on Atlantic Avenue.

Cornish: Harvest Festival at the Cornish Fairgrounds, located at 21 Fairgrounds Drive, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be craft tables, food vendors, fun, and games for all ages, along with prizes. $5.00 admission.

Dover-Foxcroft: The JD Foundation annual Wake The Silence Suicide Prevention and Anti-Bullying 5K Walk/Run is being held at the YMCA located at 48 Park Street. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

Eddington: Eddington Historical Society Fall Bazaar will be held on the Eddington town office lawn at 906 Main Road from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be crafts, vendors, Eddington Fire Department bake sale, a raffle, hot dogs, chips, and water for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Eddington Historical Building Fund.

Freeport: The 23rd annual Fall Festival is being held this weekend at the L.L. Bean Campus, Key Bank lawn, Freeport Village Station Courtyard, and the corner of West and Main Streets. On Saturday the festival hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. This event is free and family-friendly. There will be over 175 of the best New England artists, makers, and local food producers for this festival. You can browse local art, enjoy live music, enjoy food and there will be plenty of free activities for the kids.

Gorham: Fall at the Farm Artisan Fair will be at Orchard Ridge Farm on 236 Sebago Lake Road from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be dozens of artisans from all over Maine at this fair. At this fair, you can find pottery, toys, puzzles, soaps, woodcrafts, jewelry, and more. Stroll through the farm's walking trails, check out the orchards, and meet the animals.

Hampden: 2nd annual Trunk-or-Treat at Anglers Restaurant, at 91 Colebrook Road, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Come down to Anglers for this free community event. There will be food and drinks, candy apples, a costume contest, games, prizes, and more.

Milo: The town will dedicate three memorial bridges to the three brave souls that Milo lost in the Vietnam War. To honor their sacrifices, each will have a bridge dedicated to them. The town of Milo would like to invite the public to join the town and the families of these brave men as they dedicate the bridges. 11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. meeting at the Pleasant River Bridge dedication for James Ellingson, 11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. meeting at the Piscataquis River Bridge dedication for Wayne Sangillo, and 12:00 p.m to 12:20 p.m. meeting at the Sebec River Bridge dedication for Henry "Butch" Heal. 12:20 p.m. until 2 p.m., meet at the American Legion Hall for refreshments.

Milo: The 4th Annual Penquis Valley High School Craft Fair, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 48 Penquis Drive. This event is a fundraiser to support student activities, including supplies for the annual Day of Service, when students and staff give back to the community. There is free admission and there will also be basket raffles.

Monson: Guided nature walk at Fierce Chase XC ski trails on Rt. 15/6 Greenville Road from 11 a.m. until noon. The terrain is gentle for all abilities. Come and learn about the flora and fauna of the region and enjoy the beauty of the woods during peak fall foliage on a leisurely walk through the woods on mowed trails. Meet at the kiosk at the top of the parking lot and dogs are welcome to come along.

Monson: Oktoberfest is this weekend at Turning Page Farm Brewery located at 842 N. Guilford Road from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Enjoy small batch craft beers and cheeses. There will be a band playing German Polka music and the menu will also include soft pretzels and bratwurst sandwiches. And of course, you will want to visit with the goats too.

Portland: The 4th annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer. Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken, and never ever giving up hope. The ride will start at Big Moose Harley Davidson at 375 Riverside Street and the ride will end at Bentley's at 1601 Portland Road in Arundel. This will be a 100+ mile ride with a halfway stop. The rain date will be Sunday, October 2nd. Registration will be from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., with kickstands up at 11 a.m. $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. There will be a live auction, raffle items, a 50/50 raffle, food, and fun after the ride. All proceeds will go towards the Maine Cancer Foundation.

Rangeley: Rangeley Lakes Logging Museum Apple Festival is being held at the Church of the Good Shepard on 100 Main Street from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free. This festival has been around since 1993. There will be foresty exhibits, chainsaw carving demonstrations, crafters and woodwork vendors, a children's pumpkin activity center, a large bake sale, a raffle, and Trask orchard apples for pressing on-site and for purchase. Bring your own containers for cider. Traditional beef stew and a vegetarian option for the luncheon with apple crisp for dessert.

Skowhegan: Megan's Fight Motorcycle Run Benefit Ride. Megan is a 30-year-old young woman from Central Maine who was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. The community is trying to come together and do everything possible to lift the financial burden from Megan and her fiance so they can focus on what matters, and that is Megan beating this cancer. The ride will start and end at Turner Poulin Hall at 653 Waterville Road in Skowhegan. There will also be a craft fair and a yard sale at the location. Registration for the ride is from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. $20 per rider and $10 per passenger for a donation. Food, drinks, and a raffle will be available. Wear pink to support Megan and others battling breast cancer.

Skowhegan: Garlic Fest will be this weekend at Lake George Regional Park on West Lake George Road. Saturday the festival runs from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and children ages 12 and under are admitted for free. There will be pumpkin painting for the kids, a hay maze for the kids, musical entertainment, local food, vendors, a cash bar, and more.

Stonington: 2022 Apple Fest at the Stonington ball field on School Street from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 10 and under and $10 for ages 10 and up. This is an outdoor event celebrating the fall season and raising money for the Island Community Center. There will be a live music performance; reading circles with stories being read; selfie stations with fall-themed backgrounds; crafts and activities for the kids; corn hole; a 50/50 raffle; vendors; food; an apple walk; and more.

Wells: The 14th annual Family Jamboree will be held at Harbor Park, 331 Harbor Boulevard, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. This event is a fun-filled family day of crafts, games, and food. There will be vendors and more, including live music in the genres of blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock.

West Gardiner: International Observe the Moon Night is being held at Run Amok Mead at 1043 High Street from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. This is a free 21-and-up event. There will be a telescope for viewing, activities, prizes, and mead tasting.

Sunday 10/2

Bangor: The 3rd annual Judson Height Fall Festival is this weekend at 1205 Broadway from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This is a fall gathering of Maine artisans, vendors, crafters, fall decor, food, music, a farmstand, and a scavenger hunt.

Camden: This weekend, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Camden Harbor Park on Atlantic Avenue will host the Harbor Arts and Books Fair. Admission is free with 60 to 90 exhibitors displaying their work. There will also be commercial vendors, crafts, entertainment for the kids, and food for sale. The library book sale will be under a tent in the parking lot just past the Camden Amphitheatre on Atlantic Avenue. This Sunday is a special sale. For $10, you can buy a bag and fill it up. The sale starts at noon. $10 will allow you to buy an empty bag and fill it with any combination of hardcover books, paperback books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.

Corinna: Thunder Road Farm at 185 Newport Road is hosting a "Get lost for a cause" fundraising event for Aiden Anderson and Donovan Kurt as they continue their battle with cancer. A portion of the proceeds from the admission to the corn maze will be donated to the families. There will also be face painting by donation and a "jail and bail" to help raise additional funds. The corn maze is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with the last entry into the maze at 5 p.m. to allow enough time to get through the maze without having to rush. Admission is $12 for ages 4 to 59 and $10 for ages 60 and up. Admission for Nokomis student-athletes will be by donation and everyone wearing any “Nokomis Wear” will pay 1/2 off regular admission.

Ellsworth: A benefit ride for Julianna is being held. Julianna is 1 and a half years old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia on September 7th. She has started chemotherapy and will be traveling back and forth to Bangor for tests and treatment for the foreseeable future. A scenic ride to Schoodic Point from Ellsworth is being held to raise money for medical and travel expenses for Julianna and her parents. Riders should meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Citgo Tradewinds at 367 State Street in Ellsworth. There is no fee to register, and donations will be accepted. Please contact Tiffany at 207-812-6032 to register or for information on how to donate.

Freeport: The 23rd annual Fall Festival is being held this weekend at the L.L. Bean Campus, Key Bank lawn, Freeport Village Station Courtyard, and the corner of West and Main Streets. Saturday the festival hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. This event is free and family-friendly. There will be over 175 of the best New England artists, makers, and local food producers for this festival. You can browse local art, enjoy live music, enjoy food and there will be plenty of free activities for the kids.

Fryeburg: The 172nd Fryeburg Fair runs from October 2nd-9th and will be at 1154 Main Street. Admission is $12 a day, with kids 12 and under admitted for free. There will be a midway with rides, food vendors, livestock exhibits, harness racing, musical entertainment, truck, and tractor pulls, and more.

Hampden: Fall Festival 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Lura Hoit Pool Field, 146 Western Avenue. There will be family activities, games, food, and more. Free admission

Monson: Oktoberfest is this weekend at Turning Page Farm Brewery located at 842 N. Guilford Road from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Enjoy small batch craft beers and cheeses. There will be a band playing German Polka music and the menu will also include soft pretzels and bratwurst sandwiches. And of course, you will want to visit with the goats too.

Portland: Any Two Wheels Festival, 200 Anderson Street, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.Bring your bike, motorcycle, scooter, or moped. This is a free, all-ages event. There will be live music, vendors, food trucks, and prizes.

Skowhegan: Garlic Fest will be this weekend at Lake George Regional Park on West Lake George Road. Sunday the festival runs from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and children ages 12 and under are admitted for free. There will be pumpkin painting for the kids, a hay maze for the kids, musical entertainment, local food, vendors, a cash bar, and more.

Verona Island: Fall Celebration at the Joost Family Preserve, 150 East Side Drive from 1 to 4 p.m. Rain date is scheduled for October 9th. There will be a campfire, food, music, activities for the kids, a kid's nature treasure hunt, and a mushroom walk.

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