Events

All events subject to change, please check ahead to verify.
All phone numbers are area code 207. 

October

3-5 30th Annual Maine Mountains Jeep Jamboree. Challenging trails, the beautiful New England fall setting, and the awesome trail guides make this event popular. Saturday at 9am over 180 Jeeps parade through the town of Bethel. FMI 530-333-4777,
www.jeepjamboreeusa.com/trips/maine-mountains

3-6 6th Annual Brat & Strudel Contest. Kick-off to Rangeley Oktoberfest Weekend. Brat and Strudel 5-7pm at the The Rangeley Inn & Tavern, Oktoberfest at various locations through Sunday in Rangeley and Oquossoc. FMI 864-5571

4 Featured Artist. Sherry Grant. Reception 5-7pm. Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway, Maine. FMI 393-3912 

4 Fish Fry. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 5-6pm. FMI 693-6285

4 Art Show. Georgina Grenier: Certainty at Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main Street, Norway. FMI 393-3912 

4 Free First Friday Wine Tasting. Fiber & Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway. 5-7pm; FMI 739-2664, www.fiberandvine.com

4-5 Mike Miclon’s The Early Evening Show Halloween Special! A haunting and hilarious late-night TV show spoof that’s packed with spooktacular surprises. $18 adults, $16 seniors & $10 kids. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater. Box Office: 743-8452, Tickets & Info: www.CelebrationBarn.com

5 Fall Foliage Ride. Roxbury ATV Riders. Park & Ride, Route 120 in Roxbury. FMI www.roxburyatvridersclub.com

5 Craft Workshops. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester featuring wooden pull toy carving, weaving Shaker seats, stitched felt softies for families, and nuno felting. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

5 27th Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Maine Forestry Museum, 9am. Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939 

5 Texas Hold’em Poker. Program of the Harrison Lions Club. Doors open at noon, the game begins at 1pm. Proceeds from the game provide for those in need in our local communities. VFW on Route 35 in Harrison.

5-6 19th Century Curran Village. Step back in time as you stroll the grounds of this picturesque village. Ride our 1894 horse carousel and experience hands-on history building, blacksmith shops, letterpress office and more. 10am–3pm. 70 Elm Street, Newfield. FMI 205-4849, www.curranhomestead.org 

6 Sorcha and Jo. Americana acoustic. The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn. Doors open and tickets available at 7:00pm. Showtime 7:30pm–9:30pm. 95 Sanborns Grove Road, Bridgton. FMI 749-6160, Tickets www.BrownPaperTickets.com

11-13   Rangeley Americana. All day at multiple venues in Rangeley region. FMI 864-9955

11 Meat Roll Bingo. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 6:30pm. FMI 693-6285 

12 Oktoberfest. River Valley Rotary annual craft fair. Hope Association in Rumford. FMI 364-4561

12 Fall Foliage Hike. Time/Location TBD. Loon Echo Land Trust, Bridgton. FMI 647-4352

12 Annual Harvest Dinner. Rangeley UCC Church, 2 High Street. 5-7pm. FMI 864-3351

12 Harvest Festival. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. 10am-4:30pm. Free family event, end of season celebration with wagon rides, apple cider pressing, craft demos, BBQ, live music, and more! FMI www.maineshakers.com

12-13   Fall Festival & North American Wife Carrying Championship. Saturday – Wife Carrying Championship, Sunday – New England Cornhole Championship. Featuring live music, the Blue Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair, activities for the whole family. Sunday River. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

12-13   19th Century Curran Village. Step back in time as you stroll the grounds of this picturesque village. Ride our 1894 horse carousel and experience hands-on history building, blacksmith shops, letterpress office and more. 10am–3pm. 70 Elm Street, Newfield. FMI 205-4849, www.curranhomestead.org 

12-13   Sugarloaf Art Show. Artists and craftsmen from around the state of Maine at Sugarloaf Mountain in beautiful Carrabassett Valley. FMI www.Sugarloaf.com 

13 20th Annual Waterford Fall Foliage 5K Race/Walk & Fun Run. Waterford Common, 11:30am. FMI www.waterfordfall5k.com

13 Public Breakfast. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 8-10am. FMI 693-6285

13 Chili Cook Off. Harrison Waterford PTO. 12:30pm, following the Waterford Fall Foliage 5K.
FMI harrisonwaterfordPTO@gmail.com 

15 Heather Pierson. Musical meditations on piano. The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn. Doors open and tickets available at 7:00pm. Showtime 7:30pm–9:30pm. 95 Sanborns Grove Road, Bridgton. FMI 749-6160, Tickets www.BrownPaperTickets.com

17 Rangeley Guides and Sportsmen Association. Monthly Membership Meeting. 5:30-7:30pm, club house on Old Skiway Road, Oquossoc

18 Fish Fry. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 5-6pm. FMI 693-6285

18-19   Jack O’Lantern Spectacular. Walk along the garden paths lit by hundreds of carved pumpkins. Enjoy friends and family while snacking on popcorn and hot apple cider in the decorated barn. The McLaughlin Garden and Homestead. 7-9pm. 97 Main Street, South Paris. Call for ticket information 743-8820

18-22   Women’s Retreat. Living the Shaker Like Life. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/retreats

19 Youth Hunting Day Breakfast. Rangeley Guides and Sportsmen Association club house on Old Skiway Road, Oquossoc. 5:25am-8:30am. FMI 860-9293

19 Pumpkin Fest. River Valley celebration in downtown Rumford. FMI 364-3241, www.rivervalleychamber.com

19-20   Haggler’s Weekend. Barn on 26 Antiques. Have some fun and get great deals on wonderful antiques and collectibles. 9am-5pm. You make the first move – make your best offer on any item over $10. If we can accept, we will. We reserve the right to refuse or counter offer, but all reasonable offers will be considered. Be prepared to pay IN FULL with cash (best deal), check, charge. Shipping/delivery arrangements can be made later. Offer in person, by phone, or email on these 2 days ONLY! 361 Shaker Road, Route 26, Gray. FMI 657-3470, www.barnon26.com

25 Meat Roll Bingo. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 6:30pm. FMI 693-6285 

25-26   Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale. Gould Academy Field House. The best deals on new and used equipment, clothing and accessories for alpine, snowboard, cross-country skiing and other winter sports. Pick up new gear or sell yours. FMI 357-9239, www.bethelouting.org

26 Annual Craft Fair. Rumford Elementary School. FMI 364-8155

26 Wicked Weird Trick or Treat Trot 5K & 10K. Costume contest, prizes and giveaways, food and drinks, entertainment by Kruzin DJ. To benefit The Progress Center, Norway. Register at www.runsignup.com

26 Fall Work Day. Volunteer at historic Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester for a day of working side by side with neighbors, friends, and the Shakers to help close up for the winter.  FMI 926-4597, www.friendsoftheshakers.org

26 Water Bear Confabulum. An alternative arts festival to celebrate diverse artistic and community voices. Invites the re-imagining of everyday places in the town and its environs in surprising ways through art and performance. FMI www.artgalleryumf.org

27 Public Breakfast. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 8-10am. FMI 693-6285

November

Ongoing   Country Christmas in Bethel. Experience the Christmas season in the postcard-perfect New England village of Bethel. Shop locally, meet Santa, enjoy the lights, hop on a horse-drawn wagon ride, or take in a performance. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI 800-442-5826, www.bethelmaine.com/country-christmas

1 Featured Artists. Barbara Traficonte and Steve Traficonte. Reception 5-7pm. Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway, Maine. FMI 393-3912

1 Fish Fry. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 5-6pm. FMI 693-6285

1 Art Show. “BIG 3” at Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main Street, Norway. FMI 393-3912 

9-29 Bridgton Art Guild Show. “Something About the Sky” at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

10 Public Breakfast. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 8-10am. FMI 693-6285

14-24   Godspell. By John Michael Trebelak and Stephen Schwartz. A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. Directed by Jonathan Potter and Janelle Raven. Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association, at the Norway Grange. Tickets available in person only at our ticket agent (no calls, please): The Tribune, 430 Main Street, Norway, or online www.brownpapertickets.com 

15 Fish Fry. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 5-6pm. FMI 693-6285

19 Heather Pierson. Musical meditations on piano. The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn. Doors open and tickets available at 7:00pm. Showtime 7:30pm–9:30pm. 95 Sanborns Grove Road, Bridgton. FMI 749-6160, Tickets www.BrownPaperTickets.com

21 Rangeley Guides and Sportsmen Association. Monthly Membership Meeting. 5:30-7:30pm, club house on Old Skiway Road, Oquossoc

22 Meat Roll Bingo. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 6:30pm. FMI 693-6285 

23 DECA Holiday Craft Fair. One of the largest holiday craft fairs of the year. Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, 256 Main Street, South Paris. 9:30am-3pm. FMI 743-8914

24 Public Breakfast. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 8-10am. FMI 693-6285

29 Fish Fry. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 5-6pm. FMI 693-6285

29 Local Craft & Wares Fair. Shop local and handmade for the holiday season. Pottery, toys, jewelry, household and holiday décor, handbags, fine foods, knitwear, much more. Event Center at The Bethel Inn Resort. FMI Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, 800-442-5826, www.bethelmaine.com

29 Tree Lighting. Bridgton Chamber of Commerce. FMI 647-3472

30 Christmas Parade. The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts the state’s largest Christmas Parade. Main Street in Norway to Market Square, South Paris. Parade steps off at 11am. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com 

30-Dec. 31   Guest Artist Marney Chalmers. Jewelry at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. Reception Dec. 6, 5-7pm. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

December

Ongoing   Country Christmas in Bethel. Experience the Christmas season in the postcard-perfect New England village of Bethel. Shop locally, meet Santa, enjoy the lights, hop on
a horse-drawn wagon ride, or take in a performance.
Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI 800-442-5826,
www.bethelmaine.com/country-christmas

1 Songwriter Showcase. Fundraiser through these doors.Original music. The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn. Doors open and tickets available at 7:00pm. Showtime 7:30pm–9:30pm. 95 Sanborns Grove Road, Bridgton. FMI 749-6160, Tickets www.BrownPaperTickets.com

6 Cookies with Santa. Tree Lighting by Santa on the town common of Bryant Pond. Then the fire department brings Santa to Woodstock Elementary School where you can enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, games and activities while visiting with Santa. Bryant Pond and Woodstock Elementary School. 6-7pm

6 Meat Roll Bingo. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 6:30pm. FMI 693-6285 

6-8 Mountain Holly Days. Holiday celebrations throughout the Ran geley Region. FMI 64-5571

7 Light Up Main Street Jingle Walk. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus and watch Main Street businesses light up one-by-one as carolers walk towards the town common to light the Christmas tree. Meet at Philbrook Place by 3:45pm to participate. Tree lighting on the common in Bethel will take place at approximately 4:45pm. FMI Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, 800-442-5826, www.bethelmaine.com

7 Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair. Mountain Valley High School, Rumford. 9am-2pm. FMI 364-3241, www.rivervalleychamber.com

7 Breakfast with Santa. Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center, Dodge Pond Road, Rangeley. 8-11am. FMI 864-3443

7 Shaker Christmas Fair. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. 10am-3pm. Enjoy this nostalgic tradition featuring Shaker goods, herbs, jelly, holiday specialties, baked goods, and more. FMI www.maineshakers.com

7 Holiday Open House. Rufus Porter Museum gift shop. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2828, www.rufusportermuseum.org 

7 Christmas Tea and Fair. Enjoy a festive traditional tea and fair featuring Christmas and other handmade crafts, a cookie walk, attic treasures, and delicious food from bread to pickles. West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel, 1-4pm. FMI 824-2869, www.bethelcongregationalchurch.org

7 Chester Greenwood Day. Annual celebration in downtown Farmington. Parade with earmuffs showcased on all of the floats, special sales, a Polar Dip on Clearwater Lake , gingerbread contest, more. Taste of Farmington event is an opportunity to enjoy samples from local eateries. FMI www.franklincountymaine.org. 

7 Breakfast with Santa. Pancake breakfast with Santa, silent auction and book sale. Crescent Park School, 8am-1pm. 19 Crescent Street, Bethel. FMI 824-2839

7 Christmas at the Mason House. Visit Bethel Hill’s oldest surviving home. First floor period rooms in the 1813 Mason House will be decorated in traditional 19th century style and lit by candles. Enjoy holiday music and refreshments. Free, but donations welcome. 3:30-6:00pm. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

7-8 Annual Holiday Production. Rumford Association for the Advancement of the Performing Arts, at Mountain Valley High School. FMI 369-0205

8 Public Breakfast. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 8-10am. FMI 693-6285

8 Walk to Bethlehem Annual Pageant. Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Rangeley Inn and Church of the Good Shepherd. FMI 864-5000 

8 Mahoosuc Community Band Christmas Concert. Come listen to a wonderful collection of Christmas music and traditional favorites. Refreshments following. Donations welcomed. 4pm-5:30pm. West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel

8 Holiday Party. Western Maine Art Group. 5-8pm. Matolcsy Art enter, 480 Main Street, Norway. FMI 393-3912 

13 Fish Fry. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 5-6pm. FMI 693-6285

13 Community Chorus Holiday Concert. Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. 7pm. FMI 864-5000

14 Festival of Trees. Rumford Town Hall Auditorium. FMI 364-3241, www.rivervalleychamber.com

14-15   Christmas in Carthage. Community-wide holiday celebration. FMI Jan, 562-8876

17 Heather Pierson. Musical meditations on piano. The Hayloft at Dragonfly Barn. Doors open and tickets available at 7:00pm. Showtime 7:30pm–9:30pm. 95 Sanborns Grove Road, Bridgton. FMI 749-6160, Tickets www.BrownPaperTickets.com

19 Rangeley Guides and Sportsmen Association. Monthly Membership Meeting. 5:30-7:30pm, club house on Old Skiway Road, Oquossoc

20 Yulefest Concert. Take in the sounds of the holidays as the school’s band, chorus group, and student vocalists set the stage. Open to the public. Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy, Bethel. 3pm. FMI 824-7700, www.gouldacademy.org

20 Meat Roll Bingo. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 6:30pm. FMI 693-6285 

22 Living Nativity. Actors and live animals recreate the Nativity scene at the Bethel Town Common, 5pm, then refreshments served afterward at the Dr. Moses Mason House. FMI 824-2289 

22 Public Breakfast. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 8-10am. FMI 693-6285

27 Fish Fry. American Legion Post # 155, 26 Casco Road, Naples. 5-6pm. FMI 693-6285