Events

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

Ongoing

Daily Sunset and lake cruises. Rangeley Region Lake Cruises. FMI 670-8391 

May – Oct Cupsuptic & Kennebago River Canoe/Kayak Trips. Ecopelagicon, Rangeley. FMI 864-2771 

May – Oct Kennebago and Cupsuptic River Canoe/Kayak Trips. Rivers Edge Sports, Oquossoc. FMI 864-5582 

June 13-Oct 24 Tim Baker Trail Open. Old Skiway Road at Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association clubhouse. FMI 860-9293 

October

TBA Roxbury ATV Riders Fall Foliage Ride. FMI www.roxburyatvridersclub.com

Ongoing    Every Tuesday. Online knitting group, 3-5pm. Fiber and Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway. Sign-up/register at www.fiberandvine.com 

1 Brat & Strudel Contest. 5-6:30pm. The Rangeley Inn & Tavern. FMI 864-5571 

1-3 Maine Mountains Jeep Jamboree. Challenging trails, beautiful New England fall setting, and awesome trail guides. On Saturday at 9am, come see over 180 Jeeps parade through the town of Bethel. FMI 530-333-4002, www.jeepjamboreeusa.com/trip/maine-mountains 

2 Garrick Grant. Oil painter, featured artist for the month of October at the Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway. First Friday reception 5-7pm. FMI 393-3912, www.westernmaineartgroup.org 

3 Maine Lakes Brew Fest. Point Sebago Resort, 11am-4pm. FMI www.mainelakesbrewfest.com 

3 Annual Apple Harvest Festival. 9am-3pm. Maine Forestry Museum at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939 

3 Community Potluck Supper. Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner. 5:30pm. FMI Bill 388-2263 

3 Traditional Workshops at Shaker Village. Pre-registration required. Including: building a lamb whirligig, natural dyes for wool, Shaker-style seat weaving, fiber preparation, and fiber wheel spinning. 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops 

3 Fall Festival. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. Harvest cooking in the farmer’s cottage, blacksmithing demonstrations, apple pressing and shingle making demonstrations in the barn, storytelling, one-room schoolhouse, mansion tours, music, children’s craft activities and games. 11am-4pm. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

3-4 Maine Craft Weekend. Artists at Work. Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

4 Annual Turkey Shoot. 10am-1pm, Morton Cutoff Road, off Route 16 to Errol, NH. FMI 864-2651 

4-11 Fryeburg Fair. Maine’s Classic Agricultural Fair. Midway, exhibition halls, contests and entertainment. FMI www.FryeburgFair.com 

9 USM School of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Daniel Sonenberg, composer. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 8pm $15/$8/$5. FMI 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music 

10 Golf Tournament. Troy Murphy/Sunday River Ski Club Fundraiser. 18-hole scramble benefit to support athletes in Gould Academy’s competition program training. Put together a team or just sign up on your own! FMI 800-654-0125, www.bethelinn.com 

10 Harvest Festival. 10am-4:30pm, free. Freshly-picked apples from the historic Shaker orchards will be offered for sale, along with free cider-pressing of purchased apples, farm stand veggies & pumpkins, seasonal mums and houseplants, live music, & craft demonstrations. Wagon rides, face painting, and garden tours are also offered for free. A great family fun day! 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/events 

10 Oktoberfest Craft Fair. Presented by Hope Association & the River Valley Rotary Club. Over 25 crafters on hand selling hand-knit items, jewelry, clothing, home décor, books, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Free book to each child. There will also be raffles and a Chinese auction. 9am–2pm, 85 Lincoln Avenue, Rumford. FMI 364-4561 

10-11 Homecoming Weekend. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.sugarloaf.com 

10-11 Fall Festival. And North American Wife Carrying Championship. Sunday River. Saturday’s legendary North American Wife Carrying Championship, and Sunday’s New England Cornhole Championship feature live music, Blue Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair, activities for the whole family. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com 

10-Nov 14 Susan Colburn Motta. Featured artist at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. Opening reception October 23, 5-7pm. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

11 5K Race/Walk & Fun Run. Waterford Fall Foliage event. Waterford Common. 11:30am. Then at 12:30pm, come enjoy the Harrison Waterford PTO Chili Cook Off. FMI Chili Cook Off email harrisonwaterfordPTO@gmail.com, FMI Road Race www.waterfordfall5k.com 

15 Nomad Series. 4-mile race on Witt’s End Trail. Shepard’s Farm Preserve, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway, 6pm. Preregistration $10 adults at www.RunSignUp.com, race day $15. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

16 USM School of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Laura Kargul, piano. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 8 p.m. $15/$8/$5. FMI 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music 

16-17 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. 7-9pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

17 USM School of Music. Music Education Symposium. 8am-4pm. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

17 Pumpkin Fest. River Valley celebration in Rumford. FMI 364-3241 

17 USM School of Music. Opera Workshop. 8pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

17-18 Haggler’s Weekend. Barn on 26 Antiques. Have some fun and get great deals on wonderful antiques and collectibles. 9am-5pm. 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 

18 USM School of Music. Opera Workshop. 2pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

21 Pumpkin Fairy Houses. Build fairy houses that will be on display for Norway’s Halloween Festival, using pumpkins and other seasonal supplies. Please bring your own pumpkin, but carving utensils and craft supplies provided. Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway, 3-5pm. FMI, RSVP 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

24 Youth Hunting Breakfast. 5-8am. Old Skiway Road at Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association clubhouse. FMI (443) 603-7929 

24 Fall Volunteer Work Day. Shaker Village, 9am-3pm. Volunteers will help ready the Village for winter by raking, winterizing the Herb Garden, picking and storing pumpkins, cleaning windows, and more! Pre-registration is appreciated- all are welcome! 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/events  

30-31 USM School of Music. Musical Theatre. 8pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

30-31 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. 20% of sales benefit the Outing Club’s charitable purposes. FMI 357-9239, www.bethelouting.org

31 Craft Fair. Rumford Elementary School. FMI 364-8155 

November

Ongoing    Every Tuesday. Online knitting group, 3-5pm. Fiber and Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway. Sign-up/register at www.fiberandvine.com 

1 USM School of Music. Musical Theatre 2pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

6-30 BIG4. Annual show of art that is very large! Creativity sometimes has a hard time fitting into small place. Join in this exploration of how great things sometimes come in BIG packages. Matolcsy Arts Center, 480 Main Street, Norway. FMI www.westernmaineartgroup.org 

7 USM School of Music. Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. Gorham Middle School, 5pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

7 Community Potluck Supper. Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner. 5:30pm. FMI Bill 388-2263 

8 USM School of Music Chorale. State Street Church, Portland 5pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

13 USM School of Music. Vocal Jazz Concert. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 8pmm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

15 USM School of Music. Musical Theatre Studio Recital. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 2pm. Free. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

15 USM School of Music. Concert Band. 5pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

15-Dec 3 Bridgton Art Guild Show. Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

18 USM School of Music. Jazz Ensemble. One Longfellow Square, Portland. 7pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

19 USM School of Music. Youth Ensembles. Merrill Auditorium, Portland, 7pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

20 USM School of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Chris Oberholtzer. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 8pmm. $15/$8/$5. FMI 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music. 

21 Holiday Fair. 10Am, Rangeley Congregational Church, 2 High Street. FMI 864-5966 

21 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 to 3pm. FMI 743-8914 

21 USM School of Music. Opera Workshop. 8pm. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

21 Lighting of the Giving Tree. 6pm, Rangeley Town Park 

21-22 Ladies’ Weekend. Rufus Porter Museum store. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI www.rufusportermuseum/events 

22 USM School of Music. Opera Workshop. 2pm. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

26 Wobble and Gobble 5K Run/Walk Race. Race will meander through Bethel Village with a challenging climb up Eden Ridge Condominiums switchbacks. Start, registration and the awards at The Gem Theater. Benefits the UMaine 4-H Camp & Learning Center in Bryant Pond’s “Harvest for Health” program. FMI 665-2068, www.extension.umaine.edu/bryantpond 

27 Leftovers Run/Walk. 2-mile race, or 1/4 mile fun trail run/walk on our new art trail and the surrounding fields and rolling woodlands. Runners, run/walkers, and walkers are invited to participate. Shepard’s Farm Preserve, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway, 10am. Pre-register at www.RunSignUp.com and pay $10 for adults and $5 for youths (under 18) per race. Race day registration $15/$10 FMI 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

27 Local Craft & Wares Fair. The Event Center at The Bethel Inn Resort. 9m-4pm. Shop local and handmade for the holiday season – pottery, toys, jewelry, household and holiday décor, handbags, fine foods, knitwear, and much more. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI 800-442-5826, www.www.bethelmaine.com 

27-28 Horse drawn wagon rides. Through historic Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm. 

28 Small Business Saturday Pajama Party. All throughout Bethel. Dress in your best PJ’s and hit the town early! Great deals from local small businesses. Early birds get the best ones! Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI 800-442-5826, www.www.bethelmaine.com 

December

Ongoing    Country Christmas. 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 

Ongoing    Horse drawn wagon rides. Through historic Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26 

1 USM School of Music. Chamber Singers. $8/$5. Williston Immanuel Church, Portland. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

3 USM School of Music. Jazz Ensemble. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 7:30pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

3-Jan 8 Anna Low. Featured artist at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. Opening reception December 11, 5-7pm. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

4 Cookies with Santa. Bryant Pond and Woodstock Elementary School. 6-7pm. Tree lighting by Santa on the town common of Bryant Pond near the post office. Then the fire department brings Santa to Woodstock Elementary School for cookies, hot cocoa, games and activities while visiting with Santa. FMI 665-2228 

4 USM School of Music. Scholarship Gala, advance tickets required, $125/$200. Corthell Hall, 6pm. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

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

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

5 USM School of Music. Composers Ensemble. Free. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 8pm. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

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

5 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. 

5 Holiday Open House. Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI www.rufusportermuseum/events 

5 Community Night of Giving. Rangeley celebration. Time & place TBA 

5 Community Potluck Supper. Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner. 5:30pm. FMI Bill 388-2263 

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

5 Shaker Christmas Fair. 10am-3pm. Experience this nostalgic holiday tradition at America’s only active Shaker Community! Shaker baked goods, gifts and holiday items, herbal teas, pickles, jellies, old-fashioned candy, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, woodenware, furniture, antiques, baskets, knit goods, toys, ornaments, decorated balsam wreaths, more. Proceeds from the White Elephant Room benefit local food pantries. Lunch plates will be served! 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/events  

5 Christmas Tea and Fair. West Parish Congregational Church. 1-4pm. 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. FMI 824-2869, www.bethelcongregationalchurch.org

5 Light Up Main Street Jingle Walk. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus and watch Bethel’s Main Street businesses light up one-by-one as carolers walk up Main Street towards the town common to light the Christmas tree. Santa will accompany the parade on a firetruck! Meet at Philbrook Place by 3:45pm. Tree lighting on The Common at approximately 4:45pm. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com 

5-6 Holiday Production. Rumford Area Association for the Performing Arts. Rumford Town Hall. FMI 369-0205

6 USM School of Music. Huskapellas Holiday Concert. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 5pm. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

6 Santa Sunday. Sunday River. Celebrate the arrival of winter and the upcoming holiday season with more than 250 Santas cruising down to South Ridge. Benefits the River Fund. Santas must be in full Santa-attire.  Registration, FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com 

11-12 Women’s Holiday Fair. 10am, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley 

11-13 Winterfest Weekend. Sunday River. Celebrate Sunday River’s 60th birthday. Fun on the snow, plus a plethora of activities! Meet Santa, $6 night skiing (4-8 pm), fireworks at South Ridge at 8:30pm on Saturday, more! FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com 

11-13 Mountain Holly Days. Community-wide celebration in Rangeley & Oquossoc. FMI 864-5571 

12 Festival of Trees. Rumford Town Hall Auditorium. FMI 364-3241 

12 Christmas at Norlands. A 19th-Century Winter Celebration. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. Horse-drawn sleigh rides, tours of the decorated 1867 Washburn mansion, historical church service in the meeting house, craft activities, spelling bees in the one-room schoolhouse, parlor games, mulled cider. Gift shop open. Cookie walk fundraiser. 11am-4pm. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

12-13 Christmas in Carthage. FMI contact Jan @ 562-8876 

13 Walk to Bethlehem. 5:30pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. FMI 864-5000 

20 Living Nativity. Bethel Town Common. 5pm. Actors and live animals recreate the Nativity scene. Refreshments afterward at the Dr. Moses Mason House. FMI facebook.com/BethelAllianceChurchBethelME 

20 Christmas in the Air. Carol sing at Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. 4-5pm. FMI 864-509 

21 Solstice Hike. Easy 1/4 mile round-trip loop to the Libby Lookout to catch the sunset/moon rise. Weather permitting, headlamps suggested. Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway, 4pm. FMI, RSVP 739-2124 or www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

31 New Year’s Resolution Ski/Snowshoe. Help raise money for the new Farm to Town trail. Come ski or snowshoe to earn money for every lap you take (5k ski or 1.5m snowshoe). Start and finish any time between 10 and 2. Do one lap or do many, every lap helps. Our goal is 200 laps! Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway, 10-2pm. FMI 739-2124