Events

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

Ongoing Events

Fridays, June 2-Sept 22 Andover Summer Concert Series. 6pm at the bandstand on the Andover Town Common. Free admission (donations appreciated)

Scribner’s Saw Mill & Homestead. Enjoy a Western Maine 19th century treasure the first and third Saturday of each month, June through August, and on Saturday during Memorial & Labor Day weekends, 1-4pm. 244 Scribners Mill Road, Harrison. FMI 583-6455, www.scribnersmill.org

July 1-Aug 31   Guided Tours of the Dr. Moses Mason House. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. 1- 4pm, Thursday through Saturday. Adults $3, children 6-12 $1.50, families $9. Children under 6,members, free. FMI 824-2908, 800-824-2910, www.bethelhistorical.org

AUGUST

TBD 7th Annual Maine Comedy Festival. The Bethel Inn Resort. 15+ comics from across the country. FMI 800-654-0125,  www.bethelinn.com

1 Sebago Long Lake Music Festival. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. 7:30pm. FMI, tickets, www.sllmf.org

2 Summer Concert Series. Free event held in the gazebo at Moore Park, South Paris. Steve Corning, a variety artist, performs at 10:30am, Just Us Two performs from 6-8pm. Rain location, South Paris fire station

2 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway. Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

3 Indoor/Outdoor. By Kenny Finkle One of the cutest romantic comedies! 2pm. Tickets & $16. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

3 Art in August. Art show and sale, 10am – 4pm. Oquossoc Park in Oquossoc Village. FMI 864-5364,  www.rangeleymaine.com

4 Lobster Roll Friday. For just $12 donation, you will enjoy a lobster roll, bag of chips, and a cookie. Proceeds to be used to support music and theatrical performances at Deertrees Theatre. Order your rolls by July 28th by calling Barb at 583-4445

4 First Friday Opening Reception. Artist Rei Cortez from 5-7pm. The Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway. FMI 393-3912, www.westernmaineartgroup.org

4 Good Evening and Welcome to Your Appointment With Fear. A night of words, music and flickering lights for you. Suitable for the whole family . . . if you dare! 7:30pm. Tickets: $16. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

4-5 35th Annual Wilton Blueberry Festival. Two-day signature event, more than 60 unique activities throughout the weekend, something new to offer year after year. FMI www.wiltonbbf.com

4-5 Art in Bloom. Gallery 302, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

5 Jazz Lunch Concert. Fundraiser at the Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman Street, Norway. Join us for this relaxing afternoon at the Community Garden with music and food. Noon-2pm, $5-$15, FMI 346-0708,  www.alandaygarden.wordpress.com

5 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway. Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

5 Mike Miclon’s The Early Evening Show. This hilarious late-night TV show spoof’s hysterical sketches, soulful music, and wild improvisations have made it the longest running variety show in Maine history. Tickets: $15 adults, $13 seniors, and $10 kids. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. FMI 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

5 Annual Andover Old Home Days. Andover Town Common. Parade, antique car displays, exhibits, art & flower shows, crafts, firemen’s muster, horse show, plenty of food & music. FMI 392-3761

5 Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale. With Susan Poulin. From Big Mouth Bill Bass, to her husband Charlie’s old BarkaLounger, there’s something for everyone at Ida and Charlie LeClair’s yard sale. 7:30pm. Tickets. $22 & $16. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

5 Dam Jam. Music, craft fair, art installations, juggling, local food & beer, all day long! $15. FMI 452-2412, www.denmarkarts.org

5 Mountainview Woodies. Classic Antique Boat Show. Naples Causeway. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

5 Naples for the Arts. Arts and crafts. On the Causeway, Naples. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

5 10th Annual Maine State Kids’ Triathlon. Non-competitive, 100-yard, 3 mile bike ride, 1 mile run. Ages 8-14. Everyone is a winner! Start and finish at Angevine Park, 456 North Road, Bethel. Bethel Outing Club. FMI www.bethelouting.org

5 Wilton Fish & Game Open House. Clubhouse on Route 2, Wilton. 9am-1pm, Safety and technique in Archery by a Certified Instructor. Ages 6 & up. 1pm-4pm, Trap shooting with Charlie. 9am-4pm, Gatling Gun and Shooting Gallery in the Conex box. Lunch provided for a minimal fee by the Youth League. FMI 897-4305

5 Community BBQ. Hosted by and held at the Gray Fire Rescue on Route 26 in Gray. BBQ begins at noon.

5-Sept 11 Two Painters and Two Print Makers. Wendy A. Newcomb, oils; Molly Mains, Hand Prints; Margaret Lawyer, oils; Holly Berry, Hand Prints. Meet the artists reception August 5th, 6-8pm. Hole In The Wall Studioworks, Open 10am-5:30pm, 7 days a week. 1544 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond. FMI 655-4952

6 26th Annual Maine State Triathlon. Sprint triathlon with 750-meter swim at Songo Pond, 24K bike on scenic country roads, and 5.8 K cross-country run, starting at the Bethel Inn Lake House. Teams or individuals. FMI 824-2282, www.mainestatetriathlon.com

7-11 Musical Theater Camp. With Mary Bastoni. Denmark Arts Center, 50 W. Main Street, Denmark, $10. FMI 452-2412, www.denmarkarts.org

8 Sebago Long Lake Music Festival. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. 7:30pm. FMI, tickets, www.sllmf.org

8 Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day. Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association. 10am-3pm. Free admission. Learn about the history of archery from traditional long bows to the latest in recurve and crossbow technology. Archery instruction available. Vendors, archery games, raffles, seminars. Burgers, hotdogs, famous Guide Fries from our grill masters. FMI 864-5364,  www.rangeleymaine.com

9 Moore Park Summer Concert Series. Free event held in the gazebo at Moore Park, South Paris. Magic of the Steelgraves performs at 10:30am, Hot Damn, a classic rock group, performs from 6-8pm. Rain location, South Paris fire station

9 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway. Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

10 Rangeley Public Library Summer Celebration. Music, heavy hor d’oeuvres by chef Dave Kretzing, beverages, silent auction from 5:30 to 7:00, live auction at 7:00. Red Sox tickets, Seadogs box seats, many other great prizes. 5:30-8:00pm. FMI 864-5364,  www.rangeleymaine.com

10-13   Paris Hill Music Festival. 4 days, 4 concerts, featuring Schooner Fare ($25), DaPonte String Quartet ($20), Noel Paul Stookey ($30), Chris Humphrey Jazz Quartet ($20). All four concerts, $80. 500 Paris Hill Road, South Paris. FMI, tickets, 743-9390. FMI www.parishillmusicfestival.com

11 The Ronda Dale Band. This Maine based band perform original songs and eclectic covers with blues, country, R & B, and jazz influences; BUT Ronda has a passion, an affinity, and love for the music of the legendary Patsy Cline. 7:30pm. Tickets $22 & $16. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

11-12   End of Summer Fest. Gray. Friday night kick-off: bands and food. Saturday activities start 9:30am: bands, wagon rides, animals, artisans, exhibits, food, face painting, climbing wall, dunk tank, diaper derby, dancing, old-fashioned games. FMI www.Facebook.com/GrayEndofSummerfest

12 FLUKES. Falmouth Library ukulele band. 7:30pm, Denmark Arts Center, 50 W. Main Street, Denmark, $10. FMI 452-2412, www.denmarkarts.org

12 Foothills Food Festival. A celebration of Western Maine’s local food movement. Farmer’s market, food vendors, free workshops, community resources, beer garden, live music, art, kids’ area, more. Downtown Norway, 12-7pm. FMI  foothillsfoodfest@gmail.com

12 Gardening Workshop. Rock gardening tips. McLaughlin Garden and Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

12 Rob Torres’ Room to Play. When this internationally-touring physical comedian walks on stage, he steps into the hearts of his audience and keeps them laughing long after he’s gone. Tickets: $14 adults, $12 seniors, and $8 kids. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. FMI 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

12 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway. Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

12 Interactive Lunch Concert Fundraiser. Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman Street, Norway. Fun event for all ages. Great music & food! Noon-2pm. $5-$15 FMI 346-0708  www.alandaygarden.wordpress.com

12 Sugarloaf Summer Outdoor Concert Series. FMI www.eustismaine.com

12 The Downeasters Chorus. One of the top mens musical performing organizations in New England, part of the Barbershop Harmony Society. BUT this is not your grandfather’s music! 7:30pm. Tickets $16. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

12-19   Phillips Old Home Days. A fun-time, small-town festival with contests, races, photo contest, duck derby, more

13 Blues in the Barn. Monster Mike and David Ledbetter. 4-7pm. Beer garden, food truck, free parking on site. Mountain Village Farm B&B, 164 Main Street, Kingfield. FMI 265-2030

14 Leon Truman Golf Classic. Poland Spring Resort. Oxford Hills Chamber’s annual tournament, largest fundraiser of the year. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

15 Home Road. Film screening and discussion with filmmaker. In 1845, 19-year-old Israel Shevenell left his home in Canada and walked nearly 200 miles to Biddeford, Maine. He found work as a brick maker and is recognized as the city’s first permanent French-Canadian settler and French voter. In 2015, his 74-year-old great-great-grandson, Ray Shevenell, retraced the pioneering journey, walking from Compton, Quebec to Biddeford. 7:30pm. Tickets $16. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

16 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway. Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

16 Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic. Mingo Springs Golf Course, Rangeley. Scramble format. Registration at noon with Shot Gun Start, 1pm. After play enjoy cocktail hour and buffet at The Country Club Inn. FMI 864-5364,  www.rangeleymaine.com

16 Summer Concert Series. Free event held in the gazebo at Moore Park, South Paris. The Nevaeh Dance Circus performs at 10:30am, The Cobblestones perform from 6-8pm. Rain location, South Paris fire station

17 Power Propagators. 9:30-11:30am. McLaughlin Garden and Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

17 Landlady. Dam Jam 2016 headliners return for one night only! $15. 7:30pm, Denmark Arts Center, 50 W. Main Street, Denmark. FMI 452-2412, www.denmarkarts.org

17 Aeterna Trio. All strings they may be, but be prepared to be surprised and captivated by their music! 7:30pm. Tickets $22 & $16. Sponsored by Elizabeth Armstrong. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

17 Rangeley Lake Blueberry Festival. 10am-3pm. Festival featuring pies, crafts & gifts, vendors, youth activities. FMI 864-5364,  www.rangeleymaine.com

17-19   40th Annual Trappers’ Weekend. Trapping and hunting demonstrations, contests, music, auction, Maine humorist Bob Noonan. 760 East Bethel Road, Bethel. FMI 875-5765

18 Ari & Mia. New England folk music. 7:30pm, Denmark Arts Center, 50 W. Main Street, Denmark, $10. FMI 452-2412, www.denmarkarts.org

18 Last Train to Nibroc. By Arlene Hutton. A funny, touching portrait of two people searching for happiness. Every line is a heartbeat. 7:30pm. Tickets $22 & $16. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

19 Oquossoc Day Festival. Art & antique show, crafters, wooden boat show, doggie parade, sailing & canoe races, boat parade, sink the Bismarck and more! 10am-5pm. FMI 864-5364,  www.rangeleymaine.com

19 Oxford Mud Run. Deep mud at 10:30am. 1264 Main Street, Oxford. Next to Walmart, behind Scott’s Welding and Storage. FMI 743-2913

19 Ladies Guild Pie Sale. First Congregational Church, South High Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

19 Nature Hikes and Craft Workshops. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester. 2-hour guided hikes are free, pre-registration is encouraged. Craft workshops feature woodcarving, basket making, candlewicking, and wood working. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

19 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway. Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

19 Concert. The Tartan Terrors. 7:30pm. Tickets $30 & $16. Sponsored by Carole & Andrew Harris. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

19 Celebration Barn Theater Presents New Works. See some of the freshest work to come out of Celebration Barn this season as our guest residency artists take the stage. Tickets: $14 adults, $12 seniors, and $8 kids. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. FMI 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

19 Laugh Lab. Denmark Arts Center, 50 W. Main Street, Denmark. 7:30pm, $10. FMI 452-2412, www.denmarkarts.org

20 Outdoor Market. Main Street, Dixfield. FMI 562-8816

20-24   Junior Golf Tournament. Sugarloaf. FMI www.eustismaine.com

23 Oxford 250 Media Day. OAS Divisions and Legends series racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

25-27   2nd Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival. FMI www.eustismaine.com

25-27   Oxford 250 Weekend. Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

26 Presto Pesto. Free workshop at Alan Day Community Garden 26 Whitman Street, Norway. Learn how to harvest basil & make great pesto! 9-11am. FMI 346-0708,  www.alandaygarden.wordpress.com

26 Celebration Barn Show. TBA. Tickets: $14 adults, $12 seniors, and $8 kids. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. FMI 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

26 Oxford Mud Run. Warrior Salute Off Road Event. Proceeds benefit the Maine Warrior Salute and assist Maine Veterans. 9am-5pm. 1264 Main Street, Oxford. Next to Walmart, behind Scott’s Welding and Storage. FMI 743-2913

26 Foothills Fest. New event highlights area artisans, businesses, musical talent. Music, demonstrations, artisans, food trucks, business showcase, more. 10am-6pm, Farmington Fairgrounds. FMI 778-4215, www.franklincountymaine.org

26 Maine Native American Summer Market and Demo. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester. 10am-3:30pm. Annual festival of Maine’s finest Native American artists featuring Wabanaki basket making, carving, jewelry, bark etching, drumming, and dancing. FMI www.maineshakers.com

26 Bellanovamusic. Harrison-based musician. Denmark Arts Center, 50 W. Main Street, Denmark. 7:30pm, $10. FMI 452-2412, www.denmarkarts.org

SEPTEMBER

1 Nia & Ness. New York dance duo. Denmark Arts Center, 50 W. Main Street, Denmark. 7:30pm, $10. FMI 452-2412, www.denmarkarts.org

1 First Friday Opening Reception. Artist Suzanne Hardy from 5-7pm. The Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway. FMI 393-3912, www.westernmaineartgroup.org

2 Mike Miclon’s The Early Evening Show. This hilarious late-night TV show spoof’s hysterical sketches, soulful music, and wild improvisations have made it the longest running variety show in Maine history. Tickets: $15 adults, $13 seniors, and $10 kids. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. FMI 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

2 Labor Day Weekend Celebration. Charity Supporting Saturday will support K9’s On The Front Line & Travis Mills Foundation. Family afternoon, evening concert, headlining with The Mallett Brothers Band! Afternoon BBQ, musicians on the porch, crafters and artisans. And for those who love their four-legged friend, you need to keep watching. Evening concert 7:30pm. Tickets $36. Sponsored by The Olde Mill Tavern. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

2 Trail Town Festival. A day of celebrating the Appalachian Trail in Rangeley. Activities, exhibits, crafts, games, live music, Ice Cream Eating Contest, sponsored by Gifford’s. 10am-5pm. FMI 864-5364,  www.rangeleymaine.com

2 Motor Mayhem. Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 6pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

2 Annual All-Town Dinner. Denmark Arts Center, 50 W. Main Street, Denmark. Reserve online or by phone! FMI 452-2412, www.denmarkarts.org

3 Show, Shine & Drag and Swap Meet. Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford.FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

7-8 Last Train to Nibroc. Main Stage at Russell Hall,
USM Department of Theatre, Gorham campus.
FMI www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

9 Flume Trail Race 5K. Sugarloaf. FMI www.eustismaine.com

9 Whistle Stop Trail ATV Ride. Farmington and Jay. Collect toys for local children and enjoy a great ride. Distributed locally by Western Maine Community Action to families in need during the holidays. For riders of all ages, followed by raffles, BBQ, toy collection. FMI 897-2926

9 Annual Auction. McLaughlin Garden and Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

9 Championship Night. Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 4pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

9 Organic Pest Management.  Free workshop at Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman Street, Norway. Join MOFGA expert Eric Sideman to learn about garden pests and how to control them. 10-11:30am. FMI 346-0708,  www.alandaygarden.wordpress.com

9-10    Appalachian Community Celebration. Kingfield. FMI www.eustismaine.com

10 Free Workshop. Garden to Gourmet. Followed by a Harvest Party. Alan Day Community Garden 26 Whitman Street, Norway. Learn to make delicious food directly from the garden in this hands-on workshop. Followed by a Harvest Party with great food, music, and company. Please bring a dish to share, if you can. 10am-2pm. FMI 346-0708,  www.alandaygarden.wordpress.com

10 Blues in the Barn. Matt and The Barn Burners. 4-7pm. Beer garden, food truck, free parking on site. Mountain Village Farm B&B, 164 Main Street, Kingfield. FMI 265-2030

13-16   Oxford County Fair. Good old-fashioned country fair. Harness racing, tractor pulls, rides, vendors, food, live entertainment. Oxford County Fairgrounds, 67 Pottle Road, Oxford. FMI www.oxfordcountyfair.com

15 Western Mountain Photography Show. Rangeley Inn and Tavern, time TBA. Juried exhibit with awards. FMI 864-5364,  www.rangeleymaine.com

16 The Amazing Chase. Sebago Lakes Region Adventure Race is a team tech adventure race involving a series of challenging team building activities. FMI www.SebagoLakesChamber.com

16 20th Annual Harvestfest & Chowdah Cookoff. Bethel town common. Artists & crafters, chowder cook-off by local restaurants, Maine baked potatoes, apple pie contest, live music, wagon rides, kids’ activities. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com, www.bethelharvestfest.com

16 Loon Echo Hike/Bike Trek. Shawnee Peak, Bridgton. Supports Loon Echo Land Trust’s conservation efforts. To register, FMI www.LoonEchoLandTrust.org

16 Nature Hikes and Craft Workshops. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester. 2-hour guided hikes are free, pre-registration is encouraged. Craft workshops offered are Intermediate knitting, intro to digital photography, natural wool dying, and embroidery. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

17 LymeAid. New Gloucester. Event to raise funds and awareness for Lyme disease. FMI www.LymeBuddies.com

17-23   Farmington Agricultural Fair. Large midway, exhibit halls, livestock exhibits, animal pulling events, rides, harness racing. High Street in Farmington. FMI 778-6083, www.farmingtonfairmaine.com

19 Visiting Artist. Adam Swanson, ragtime piano, a master class (time TBD) and evening concert. 7:30pm. $15/$10/$5, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus. FMI  www.usm.maine.edu/music

22 Seth Wescott – Franklin County Chamber Golf Classic. Sugarloaf Golf Course, Carrabassett Valley. Raises funds for the Franklin County Chamber David Robie Scholarships and the Level Field Fund. Golf, food and fun! FMI www.franklincountymaine.org

24 Blues in the Barn. The Blues Prophets. 4-7pm. Beer garden, food truck, free parking on site. Mountain Village Farm B&B, 164 Main Street, Kingfield. FMI 265-2030

28-30   28th Annual Maine Mountains Jeep Jamboree. Over 180 Jeeps parade through the town of Bethel, 9am. www.jeepjamboreeusa.com

28-Oct 1   Oktoberfest Celebration. Features food, entertainment and a cornucopia of beers, exploring the restaurants, pubs, shops and museums located on the National Scenic Byway from Rangeley to Oquossoc. FMI 864-5364,  www.rangeleymaine.com

29 Concert. Kimberly Lehmann, viola, and Chiharu Naruse, piano,Schubert, Shostakovich and Piazzola. 8pm, $15/$10/$5, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus. FMI  www.usm.maine.edu/music

29-Oct 8 Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom. Main Stage at Russell Hall, USM Department of Theatre, Gorham campus. FMI  www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

30 Maine Lakes Brew Fest. Point Sebago, Casco. 11am-4pm. This 21-plus event features live music, over 35 brewers, and 15 vendors to satisfy your appetite. FMI www.MaineLakesBrewfest.com

30 USM Concert Band. Outdoor concert, 1pm. Free. On the green in front of Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus. FMI  www.usm.maine.edu/music

30 Oxford Mud Run. Deep mud at 10:30am. 1264 Main Street, Oxford. Next to Walmart, behind Scott’s Welding and Storage. FMI 743-2913

30 25th Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Lumberjack Breakfast starts at 9am until sold out. Pancakes & syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, more. Breakfast is $10 for Adults, $5.00 for children. Admission to the festival is free. Pumpkin activity center, apple pressing demonstration, baked goods, raffles, vendors and more. Maine Forestry Museum, Rangeley. 9am-3pm. FMI www.maineforestrymusuem.org

30 This is What Happened. Hosted by Sally Jones. Cozy up for an evening of true tales told by local talent. All seats $10. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. FMI 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

30 Apple Pumpkin Festival. Livermore Falls. Highlights the rich cultural, agricultural, and industrial heritage of the area with vendors and craft artisans, agricultural products, historical items, seasonal decorations and food. FMI 897-6755, www.jay-livermore-lf.org

OCTOBER

1-8 Fryeburg Fair. Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic. Midway, exhibition halls, contests, entertainment. FMI www.FryeburgFair.com

6 First Friday Opening Reception. Artist Jinger Duryea from 5-7pm. The Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway. FMI 393-3912, www.westernmaineartgroup.org

6-8 Fall Festival. Sunday River Resort, Newry. Home to the North American Wife Carrying Championship, the Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair, the New England Cornhole Championship, and activities for the whole family. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

6-9 Homecoming Weekend. Sugarloaf. FMI www.eustismaine.com

7 St. Peter’s Famous Turkey Supper. St. Peter’s Church, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

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

7 Mike Miclon’s The Early Evening Show. This hilarious late-night TV show spoof’s hysterical sketches, soulful music, and wild improvisations have made it the longest running variety show in Maine history. Tickets: $15 adults, $13 seniors, and $10 kids. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. FMI 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

7 Fall Foliage Ride. Foliage Ride and Lee Hodgkin’s Memorial Raffle Ride. Roxbury ATV Riders. FMI www.roxburyatvridersclub.com

7 Nature Hikes and Basket Making Workshop. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester. 2-hour guided hikes are free, pre-registration is encouraged. Basket making workshop will crreate a large harvest basket. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

8 Chili Cook-off. Waterford. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

8 Oktoberfest at Mount Abram. Free, live music, BBQ, bounce house, pumpkin decorating, fun starts at 3pm, music starts at 5, in Greenwood. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

8 Fall Foliage 5K. Road Race/Walk and Fun Run. Waterford. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

9 Mountainview Woodies Fall Foliage Cruise. Naples. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

13 Laura Kargul in Concert. 8pm, $15/$10/$5, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus. FMI  www.usm.maine.edu/music

14 The Half Moon Jug Band. A three-man mob of musical desperadoes waging a daily battle against boredom and inaction, they fend off the blahs with banjoes, kazoos, guitars, saxophones, and silliness. Tickets: $14 adults, $12 seniors, and $8 kids. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. FMI 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

14 PASS Championship. Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 1pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

14 Pumpkin Fest. Family celebration in Rumford. FMI 364-3241, www.rivervalleychamber.com

14 Hard Apple Cider Brewing Workshop. Norumbega Cidery at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester. 9am-4pm. Learn to home brew hard cider from Shaker apples. 21+, pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

15 Armageddon of Destruction. Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 1:30pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

21 Bridgton and Harrison Lions White Cane Day. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

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

21-22   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 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

21-22   Jack O’Lantern Spectacular. McLaughlin Garden and Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

27-28   Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale. The best deals on new and used equipment, clothing and accessories. Pick up new gear or sell yours. Gould Academy Field House, Bethel. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelouting.org

28 Annual Gala Dinner. Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club. Granite Ridge Estate & Barn, 5:30- 10pm. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

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

28 Business & Community Expo. Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris. 10am to 2pm. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

NOVEMBER

3 Barry Saunders. Classically Sax with Dean Stein, violin; Patrick Owen, cello; and Chiharu Naruse, piano. 8pm. $15/$10/$5, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus. FMI  www.usm.maine.edu/music

4 Holly Berry Fair. Lake Region High School, Naples. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

4 Early Bird Sale and Shopping, Lake Region businesses, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

9-19 OHMPAA presents. The Drowsey Chaperone. Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison; book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar. Norway Grange. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows 7:30pm, Sunday matinee 2pm. FMI www.ohmpaa.com

10-19   Twelfth Night. Main Stage at Russell Hall, USM Department of Theatre, Gorham campus. FMI  www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

11 Craft Fair and Luncheon. First Congregational Church, South High Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

17 Concert. Edward Reichert and Marie Pressman. 8pm, $15/$10/$5, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus. FMI  www.usm.maine.edu/music

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

18-19   Tin Mountain Roundup. Sunday River Resort, Newry. Donate to a local food pantry to receive discounts on lift tickets. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

18-19   Ladies’ Days Out. Bridgton. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

23-Christmas   Country Christmas in Bethel. Shop locally, meet Santa, enjoy the lights, hop on a horse-drawn wagon ride, or take in a performance. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

24 Local Craft & Wares Fair. The Bethel Inn Resort Conference Center. Shop local and handmade for the holiday season – pottery, toys, jewelry, household and holiday décor, handbags, fine foods, knitwear, more. 9am-4pm. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

25 Largest Christmas Parade in Maine. Main Street, Norway to Market Square, South Paris. 11am. Sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

25-26   Demo Days, Sunday River Resort, Newry. Test out the latest skis, snowboards and bindings from around the world. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

25-26   Festival of Trees. Visit the Oxford Hills Chamber website for location and hours. FMI 7432281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

30 Tree Lighting. Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

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

30-Dec 2   Christmas in Harrison. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

DECEMBER

TBD Arrangement workshops. McLaughlin Garden and Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

2 Christmas at the Mason House. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Music and refreshments in the 1813 Mason House period rooms, decorated in traditional style, and illuminated by candles. 3:30-6pm. Free (donations appreciated). FMI 824-2908, 800-824-2910, www.bethelhistorical.org

2 13th Annual Festival of Lights Parade. Tree Lighting, Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

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

2 Chester Greenwood Day. Annual celebration of Farmington resident Chester Greenwood, inventor of earmuffs. Parade, gingerbread house contest, shopping, horse and buggy rides through the downtown area. FMI www.franklincountymaine.org

2 Visit with Santa. Bridgton Community Center. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

2 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

2−3 Annual Holiday Production. Produced by Rumford Association for the Advancement of the Performing Arts. Mountain Valley High School, Rumford. FMI 369-0205

3 Opera Scenes Concert. Directed by Mariana Mihai-Zoeter. 2pm, $8/$5, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus. FMI  www.usm.maine.edu/music

3 18th Annual Santa Sunday. Sunday River Resort, Newry. Celebrate the upcoming holiday season while raising money for the Sunday River Community Fund. Pre-registration takes place the week prior, open to 250 Santas. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

7 Mountain Holly Days. Shopping and dining specials at various locations, refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, special festivities, family activities, tasting events, contests in Rangeley. FMI 864-5364,  www.rangeleymaine.com

7-8 Fall Showcase. Department of Theatre, Main Stage at Russell Hall. USM Department of Theatre, Gorham campus. FMI  www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

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

10 Walk To Bethlehem. From the Rangeley Inn on Main Street to the Church of the Good Shepherd. 5:30pm. FMI 864-5364,  www.rangeleymaine.com

15-17   Winterfest Weekend. Sunday River Resort, Newry. An entire weekend dedicated to skiing, snowboarding, food, fun. Special appearances by Santa. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

22-Jan 1   Christmas and New Year’s Vacation Week. Sunday River Resort, Newry. Snow tubing, ice skating, live music, special events for all ages. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

31 New Year’s Eve Celebration. Sliding party, bonfire, warming hut, food, fireworks in Kingfield. FMI www.eustismaine.com