Events

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

August

Ongoing   First-hand experience and close-up look at a working sawmill, visit Scribner’s Mill on the first and third Saturdays of June, July, and August from 1-4 pm. 244 Scribners Mill Road, Harrison. FMI www.scribnersmill.org

Mason House. Guided tours Thurs.-Sat., 1-4 pm. Bethel Historical Society, 10-14 Broad Street, Bethel. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org 

1 Art in August. Open Air Art Show, Oquossoc Park. 10am-4pm. FMI 864-5000

1 Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself). Set in Victorian England, among other ports of call, this story transports its stow away audience to exotic countries, oceans, and cultures. Perfect fun for the entire family. 7:30pm Matinee. Tickets: $14. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

1 Mill Brook Crafts Series. Historic Ironwork – Richard Duka. Historical background, demonstrations, and opportunities for hands-on experience. Free, reservations encouraged. Twitchell Education Center, Bethel Historical Society, 10-14 Broad Street, Bethel. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

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

2 Classic Rock Orchestra. Nine piece rock orchestra, featuring hit songs by Journey, Pat Benetar, Kansas, Stevie Nicks, Meat Loaf, David, Bowie, Boston, Queen, KISS, more. 7:30pm. Tickets: $32/Adult & $18/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org 

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

2 Art Auction. Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

2 Featured Artist. Mike Larosa. Reception 5-7pm. Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway, Maine. FMI 393-3912 

2 Art. Theater by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. Set in Paris, the story revolves around three friends—Serge, Marc and Yvan—who find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground. Matinee Tickets: $22/Adults & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

2-3 Paris Hill Music Festival. A fun outdoor event for the entire family. Featuring Matt Fournier and Hey Tonight a Musical Tribute to: CCR & John Fogerty on Friday. Then on Saturday, The Don Campbell Band, Livingston Taylor & The Latch Band. Adults $35 for Friday • Adults $45 for Saturday. $65 for both days of festival. $15 for children ages 6 to 12 • Free for ages 5 and under. Rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges. Held at Paris Hill Country Club, 455 Paris Hill Road, Paris. Concerts to benefit the Paris Hill Country Club, Friends of the Historic Baptist Church, Paris Hill, and Maine 4-H Foundation. FMI 743-2371. Tickets online at www.parishillmusicfestival.com

2-3 Standish Summer Spectacular. Two days of activities, dinners, musical entertainment, marketplace, shows. Parade with prizes for best floats. Fireworks on Friday. FMI www.standishrec.com

2-3 Wilton Blueberry Festival. More than 60 unique events, including one of Maine’s largest parades Saturday morning. Vendors, performers, crafters, fireworks conclusion. Free Friday night concert featuring State Street Traditional Jazz Band. FMI www.wiltonbbf.com

2-5 MIFF in the Mountains. Maine International Film Festival, 5 & 8pm. Lakeside Theater, Rangeley. FMI 864-5000

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

3 Art. Theater by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. Set in Paris, the story revolves around three friends—Serge, Marc and Yvan—who find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground. Tickets: $22/Adults & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

3 Outdoor Heritage Museum. Author Lou Zambello & Fly Tier Ed Muzzeroll. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Corner of Routes 4 &17 in Oquossoc Village. FMI 864-3091

3 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. 

3 Eco Printing Workshop. 9am-4pm, $100. Fiber & Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway. FMI 739-2664, www.fiberandvine.com

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

3 Carrabassett Summer Festival. Features local artists, live music, handmade jewelry and crafts! Come socialize, jam out, shop around, and celebrate a beautiful and culturally rich area of Maine! 12-6pm. Carrabassett Valley, FMI 235-3000

3 Gray Community BBQ. Hosted by, and held at noon, at the Gray Fire Rescue on Route 26

3 Maine State Kids’ Triathlon. Children ages 8-14 enjoy this fun, untimed triathlon. 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike ride, 1 mile run start and finish at Angevine Park. Hosted by Bethel Outing Club. Register online www.mainestatetriathlon.com/kids-tri

4 13th Annual Hugh Ogden Memorial Evening of Poetry. 6 to 7:30pm. Ecopelagicon, 7 Pond Street, Rangeley. FMI 864-2771

4 Heather Masse and Jed Wilson. Jazz music and Hayloft Harvest Food Drive. 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

5 Walk the Woods. Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary, Rangeley. 5:30-7:00 pm. FMI 864-7311

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

7 Careers in Art Series. Workshops for Kids. Nature, Science and Drawing with Paula Curtis-Everett. A cooperative venture with The Folk Art Studio and Fiber and Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway, Maine. FMI 739-2664

8 Power Propagators. Volunteer your skills or learn how to divide and pot up plants. 9am-noon. The McLaughlin Garden and Homestead. 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

8 Mill Brook Crafts Series. Timber-framing – Scott Campbell. Historical background, demonstrations, and opportunities for hands-on experience. Free, reservations encouraged. Twitchell Education Center, Bethel Historical Society, 10-14 Broad Street, Bethel. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

8 Sandy River Rambler Bluegrass Concert. Lakeside Theater, Rangeley. 7pm. FMI 864-5000

8-9 Fortune. Written by Deborah Zoe Laufer. Quirky romantic comedy about finding love: whether it’s in the cards (or not!). 7:30pm. Tickets: $22/Adult & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

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

9 19th Century Rangeley in 3-D. Lakeside Theater, Rangeley. 7-9pm. FMI 864-5000

10 Foothills Food Festival. Regional farmers’ market, food vendors featuring local ingredients, educational workshops and speakers, and informational booths from food-related organizations. Live music showcasing area bands. Beer tasting event featuring microbreweries from all over western and southern Maine. Don’t miss this exciting mid-summer event. Starts at noon. FMI www.foothillsfoodfestival.org

10 Gray Blueberry Festival. Get your jam on with live music, food trucks, vendors, artisans, pie-eating contests, climbing wall, craft workshops, corn-hole course, diaper derby, fun. 9:30am-4pm at the town hall, 24 Main Street. FMI 657-3112

10 Town-Wide Yard Sale. Rangeley. 9am-3pm. FMI (617) 875-7824 

10 Breakfast with Babes. Family-friendly event sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust. 9-11am, 11 Cedar Lane, Rangeley. FMI 864-7311

10 Tomas Kubinek- Miracle Man. A comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-around charmer! $16 adults, $14 seniors & $8 kids. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater. Box Office: 743-8452, Tickets & Info: www.CelebrationBarn.com

10 Concert. Jigjam is a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre. 7:30pm. Tickets: $26/Adult & $16/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

10 Free Wine Tasting. Fiber & Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway. 12-3 pm. FMI 739-2664, www.fiberandvine.com

10 Stories & S’mores. 5:00 to 7:00pm, Maine Forestry Museum. 21 Stratton Road., Rangeley. FMI 864-7311

10 History/Mystery House Tour. Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2828, www.rufusportermuseum.org 

10-11   Friends of the Shakers Weekend. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. Educational presentations about and by the Shakers at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. FMI www.friendsoftheshakers.org

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

12 Evening Star Party. Hacker’s Hill, Casco. Loon Echo Land Trust. Time TBD. FMI 647-4352

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

13 Mapping Show. Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main Street, Norway. FMI 393-3912 

14 Walk the Woods. Hunter Cove Uplands, Rangeley. 5:30-7pm. FMI 864-7311

14 History of Farmington Fire Department. 6pm, Rangeley Public Library. FMI 864-5529

15 Mill Brook Crafts Series. Fancy Needlework – Pamela Sheerin. Historical background, demonstrations, and opportunities for hands-on experience. Free, reservations encouraged. Twitchell Education Center, Bethel Historical Society, 10-14 Broad Street, Bethel. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

15 Rangeley Blueberry Festival. 10am-3pm. TBD 

15 Divas Live! Bring your biggest attitude to Deertrees as Susie Pepper & Mixology rock the house with songs from your favorite divas and female musical legends. 7:30pm. Tickets: $24/Adult & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

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

15-18   43rd Annual Trappers’ Weekend. Traditional Maine represented by trapping and hunting demonstrations, contests, stories, music, auction, kids’ events, dance, and much more. Family-friendly fun! 760 East Bethel Road, Bethel. FMI 875-5765

16 Fortune. Written by Deborah Zoe Laufer. Quirky romantic comedy about finding love: whether it’s in the cards (or not!). 2:00pm Matinee Tickets: $14. Evening performance 7:30pm, Tickets: $22/Adult & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org 

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

16 Summer Apres Series. Concert at Sugarloaf. Live music, Maine-sourced food and drinks, and more. FMI www.Sugarloaf.com 

16-18   Camp and Carve Weekend. Streaked Mountain Woodcarvers at Congregational Church of East Sumner, Rt. 219. FMI388-2263, esumnercc@gmail.com

16-18   Death of a Salesman. Community Theater Production. Lakeside Theater, Rangeley. 7pm. FMI 864-5000

17 Craft Workshops. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. featuring herbal wreath making, cold process soap making, eco printing, felted animals, trellis building, and oil painting. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

17 Oquossoc Day Festival. 10am-5pm. Village of Oquossoc

17 Beanhole Beans Public Supper. 5:30pm. $8.00 person, $22 Family. Congregational Church of East Sumner, Rt. 219. FMI 388-2263, esumnercc@gmail.com

17 Benefit Concert. Tricky Britches at The McLaughlin Garden and Homestead. 97 Main Street, South Paris. Call for ticket information 743-8820

17 Concert. Cheryl Wheeler & Kenny White, singer/songwriters extraordinaire. 7:30pm. Tickets: $30/Adult & $16/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

17 Presto Pesto. Learn how to make and eat delicious basil pesto and alternative recipes. Free hands-on workshop, 10am- noon. Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman Street, Norway, 10am-2pm. FMI 346-0708, www.alandaygarden.wordpress.com

17 Printmaking With Plants Workshop. 9:30am-4pm. $100. Fiber & Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway. FMI 739-2664, www.fiberandvine.com

17 Carol Noonan in Concert. A critically acclaimed singer-songwriter with a voice that transcends time! All seats $30. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater. Box Office: 743-8452, Tickets & Info: www.CelebrationBarn.com 

17-Sept. 29   Group Show. Gallery artists. Reception August 17th, 6-8pm. Hole in the Wall Studioworks, 1544 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond. FMI 655-4952, www.holeinthewallgallery.net

18 Outdoor Market. Dixfield Main Street. FMI 562-8816

20 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 Chamber Golf Classic. Rangeley Chamber of Commerce. 1pm, Mingo Springs Golf Course. FMI 864-5571

21 Walk the Woods. Cascade Stream Gorge Trail, Rangeley, 5:30-7pm. FMI 864-7311

21 William Morris & 20th Century Vaudeville. Rangeley Public Library, 6-7:30pm. FMI 864-5529

22 Mill Brook Crafts Series. Basket-making and Chair-seating – Wendy Hutchins. Historical background, demonstrations, and opportunities for hands-on experience. Free, reservations encouraged. Twitchell Education Center, Bethel Historical Society, 10-14 Broad Street, Bethel. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

23 Fortune. Written by Deborah Zoe Laufer. Quirky romantic comedy about finding love: whether it’s in the cards (or not!). 7:30pm. Tickets: $22/Adult & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org 

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

23 Summer Concert. Rangeley Community Chorus.7pm, Lakeside Theater, Rangeley. FMI 864-5000

24 Maine Native American Summer Market. Event with demos at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. 10am-3:30pm. Annual festival of Maine’s finest Native American artists featuring Wabanaki basketmaking, carving, jewelry, bark etching, drumming, and dancing. FMI www.maineshakers.com

24 Susan Poulin in Best of Ida. Guaranteed to put you in touch with your “innah Mainah,” Ida has Moxie and she’s not afraid to drink it! $16 adults, $14 seniors & $8 kids. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater. Box Office: 743-8452, Tickets & Info: www.CelebrationBarn.com

24 Concert. Imagine: The Beatles Solo Years. Imagine brings together the solo hits of the individual Beatles as they might have sounded had they continued together, with producer George Martin crafting these songs along with them. Performed with a 9-piece rock orchestra with four vocalists. 7:30pm. Tickets: $32/Adult & $18/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

24 Bob Marley. Live at Lakeside Theater, Rangeley. Shows at 7 & 9pm. FMI 864-5000

25 Ian Flanigan. Acoustic originals. 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

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

28 Walk the Woods. Rangeley River Trail, Rangeley. 5:30-7pm. FMI 864-7311

28 Mainers on the Titanic. Rangeley Public Library, 6-7pm. FMI 864-5529

29 Mill Brook Crafts Series. Writing and Communication – Amy Chapman. Historical background, demonstrations, and opportunities for hands-on experience. Free, reservations encouraged. Twitchell Education Center, Bethel Historical Society, 10-14 Broad Street, Bethel. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

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

30 Maine Outdoor Film Festival. Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, 7-9pm. FMI 864-2771

31 19th Century Curran Village. Bean supper, 5-7pm. 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

31 The Wondertwins’ To Hip Hop with Love. This award-winning duo presents a technically masterful and artistically sensational kaleidoscopic view of vaudeville, robot, tap, and mime. $16 adults, $14 seniors & $8 kids. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater. Box Office: 743-8452, Tickets & Info: www.CelebrationBarn.com

31 8th Annual Trail Town Festival. Pond Street & Haley Pond Park, Rangeley. 10am-4pm. FMI 864-2771

31–Oct. 4   Guest Artist Melanie Leavitt. Oils at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. Reception Oct. 11, 5-7pm. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

September

4 Louis Sockalexis. Baseball’s First Indian. Rangeley Public Library, 6-7:30pm. FMI 864-5529

5 Annual Meeting. And “Fly Rod” Crosby living history program and book signing by Pam Matthews. Evening starts with a 6:30pm pot-luck supper. Bethel Historical Society, 10-14 Broad Street, Bethel. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

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

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

6 Featured Artist. Jo Thomas. Reception 5-7pm. Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway, Maine. FMI 393-3912 

6-10 Men’s Retreat. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. Let It Pass, Let It Pass and Labor for a Gift of God. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/retreats

7 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. 

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

7 Beanhole Beans Public Supper. 5:30pm. $8.00 person, $22 Family. Congregational Church of East Sumner, Rt. 219. FMI 388-2263, esumnercc@gmail.com

8 Clare Longendyke. Classical piano 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

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

11-14   Oxford County Fair. A good old fashioned country fair with harness racing, tractor pulls, rides, vendors, food and live entertainment. Oxford County Fairgrounds, 67 Pottle Road, Oxford. FMI www.oxfordcountyfair.com

12 Power Propagators. Volunteer your skills or learn how to divide and pot up plants. 9am-noon. The McLaughlin Garden and Homestead. 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

13 Art Show. Sarah Shepley at Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main Street, Norway. FMI 393-3912 

13 Chamber Golf Classic. Join Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Seth Wescott at Sugarloaf for golf, food and a silent auction. Proceeds are split between the Chamber Scholarship Program and Seth Wescott’s Level Field Fund. FMI www.franklincountymaine.org

13 Harvest Party Potluck. Celebrate the abundant harvest with music, games and a potluck meal. Bring a friend! 5-7pm. Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708, www.alandaygarden.wordpress.com

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

13-15   Maine Brew Fest. A craft beer bonanza featuring as many as 100 beer selections from around Maine, live music, food, disc golf tournament, and family-friendly activities in the Mountain Park. Sunday River. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com 

14 Sebago Spirits. Join the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce as they celebrate local spirit producers in the area. FMI www.SebagoLakesChamber.com 

14 Raging Brass. Afro-Carribean 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

14 Harvest Day and Barn Sale. Beanhole bean lunch, local crafters, 9am-2pm. Congregational Church of East Sumner, Rt. 219. FMI 388-2263, esumnercc@gmail.com

14 Loon Echo Hike/Bike Trek. Shawnee Peak, Bridgton. Supports Loon Echo Land Trust’s conservation efforts. To register or FMI www.loonecholandtrust.org/trek/

14 Craft Workshops. SSabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester featuring natural dyes for wool, woodcarving, fiber prep, and fiber spinning. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

15-21   Farmington Fair. Large midway, exhibit halls, livestock exhibits, animal pulling, rides, harness racing. Fairgrounds on High Street in Farmington. FMI 778-6083, www.farmingtonfairmaine.com

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

21 Loon Echo Trek. Time/Location TBD. Loon Echo Land Trust, Bridgton. FMI 647-4352

21 Black & White 2 Peak Challenge. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977

21 Nathaniel Philbrick. Award-winning author will speak at the Mason House at 3pm. A fundraising collaboration with the Mahoosuc Land Trust; all 3 Bethel Historical Society museum facilities open during Bethel Harvestfest. 10-14 Broad Street, Bethel. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

21 21st Annual Harvestfest & Chowdah Cookoff. An old-fashioned fun fall festival with arts & crafts, chowder cook-off of local restaurants, Maine baked potatoes, apple pie contest, live music, wagon rides, kids’ activities. Bethel Town Common. FMI Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, 800-442-5826, www.bethelharvestfest.com

21 Harvest Supper. At Narramissic Farm & Smithsonian Day (free admission) at Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2828, www.rufusportermuseum.org 

21 Milbre Burch’s Tales from Beyond the Ban. Grammy-nominated storyteller shares stories from Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen on quest to honor our common good. $16 adults, $14 seniors & $8 kids. 7:30pm. Celebration Barn Theater. Box Office: 743-8452, Tickets & Info: www.CelebrationBarn.com

22-29   Cumberland Fair. Exhibits, entertainment, food, demonstrations, daily harness racing and more! Harness Racing ONLY on the 29th. FMI www.CumberlandFair.com

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

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

27 5th Annual Rangeley Regatta. Outdoor Heritage Museum & Oquossoc Cove. 10am. FMI 864-3091

27-28   Harvest Festival. 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. Bean supper on Sunday, 5-7pm. 10am–3pm. 70 Elm Street, Newfield. FMI 205-4849, www.curranhomestead.org

28 Golf Scramble. Supports the Mt. Abram Ski Club, a non-profit organization providing education and scholarships related to snow sports for youth in Western Maine. The Bethel Inn Resort. FMI skiclub@mtabram.com

28 Carrabassett Adventure Ride. Come ride the epic trails of the Carrabassett Valley trail network during peak foliage. FMI www.carrabassettnemba.org

28 Craft Workshops. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester featuring hard cider making and alpaca peg loom rug making. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

28 Oxford Mud Run. Mud drags, deep mud pit, hill ‘n hole, obstacle course, shallow pit. 1264 Main Street, Oxford. Next to Walmart, behind Scott’s Welding and Storage. FMI oxforddeepmud@gmail.com

28 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

29 Claude Bourbon. Latin blues. 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

29-Oct 6   Fryeburg Fair. Maine’s Classic Agricultural Fair. Midway, exhibition halls, contests and entertainment. FMI www.FryeburgFair.com

30 27th Annual Fall Festival Pro-am Golf Tournament. A lasting tradition with over $17,000 in prize money & merchandise. The Bethel Inn Resort. FMI 800-654-0125, www.bethelinn.com

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