Events

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

ONGOING

Various events at the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center. 524 Saddleback Mountain Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-4309, www.rangeleylakestrailscenter.org

Outdoor Heritage Museum. Opens for 2021 Season on May 12. 10am-4pm, Oquossoc. FMI 864-3091 

Rangeley Skeet & Trap Association. Opens for the Season May 15. Old Skiway Road, Oquossoc. FMI 864-4323

Alden MacDonald Junior Golf Program. Hosting three age groups ranging from 5-18, classes take place Sundays and Wednesdays throughout the season. FMI www.sugarloaf.com

Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Rifle/Pistol Range. May 15, 2021 to October 31, 2021. Morton Cut-off Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-4323 

Through October Farmington Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 10am to 1pm. 198 Front Street across from the Better Living Center. Saturdays, 9am to noon, District Court House parking lot, 129 Main Street. FMI www.mainefarmersmarkets.org

September

 TBA Canoe & Kayak Run. Androscoggin River, end of the month. FMI 364-2983

Ongoing    Loon Echo Hike/Bike Trek. A hybrid event with virtual and actual events. FMI www.loonecholandtrust.org/trek

Ongoing    McLaughlin Art Gallery. September Artist of the Month Mary DeLano. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

Ongoing    Maine Forestry Museum open for the season. Summer hours are from 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday until September 5. Fall hours starting September 9 are Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm until October 3.  FMI Maine Forestry Museum, 221 Stratton Road, Route 16, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939, www.maineforestrymuseum.org

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

3 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Ben KilCollins, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

3 Justin Carver. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

3 Friday Night Community Farmers’ Market & Live Music. Alan Day Community Garden. Join the party on Friday evenings featuring wood-fired pizza, ready-to-eat food, live music, demos, kids activities, and a Farmers’ Market. Please park in public parking behind Fare Share and walk over. 5pm to 8pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708

3-4 Always . . . Patsy Cline. A musical based on the true story about Patsy Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a friendship with Cline until her death.  The show is a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. Deertrees Theatre. 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. 7:30pm, tickets are $34. FMI www.deertrees-theatre.org

4 Monarch Festival. A wide variety of activities for all to enjoy including children’s activities at the Explorer’s Village, a storybook trail, as well as pollinator garden tours and monarch tagging. Valentine Farm Conservation Center, Bethel. FMI 824-3806. www.mahoosuc.org

4 Live Music at the Main Lodge. SKOSH, 5-8pm. Mt Abram, 308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

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

5 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Anna Van, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

9 Power Propagators. Join garden club members and McLaughlin volunteers in the barn for propagating and potting up plants from the McLaughlin Garden to support our plant sale. 10am to 12pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

9 Mike Preston & Kim Curry. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

4 Live Music at the Main Lodge. SKOSH, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

10 Seth Wescott Golf Classic. Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Supports community initiatives and the FCCOC David Robie Scholarship program for students who live in Franklin County. FMI www.franklincountymaine.org/events/annual-events 

10 Matt Fournier. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

11 Light the Garden Silent Auction & Party. Alan Day Community Garden. Join this fun party featuring Norway Brewing Company, great food, music & silent auction items. Sliding scale entrance fee $20 to $50, please park in public parking behind Fare Share and walk over. 6:30pm-9:30pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708

10 Live Music in the Beer Garden, Sarah Libby, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

11 Art Fair. Enjoy the end of the summer by visiting the McLaughlin Garden for an outdoor Art Fair. Artist’s tents and plein air painters are painting throughout the garden all day. Live music. 10am-4pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

11 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Doug Alford, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

11 Pie and Arts Festival. A seasonal celebration of Pies, Pies, Pies – Oh My! Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. The health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of primary importance to us. All 2021 events may be modified or cancelled in accordance with any emerging CDC or state guidelines. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

11 Ben Kilcollins. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

11 Western Mountain Photography Show. Awards Reception. RFA Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, 5-7pm. FMI 864-5000

12 Mahoosuc Art & Agriculture Tour. Enjoy the bounty of artistic and agricultural offerings of the Mahoosuc region during a self-guided tour of farms and studios. 1-4pm. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

13 Community Concepts Golf Tournament. The Bethel Inn Resort. FMI www.ccimaine.org

16 Nomad Trail Race Series. A 4-mile trail race on the rolling hills of the Witt’s End Trail. Race  5 of 6 at 6pm, Shepard’s Farm, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway. Races start at 6pm the third Thursday of every month, May-October. Masks are required when six feet of social distancing is not possible. Race day entries cost $15. Registration fee of $10/race for adults if you pre-register at RunSignUp: www.runsignup.com/Race/ME/Norway/2018NomadTrailRaceSeries

17 John Hasnip. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

17 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Toby McAllister, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

17-19 Poland Spring Heritage Days. Poland Spring Resort. Fireworks and entertainment. Saturday is Heritage Day and Strawberry Festival, Sunday is the 5K Race. Many activities and events, most at minimal or no cost. FMI www.polandspringsresort.com

18 Celebration Barn Theater. Martin Dockery’s The Panic & Passion of Right Now. Billed as “the best storyteller in the US” (Orlando Sentinel), don’t miss this comedic, ridiculous, and deeply personal storytelling. 7pm. 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. $16 adults, $14 seniors & $10 kids. Tickets & Info www.CelebrationBarn.com

18 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Jordan Kaulback, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

18 Emily Torres. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

18 Fall Festival. Arts, Crafts, Antiques and Sculptor Steve Brettell. Outdoor Heritage Museum, Oquossoc. 10am-3pm. FMI 864-3091

18 Poland Heritage Day. On the grounds of the historic Poland Spring Resort and Preservation Park. Help us mark a momentous occasion as we celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial, the 175th Anniversary of Poland Spring Water, and the 125th Anniversary of the Maine State Building. FMI 998-4142, www.polandspringmuseums.org

18 Sebago Spirits Festival. Point Sebago Resort. Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and Maine Distillers’ Guild celebrate Maine’s craft distillers. FMI www.sebagospiritsfestival.com

19 Bethel Rotary 5k. Join in 5k run/walk and a 1-mile fun run/walk in-person or virtually. Presented by Bethel Family Health Center. All proceeds help K-12 kids with scholarships for after-school enrichment activities. FMI www.bethelrotary.org

24 Annual Rangeley Regatta. Outdoor Heritage Museum, Oquossoc. Noon-5pm. FMI 864-3091

24 Ron Bergeron. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

24 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Pete Kilpatrick, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

24-26 Maine Lakes Brewfest. Point Sebago Resort, 11am – 4pm. 21+ event with live music, over 35 brewers and 15 vendors. FMI www.mainelakesbrewfest.com

25 Live Music in the Beer Garden. The Cobblestones, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

25 Mt. Abram Ski Club Golf Scramble. The Bethel Inn Resort. Play golf, enjoy a BBQ, contests, prizes, and more.  All abilities welcome. Providing education and scholarships related to snow sports for the youth in Western Maine. FMI www.skiclub@mtabram.com

25 Beets and Grooves. All Vinyl DJ set with Lukaduke. 4-8pm. Oxbow Beer Garden. 420 Main Street, Oxford. FMI www.oxbowbeer.com

25 Alex Roy. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

25 Mahoosuc Ridge to The River Challenge Trail Race. All runners will see logging roads, beautiful views, forests, rough trails, stunning mountain peaks, and the infamous Aftershock. Half marathoners get an additional 5 mountain peaks, and something very special for marathoners: you get to run the course twice! True to its back-country nature, this event offers approximate distances. Not your typical 10k or 13.1…or 26.2. Hosted by The River Fund, Mahoosuc Land Trust, Mahoosuc Pathways. Bethel and Sunday River. FMI www.ridge2river.me

28-Oct 1    Guest Artist Christina Davis. Paintings, Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton, FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

30-Oct 2    Maine Mountains Jeep Jamboree. Our challenging trails, the beautiful New England fall setting, and the awesome trail guides are just a few of the reasons why this event is so popular. 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, 

30 Camp Sunshine Golf Tournament. 27th annual benefit event. 8am tee time at Point Sebago. FMI 655-3800, www.campsunshinegolf.org

31 Kerck Kelsey Research Room Dedication. Dedication ceremony in the Washburn Memorial Library. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. The health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of primary importance to us. All 2021 events may be modified or cancelled in accordance with any emerging CDC or state guidelines. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org

October

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

Ongoing    Maine Forestry Museum open Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm until October 3.  FMI Maine Forestry Museum, 221 Stratton Road, Route 16, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939, www.maineforestrymuseum.org

1 Doug Morgan. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

1 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Chris Floyd, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

2 Celebration Barn Theater. The Gawler Family Band. With sparking musicianship and radiant charm, they are a crowd favorite! 7pm. 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. $16 adults, $14 seniors & $10 kids. Tickets & Info www.CelebrationBarn.com

2 Apple Festival. 9am-3pm. Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. FMI Maine Forestry Museum, 864-3939, www.maineforestrymuseum.org

2 Justin Carver. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

3 Annual Turkey Shoot. Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Rifle/Pistol Range. 10am-1pm. Morton Cut-off Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-4323 

3-10 Fryeburg Fair. Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic. Midway, exhibition halls, contests and entertainment. FMI www.fryeburgfair.org

8-10 Fall Festival. Saturday: North American Wife Carrying Championship. Sunday, New England Cornhole Championship. Sunday River. Live music and activities for the whole family, usually among peak foliage. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com 

8 Matt Fournier. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

9 Live Music at the Main Lodge. Motor Booty Affair, 5-8pm. Mt Abram, 308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

9 Oktoberfest. River Valley Rotary Annual Craft Fair held at Hope Association. FMI 364-4561

9 Fall Foliage Ride. Hosted by Pulpit Rock Trail Blazah’s ATV Club. Registration 8-10am, Park & Ride, Pumpkin Patch Park, Stoneham. FMI Linda 776-9090, Marcia 890-6403

9 Toby McAlister. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

9-10 Rally for Norlands. Maine’s largest Civil War Living History Weekend. Hands-on history activities are for all ages. Visit civilian and infantry encampments, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, blacksmithing demonstrations, one-room schoolhouse programs, tours of the Washburn family mansion, storytelling, a gala country dance, and more. This family-friendly event is co-sponsored by the 3rd Maine Company A & 15th Alabama Company G. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. The health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of primary importance to us. All 2021 events may be modified or cancelled in accordance with any emerging CDC or state guidelines. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

9-10 Sugarloaf Homecoming Weekend. FMI 237-2000, www.sugarloaf.com 

9-Nov 15    Group Show/Gallery Artists. Opening reception Saturday, October 9th from 6-8pm. Hole In The Wall Studioworks, Route 302, Raymond, We are following CDC guidelines. FMI 655-4952, www.holeinthewallgallery.net

10 Sunday River Ski Club Golf Tournament. The Bethel Inn Resort. An 18-hole scramble tournament to benefit the Sunday River Ski and Snowboard Club, which supports the athletes in the Gould Academy’s Competition Program training programs. FMI , 800-654-0125, www.bethelinn.com

15-16 Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular. Spend the evening enjoying a spectacular amount of carved and lit pumpkins lining the paths through the McLaughlin Garden. Admission is $5 per person for guests 2 years of age and older. Warm cider, popcorn and use of the decorated photo booth in the barn are included in the admission fee. Extra donations are always gratefully accepted. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

15 Kitty & JT. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

16 Celebration Barn Theater. Mike Miclon’s The Early Evening Show. A hilarious late-night TV show spoof that’s packed with fun surprises. 7pm. 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. $18 adults, $16 seniors & $10 kids. Tickets & Info www.CelebrationBarn.com

16 Pumpkin Fest. River Valley seasonal events in Rumford. FMI 364-3241

16 Jeff Kilton. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

22 Ben Kilcollins. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

21 Nomad Trail Race Series. A 4-mile trail race on the rolling hills of the Witt’s End Trail. Race 6 of 6 at 6pm, Shepard’s Farm, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway. Races start at 6pm the third Thursday of every month, May-October. Masks are required when six feet of social distancing is not possible. Race day entries cost $15. Registration fee of $10/race for adults if you pre-register at RunSignUp: www.runsignup.com/Race/ME/Norway/2018NomadTrailRaceSeries

23 Youth Hunters’ Day Breakfast. Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Association. 5:30-8am. Old Skiway Road, Oquossoc. FMI 864-4323

23 John Hasnip. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

25 Autumn Night Out. Benefit Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice. 5-9pm, Poland Spring Resort. Outdoor event. FMI www.androscoggin.org

29 Steve Moore. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

29-31 Farmington Fright Nights. Join us for this mind blowing, never before seen Halloween event! www.lokisworkshopllc.wixsite.com/mainehaunts 

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

30 Krystian Beal. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

November

5 Justin Carver. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

6 Early Bird Saturday. Downtown Farmington. Shop Local event. 

6 Alex Roy. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

12 Mike Preston & Kim Curry. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

13 Josh Hatfield. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

13-14 Norlands Historical Thanksgiving. Learn to prepare an historical Thanksgiving dinner based on the Washburn family journals menu with Sandy Oliver, food historian. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. The health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of primary importance to us. All 2021 events may be modified or cancelled in accordance with any emerging CDC or state guidelines. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

19 Matt Fournier. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

20 John Hasnip. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-227

24 Ben Kilcollins. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

26 Emily Torres. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

26-30 Annual Online Auction. Visit www.mclaughlingarden.com and feel the excitement of bidding on a variety of items from the comfort of home. From a week-long stay in a Paris apartment to tickets to special events, you won’t find another auction catalog like it! This is a fundraising auction and all proceeds go directly to supporting the garden and its programming. Bidding ends 10pm on 11/30. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

27 Oxford Hills Christmas Parade. The largest Christmas Parade in the State of Maine. Steps off at 11am. FMI Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

27 Small Business Saturday. Support local small businesses at events region-wide.

27 Cobblestones. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

December

TBA Festival of Trees. Annual holiday event. FMI Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

3 Justin Carver. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

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

4 Christmas at the Mason House. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Visit Bethel Hill’s oldest surviving home. The first floor period rooms 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

4 Ron Bergeron. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

4 Chester Greenwood Day. Annual celebration of Farmington resident Chester Greenwood, the inventor of earmuffs. Parade, sales, events, food, contests. FMI www.franklincountymaine.org/events/annual-events 

4-5 Annual Holiday Production. Rumford Area fro the Advancement of Performing Arts. Rumford Town Hall. FMI 369-020

5 Santa Sunday. Sunday River. Signature event kicks off the holiday season in style by celebrating the arrival of winter and the upcoming holiday season with more than 250 Santas cruising down to South Ridge. All money raised goes towards the River Fund. Santas must be in full Santa attire. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

10 Alex Roy. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

10-11 ECW Holiday Fair. Church of the Good Shepherd,Undercroft, 2614 Main Street, Rangleley. 9am-2pm. FMI 864-3381

10-12 Mountain Holly Days. Holiday Events in Rangeley, all day FMI 864-5571

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

11 Christmas at Norlands. Celebrate the season with merriment and cheer. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. The health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of primary importance to us. All 2021 events may be modified or cancelled in accordance with any emerging CDC or state guidelines. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

11 Feff Kilton. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

11 Christmas at the Mason House. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Visit Bethel Hill’s oldest surviving home. The first floor period rooms 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

11-12 Christmas in Carthage. Community Holiday Celebration. FMI Jan, 562-8876

12 The Walk To Bethlehem. Begin at The Rangeley Inn, end at Church of Good Shepherd, Rangeley. 5:30pm. FMI 864-5000

17 John Hasnip. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

18 Josh Hatfield. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

20 Toby McAlister. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

21 Doug Morgan. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

22 Ben Kilcollins. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

23 Kitty & JT. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

31 Matt Fournier. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274