Maine Events to Enjoy in September
We’ve compiled Maine events happening in September to celebrate the summer and fall seasons. Explore events including the annual Eastport Salmon & Seafood Festival, the Dempsey Challenge, Maine Cheese Festival, and Cumberland County Fair!
Eastport Salmon & Seafood Festival
September 3-4, 2022
Downtown Eastport, Maine
We recently highlighted Eastport as Maine’s next tourist destination to go Downeast.
Learn about the annual Salmon Festival from the website:
“Since 1987 Eastport, Maine has celebrated the end of summer with a festival, a gathering, an homage to our local resources. At the center of the celebration is the Atlantic salmon, raised in the cold waters of Passamaquoddy Bay. Seafood Saturday consists of crab rolls, seafood chowders, and oysters during lunchtime.
The centerpiece of Salmon Sunday is always the salmon barbecue. With the purchase of a full dinner, enjoy a boat ride to the salmon pens in Cobscook Bay. We eat under the big tent in a crowd of friends, neighbors, and visitors. We look up from our repast and gaze contentedly at the breathtaking view of the Passamaquoddy Bay just a few feet away.
Come for music, arts and crafts, galleries, gift shops and museums, locally brewed beers, (wine too), a farmers’ market, flea market, delicious seafood, and a fabulous salmon barbecue dinner.”
Maine Cheese Festival
September 11, 2022
Manson Park, Pittsfield, Maine
“The Maine Cheese Guild invites you to discover the best handmade products that Maine has to offer and meet the creators. The Maine Cheese Festival hosts two sessions to highlight a wide array of Maine cheesemakers, alongside a variety of local, artisanal products all crafted to delight your tastebuds. Ticket sales are limited. Tickets are not available at the gate, so be sure to purchase yours in advance!” Click Here to Learn More!
September 24 – September 25, 2022
Photo Credit: Portland Press Herald
“Dempsey Challenge 2022 will offer both local and global options to meet you where you are! Run, walk or ride on Dempsey Challenge weekend in Lewiston, Maine ~ OR ~ run, walk or ride in anywhere in the world, as you raise critical funds for the Dempsey Center. The Dempsey Center helps make life better for people impacted by cancer by providing a haven of support to cancer patients, their loved ones, and care partners—all at no cost.” Click Here to Learn More!
Cumberland County Fair
September 25 – October 1, 2022
Cumberland Fairgrounds, Cumberland, Maine
Come join our community in celebrating the 150th Annual Cumberland County Fair. There will be an abundance of rides, food vendors, animals, & more! Click Here to Learn More!
September 30 – October 2, 2022
Photo Credit: Maine Tourism
“Each year on the first weekend in October, Visit Freeport brings together over 175 of the best New England artists, makers and local food producers for a three-day festival on the L.L.Bean campus, Key Bank lawn, Freeport Village Station courtyard and at the corner of West & Main Streets in Freeport, Maine. In addition to browsing local art, join us at the Discovery Stage on the L.L.Bean campus for three days of live music. There are also plenty of free activities for kids from make ‘n take crafts, to scavenger hunts and more.” Click Here to Learn More!