According to MaineToday.com Bootbhbay Harbor Fest is among the Top 101 Things to Do when visiting the state of Maine and was voted Best New England Fall Events by Yankee Magazine.
Boothbay Harbor Fest is a waterfront celebration of coastal New England lifestyle.
The non-traditional festival format takes attendees on an adventure around the Boothbay peninsula to experience local foods, music, art, culture and stunning natural landscape. ‘The mission is to showcase and support our small business community in a creative and authentic Maine format’ says festival producer Lori Reynolds. Our festival fans love that every event is totally unique and different than other events. They are able to enjoy ocean views and breathe the salt air while attending every event.’
Signature Events Include:
Food Tastings and Live Music at 16 Waterfront Venues, Cocktail Competition, Half Marathon, 5k, Art & Vintage Market, Food Trucks and a very funky Fashion Show featuring original designs made with fishing materials.
A Taste of Local Flavor 8/30-9/2:
3 days of food tastings and live music at 16 local restaurants for $15 (purchase before 7/31, price increases to $20 pp on 8/1)
5k & Half Marathon 9/1
: The perfect destination races! Bring your family and friends along to enjoy a fun filled weekend on the coast of Maine. Both courses offer the best scenery Maine has to offer, from rocky coast to tidal rivers to nature preserves.
The East Side Vibe Vintage, Arts & Music Festival 9/7-8
: 2 days of Maine Artisans & Vintage Market, Food Trucks, Live Music and Family fun on the waterfront for $10!
Fishin' For Fashion Show 9/7:
Original designs inspired by the sea...
Creativity abounds at this one of a kind fashion show that dazzles its audience each year at Harbor Fest. Talented designers debut original designs made only with materials from the marine industry, using everything from tarps and fishing line, to shrink wrap and lobster traps. Local merchants also hit the runway with their unique wares and local students help produce the show.
Proceeds benefit the BRHS Project Graduation.
Boothbay Harbor Fest always kicks off Labor Day weekend and closes the following weekend.
What our attendees think about Harbor Fest!
"THANK YOU!!! We had such a wonderful time and cannot wait to come back. The festival was fantastic. We LOVED Boothbay Harbor + are so excited to be a part of this family!! We're looking ahead to our next trip back. Thank you for the amazing hospitality - it was a joy to be a part of this!!' Cristina Frank, WMTW Channel 8, Portland ME
"We had so much fun at Harbor Fest. We were in Boothbay Harbor for a portion of our trip from Wisconsin - what a great way to get out and explore the town!" Kayla Bieszk
"This is my first visit to Boothbay Harbor and it is fab! Last evening there were tastings at several restaurant's of food specialities and a drink speciality! Those tastings start again today at noon at other venues around town! Each restaurant also has live music - the vistas are beautiful! I'm looking forward to the art displays and fashion shows!!" Marcia Cole Huffman, Huntsville, AL
"Harbor Fest is New Englands' premier event celebrating the finest food, cutting edge music and friendship along the historical Maine coast" Jim Bailey, the Yankee Chef
"Very fun festive, great for the town. Boothbay is the best. Great food, great music great weather, we come to this event every year"
“The event was SO FUN. This was our first trip to Boothbay and I can't think of a better way to experience it for the first time. We got to eat and drink while exploring the whole town and made many friends along the way."
“I will be returning in 2016! This was my second time and the weather and atmosphere were fantastic. Such a fun event!
“We had a great time "discovering" new restaurants.”