August Events & Festivals in Maine

Maine Lobster Festival

For five days, the Maine Lobster Festival hosts thousands of visitors, kicking off with a pancake breakfast and featuring everything lobster at the eating tent. 

Bangor State Fair

This agricultural fair features sheep, steer, lamb, heifers, goats, shows, truck and tractor pulls, an antique car show, and a demolition derby. Auctions, music, and plenty of activities for families take place throughout the day. 

Skowhegan State Fair

Check out the demolition derby, horse and dog shows, livestock events, and exhibition halls with vendors. There’s no shortage of things to explore and experience at this giant fair. 

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival

The famous pie-eating contest is an annual hit for children and adults. Learn about a real working blueberry farm with a tour of Welch Farm, which is available via shuttle bus from the festival. 

Great Falls Balloon Festival

It’s not every day that you get to see a hot air balloon launch and hover high overhead. At the Great Falls Balloon Festival, over 40 hot air balloons are launched over the course of three days. 

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