5 Beautiful Maine Towns with Great Food Festivals


For nearly two decades, the town of Bath spiced up its reputation with the Chili Chowder Festival, which has since rolled into the Bath Autumnfest.


The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta will scratch that pumpkin-spiced itch that comes with the first crisp day of fall air. This event is so epic that it’s nominated for the Best Fall Festival by USA Today Reader’s Choice.


If Maine had its own food groups, Red’s Hot Dogs would be one of them. You’ll head deep into the Maine Highlands to the town of Dexter to celebrate Maine’s Red Hot Dog Festival. Also known as “Red Snappers,” these bright red hot dogs literally make a snap sound when you bite into them.


Celebrate the official state treat of Maine at the Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft. A whoopie pie isn’t a traditional pie.


On the archipelago of Eastport, the annual Salmon Festival takes over Labor Day weekend. The highlight of the weekend is Seafood Sunday when the salmon barbecue includes a bay boat ride to salmon pens.

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