Annual Events



Annual Maple Festival

Annual Maple Festival
 (Every March)
Celebrate Skowhegan’s Annual Maple Festival with a week dedicated to everything Maple, Maple Recipes, Maple Cook Off Contest, Maple Dinner, Kids Activities, Maple ice cream and much, much more.

Oak Pond Brewery



Oak Pond Brewing Company Tours

Oak Pond Brewery tours are conducted during regular business store hours, Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Short tours occur upon request as business allows. Tours are led by the brewers Nancy Chandler or her son Adam. The tours can be as detailed as a home brewer desires or as general as a casual beer lover would like.

Holiday Stroll

Main Street Holiday Stroll (Every December) The Magical Memories of Christmas! Celebrate Main Street Skowhegan Holiday Stroll with late night shopping, Parade of Lights, Cookie Decorating, pictures with Santa and so much more.


River Fest (Every August) River Fest was started in 2007 as a component of the Upper Kennebec Valley Outdoor Expo to draw families to the growing recreational activities and illustrate the breath of activities possible along the river.

Skowhegan State Fair


Skowhegan State Fair (Every August)

Still the largest event in Somerset County annually. The fair draws tens of thousands of people year after year for it’s great entertainment, harness racing, demolition derby, craft shows, livestock demonstrations, vendors, games, rides and full family fun. The fair continues to be the longest consecutive-running agricultural fair in the United States.

Skowhegan Horse Shows


Horse Shows

Nearly every weekend in the summer the Skowhegan Fairgrounds hosts a horse show, or a dog show outside of fair week, obviously. Check the schedule online, but each weekend has a different competition or breed of horses. Also the dog agility show in late July is usually a favorite.

Kneading Conference


The Kneading Conference

The Maine Grain Alliance, with support from King Arthur Flour, proudly presents the Kneading Conference and Artisan Bread Fair. Working to preserve and promote grain traditions from earth to hearth.

Haunting Hayride



Skowhegan Haunted Hay Ride
(Every October at the Fairgrounds)
Frightening strikes twice in Skowhegan this Halloween as the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering again with the Skowhegan Parks and Recreation to bring a howling good time to Skowhegan. Parks & Rec. turns Skowhegan Rec Ceter into a Haunted House, while only the bravest dare come up to the fairgrounds for the Haunted Hayrides for their two-night spectacular. Last year over 1,000 people took the hayrides, breaking the previous record, and it continues to grow annually.


Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival
Come sample from the Maine Craft Brewers, also enjoy the many local food vendors featuring farm-to-table fare. Please also venture along Skowhegan's section of the Langlais Trail, combining all the festivities for an unforgettable end to summer.

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Madison Anson Days (Every August) This annual end-of-summer celebration includes a 5K, Chili Cook-off, Fishing Tournament, Outdoor Concert, Fireworks and Parade.