What You Need to Know About the Boothbay Harbor Fest

The Boothbay Harbor Fest is a 10-day event that showcases some of the best community, arts, wellness, and cultural organizations in town. Filled with fun activities and shows, it’s the perfect way to end a summer in Maine. Check out this year’s festival and immerse yourself in what’s quickly becoming a favorite among area celebrations.

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Boothbay Harbor Fest: Event Overview

The Boothbay Harbor Fest started in 2011. A celebration of community and culture, it’s a new tradition for the area. The event is coordinated by ONE Event Productions, LLC in partnership with a number of generous local sponsors. They include Maine Magazine, WMTW Channel 8 (an ABC affiliate station), Edible Maine, the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, and many more.

The 2017 Boothbay Harbor Fest will take place September 1 – 10. View the full schedule to help plan your days in town. You can purchase tickets in advance for paid events online.

What You’ll Do at the Boothbay Harbor Fest

During the span of the Boothbay Harbor Fest, you can expect each day to bring another opportunity for unique entertainment. Keystone events include the following:

  • The Boothbay Region Harbor Fest 5K: The route for the Harbor Fest 5K is challenging but beautiful. The course takes runners through a Boothbay Region Land Trust preserve. Miles of water views will inspire you to push through and ascend hilly terrain! See the course map to prepare for the run. This year’s race takes place on Sunday, September 3, 2017.  
  • Taste of Local Flavor: For $15, your Taste of Local Flavor Passport will allow you sample the fare and atmosphere of over 10 Boothbay Harbor, Maine restaurants, pubs, and shops. Listen to live music as you indulge. Tastings will be held from Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3.
  • A Stroke of Art: Witness world renowned artists painting the Boothbay Harbor Peninsula, and then view their work at designated venues. Artwork will be for sale, and all receptions are free to attend. A Stroke of Art will begin on September 4 and end on September 10.

Check the website for a full list of events and updated details.

Find the Best Place to Stay During the Boothbay Harbor Fest

When you visit for Boothbay Harbor Fest, complete your trip with a stay at Newagen Seaside Inn. Our elegant accommodations are the perfect place to enjoy some peace and tranquility. Enjoy a serene walk around the grounds, recline by the ocean, or indulge in a delicious Maine dish at The Pub. Newagen Seaside Inn has been a cornerstone of Midcoast Maine for centuries, and continues to provide timeless getaways that families can cherish for a lifetime. Contact us today! We look forward to helping you plan your next coastal Maine vacation.