The 8th annual Boothbay Harbor Fest begins Friday, Aug. 30

Featuring two weekends, four signature events, and two waterfronts!
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:30am

Boothbay Harbor Festival fans love that every event is totally unique and different than other events and they are able to enjoy ocean views and breathe the salt air while attending every event.

Why? Take a look at some of the Signature Events: A Taste of Local Flavor Aug. 30 – Sept. 1: Three days of food tastings and live music at 15 local restaurants for $20 (or $15 if you attend at least one other Harbor Fest event).

There’s the 5k & Half Marathon Sept. 1: The perfect destination races with registrants from 25 U.S. states! Both courses feature the best scenery Maine has to offer, from rocky coast to tidal rivers to nature preserves. Proceeds benefit YMCA Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Programs.

The East Side Vibe Vintage, Arts & Music Festival is Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8.  Celebrate our working waterfront with two full days of entertainment for the whole family! Vintage & artisan market, food trucks, spectacular live music including Nashville recording artist Jamie Lee Thurston, Papa Tim Blues Band, The Dani Tribesmen and The Reconstructed. Plus, a Kids Zone, classic cars and vintage campers! Weekend pass $10, under 12 free. Ticket includes shuttle service to nearby event parking.

Fishin' For Fashion Show Sept. 7: The show of the season is back for year six and is ready to dazzle its audience once again. 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 Boothbay Region High School’s Project Graduation. ($30 general admission, $40 VIP, $10 under age 12).

Boothbay Harbor Fest’s  mission is to showcase and support our local business community and more than 100 businesses and organizations participate on a variety of levels. Every aspect of the festival is Maine made and we encourage our local community to attend the events and celebrate these businesses who work so hard to keep small business alive in Maine.’

We wish to extend a very special thank you to all participants who make the festival a success each year and to event sponsors: Maine Magazine, Portland Radio Group, Lincoln County Publishing, Maine Distilleries Ocean Point Marina, Boothbay Register, Townsquare Media, U.S. Cellular, Damon’s Beverage Mart, Key Bank, First National Bank, Topside Inn, Knickerbocker Group, Bath Savings, Spruce Point Inn, Leaf Filter, Boothbay Harbor Apparel, First Federal Bank, Calypso, Creation Lab, Flagship Inn & Suites, Five Gables Inn, Hammond Lumber, J. Edward Knight Insurance, Lincoln Academy, Boothbay Farmers Market, Browns Wharf, Yelp Maine, Greenleaf Inn, and Gold Smith Gallery.


Here’s what past 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 and 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

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."

According to MaineToday.com Boothbay 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 in 2018.