Happenings in the local grain & food community, in Skowhegan and beyond.

July 26-28, 2023 | Virtual & In-person

Join us in July at our annual Kneading Conference! The Kneading Conference brings together farmers, professional and home bakers, chefs, cooks, grain researchers, maltsters, food entrepreneurs, and wood-fired oven enthusiasts to educate one another about the art and science of growing and milling grains and baking artisan breads.

artisan bread fair

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Skowhegan State Fairgrounds
33 Constitution Avenue, Skowhegan, Maine

Come for delicious breads and pastries, handmade pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, handmade kitchen wares, demos, local maple syrup, jams, butter, cheese, the best books and equipment for baking at home, professional bakers to answer your questions, live music, beautiful kitchen linens, demos, and superb Maine made foods

September 2, 2023 | Tickets on sale May 1!

Water Street
Skowhegan, ME

Come visit Main Street in Skowhegan for the annual Craft Brew Festival.  Sample the best local beers from breweries across Maine and enjoy festival fare from Maine food vendors too!

VIP, general admission, and designated driver tickets available!

patrons outside Maine Building at Big E

September 15 – October 1, 2023

1305 Memorial Drive
West Springfield, MA 

Come visit us in the Maine Building at The Big E! The fair offers a little something for everyone, so come on out with family and friends and support all the wonderful Maine vendors while you’re there! Gates open at 8am and the Avenue of States is open from 10am – 9pm daily.

Common Ground Fair poster 2023

September 22-24, 2023

Maine Organic Farmer and Gardeners Association
Common Ground Education Center,  Unity, Maine

Three full days of educational talks and demonstrations, entertainment, delicious Maine-grown organic food and products from local artisans.  Bring the kids to see livestock of all kinds, sheep herding demos, live music, garden parades at Maine’s most famous celebration of agriculture and rural living.

Maine Harvest Festival promo

November 18 & 19, 2023

Cross Insurance Center
515 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401

Enjoy the fall harvest of over 200 Maine farmers and festival food producers at the 9th annual Maine Harvest Festival.  Sample the best of the best from our Maine vintners, brewers and distillers.  Begin your holiday shopping with festival fiber artisans and their masterpieces and enthusiastic Maine chefs and home cooks as they showcase and share their story, demonstrate, sample and sell what makes Maine, Maine.



Maine Grains, 42 Court Street Skowhegan, Maine

The Maine Grain Alliance is offering virtual educational workshops & events in 2022. Check out their website for the most up-to-date list of current offerings and to register for each event!

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