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

Skowhegan Farmer's Market

1ST & 3RD SATURDAYS 10AM – 1PM Monthly
Boynton’s Greenhouse at 144 Madison Ave. Skowhegan 

From November – April we will be located at Boynton’s Greenhouse 

Holiday Pie Workshop: Sweet & Savory

Sunday November 17, 2019 
2pm – 4pm
Tiller and Rye, 20 S Main St, Brewer, ME

With local bakers Ellie Markovitch, creator of #StoryCooking

and Cat Morrow from Legacy Acres in Kenduskeag Maine

In this workshop we will explore local grains and the taste of terroir. We will savor sourdough crusts and create rustic sweet and savory pies using rye, buckwheat, barley, spelt and wheat flours, just in time for the holidays! You will leave this workshop with two pies to bring home and bake! Click the link below to sign-up and reserve your spot. 

Maine Harvest Festival 2019

Saturday & Sunday November 23 & 24
10am – 4pm
Cross Insurance Center – 515 Main St. Bangor, ME 04401

Join’s Maine Grains at the Harvest Fest! 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.


Small Business Saturday

#ShopSmall on November 30, 2019

Visit participating locations in Skowhegan to pick up your passport to savings (or get a digital passport here, available the week before the event). Make a purchase at a local business included in the passport listing and get your name entered into a drawing for a gift card to a locally owned business of your choice. The more businesses you shop at, the more chances you have to win!


27th Annual Holiday Stroll

DECEMBER 6th – 7th

The Holiday Stroll has been a tradition in Skowhegan for more than a quarter of a century. It starts with a holiday parade Friday evening and continues Saturday morning and afternoon with a host of free activities and treats throughout and near downtown, including pictures with Santa, hula hooping, and the popular elf scavenger hunt!

New this year, we’re moving Municipal Lot activities to Debe River Walk and turning it into a WHOVILLE STROLL. We’re so excited to bring this festive theme to the stroll and enjoy more of our trails and downtown. Stay tuned for Whoville Stroll details.

Recent Events

Maine Grain Alliance Wood-Fired Mobile Oven Community Bake Day

Maine Grains, 42 Court Street Skowhegan, Maine
Join the Maine Grain Alliance at our wood-fired mobile oven to celebrate Worldwide Community Bake Day! The Maine Grain Alliance will have our oven hot and ready to bake anything you bring with you! Feel free to bring doughs of all types and learn some tips for wood-fired baking while we share baking traditions with one another. Everyone is welcome to this free event!

2019 Kneading Conference

JULY 25 – 26TH 2019, 9AM – 5PM
Skowhegan State Fairgrounds

33 Constitution Avenue, Skowhegan, Maine
Each year we gather farmers, millers, bakers, maltsters, researchers, and grain enthusiasts from around the world for two days of intensive baking workshops, wood-fired oven building workshops, and discussions about grain growing and running grain businesses. Attendees choose from hands-on workshops, live demonstrations, lectures, panel discussions and more.

Maine Artisan Bread Fair

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019, 9AM – 3PM
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, Artisan halvah, 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.

Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival

Historic Downtown Skowhegan, Maine

Maine Grains Gristmill Tour beginning at 1:30pm. The 4th annual Skowhegan Brew fest will feature an array of Maine craft brewers, local food vendors featuring farm-to-table fare, live music, and guided tours of Maine Grains at the Somerset Grist Mill and of Skowhegan’s section of the Langlais Art Trail will combine to make an unforgettable close to summer.


Rusted Rooster Farm Tour & Grain Walk

60 Cates Rd. Parkman, ME 04443

Potluck supper beginning at 4pm. Demonstration on cleaning and drying grains, including a demo of an Almaz cleaner and solar bubble dryer as part of MGA’s Post-harvest Grain Project. Efficient strategies for cleaning, drying and storing high quality grains as well as to increase market value of a wide variety of grains through the use of innovative equipment. Later in the day we will spend time in the fields and talk about the crops, soil health and their diversified livestock collection. 

Bread & Brews - MOFGA & MGA

MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Maine Grain Alliance & MOFGA kick off the first annual Bread and Brews festival at the Common Ground Education Center in Unity.
 Bread and Brews will showcase Maine-grown grains and the local producers, bakers and brewers who use them. This educational and culinary event features beer tasting, live music, workshops, food trucks and overnight camping.

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