maine’s local resources ::::: get summer showing!

As the summer grows busier and busier with family & friends coming to visit us here in Maine, I thought I would spotlight some of the great handmade artist shows coming up this summer, many of them featuring some of our own Maine team members. This is a great way to get out and network with your fellow team members and show your support for local Maine handmade, not to mention save some $$$/gas on long distance traveling.

Make sure you get out and visit a few shows this summer! My personal favorite is the show at Smiling Hill Farm. You get to mingle with the farm animals, buy milk in old-fashioned glass bottles and most importantly, they have a great playground for little ones.

Also, -- IMPORTANT -- don’t forget to submit shows you know about to Roxy (RoxyJewelry) so she can post them on the “Upcoming Shows” listings on the team blog. She has a fantastic list running on the righthand column of the blog, check it out! >>>>>>>>>>

We’re also looking to expand these listings on the Maine Team blog to include all team members’ shows and venues that they are currently showing their handmade items (galleries, shops, studios, websites, etc.). However, we need your input to do this, so send us your info! Either post here on the blog or email me (Jennifer) at or Roxy at

Here is just a brief listing of local shows (don’t forget to send us your list!)

Every Sat 8am - 12 pm
Lakes Region Farmers Market (look for team members: DirtGirlPottery & JesseJanes)

Every Sat 9:30am - 12 pm
Ellsworth Farmers Market (look for team member: AdroitJewelers)

Jun 26-29th
La Kermesse Festival

Jul 3-6th
Houlton Agricultural Fair

Jul 5th
Cornish Strawberry Festival

Jul 5th & Aug 10th
School Around Us Craft Fair
(on the Green, Ocean Ave.)

Jul 5th
19th Annual Bethel Art Fair

Jul 5th
Radiance Arts & Culture Fest

Jul 5th
20th Annual NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL and Basketmakers Market
Bar Harbor

Jul 5-6th
36th Annual Bath Heritage Days Craft Show

Jul 12-13th
Arts in the Park

Jul 11-13th
Waterfront Arts & Crafts Show

Jul 18-20th
Yarmouth Clam Festival

Jul 19-20th
HarborArts & Craft Show

Jul 26-27th
14th Annual Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival
Grand Lake Stream (west of Calais)

Jul 30th – Aug 3rd
Maine Lobster Festival

Aug 1-2nd
Wilton Blueberry Festival
Wilton (southwest of Farmington)

Aug 2-3rd
York Days Craft Fair

Aug 7-10th
Cumberland 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Show

Aug 9-10th
Southport Yacht Club Arts & Craft Fair
Southport (last year’s info)

Aug 16-17th
12th Annual Art & Fine Crafts Show at the Audubon Center

Sep 6th
7th Annual Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts Smiling Hill Farm

Sep 6-7th
Laudholm Trust Nature Crafts Festival

Sep 19-21st
The Common Ground Country Fair

Know of more shows? Submit them in the comments here!