NEW THIS YEAR!
Southwest Harbor Week - Celebrate the Quietside of Acadia is our new, ten-day festival, celebrating the wonderful diversity of the Quietside. Each day from Oktoberfest to the Marathon will have a theme that connects to an institution on the Quietside. For example, the Day of Birds will feature events at the Wendell Gilley Museum along with guided birding tours by Downeast Nature Tours. The Day of Rocks will feature events at the Granite Museum along with a tour of a quarry and a geology walk with Duane and Ruth Braun. The evening will feature a rock concert.
Hosted by the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce
329 Main St.
PO Box 1143, Southwest Harbor ME 04679
Friday, October 6
The Crown Vics
On the Village Green, 5-7PM
The Crown Vics tap into a tradition established by Carl Perkins, Patsy Cline, and The Beatles. It’s that spirit, the combination of attitude and styles, affability, and desire to go all in, that makes The Crown Vics such a fun and vibrant live act and their show a full-tilt non-stop dance riot that puts a smile on the face of music lovers of all ages.
Friday afternoon, on the Pemetic School Lawn
The Farming Artists will be back once more to dazzle you with their pumpkin carving demonstration! The Farming Artists is a cooperatively organized collaboration of artists, farmers, and visionaries. Our intention is to celebrate and bring awareness to the importance of community life and living in resonance with the natural rhythms of our world. In this spirit we offer a space and an opportunity for individuals to come together to learn and share their talents and visions.
Saturday, October 7
Island Arts Associations 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Craft Fair
10AM to 3PM on the Pemetic School Lawn
The Island Arts Association was formed in 1975 by a group of Mount Desert Island artisans, with the idea of promoting individual local craftspeople by hosting group shows. Many artists work alone in their studios, and these shows provide camaraderie, marketing ideas and exposure to new customers. Fair fees are kept low to encourage those just starting out. The IAA is hosted by the YWCA of MDI, whose mission includes empowering women through business opportunities.
We hold craft fairs on Mount Desert Island which are open to our members & other artisans. To become a member you must live on Mount Desert Island, or one of the outer islands.
Email us at: email@example.com with any questions
$20 includes program, hors d'ouevres
& wine tasting glass
Full admission: $35
INCLUDES one 4-ounce souvenir glass
for unlimited brew tent samples
Must be 21 or older to enter Beer Tent, unless accompanied by an adult or legal guardian. No strollers or unattended children!
Non-Drinking & Designated Driver Admission $10
We do accept credit cards for admission tickets in our office and at the gate. However, many of our Food & Craft vendors cannot accept credit cards or checks; please be prepared to pay CASH at those booths
CHILDREN UNDER 12 Admitted Free
NO PETS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE EVENT GROUNDS.
PLEASE CHECK BACK PACKS & STROLLERS AT THE CHAMBER BOOTH
IN THE BREW TENT.
Advance Tickets are available by phone until October 1st or in the Chamber office from May 8, 2017 to October 5, 2017. We accept all major credit cards.
Dave Charron from Compusult created this wonderful time-lapse video of the 2014 Oktoberfest: click here
2015 Oktoberfest by Rob Gaiser