Monday, January 5, 2015

Maine Bed Racing, Whoopie Pie and Lobster Festivals in 2015

Bed Races in Bar Harbor.
Photo credit: Maine Office of Tourism
New England has its share of unique public festivals with Maine arguably leading the way in creativity. Bed races on a main street, the Maine Lobster and Whoopie Pie Festivals and help prove the point.

These traditions are thankfully scheduled to continue for 2015...

The 21st annual Early Bird Sales and Bed Races will take place on Nov. 7 in downtown Bar Harbor. Local merchants offer shopping from 6 a.m.-9 a.m., at the attractive Village Green while the traditionally silly yet fun bed and pajama parade and race begins at 10 a.m. on Cottage St.

Maine Lobster Festival parade.
Photo Credit: Maine Lobster Festival
Over in vibrant downtown Rockland, the 67th annual Maine Lobster Festival is scheduled for July 29- Aug. 2 with 20,000 lbs. of lobster on the premises, a lobster crate race, the Main Eating tent with lobster dinners, lobster rolls, lobster Caesar wraps and lobster Caesar salads, professional cooking contests, a parade, a road race, fun run and walk, arts and crafts and coronation of the Maine Sea Goddess. The Lobster Festival has become a world-renowned event and is not only a fun time, but also helps support hard-working local businesses.

Maine Whoopie Pie Festival.
Photo credit: Maine Whoopie Pie Festival 
The Maine Whoopie Festival started as an idea tossed around the kitchen that turned into an incredibly popular event, thanks to Patrick Myers, founder and organizer. This year's festival will take place on June 27th in downtown Dover-Foxcroft with local bakers selling their versions of whoopie pies, as well as competing in contests where judges determine the best whoopie pies. Several thousand are expected to attend this fun festival that also features 25 cent samples, music, merchandise for sale, and the Whoopie Pie Festival Mascot, Sweetie Pie.

FYI, the whoopie pie is the official state treat as the Maine Legislature wrote this into law in 2012 (Maine blueberry pie is the official state dessert). Who would have known?

Editor's note: if you know of a unique Maine event, please email us! Additionally, please check for updates on each web site to ensure these events will happen.

Related articles and resources:
All about the Maine whoopie pie
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