Wed 29 August 2012
There may not be a better time to come to Maine than late September. The weather is crisp, the leaves are starting to turn, and a ton of events in and around Bridgton, Maine are happening.
From the Fryeburg Fair and the Maine Lakes Brew Fest, Bridgton won’t be short on things to do when staying at Highland Lake Resort the last week of September and into October.
The Fryeburg Fair is Maine’s biggest agricultural fair, attracting more than 300,000 people per year to the event, which is less than 15 miles West down US Route 302 from Bridgton. From Sept. 30 through Oct. 7, events and non-stop fun will take over the fairgrounds in Fryeburg.
It is truly one of the most popular events of the year in all of Maine. From Ox pulling, horse pulling, pony shows, calf shows, flower shows, dairy shows, and rides for kids of all ages, it’s a fun family event that is sure to entertain all. Nightly concerts will be also taking place too, ensuring great music for everyone.
And like any fair, there’s never a shortage on great food.
Tickets are $10 per day, or $65 for the week. Kids under 12 are FREE! Check out the PDF of the Fryeburg Fair here.
And just like any beer festival, there’s never a shortage on great beer! From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, in Casco, Maine, the ninth annual Maine Lakes Brew Fest is taking place. With 25 beer vendors and music by The Disclaimers and Random Order, it’s sure to be an absolute blast as it always is. Tickets are $25 if purchased before the event or $30 the day of.
Casco, Maine is just a short drive East down US 302.
For more information on the event, click here.
So if thinking about taking your family on a vacation in Bridgton ME, late September and early October is the perfect opportunity. Fun events, fall foliage and the beautiful outdoors of Maine, including a fine resort like Highland Lake Resort, you and your family won’t be disappointed.
Also, check out the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce for more information on these upcoming events, including the Waterford Fall Foliage Road Race and Chili Festival on October 7.