About Bridgton, ME
Bridgton, Maine, is a fascinating town. It’s the western-most town in Cumberland County (which includes Portland and Freeport) and the service center for the Western Maine area. The last decade has seen a revitalization in the town. Starting with a new, state-of-the-art hospital and elementary school, Bridgton has seen the arrival of a new Dunkin’ Donuts, Hannaford Supermarket, 3-screen movie theater, the Rufus Porter Museum, McDonalds Restaurant, and a 66-acre, downtown walking park.
Or, yopu can enjoy the classic architecture of many of Bridgton’s 17th and 18th century buildings, its local art scene, musical events, and cultural attractions which illustrate the uniqueness of the area.
Check out “Area Attractions” for more information about places to eat, shop, and sightsee.
Throughout the year, Bridgton holds many fun, annual events:
Get amazing deals at many stores on Early Bird Morning, the first Saturday in November.
Enjoy the Annual Bridgton Night of Lights, with its Parade of Lights, Candlelight Processional, community carol singing, and a visit from the Jolly One himself.
The Mushers Bowl Winter Carnival brings live sled dog racing, concerts, games and activities right on the frozen lake, plus other outdoor and indoor fun for all ages.
Are you a Four Square fan? The Town hosts the Annual LEA Four Square World Championship every winter!
In May, two churches hold an Annual Plant and Bake Sale, assuring you of having the best plants ready to get into the ground for spring.
The Fourth of July sees Bridgton’s Four on the Fourth Road Race, one of the largest races in New England! This event is just a part of the Town’s annual Independence Day festivities, with fireworks always on July 3rd, the parade on the 4th, and plenty of other activities on both days.
For quilters, we have the Annual Chickadee Quilt Show. For those who love fine furniture, craftsmanship, or living history displays, the Annual Artisans and Woodworker’s Show at Narramissic Farm has been held for over 20 years.
Dozens of artists display their wares at the Annual July Art in the Park event. Held on the banks of Stevens Brook, this fair attracts artists from all over, and includes food, music, and fun for all.
Enjoy a day of family fun, with a dunk tank, live concerts, kids’ games, displays, food, and more at the Annual Depot Street Festival in August.
Check our weekly paper, The Bridgton News, every Thursday for dates of festivals, summer bazaars, live entertainment, public suppers, etc.