August is jammed packed with acitivites in the Skowhegan area. It all starts with the Kneading Conference Bread Fair on August 1st at the Skowhegan Farigrounds
RiverFest 2015, the premiere multi-day summer celebration, starts Tuesday August 4th and runs through Sunday August 9th. Events include the Skowhegan Lion’s Club Chicken BBQ, the 31st annual Skowhegan Rotary Lobster Bake, Moonlight Madness (block party) featuring the world famous Bed Races and RiverFest Saturday featuring the Move More Kids Day, free raft rides on the river, a free Rustic Overtones concert and fireworks! For the schedule of events see here.
The longest consecutive running agricultural fair is the Skowhegan State Fair running from August 13th through August 22nd. The fair is in its 197th consecutive year and has 10 full days of activities that include Harness Racing, three Demolition Derbies, livestock events, agricultural shows, Truck & Tractor Pulls, a full midway of rides, games, great food and fun for the whole family. For a full list of events check out www.skowheganstatefair.org
The best time to get the best prices on New Balance shoes is is during the New Balance Factory Tent Sale happening August 13– 23 at their Factory store off Walnut Street in Skowhegan. Also Murray’s Pools & Spa have there once-a-year tent sale just 1⁄2 mile from New Balance August 14 – 16.
Beyond that there are also the Concerts in Coburn Park on Sunday nights at 5pm, the Skowhegan Farmer’s Market Wednesdays 3pm to 6pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm and the Madison-Anson Days celebration August 20 – 23. For seasonal entertainment, don’t miss Lakewood Theater’s nine-show run in Madison (www.lakewoodtheater.org) or the Skowhegan Dirve-In.
For more information on all of the August activites check out the Event Calendar on this site, or reach out to our office at (207) 474‑3621.
Get your very own Skowhegan Indian!
The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new fundraising partnership featuring the work of local whittler, Sharon Kimball. The artistry is amazing as Sharon has created three pieces of art for the Skowhegan-lover in your family. The three pieces are various-sized depictions of Bernard Langlais’ iconic masterwork, The Skowhegan Indian. Sharon has created three sized works to scale including a …17-inch, an 11-inch and a 4-inch ornament-sized Indian. The proceeds from the sales of these statues will go towards an evolving maintenance and stewardship account for the Indian to beautify the statue, the area around it and for continued maintenance through the years. Each piece is hand-whittled and unique to the owner of that piece. There is nothing like it around.