Summer is here in the Skowhegan area and as local schools end this month, many local camps are opening and events are springing up throughout the region. Some events to keep an eye on this month, the American Lung Association Bicycle Trek Across Maine (June 19 – 21), the opening of the Skowhegan History House, the addition of the Wednesday Skowhegan Farmer’s Market (3pm to 6pm) to go along with the Saturday Skowhegan Farmers market (9am to 1pm) and the Kingfield Pops (June 27).
The other things to keep an eye on this month are the influx of tourists to the region to enjoy many of the typical summer activities including white water rafting, hiking, biking, ATVing, fishing, swimming, boating and so much more. Don’t miss Lakewood Theater (www.lakewoodtheater.org) or Lakewood Golf Course as they are just two of the local seasonal businesses open now too.
There are some major festivals in the Skowhegan Area to keep an eye on that are coming up later this summer, as well. Here are some links to the key forms you need:
H.O.G. Rally Save the Date Postcard (perfect for countertops) Harley Davidson Owner’s Group 20th Maine State Rally (July 23 – 25) at Skowhegan Fairgrounds
H.O.G. Rally Sponsorship Packages (with Customizeable Avertising Options)
H.O.G. Rally Vendor Application
RiverFest 2015 Sponsor matrix
The printed events calendar is completed and is available in the SACC office or you can download the two-page PDF here.
Stay up to date with what is happening in the Skowhegan Area but checking this website weekly, finding the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or sending us your e-mail address to be added to our weekly newsletter updates called the SACC News & Notes.
2015 marks a big year for the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC), as it is the 75th anniversary of our organization servicing, promoting and helping to grow the business community of the lower Somerset county region. Established in 1940 under the wings of the Skowhegan Hospitality Association, the chamber has long stood as an advocate for business in the region, but also the chamber has been a leader in many initiatives that have seen the region prosper. Throughout 2015, the SACC will be highlighting different successes the region has had over the years, and the role the chamber has played in helping to make them happen. I hope you enjoy this retrospective and that you continue to look at what is happening at the Skowhegan region when you are making plans for what to do, and where to shop and where to play.
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.