Posted: July 7, 2015
Moxie Fest, YogaFest & North Atlantic Blues Fest: 8 things to do in Maine this weekend
Written by: Shannon Bryan
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Friday-Sunday, the center of town, Lisbon. Many activities free. moxiefestival.com
All things Moxie, all weekend long. Moxie floats, Moxie ice cream, Moxie baking contest, Moxie chugging contest. There's a parade, fireworks, 5K, and live music. Stop in at the store for your obligatory Moxie paraphernalia. (Carl D. Walsh/Press Herald file photo)
Friday-Sunday, East End Community School and East End Beach, Portland. $35 yoga rave, $40 one-workshop pass, $95 three-workshop pass. www.maineyogafest.com
A two-day yoga event offering a diverse range of classes taught by local yoga instructors – with more than 30 yoga teachers and 20 yoga studios participating. Attendees can try a wide range of yoga styles and check out the vendor village, which will feature local businesses, artists, vendors and musicians. There's also a Yoga Rave on Friday night. (Photo credit: Courtney Elizabeth Media)
Read more: Eagle pose on the East End: Maine YogaFest returns to Portland July 10-12
Ice Cream Train
5-8 p.m. Friday, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, 58 Fore St, Portland. $7.50 adults, $5 children. mainenarrowgauge.org
A train ride and a scoop of ice cream. It's a great combination down at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and it's happening multiple Fridays this summer, starting this week. Trains run on the hour (5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and the museum will also be open. (Jack Milton/Press Herald file photo)
The North Atlantic Blues Festival
Saturday and Sunday, Public Landing, Rockland. $30 a day or $55 for weekend (in advance). www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com
Featuring national blues performers, the festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts.
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Saturday- July 19. Fort Fairfield. www.fortfairfield.org/potatoblossom.html
Fort Fairfield hosts the annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival mid-July each year when the potato blossoms are in full bloom. This nine-day festival features potato-picking contest, horse shoe tournaments, beer garden, bike rides, road races, arts & crafts, fireworks, river races, mashed potato wrestling and more. (John Patriquin/Press Herald file photo from 1998)
Bath Waterfront Concert Series: Cindy Alexander
6 p.m. Saturday, Bath Waterfront Park, Route One and Commercial Street, Bath. Free. chocolatechurcharts.org
The free Saturday concert series in Bath, sponsored by Chocolate Church Arts Center, kicks off with an evening of folk rock from Cindy Alexander. These concerts are free and take place weekly through August along the Kennebec River. (Shannon Treglia photo)
Ossipee Valley Fair
Thursday-Sunday, Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, S Hiram Road, Hiram. ossipeevalleyfair.com
A classic country fair with watermelon-spitting contest, pig calling, farmer olympics, pie eating, plus amusement rides, live stock shows, 4X4 drag races and plenty of fried food. All amusement rides are included with admission. (John Ewing/Press Herald file photo)
Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, multiple locations on Munjoy Hill, Portland. $15 advance, $20 day of. www.brownpapertickets.com
Take a walk through some of Munjoy Hill's loveliest gardens during this self-guided tour. They're just downright pretty to look at, for starters, and who knows what inspiration you might gather for your own outdoor space. Besides, doesn't a leisurely garden walk sound like the perfect antidote to hectic summer craziness? ( Jill Brady/Press Herald file photo)
A pretty fine selection of festivals this weekend – from a celebration of Moxie in Lisbon to incredible blues music in Rockland. It’s also YogaFest weekend in Portland and the start of the Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield. Tour gardens, eat ice cream and hit the Ossipee Valley Fair, too.
For the weekend of July 9-12, 2015
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