About the Festival



Skowhegan is a happening place for festivals. The Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival, above, takes place downtown annually on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Photo by Red Stallion Media.

Skowhegan Moose Festival
June 8-10, 2018

Free admission and free parking!

On Saturday, June 9, the 2018 Moose Permit Lottery will come to the historic Skowhegan Fairgrounds in Skowhegan, Maine—a fitting tribute to the Skowhegan State Fair’s 200th anniversary and a fantastic kickoff to summer.

To celebrate, nonprofit Main Street Skowhegan is coordinating the weekend-long Skowhegan Moose Festival. The festival will include exhibits, demonstrations, a moose-calling competition, Axe Women Loggers of Maine shows, monster truck rides, kids’ activities, local food, live music, and more.

Live music will culminate with a Saturday night concert featuring country stars Phil Vassar and Bryan White. Learn more and buy tickets here.

Admission to the festival is free, but some activities, including the Vassar concert, do have costs—see the schedule for details.

Header photo credits:

Moose photo by Mike McVey
Skowhegan aerial photo by Sam Horine