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

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, the Maine Moose Permit Lottery came 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 coordinated the weekend-long Skowhegan Moose Festival. The festival included exhibits, demonstrations, a moose-calling competition, Axe Women Loggers of Maine shows, monster truck rides, kids’ activities, local food, live music, and more.

The moose lottery changes locations each year. Check with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife for information on the current year's location.

Header photo credits:

Moose photo by Mike McVey
Skowhegan aerial photo by Sam Horine