Things to Do

Centrally located along Maine's sparkling Kennebec River, Skowhegan offers both urban and rural delights.

Interested in hiking, swimming, or golfing? You can find all of this and more in Skowhegan. Passionate about plays, art, or history? Skowhegan boasts those things too. Looking for bowling, movies, or other fun activities to do with the kids? How about local food experiences like strawberry picking or touring a craft brewery? You guessed it—we offer all of that as well.

The Skowhegan area has something for everyone and more than a few hidden gems. See below for things going on during the festival, and check out for even more on what the area has to offer.

Friday Afternoon Activities (tentative)
  • Tours of historic Skowhegan Island, including Arnold Trail Park
  • Open hours and tours of the Skowhegan History House and the Margaret Chase Smith Library
  • Self-guided tours of Skowhegan's Bernard Langlais art collection
  • Tours of Maine Grains at the Somerset Grist Mill
  • Tours and activities at L.C. Bates Natural History Museum in nearby Hinckley
  • Golf at Lakewood Golf Course in neighboring Madison
  • Mini golf at Gifford's

Friday Evening Activities (tentative)
  • Play at historic Lakewood Theater in neighboring Madison
  • Movies at the Skowhegan Drive-In and Strand Cinema
  • Live music at Bigelow Brewing Co.

Sunday Morning Activities (tentative)
  • Guided ATV ride
  • Guided nature walks on Skowhegan's trails
  • Live music in Coburn Park
  • Golf at Lakewood Golf Course in neighboring Madison
  • Mini golf at Gifford's

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