Jun 25 Saturday
Wayfinder Schools is thrilled to announce the second annual Finding Our Way Down East virtual race! This fundraiser will get people moving this summer, whether they are walking, running, pushing a stroller, biking, swimming, hiking, or using indoor gym equipment (however you want to accomplish your miles is up to you!). Visit the coast of Maine virtually this summer and support Wayfinder Schools! We are honored to be a nonprofit beneficiary at this year's Maine Marathon race. Consider putting all those training miles towards a good cause and support Wayfinder Schools while you get ready for race day.
Participants can determine whether they want to participate in one (or more) of three races:
· Finding Our Way 22k – honoring our 2022 graduates, one-month race (June, July, August)
· Finding Our Way 65k – honoring the 65 students we serve, one-month race (June, July, August)
· Finding Our Way Down East – virtually travel through towns and counties we serve from Kittery to Calais! - three-month race. This race is 326.7 miles (about 23.3 miles a week for 14 weeks). You will earn Milestone badges along the way, tracking your progress up the coast of Maine!
All racers will receive a Finding Our Way Down East t-shirt with their registration entry and a digital Finisher's Certificate when you have completed your race!
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, participants will join the race(s) of their choice, taking to the pavement, trails, or indoor equipment of their choosing and log their miles online, all while showing support for Wayfinder Schools (and each other) through t-shirts, hashtags and photos. Leading up to and during your “race," you will have the opportunity to ask for donations from your friends, families and networks as they encourage you along your race route. All proceeds will benefit Wayfinder Schools, a non-profit alternative high school working with teen parents and other Maine youth who need a second chance at high school graduation. You can learn more about our school and our mission by visiting www.wayfinderschools.org.
Looking for an introduction to overnight camp for your 11-13 yo child? Check out the Growing Routes Overnight Program located at Otyokwa Camp in Bremen, ME. This program strikes a perfect balance between exciting new challenges and relaxing simplicity. Days are spent making art, swimming, exploring outdoors, playing games, learning new skills, and enjoying summer in Maine with friends. Located on Pemaquid Pond with woods, fields, and water, we have endless possibilities for summertime adventures. Space limited to 12 campers.
Session 2: June 25 - 28 2022 (Ages 11-13)
Cherryfield Days - "Fun & Games" - June 24 - 26. Friday children create their own cars and then go to the free Drive-In Movie, the Anything That Floats Race & a Street Dance will take place and the 'Night Version' of the Decorated House Contest judging will take place. Saturday the morning starts with a Flag Raising by Scouts, a Congregational Church Breakfast & Bake Sale, Salmon Run, Fun & Games at Cherryfield Academy, Gallantly Streaming, Library Book Sale, Car Show, Ambulance Chicken BBQ, Local Musicians, the Cherryfield Band and a Ventriloquest & Magician on the Bandstand, Cornhole tournament & Basketball Shootout Competition, Lawn Mower Races, Lucky Cluck Egg Drop, GRAND PARADE at 2:00, Dog Show, CHILDREN's PARADE (lineup at the Bandstand at 5:00), Blueberry Pie Eating Contest, 'Day Time Version' of the Decorated House Contest, Family Friendly Dance & Music with DJ and to top the evening off - FIERWORKS DISPLAY at 9:30 at Cherryfield Elementary Field. Sunday there will be various town Church Services and from 12:00-2:00 "Let's Fly A Kite" at Cherryfield Elementary School (bring your own kite and picnic lunch & perhaps a chair or blanket). Look forward to having you join us in our "Fun & Games". For more detailed information you can check out our Cherryfield Days Events page on facebook.
We are excited to once again welcome folks to join us on our farm for dinners and local live music!
For 2022, our dinners are expanding to 3 events per week - Fridays and Saturdays from 4:30 pm to 9 pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 6 pm.
Friday and Saturday Nights 4:30 to 9
Every Friday and Saturday night we offer farm fresh fare, live local music and a night on the farm. Ingredients are sourced from our farm and cooked up in our new wood fired oven. Our menu features our pasture raised pork, lamb, and beef, fresh picked organic seasonal veggies, and fresh from the hearth breads and pizza. We serve local craft beers and sustainable and organic wines and ciders. Seats and parking is limited to 120 folks a night, sadly we cannot accommodate walk ins, please purchase a ticket and make a reservation time below. Nights tend to fill up quick!
Sundays 12 to 6
Sundays on the farm are a new event for us this year. We envision they’ll be a more casual family friendly version of our evening events. We welcome folks to explore the farm, meet the animals, and enjoy pizza and salads made with our farm fresh ingredients as well as local beer, organic wines, drinks, and ice cream sandwiches. We offer open slots for musical artists, so music is occasional and ever evolving. We have limited parking and bathroom facilities so we are asking folks to purchase a ticket so we can manage volume, but no need to make a reservation, food will be first come, first served as you place an order once you’re here on the farm and ready to eat.
In this evening event at Orchard Ridge Farm, we’ll explore the world of nocturnal Lepidoptera—moths.
Some of the most beautiful, fascinating, and ephemeral creatures with which we share the landscape go completely unnoticed as they are largely nocturnal. They are mostly silent—to our ears, anyway. They live their life cycles (with a few notable exceptions!) without leaving obvious traces of their whereabouts. In this evening event at Orchard Ridge Farm, we’ll explore the world of nocturnal Lepidoptera—moths.
During the flight season of the giant silkmoths (Saturniidae), we’ll string up a large white sheet and illuminate it with a 250W mercury vapor lamp. With any luck, we’ll draw in a few specimens from the surrounding woods and fields for the rare opportunity to closely observe these gorgeous critters.
Peak biodiversity occurs later at night, all the moths in our event photo were found right next door. If you have any interest at all in Maine’s myriad invertebrates, this is an event not to miss!
Jun 26 Sunday
Largest American Kennel Club-sanctioned dog show in Northern New England.
Two shows daily beginning with Best in Breed judging in six rings followed by Best in Group followed by Best in Show. Dogs compete for points toward AKC Championship.
Free public admission.
Visitors flock to Maine from around the globe to enjoy our world class seafood, and Maine oysters are no exception. Celebrate this tasty and environmentally critical bivalve with us in Freeport on June 24 – 26, 2022 when we launch the first-ever celebration of ALL Maine oysters featuring sea farmers representing fisheries from Ogunquit to Corea.There are now more than 150 oyster farms dotting Maine’s 3,500 mile long coastline. Oysters grow slowly in Maine’s cold waters, and that gives them more time to soak up the flavors in their home waters. Differences in the food they eat as well as the temperature and salinity of the water produce a wide variety of flavor characteristics from farm to farm. The Maine Oyster Festival will be the first oyster festival in Maine celebrating oysters and the people who farm them from up and down the entire Maine coast!
Please join LAMPS and Downeast Rainbow Alliance for the first concert of the LAMPS summer concert series in Lubec. The event will feature music, vendors and local visual artists. In association with Eastport ArtWalk.